Turkey Trot

16th Annual Turkey Trot

2018 Turkey Trot

Registration is currently underway for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.  The race will take place on November 22, 2018 and is set to start at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton MI.  The 1 mile walk will begin at 9 am and the 5K at 9:30 am.  The race will conclude with refreshments and run awards.  Register by November 8 to guarantee receiving a race T-Shirt; extra T-Shirts may be available on a first come, first serve during Pre-Race Day Pick Up on November 21 from 3-6 pm at the Summit.

Event Charity

All proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.  The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan is dedicated to empowering individuals with seizure management tools. We invite you to take a look at how our programs and services demonstrate that commitment. Your participation in last year's event helped to raise over $14,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.
Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Area businesses and corporations are encouraged to click the following link to learn about different levels of support, as well as in-kind and financial sponsorship opportunities. 

Registration Information

Online registration open until Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:00 am. Onsite registration will be accepted during packet pick-up times.
  • Online Registration: online registration open now; online donations also accepted
  • In Person Registration: available at the Summit on the Park and Canton Sports Center
  • Please note!! That registration closes on Monday, November 19 at 12 am and will re-open November 21 at 3 pm at the Summit on the Park in the BALLROOM, located at 46000 Summit Parkway.  For more information, call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600.

Race Route

This year's race starts at the Summit on the Park and loops through the surrounding neighborhood, golf course and park. The closest parking lots include the Summit on the Park east/west lots, the Pheasant Run Golf Club and Canton Public Library. 
  • 1 Mile Race: 9 am Start on the north side of the Summit on the Park Ballroom
  • 5K Race: 9:30 am Start west parking lot of the Summit on the Park. We ask that runners line up in-front and walkers toward the back. Strollers are permitted on the course but should start in the back. Pets are not permitted on the course (Service Dogs are allowed). 
  • Course Signage: Cones will be used for straight portions of the course, while flags and signs will indicate major turns. 
  • Turkey Trot 5K Course Map and Parking   

2018 Results

Congratulations to all our our 2018 Runners!   Please click on the link below for all of the 2018 race results.  Thank you for participating in the race and we look forward to seeing you again next year on November 28, 2019.

2017 Results

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Runners! Please visit the Run Michigan link for a complete list of 2017 race results. We look forward to seeing you again next year on November 22, 2018.

For easy in/easy out parking, please park in the following lots:

  • Summit East parking lot - building entrance will be open
  • Summit Main parking lot
  • Summit/Pheasant Run overflow (grass lot)
  • Pheasant Run parking lot

T-Shirt/Packet Pick-Up

Pick-up will be available at the Summit Grand Ballroom (46000 Summit Parkway, Canton, 48188) on Wednesday, November 21 from 3-6 pm and re-opens Thanksgiving morning at 8 am in the Maple/Oak Room. T-shirt guarantee is for runners/walkers who registered by Thursday, November 8.

T-Shirt Pickup at Gazelle Sports 
39737 Traditions Drive - https://gazellesports.com/pages/locations
Northville, MI  48168 - (248)534-1372

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10am to 7pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 12:00pm to 5pm.

For those registered after November 8, a LIMITED supply of shirts may be available on a first come/first serve basis beginning at 3 pm on November 21st at the Summit Grand Ballroom ONLY.

Timing System

The 5K race will be chip timed with a mat at the start and at the finish line. This means that your time starts when you cross the starting line mat. 


This year's RACE RAFFLE will be drawn from all registered runners by Monday, November 19th. The raffle winners will be contacted on Tuesday, November 20 and PRIZE PICK-UP will be available at Bib pick up on Wednesday thru 15 minutes prior to the start of the race on Thanksgiving morning. ANY unclaimed prizes will be randomly distributed at the Race Finish Line. 

Overall Race Winner, as well as, awards for 1st place Male and Female racers will be crowned in the following categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up. Prizes TBA. 

Post Race Events

After the race stick around to enjoy music, snacks and refreshments.

Inclement Weather

If inclement Weather prohibits the race from starting at 9:30 am, the race will be delayed until it has cleared the area. Participants will be asked to seek shelter in the Summit on the Park.

Health and Safety Information

It is important to stay safe, hydrated and warm during outdoor fall events. Water stations will be placed along the course. Please wear proper clothing and footwear for this outdoor walk/run. If at any time you need medical assistance, please let any staff member or volunteer know. Public Safety will be present at the event to assist with any emergencies.

Questions About the Event

Please contact the Canton Sports Center Staff for more information related to the Turkey Trot.
  • Prior to the race: 734/483-5600
  • Race day: 734/394-5460