Before you eat... Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k

8k @ 8am THANKSGIVING DAY – November 28, 2019

This year registrations will be capped at 1,500!

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About Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k Race Information

The Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k (4.97 miles) will start in the middle of downtown Zeeland in front of Franks Restaurant and take the turkey trotters through Zeeland’s beautiful streets and neighborhoods.

Who Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k Helps 2019 Charity

Proceeds from this race will go to
Zero Gravity Ministries.

Zero Gravity Ministries vision is that every 3rd-5th grade student will have the opportunity to hear a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We accomplish this by meeting students and building relationships through our after-school off campus programs.

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About the Route Route of the Race

The Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k (4.97 miles) will start in the middle of downtown Zeeland and take the turkey trotters through Zeeland’s beautiful streets and neighborhoods.

  • Start at 134 E Main Ave (in front of Frank’s).
    Head east to Fairview Road.
    Fairview Road south to Lincoln Avenue.
    Lincoln Avenue west to Elm Street.
    Elm Street north to Central Avenue.
    Central Avenue west to Lee Street.
    Lee Street south to Lawrence Avenue.
    Lawrence Avenue west to 101st Avenue.
    101st Avenue south to Alice Street.
    Alice Street west to 104th Avenue.
    104th Avenue north to Paw Paw Drive.
    Paw Paw Drive northeast, over the Paw Paw Bridge, to Main Avenue.
    Main Avenue east to Lee Street.
    Lee Street south to Central Avenue.
    Central Avenue east to Elm Street.
    Elm Street north to Main Avenue.
    Main Avenue to Finish at 134 E Main Avenue.

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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Chances are good we’ve got the answer here.

2019 Event Date and Time: Thursday, November 28, 8:00 AM

Event Location: The start/finish line is located Downtown Zeeland, on Main Avenue between Church and Elm Street.

  • Location: Franks Banquet Room, 134 E. Main Ave.
    Date and Time: Wednesday, November 27 – 4-7PM and Thursday, November 28 – 6:30-7:45AM

  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.

  • Yes! This is family-friendly event and strollers are welcome. We request those pushing strollers to line up at the back of the pack, to avoid congestion at the start.

  • The Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k (4.97 miles) starts in the middle of downtown Zeeland, in front of Franks Restaurant, and takes the trotters through Zeeland’s beautiful streets and neighborhoods.

    Start at 134 E Main Avenue (in front of Frank’s) and head east to Fairview Road.
    Fairview Road south to Lincoln Avenue.
    Lincoln Avenue west to Elm Street.
    Elm Street north to Central Avenue.
    Central Avenue west to Lee Street.
    Lee Street south to Lawrence Avenue.
    Lawrence Avenue west to 101st Avenue.
    101st Avenue south to Alice Street.
    Alice Street west to 104th Avenue.
    104th Avenue north to Paw Paw Drive.
    Paw Paw Drive northeast, over the Paw Paw Bridge, to Main Avenue.
    Main Avenue east to Lee Street.
    Lee Street south to Central Avenue.
    Central Avenue east to Elm Street.
    Elm Street north to Main Avenue.
    Main Avenue to Finish at 134 E Main Avenue

  • Yes, 2 hours. Participants finishing after 10:00am are still able to finish the route, but will not have official results posted.

  • We are awarding medals to the top male & female overall finisher, top male & female master finisher (40 and over crowd) and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each age group for male and female finishers. 

    Age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 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+

  • Our water station is located at the corner of Central and Pine. You will pass this water station twice, once at mile 2 and then again at mile 4 ½.

  • We do not have access to indoor restrooms on race day. We will have portable toilets located on the South Church Street and one located at the water station, on Central and Pine.

  • We will have bananas, granola bars, donut holes and water available to all race participants, located to the east of the finish line.

  • The Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k is chip timed by Michiana Timing. Results will be posted on their website following the event.

  • Be prepared for any weather condition on race day. We have experienced heavy snow, rain and ideal running weather. The race committee has the right to cancel the event in the case of severe weather. If a cancellation occurs, all registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Please do not park on the race course or in any of the church parking lots on race day. A map highlighted with suggested parking is below.

  • We cannot pull off an event like this without help from volunteers. We have several volunteer slots to fill for a successful race day. Click the following link to sign up. All volunteers will receive a long sleeve race shirt. Click here to register as a volunteer

  • If you need to change your race shirt size/selection, you can do so until November 11th, 2017. We cannot guarantee correct shirt sizes after that date.

    1. Login to https://runsignup.com/
    2. Click the PROFILE link at the top
    3. Under Runner Links, click the “My Registered Races” link
    4. Select the VIEW/EDIT Registration link under the Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k Registration
    5. Click the GIVEAWAY Tab
    6. Select your new t-shirt size from the T-shirt drop-down menu
  • There are no refunds, but you can transfer your registration prior to November 11.

    1. Login to https://runsignup.com/
    2. Click the PROFILE link at the top
    3. Under Runner Links, click the “My Registered Races” link
    4. Select the VIEW/EDIT Registration link under the Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k Registration
    5. Choose Participant to Participant transfer
  • You can fix your registration online prior to November 11.

    1. Login to https://runsignup.com/
    2. Click the PROFILE link at the top
    3. Under Runner Links, click the “My Registered Races” link
    4. Select the VIEW/EDIT Registration link under the Zeeland Turkey Trot 8k Registration
  • Absolutely, please stop by during pack pick-up.

  • Yes, they will need to confirm your name and birthday.

  • Zero Gravity Ministries

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