Turkey Trots in Rochester, NY

Comfort food tends to be the theme of the season once the colder months are upon us and there’s nothing else to do but indulge in our favorite foods. What better way to kick off comfort food season than with a turkey trot to burn some quick calories before the first big meal of the season? Though there is not a Turkey Trot right in our Penfield, NY community, there are plenty to sign up for nearby! Take a look at these races going on right in Rochester, NY.

Webster Turkey Trot

What started 44 years ago as an English teacher’s practice run for his Cross Country team steadily turned into an annual event that thousands of Rochesterians participate in every year. The race begins on the morning of Thursday, November 22nd at 10:00 AM and has a race for either a 4.4 mile or a 2.5 mile. The sooner you sign up, the more money you save at registration: get your details here!

Mendon Turkey Trot

This Turkey Trot has something for the whole family! Enjoy either a kids obstacle course, 2.2 mile walk/run, or a 5k trail run. The best part? Tickets vary between just $5-$15! All proceeds benefit local non-profit Gates to Recovery.

Canandaigua Turkey Trot

This year will be Canandaigua’s 9th annual Turkey Trot, beginning on Thanksgiving morning at 9:00 AM at Baker Park. This is a family fun, untimed event; run to beat your own pace or simply run for fun! Register by Halloween to purchase a T-Shirt.


The Farmer’s Almanac says that it’s supposed to be a warmer winter for us New Yorkers, so fingers crossed that Thanksgiving morning will be free of snow and ideal weather for a good pre-meal run! Are you looking to be a part of our tight-knit Rochester community? Reach out to me today to begin your move!

Penfield is a lively town, located on the southern tip of Irondequoit Bay and just outside of the City of Rochester. Follow this blog to discover more of what our town has to offer; from great local businesses to awesome events, we'll cover it all!

Courtney Dudek Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


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