Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot  
Save The Date - Nov 23, 2023!

Thanks to all of our runners and walkers who made the 22nd annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot a great success.

One thousand forty-two people took part in Northfield’s unofficial homecoming and helped raise funds for our Youth Exchange Program, Polio Plus and both local and international service projects.

Congratulations to our race winners: Phil Richert of Northfield, first in the Men’s Division at 16:09, and Nicole Porath of Northfield in the Women’s Division at 19:48. Both have bragging rights until Thanksgiving of next year.

And congratulations to Jim Pokorney, the first Northfield Rotarian to cross the finish line. He claimed No. 86 in the men’s division with a time of 26:23.3. Sarah Forster was the first Rotarian woman to finish. She crossed in 28:30.6, 59th place in the women’s division.

Be sure to save the date for next year’s 5K Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. We will be looking for you on Thursday, Nov. 23. Registration will open in early October. Until then, keep moving and keep supporting Rotary projects.

We want to extend a special thank you to our business sponsors who continue to be so supportive of this event.


  • American Center for Philanthropy

  • Capital Construction

  • Carlson Capital Management

  • Community Resource Bank

  • First United Church of Christ, Northfield

  • Merchants Bank

  • Neuger Communications/ Engage Print

  • Rebound Enterprises


  • Carleton College

  • College City Beverage

  • Edward Jones

  • Frago and Lasswell, P.A.

  • Graphic Mailbox

  • Heartman Insurance

  • Holden Farms

  • Keith Pumper Plumbing & Heating

  • Professional Dental Group


  • Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

  • Benson and Langehough

  • Bierman's Home Furnishings

  • Cannon Point Chiropractic

  • Compeer Financial

  • Countryside Animal Hospital

  • DSI Dicks Sanitation

  • Fargaze Farms

  • Frandsen Bank

  • Hometown Credit Union

  • Hvistendahl Law Firm

  • Imminent Brewing

  • Knecht's Nurseries

  • NAPA

  • Northfield Hospital & Clinics

  • Northfield Insurance Agency

  • Northfield Retirement Center Foundation

  • Northfield Yarn

  • Paper INC

  • Premier Bank

  • Schmitz, Ophaug, Blumhoefer & Yahnke, LLP

  • Servicemaster by Ayotte

  • Tanzenwald Brewing Company

  • TEKTON Engineers

  • Three Links

2023 Event Details

Coming in October

Past Event Details

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to hold this event once again.
It is a great community-builder and a great fundraiser for Rotary. It will be wonderful to see people having fun and contributing to Rotary’s service work.”
- Jim Loe, Chair of the 2022 Turkey Trot