All Things Webster Turkey Trot

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Update as of 11/19/23

But First, We STRONGLY Need 15 Adult Volunteers for

Webster Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Morning, Webster Park

Time frame is from

8:30AM ish to 11:20AM ish depending on role

These are outdoor standing roles


Sign Up Here to Volunteer

Greetings Webster Turkey Trotters!

So glad you are able to join us In Person or Virtually for the 52nd Webster Turkey Trot. This will be the first of several communications to make sure you are most informed. Please read these. I encourage people to share this with their family/friends in case people don't get them. If you do not get them, please check your spam or sometimes people unknowingly unsubscribe. Unfortunately we are not able to adjust that.

We are ready to start packet pickup on Monday, November 20th at 10AM at Fleet Feet @ the Armory. All Virtual Bags have been mailed. Virtuals, you will get an email next week on how to submit your time. Please stay tuned to that email.

Don't forget to bring non perishable food or hygiene items for the Hope House!!

All race info including packet pickup, shuttle busses, drop bag, parking, donations etc... can be found here:

Please save this url and use this website to get up to date info. 

We also update on our social channels as well.

Please note: in person registration closes Wednesday, Nov 22 at 5:45PM

We do need 15 more adult volunteers!!!! If you know anyone that can help please have them sign up here:

We look forward to having you join us. Please continue to read these notices and check website for updates.

Thank you

Boots (Webster '88), Ellen and the Fleet Feet & YellowJacket Racing teams

Registration Open until

Wednesday, November 22 at 5:45PM for in Person

We are approaching 3500 registrants.

Registration for In Person is Open until

Wednesday, November 22nd at 5:45PM

Virtual Registration has closed

Sign Up Here

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Packet Pickup Details

Please go to packet pickup versus wait until race day.

Others can pick up your packet for you. 

If you are picking up for more than 8 people you must send an email to [email protected] and we will let you know when your packets are done starting next week.

Packet Pickup

  • Monday, November 20 from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Tuesday, November 21 from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Wednesday, November 22 from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Please note these all close at 6PM. And you can not get your packet prior to November 20th.
  • Please go to pre-race packet pickup versus wait until race day. Staffing is limited on race day, thus you will be waiting. Others can pick up your packet for you. 

Day of Packet Pickup - Please do not wait until race day to alleviate lines. Staffing is limited on race day, thus you will be waiting.

  • 8:30AM to 9:45AM at Parkview Lodge at the corner of Holt and Lake. You will go around the building to the back windows. Again, please do not wait until race day to do this.

Please have patience when at packet pickup

so we can ensure getting the proper items to you.


VIRTUAL race packets will be mailed to ALL virtual participants thru Nov 17th registration to the address noted in their registration. Each virtual registrant was emailed the shipping/tracking info to the email that was used to register.

Please note: You must have a bib to participate. It is bad form and considered banditting if you do not have a bib. Just don't do it. It puts the entire event, its insurances, permits and other athletes at risk. Just don't do it.

Switching Events: This is highly discouraged, but if we are able and we can not guarantee it is doable, you will need to do it at packet pickup at the Armory. This can not be done on race day.

Forgetting Your Bib: Please bring your bib to race day otherwise there is a $5 processing fee for a new one. ProTip: Pin it to the shirt you are wearing on race day the night before so you have it one when you arrive to the race site.

Race Start Times

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd

Webster Park, Webster, NY

The 4.4 Miler Begins at 10AM SHARP about 150 meters south of Lake on Holt. Please note we start at 10AM SHARP. Give yourself PLENTY of Time to get to the start. This start is what is called "front loaded" so most of you are heading towards it to get to it from Lake. This means the closer you are to 10AM the faster you need to be to get to it AND clear the entire road because when we say GO the runners are coming straight for you. So go to the sides or better yet, be on time.

The 2.5 Miler Begins at 10:10AM SHARP. The 2.5 start is on the corner of Holt and Lake. Starting at 9:50AM, please stay out of the road so the 4.4 has a clear egress to start. You will be able to view this fantastical start as the masses race up the photo worthy hill.

