Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot  
Nov 24 2022!

Northfield Rotary has good news. Our 22nd annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is on the calendar, and we want you to be one of the first to know about it.
This 5K run/walk has become Northfield’s unofficial homecoming, a “must-do” tradition that brings friends and neighbors together and reminds us that Northfield is always home. The Turkey Trot is also one of Rotary’s major fundraisers, which supports our youth exchange program, polio eradication and a number of local and international service projects.
To get this on your family calendar, just follow our registration link below. If you can’t be with us in person, consider our “free-range” option. You can still be with us in spirit and help underwrite our service projects.
Registration is available here.
Please note, if you wish to receive an official 2022 Turkey Trot shirt, you have to register by Friday, November 4

2022 Event Details

The Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot is Northfield’s unofficial homecoming for the 1000-plus runners and walkers who participate each year, a “must-do” for those who want to connect with old friends and neighbors and be reminded that Northfield is always home. Runners of all levels, walkers, parents with kids in strollers and dog owners walking their best friends are invited to join the fun.
The chip-timed 5K event begins at 9 a.m. sharp at the First UCC Church at 300 Union Street located one block west of our previous starting location, The Carleton College Weitz Center. Runners will be asked to enter on the South side for registration and bib/shirt pickup both the Wednesday evening before and starting at 8:00 am on Race Day. The race begins at 9:00 am.
The route weaves through Northfield’s northeast neighborhood, through the Northfield Golf Club’s course along Spring Creek Road and back to the First UCC Church along Prairie and Seventh streets. Awards will be given to the top male and female runners. 
This year’s event will benefit several Rotary programs, including youth exchange, polio eradication, and a number of Northfield Rotary’s international projects. Rotary will also be collecting food for Northfield Food Shelf. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off the morning of the race or when you pick up your bibs and T-shirts.

Past Event Details

Thanks to all of our runners and walkers who made the 21st annual Northfield Rotary Turkey Trot such a success last year.
More than 1,000 people took part in this marquee event and helped raise funds for our Youth Exchange Program, Polio Plus and both local and international service projects.
Congratulations to our race winners: Noah Revels of Farmington, first in the Men’s division at 16:05.9, and Sarah Nicholson of Northfield in the Women’s division at 19:03.2. Both have bragging rights until Thanksgiving of next year.
We want to extend a special thank you to our business sponsors who continue to be so supportive of this event. They are:
Rebound Enterprises - American Center for Philanthropy - Edward Jones - Holden Farms - Professional Pride Realty - Heartman Insurance - Firehouse Liquor - College City Beverage - Far-Gaze Farms - Schmitz, Ophaug, Blumhoefer and Yahnke - Allina Health - Imminent Brewing - Frandsen Bank & Trust - Carlson Capital Management - Merchants Bank - Community Resource Bank - Benjamin Franklin - Benson & Langhough -  Quarterback Club - Frago & Lasswell - Northfield Retirement Center -Professional Dental Group  - Neuger Communication Group - Bierman’s Partnership -Tanzenwald Brewing Company -  Northfield Hospital & Clinics - Larson’s Printing -Cannon Pointe Chiropractic - Laura Baker Association – Servicemaster - Northfield Insurance Agency - Keith Pumper Plumbing & Heating - Carleton College - Schmidt Homes - Premier Banks - State Farm - Schmidt Homes - Northfield Construction Company - Paper Inc. - Gregory & Patricia Closser -  Three Links - Hogan Brothers - Graphic Mailbox.
Be sure to save the date for next year’s 5K Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. We will be looking for you on Thursday, Nov. 24. Registration will open in early October. Until then, keep moving and keep supporting Rotary projects.

Race Results

Past and current Turkey Trot results can be found here.   

2021 Photos via Facebook

Photos via our Flickr photostream

 2021 Sponsors

Many thanks!

“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 2021 Turkey Trot