Governors Island is now open year round and that means more chances to run there! The foliage should be amazing this late in the fall and we can't imagine a better view of America than the one you get from GI. Happy Thanksgiving!
Your entry to the NYCRUNS Turkey Trot 5K includes a ferry ride, your race-entry, a snazzy tech t-shirt, and post-race eats. We suggest you limit your intake since turkey is on the menu!
Feel like doing this one independently? You may also choose the virtual option.
Please be aware that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all aspects of this race are extremely subject to change.
A whirlwind tour of Governors with amazing views!
You can run or walk anywhere you want, including a treadmill. You can track your miles any way you want and with any device you want. For this race, you must run your race and submit your result by December 13, 2021.
Once you've run, you'll submit your miles through our new Run This One results system which is accessible to registered runners via their dashboard. You can automatically sync via MapMyRun and Garmin Connect, or you can add runs manually of course.
Most importantly, have fun.
All guests over 18 must register themselves. Guests ages 6-17 may be registered by a parent. Children 5 and under do not need a guest bib. Guests will only be permitted on the 8:30AM ferry, not the earlier ferries for runners. Information regarding public access to Governors Island is available here.
COVID-19 has changed many things about our events. The following procedures are planned for this event. Prior to the race you will receive more information if changes or additions are necessary.
Bag check will be provided. To reduce interaction with staff, we encourage you to avoid checking a bag. If you plan on checking a bag, you must use the single clear bag provided by NYCRUNS. You may not put another full bag/backpack/briefcase inside the clear bag. All items must fit inside the clear bag. NYCRUNS reserves the right to search your bag at any time.
Toilets will be provided and cleaned throughout the event.
While we encourage you to bring your own hydration, water will be available on the course for the 10K and at the finish. Bagels, spreads, Dole ® Fruit Bowls ® in 100% Juice and more will make up the usual great NYCRUNS post race spread to replenish you at the finish line.
The giveaway for this race will be a tech shirt*. Free finish line photos and video will be available on your results page within a week of the race.
* In order to cut down on waste, we try not to overorder and sizes are not guaranteed. We recommend you register as early as possible to ensure you get your size mailed to you.
There will be no pre-race bib pickup for the in person event. If you register up to ten days before the event using a domestic address, your bib will be mailed to you. If you register after that or using an international address, you must pick up your bib in the festival area. Shirts may be picked up on race day.
Shirts will be mailed to virtual participants. Virtual participants will not receive a bib.
Please make sure the shipping address provided at the time of registration will be valid when your items are shipped, 5 - 10 days before the race.
See chart below. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount on this race, race deferral rights, and other perks. You can become a member when you check out.
Race day registration (if available) is online only.
|Until Online Registration Ends||$54||$60|
|Virtual Option||50% Above||50% Above|
Results will be emailed (often during the race) and the full results will be posted on our results page after the race. Finish line photos will also be available on the results page several days after the event.
Awards will be given to the top three male, female, and non-binary runners overall in each race. Age group awards in the 5K will be awarded to the top three in each the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.
Our awards policies are available here.
There's only one way to get to the island - the Governors Island ferry, and your ferry ride is included in your race registration. You must arrive at the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. no later than 7:30 AM to check in and you must have your race bib. The 4,5, R, and 1 trains are closest to the ferry terminal. Please note, the ferry is only for registered runners and paid spectators with visible race bibs. Information regarding public access to Governors Island is available here.
Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions.
The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies, unless you are signed up for the NYCRUNS Membership Program. NYCRUNS members receive a 10% discount, race deferral rights, and other perks. Strollers or dogs are not allowed in NYCRUNS races and you may be disqualified if earbuds or headphones hinder your awareness. You must remain on pace to finish within the time limit in order to receive course support and an official finish time. Please familiarize yourself with our complete policies and rules of competition.
As per the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017, any adult interacting with amateur athletes, defined as a child or minor under the age of 18 that participates in youth running programs or any events hosted or operated by NYCRUNS, has a duty to report a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power within a 24- hour period to local law enforcement by calling the New York State Central Register at 800-635-1522. Participants found to be listed on a sex offender registry, convicted of a sex crime, or caught having, creating, or distributing child pornography will be immediately barred from all NYCRUNS events.