Hope House Donation Drive

Bring a Donation to Packet Pickup and you can get a Voucher valued at 15% off full priced purchase

Every year during packet pickup at Fleet Feet we host a donation drive for the Hope House in Webster, NY. This year these are the items below they are seeking to help those in need in the community. 

Please consider donating the below items or others during packet pickup, plus you will receive an added bonus of enjoying the Voucher for 15% off full priced purchase

If you need a Shoe Fit we encourage making an appointment here so you don't have to wait. Plus check out all the amazing new colder weather gear in store. Truly the best of the best.

The Hope House Donation Wish List Includes but not Limited to

  • Canned peas, corn, beans
  • Flour, sugar
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • Pasta especially rotini, ziti, penne
  • Cooking oil
  • Hearty, chunky stews and soups
  • Jarred spaghetti sauce

  • Body lotion, body wash
  • Deodorant Shampoo/conditioner
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving products
  • Laundry detergent

The Buses & Parking

BUS UPDATE as of 11/18

The Busses are a Complimentary Service Courtesy of Fleet Feet

If you plan on taking the bus please read this as some of it is new from past years

Parking: If you do plan on parking at park - get there by 8:30AM before roads start closing.

  • There is NO PARKING at Parkview Lodge Lot - busses must be able to come in and out of here
  • There is parking at the following lots below until the roads close or lots are full. We encourage you to take advantage of these lots. You can come and tailgate pre trot.
  • The lot by Holt Lodge (across from Parkview Lodge)
  • The Pier Lot on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
  • The White House Lot on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
  • The 2 Kanatota Lots on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
  • There is a map of the parking areas on the website here - the areas Marked with a P for Parking is where you can park if by 8:30AM or until lots are full

Shuttle Bus Information

Few new things related to the buses this year.

  • No strollers on the bus
  • Be nice to every bus driver as they are working swiftly to get you to and from the park. Patience is key. It's Thanksgiving, be thankful we all can play at the park
  • Bus pickup is from Willink Middle School (900 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, NY 14580) AND Thomas HS (800 Five Mile Line Rd, Webster, NY 14580) ONLY - Please carpool to those lots
  • The buses will start rolling out at 8AM to bring you to the race site. It is your responsibility to arrive early to get on the bus. The final bus will leave both these locales at 9:30AM, although this is a very tight timeline to get to the start on time. So in a nutshell, get to the busses as early as possible, ideally before 8:30AM. Frankly, get there closer to 8AM. Do NOT WAIT to get on a bus.
  • After the race, the buses will start rolling out of the Holt Road/Parkview Lodge Parking area once the race ends so we encourage you to head straight to the busses post race. This is the same spot you got dropped off. Please remain calm, have patience and listen to the bus drivers. Be sure to get into an orderly line to load the busses and listen to instructions. Smile, have fun, share trot stories while on line.
  • Be nice to the bus drivers, they are doing everything in their power to get you to where you need to go quickly.
  • Be neat and don't leave litter on the bus
  • Enjoy the ride to and from the park!!

Here is a Link to the Traffic Advisory which can be shared

4.4 Awards Distribution

This event is part of the 9-Race Fleet Feet Grand Prix Series Presented by HOKA. Eligible participants compete for over $15,000 in cash prizes and HOKA footwear throughout the series. No registration necessary.


Awards for the 4.4 Race

Top 5 Male and Female receive Cash Prizes (Overall - $250, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75, 4th - $50, 5th - $25)

Plus Top 3 M/F in 5 year age groups (14 and under, 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 & up)

There is no double dipping. All Cash Award winners Must Fill out the provided 1099 Form in order to receive the cash prize in the form of a check mailed to the address on the 1099 Form. There will be a deadline for each race as to when the form must be returned in order to receive the cash prize.

There are no awards for the 2.5.

(There is no awards ceremony)

Awards will be available at Fleet Feet @ The Armory on Friday, November 24th. This awards will remain there for 2 weeks, then they get recycled. We do not hand out awards at race site due to the number of people finishing at one time and so you can get to the remainder of the Thanksgiving Day.

Note: The overall Male and Female of 4.4 will get the traditional frozen turkey and their Award Envelope in the Finish Chute

Everyone does get a finishers medal in the finish chute

What's New?

Coffee Truck On Site Race Day

Race morning Tom's Travelin' Coffee Truck will be on site serving coffee for purchase!

