GRPS FOUNDATION — SPECIAL INITIATIVE

Turkey Trot

Use your feet before you eat!

29th Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot

Presented by Blue Care Network of Michigan

Thursday, November 24th Thanksgiving Day outside Van Andel Arena

The Mini Trot for children 12 and under starts at 8:10 followed by the My Team Triumph at 8:27 and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 am

As Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) celebrates its 30th anniversary of Turkey Trot, we reflect on the many wonderful programs and events that have been integral to making GRPS what it is today. This is the largest, family-friendly 5k event that directly benefits GRPS student athletes.

Please join us in support of the 30th Annual Grand Rapids Turkey Trot, presented by Blue Care Network of Michigan. 

This annual event has become one of the largest and best Thanksgiving Day experiences in Michigan, with typical participation at approximately 4,300 runners. This year we are pleased to be back in-person at the starting line, just outside Van Andel Arena as well as offering the virtual option again. The Mini Trot for children 12 and under starts at 8:10 followed by the My Team Triumph at 8:27 and the 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 am

The Turkey Trot provides the opportunity for sponsors to reach the greater-Grand Rapids community AND to support the students of Grand Rapids Public Schools. We hope you will join us as a sponsor of the 30th Anniversary Grand Rapids Turkey Trot. Please see the full description of sponsorship opportunities to consider how you can become a part of this meaningful holiday tradition.

Would you prefer an invoice for your sponsorship? Please email holly@grpsf.org to request one.

To sign up and register for this race, please log onto Register for GRPS Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Sponsors