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Westfield Turkey Trot * 5 MILE * 5280 Run * PracticeHard Mile *
Saturday November 27, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tamaques Park (Lamberts Mill Road)
Westfield, NJ
Westfield Turkey Trot: A holiday community tradition for runners, families, residents, and travelers! The Trot has run the Saturday after Thanksgiving every year since 1984!
The Distances: 5 Mile Run (USATF-NJ Grand Prix points, run in scenic traffic-free Tamaques Park and the beautiful residential streets of Westfield, Overall and Age Group awards, 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 through 85+, 2 water stations, clock at every mile)

NEW 5280 Run (competitive mile for ages 15+, run entirely around Tamaques Park, age group awards 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, through 80+, USATF-NJ Grand Prix points)

PracticeHard Mile (community fun run and walk around Tamaques Park, age group awards for 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14, ribbons to all finishers)
Amenities: FREE photo downloads by Jen Hinger Photography!
Souvenir tech tee (5M) and T-shirts (1M)!
Hot Soup, Bagels, and fun refreshments!
Spin the Carnival Wheel for prizes!
Face Painting!
Energetic genre-diverse playlist!
Bag check available!
USATF-NJ 500 pt Grand Prix events (5 Mile & 5280 Run)
Scoring, timing, and awards in each event!
FREE Photo Downloads!: Jen Hinger Photography will be on-site capturing finish line photos, candids, and shots with the Turkeys (from 9:30 a.m. to just before the 1M start). You'll be able to view, download, and share them after your run!
Schedule: Saturday at Tamaques Park:
9:00 a.m. - Registration opens
10:15 a.m. - 5280 Run starts!
10:40 a.m. - PracticeHard Mile starts!
11:15 a.m. - 5 Mile Starts!
11:20 a.m. - PH Mile Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m. - 5M Awards Ceremony
Trot Spot Rent-A-Tent: Do you come to the Turkey Trot with your friends, family, club, team, company, or any other group???

You can now claim your very own 10'x10' tented spot at the Westfield Turkey Trot.

$75 gets your group a reserved 10'x10' tent with table and 4 chairs. We'll even pre-package your group's registration materials, which means no lines!

Your own reserved area, no lines, a place to relax and enjoy your post-race refreshments - a great deal! (personal use only, no soliciting)
5 Mile Awards: Top 3 overall m/f/n.
Top 3 Master 40+ m/f/n.
Top 3 Wheeled athletes m/f/n.
Top 3 in each age group m/f/n.
(14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+)
5280 Run Awards: Top 3 Age Groups m/f/n.
(15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+)
PracticeHard Mile Awards: Top 3 in youth age groups.
(6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14).
Ribbons to all finishers.
All participants receive a timing chip on their bib number and will be officially timed with online results available!
Registration Fees & Deadlines: 5 Miler:
$28 through 10/31
$30 through 11/21
$33 through 11/25
-$3 discount to USATF-NJ members
$20 entry anytime to Military/Veterans with ID
$25 Virtual Runners through 11/26
*Entry includes souvenir tech tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/25. Sizes only guaranteed through 11/21.
*Lowest processing fees are found here at only $1.99.

5280 Run:
$20 through 11/25
*Includes cotton souvenir tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/25. Sizes only guaranteed through 11/21.
*Lowest processing fees are found here at only $1.99.

PracticeHard Mile:
$15 through 11/25
$12 for Youth 18 & under through 11/25
*Includes cotton souvenir tee. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/25. Sizes only guaranteed through 11/21.
*Lowest processing fees are found here at only $1.99.

Virtual Trotters:
$25 through 11/26
*Entry includes souvenir tech tee which can be shipped to you. Shirt guaranteed if registered by 11/25. Sizes only guaranteed through 11/21.
*Lowest processing fees are found here at only $1.99.

As of 11/22/21 we anticipate being able to accept On-Site registrations, however we still encourage you to register online prior to midnight on Thanksgiving Day. Event day registration is by cash or check. 5M - $36; 5280 Run - $23; PracticeHard Mile - $18
Courses: 5M - USATF certified course on park roads and residential streets. Primarily a flat and fast course. 2 Water stops available. 500 point USATF-NJ Grand Prix. Clocks will be at every mile.

5280 Run - 5280' (or 1 Mile) around the roadway in Tamaques Park, 500 point USAT-NJ Grand Prix event

PracticeHard Mile - Fun Run and Walk entirely in Tamaques Park with park closed to traffic
5M Route on MapMyRun & Google Maps: MapMyRun: (displays Clark but is definitely in Westfield!)

Google Map:
(Start/Finish/Mile markers are not accurate, but this shows all of the turns on the streets)
Directions to Tamaques Park: GSP Exit 135 - Follow Signs to Westfield. At 2nd Light Make Left On To Terminal Ave. At First Light Make Right On To Rahway Ave. Make First Left On to Lamberts Mill Rd. Follow Road For Approx. 1 Mile. Park Is On Your Right.
Parking: There are 200 spots in Tamaques Park. The park will be open for parking until 10:00 am or when full. Additional parking is available on surrounding streets near Tamaques Park. Whenever possible, please carpool or walk over if you are local! This not only alleviates overcrowding in the area but helps our environment. Please be consciencious of our neighbors and their driveways when parking on local streets.
Race Management & Scoring: Westfield Turkey Trot is produced and managed by Sports A/R. Please call us at 908-245-3000 for any event questions - we'll be happy to help! You can also reach us at

Official scoring & timing for both the 5 Mile & 1 Mile provided by using B-Tag technology. Instant results will be available on your smartphone by visiting
Sponsors & Partnership: We are always excited to welcome new partners and hear your ideas on how you can join the Trot community to both benefit our participants' experience and to promote your business. For sponsorship opportunities - please call Tears or Ray at 908-245-3000 or email
FRIDAY packet-pick-up: Due to parking and indoor venue concerns, we will not be hosting a packet pick-up this year. All bibs and shirts will be available on event day at Tamaques Park starting at 9 a.m. up until 10 minutes before your event start time. Thank you for your understanding!
3-4-5 Runs: TBD 2021
Notice: There are many expenses associated with organizing a large scale event such as the Westfield 5 Mile Turkey Trot & PracticeHard Mile. For this reason, we are unable to offer refunds due to no shows, inclement weather, or cancellation beyond our control.
Event Contact: BestLife.Events * Sports A.R.
Contact Phone: 908-245-3000
E-mail Address:
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