Race Calendar

Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot

November 23, 2017

Start time: 9:00AM

Lefrak Center

Address: Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY

The Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot is now completely and utterly sold out. There will be no race day registration available.

One of Brooklyn’s most popular races, this spectacular 5-miler is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season! The early start time guarantees you’ll make it home for turkey.

Walkers are welcome, but due to liability reasons we cannot allow strollers or pets.

New for 2017: We will be offering Charity Bibs as part of the PPTC Grants Program for the first time ever, see details below!

If you are a PPTC member and would like to volunteer for the race, please look for the info in our Google Group.


Founded over 45 years ago, Prospect Park Track Club is Brooklyn’s largest and most active running club, with a membership that extends well beyond the neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park. PPTC welcomes runners of all levels and puts on popular local races throughout the year. Join PPTC now and save 10% on the Turkey Trot.


You’ll start on Center Drive near East Drive. When you finish near the Lakeside Center, one of our local heroes will place a medal around your neck.

5M Course Map


Bag check and toilets will be provided. The giveaway for this race will be a great winter hat and all finishers will receive a medal. Water will be available on the course, and bagels, spreads, fresh fruit, and hot chocolate will make up a great post race spread to greet you at the finish line. 


Pre-race Packet Pickup: 

Modell’s on Fulton & Hoyt St (Make sure you go to the HOYT St. location!)
  • Monday 11/20 4-7pm
  • Tuesday 11/21 4-7pm
We strongly encourage you to pick up your bib ahead of race day to avoid race-morning crowds. This year we’re offering pickup at a new, convenient Downtown Brooklyn location: Modell’s at Fulton Street and Hoyt Street. This is easily accessed by:
  • 2, 3 trains to Hoyt Street station
  • B, Q trains to DeKalb station
  • A, C, G trains to Hoyt Schermerhorn station
  • A, C, F trains to Jay St-MetroTech station
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Nevins Street station

Please check the MTA Trip Planner for up to date service.

Race day packet pickup will be available at the Lefrak Center At Lakeside off the East Drive beginning at 7:00 AM and ending at at 8:30 AM.


See chart below. Race day registration (if available) is cash or credit, no checks please.

Through 9/18 $25
Through 10/16 $35
Until Main Registration Closes $40
Late Charity Entries $100

New for 2017: Charity Bibs Regular registration is now closed, but for the first time ever we are offering 100 additional entries to the race at $100 each. These will be the final opportunity to register. Every penny received from the sale of these bibs will go to CHiPS, a wonderful local community organization which provides food and shelter to those in need.


If you’re fast enough to place in the top three, you’ll also receive one of our famous holiday pies!


The closest subway is the Q at Prospect Park. The B12, B16, B41, and B43 buses work well.

Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions and Google Maps for driving directions. Parking is limited at all of our events, we strongly encourage you to use mass transit.


The standard no-refunds, no-deferrals, no-transfers policy applies. 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 here.

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