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’ 16th Annual Historic Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fun Walk presented by Physical Therapy at St. Luke's

Join Us Saturday, November 24, 2018


On your mark, get set, GO!
 Competitive Walkers
  Fun Walkers
  Feb. 8 – May 16   $25 $15
  May 17 – Sept. 20   $35 $20
 Sept. 21 – Nov. 20  $40 $25
 Nov. 21 – Nov. 24  $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, with the race T-shirt or bib all weekend!
  • A 10% discount at all museum gift shops for hassle-free Christmas shopping!

Where to Park

  • Parking is available in the North Street and Walnut Street city garages.
  • For more information on parking please visit: www.BethPark.org

Bib Pick Up

  • Friday, November 23, from 12-7 pm at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road
  • Saturday, November 24, from 7:30-8 am at the Luckenbach Mill, 459 Old York Road

Register for Turkey Trot's 3rd Annual Best Pet Costume Contest!

Contestants and their dog will meet in front of the stage at 8 am, where they will strut their stuff and prove they are the best dressed pup in town. Costumes are judged on originality, execution of design, and Turkey Trot related theme. Judging begins at 8:15 am.

After a winner is chosen, take your costumed dog on a 5k stroll to share their creative costume with historic downtown Bethlehem!

Registration for the Best Pet Costume contest is free however participants must also be registered in the Turkey Trot 5k Run & Fitness Walk, click here to register today.

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.

Download our 2018 Turkey Trot Sponsorship Form or contact Mary Mulder to learn more!

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

Turkey Trot Race Maps

5K Run & Competitive Walk Map

Head North on Old York Road
Turn right onto W Union Blvd.
Turn right onto Main Street
Right at the Brethrens's House
Follow Main Street down to Sand Island
Follow the Sand Island Circuit
Right onto Main Street
Right onto W Lehigh Street
Left onto N New Street
Left at New Street T
Left onto W Church Street
Straight along Main Street
Right onto Conestoga Street
Right across Ohio Road Bridge
Finish at Luckenbach Mill

1.7 Mile Fun Walk Map

Presenting Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Competitive Walker Sponsor

Fun Walker Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Patron Sponsor

Patron Sponsor

Patron Sponsor


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