The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot is a 5K run and walk held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run, which is free for kids 12 and under. For the more serious runners, the 5K course is certified by USATF, and this year will include chip timing at both the start and finish line. As part of the package provided by the chip-timing company, photos of individual runners crossing the finish line will be available for upload at no cost. Age groups this coming year will be in ten-year increments, and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, with separate awards for male and female.
This year’s Turkey Trot will be held in memory of Anne Ellman, a dedicated Family of New Paltz volunteer for many years, who passed away April 27 2018.
Family of New Paltz is a crisis intervention center located in the heart of New Paltz since 1975. Family provides a myriad of services, including a 24 hour hotline and new textline, food pantry, free clothing store, counseling, support groups and multiple shelters for adults, adolescents and victims of domestic violence.
Free t-shirt with paid registration if registered by October 31st (not included with mashed potato run free registrations)
Group rate: $3 per person discount for groups of 6 or more if registered by Monday, November 20th, 2018. Please call us 24-7 at 845-255-8801 for the Group rate code.
Register online through Tuesday November 21st, 5pm at:
You can also register in person/pickup race packets Wednesday, November 22nd, 2018 from 12-6pm
at the Jewish Community Center, 30N. Chestnut Street, New Paltz
or Thanksgiving morning beginning at 8am at the upper parking lot of Water Street Market, 10 Main St, New Paltz, NY 12561
$25 – ages 13-64 $15 – ages 12 & under and 65 & older
Family of New Paltz
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