For Virtual Athletes

We are so excited to have you join us from wherever you may be. Your items have been mailed to you. Stay tuned for an email that will be sent this week to the address used for the registration on details on how to submit results. This will be sent multiple times. You have from November 23rd at 7AM thru November 26th at 11:59PM EST to submit your times should you choose to.

You can follow the link in the email sent or go into your profile on Run Sign Up, select the event, then submit times. You will not be able to submit after Nov 27th 11:59PM EST, so be sure to submit quickly.

If you have any photos be sure to post them to the Webster Turkey Trot FB Group so we can all congratulate you - Click here to go to that page

You can also post on your instagram and tag #yellowjacketracing or #fleetfeetrochester and we will share to our stories. Have a great race virtual athletes!

Key Factors to a Successful Trot
  1. Go to Packet Pickup either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Again others can get your packet for you
  2. Thank the volunteers on race day
  3. Smile, Have Fun - if it's chilly or weathery show up and toe the line anyway - it's Thanksgiving and we are going in all conditions with almost 3400 of your closest friends
  5. Wear Your Bib Securely & Visibly on the FRONT of your BODY on race day
  6. There are pins in your packet pickup bag, just be sure to gently remove the items in your bag to ensure you see the pins.
  7. No Bib No Race No Time No Medal No Food - So wear that bib and be sure to show it in the finish line in order to get your medal/food/water. A volunteer will hand you your finishers bag
  8. Bring a Hope House Donation to Packet Pickup and Enjoy 15% OFF for In-Store Savings on full price items
  9. Don't forget there is Drop Bag Service courtesy of Fleet Feet. Read website for details.
  10. Show up to the buses and race site early. Take it all in. Celebrate!
  11. See you at Packet Pickup
  12. Be sure to read and know the website:
  13. Smile, Have Fun and Thank you so very much for joining us!

Thank you so very much for your support of the Webster Turkey Trot!!

Since 1972 people have been embarking onto Webster Park on Thanksgiving Morning starting with Jim May (Former Webster XC Coach), then Boots (Webster '88 Grad) took over in 1998. This event has been a tradition for so many families over the years and now spans generations who attend.

This event helps support the work of the Hope House of Webster, provide services to the yearly Webster 4th Grade Mile and is the sole money provider to the Jim May Scholarship Fund for a Webster XC HS Athlete, among many many other projects/services YellowJacket Racing and Fleet Feet provide throughout Monroe County.

The Webster Turkey Trot is a very special long standing event that has taken on a life of its own in a very remarkable way.

Much Gratitude!

Boots (Webster Class of '88), Ellen and

the entire Fleet Feet & YellowJacket Racing Team

Thank you Sponsors!

Bob Malone, our running realtor, sponsors the Fleet Feet Grand Prix where athletes win cash prizes for top finishers.

Need a Realtor,

Call Bob Malone


Randy Raetz DDS, our running dentist, sponsors the Fleet Feet Grand Prix where athletes win cash prizes for top finishers.

Need a Dentist,

Call Dr Raetz


2021 image

Wilbert's Tree Farm is our Shirt Sponsor. Perhaps you'll see their tree "running" through the crowds on race day for photo opps.

Need a Christmas Tree - Go to Wilberts - It's a Family TREE-dition!


Need a Post Thanksgiving Decompression

Join us Friday, November 24th at 9AM

Fleet Feet @ The Armory

Black Friday Waffle Run/Walk - FREE

Join us Friday, November 24th for the Black Friday extravaganza featuring a 3ish mile group run/walk, demos of the NEW Topo Atmos footwear and chased with fresh cooked waffles and delicious toppings plus Black Friday Shopping!

Join us Saturday, November 25th

8AM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory

Selfie Bridge Pace Workout - FREE

Join us November 25th for this popular long run of 6ish miles on one of our favorite routes with incredible pace leaders. We offer paces from 9:30-14:30 min/mile. All Welcome and Routes will be provided.

We Still Need 15 more Adult Volunteers for

Webster Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Morning, Webster Park

Time frame is from

8:30AM ish to 11:20AM ish depending on role

These are outdoor standing roles


Sign Up to Volunteer Here

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