Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Historic Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Walk

Burn off those Thanksgiving Day calories with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ 15th Annual Historic Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk

Saturday, November 25, 2017

This family and dog-friendly, picturesque USATF-certified course begins in the historic Colonial Industrial Quarter, located at 459 Old York Road, and winds through the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem.

Bib Pick-Up Times

  • Friday, November 24 from 12-7 pm at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road
  • Saturday, November 25 from 7:30-8 am at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road

On your mark, get set, GO!
 Competitive Walkers
  Fun Walkers
  May 18 – Sept. 20   $35 $20
 Sept. 21 – Nov. 22  $40 $25
 Nov. 23 – Nov. 25  $45 $30


Registration includes t-shirt.

Don't forget to sign up your dog for our Best Pet Costume Contest, held the day of the race! Register your furry friend here.

All registered participants receive:

  • A Turkey Trot T-shirt.
  • FREE refreshments.
  • FREE admission to Trees of Historic Bethlehem, gilded Christmas trees from around the world, with the race T-shirt or bib all weekend!
  • A 10% discount at all museum gift shops for hassle-free Christmas shopping!

Bib Pick Up

  • Friday, November 24 from 12-7 pm at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road
  • Saturday, November 25 from 7:30-8 am at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road
The 1869 Luckenbach Mill, former grist mill and starting point for the Turkey Trot 5k race.

The Turkey Trot begins and ends at the 1869 Luckenbach Mill, located at 459 Old York Road.

  • 8:40 am: Warm-Up
  • 9:00 am: Competitive Runners
  • 9:05 am: Competitive Walkers
  • 9:10 am: Fun Walkers

Become a volunteer!

It's with the help and hard work of our awesome volunteers that we can have such amazing and successful events that supports almost three centuries of Bethlehem's rich history and 20 historic sites.

Contact Kristen Walsh to learn more!

We love our volunteers!

Introduce your business to more than 1,600 participants.

Expand your audience and give back to the community by becoming a sponsor of one of the Lehigh Valley’s most popular Thanksgiving weekend traditions.

Depending on your sponsorship level, perks include:

  • Company logo on Turkey Trot t-shirt.
  • Listing as sponsor on the Turkey Trot webpage.
  • Free registrations, for a fantastic team-building event.

Contact Mary Mulder to learn more!

Here is 2016 sponsor, Altitude Marketing, wearing their team shirts!

Thank You To Our Sponsors
























Pet Costume Contest Sponsor








Thank you for providing our refreshments and race prizes!

Bechdolt’s Orchard, Johnny’s Bagels, ShopRite, Wegmans, Aardvark, and Christmas City Veterinary Hospital.


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