Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Historic Turkey Trot 5K & Fun Walk

Helping you burn off those Thanksgiving Day calories for its 18th year!

Join us for a crisp morning run (or walk) through the amazing historic district of Bethlehem at the 18th Annual Turkey Trot!


November 28, 2020

On your mark, get set, GO!

Registration for Turkey Trot can be done online or day-of at the Race Start.

Dates: 5K Runners/Walkers 1.7 Mile Fun Walk
Jan. 1 - May 15 $25 $15
May 16 - Sept. 18 $35 $20
Sept. 19 - Nov. 25 $40 $25
Nov. 26 - Nov. 28 $45 $30


Online registration will close at noon on Friday, November 27.  You may register in person at the Bib Pick Up site (459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018), between 2:00PM and 7:00PM on the 27, OR on race day between 7:30 and 8:30AM.

All Registered Participants Receive:

  • A Turkey Trot T-shirt.
  • Pre-Season sale of Groman's Christmas Cookies.
  • FREE refreshments: bagels, bananas, and apples provided by Johnny's Bagels, Wegmans, and Bechdolt's Orchard.
  • FREE admission to Trees of Historic Bethlehem with the race T-shirt or bib all weekend!
  • View the Holiday Dinner Art Exhibition at the Luckenbach Mill during pick-up on Saturday from 8 am - 11 am.
  • A 10% discount at all museum gift shops for hassle-free Christmas shopping all weekend!
  • Get a photo with Santa in the Colonial Industrial Quarter

Does your pup have the best holiday costume in town?

Turkey Trot Registrants can register their dog for the Best Pet Costume Contest held the day of the race at 8 am!

Registration for the contest is FREE; however participants must also be registered for one of the Turkey Trot categories.

Costumes Judged On:

  • Originality
  • Execution of design
  • Turkey-trot related theme

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places!

The 1869 Luckenbach Mill, former grist mill and starting point for the Turkey Trot 5k race.

Location: Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Bib Pick-Up

  • Friday, November 27, 2 pm - 7 pm
  • Saturday, November 28, 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Race Day

Saturday, November 28

  • 8 am - Best Pet Costume Contest
  • 8:40 am - Warm up with Susan Reagan from Physical Therapy at St. Luke's and Santa!
  • 9 am - Runners Start
  • 9:05 am - Competitive Walkers Start
  • 9:10 am - Fun Walkers Start

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. Volunteering is also a great way to get friends and family involved that might not want to participate in the Run or Walk but would like to support you and HBMS.

There are many jobs that Volunteers can fulfill at Turkey Trot!

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 at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org for sponsorship information.

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Premier Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Competitive Walker Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Patron Sponsor

Patron Sponsor

Patron Sponsor



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