Annual WMU Turkey Trot 5K

  • Participants running the Turkey Trot race on the course
  • Turkey Trot race director in front of the runners outside at start of race
  • Maddie doing a Zumba warm up on a stage with the crowd before Turkey Trot starts
  • Aerial shot of all Turkey Trot participants taken from the balcony above at the Student Recreation Center
  • Turkey Trot participants dressed up in Turkey Trot shirts, tutus and baby in a stroller

Online registration is OPEN for the 2022 WMU Turkey Trot!

Register HERE

Course Map

In-person (LIVE) and Virtual race options for 2022 - Run in-person at WMU or on your own race anywhere between November 19 and December 3rd!

Event Location

  • WMU Student Recreation Center 1903 W Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

About This Event

  • The WMU Turkey Trot is back in person!  You can run your race with everyone else at WMU or anywhere (your neighborhood, local park, trail, or even a treadmill).  Once you have completed the virtual race, post your times by using the green button below. 
Submit Virtual Times
  • Two options for registration - 
    • Just the Race (no shirt) - $25
    • All the Swag (shirt and medal) - $35
    • Options will be completed during the registration process
  • Runners will have the option to have their items shipped to them (participants will pay the shipping fee) or pick up your shirt and medal at our Packet Pick-Up.
  • The in-person and virtual race begins Saturday, November 19, at 8:30 a.m.

Packet Pickup Times

  • Participants that choose the packet pick-up option will be able to pick up their items on Friday, November 18, from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Dates and times are subject to change.
  • The packet pick-up will be in the WMU Student Recreation Center - Indoor Tennis Courts.

Online Registration

  • Online - Deadline Nov. 14, 11:59 p.m. EST 
    • Register by Nov. 1st to guarantee your shirt size!
    • Any registrations submitted after Nov. 1st will not be guaranteed their shirt size.
  • Two options for registration:
    • Just the Race (no shirt) - $25
    • All the Swag (shirt and medal) - $35
    • Options will be completed during the registration process
  • Runners who register for the virtual race can expect their packets shipped by 12/1/22.

Mail-In Registration
No mail-in registrations - Online registrations only for 2022.

In-Person Registration
In-Person Registrations will be accepted up until Nov. 19 at 8:15 a.m.


  • Overall Top Male Run Division
  • Overall Top Female Run Division
  • Overall Top Male Walk Division
  • Overall Top Female Walk Division
  • Best Costume

Long Sleeve T-Shirts and Medals for Participants

  • All participants who register for the Turkey Trot by Nov. 1st will be guaranteed their shirt size.
  • Long sleeve t-shirts options are available in adult sizes from S to XXXL.
    • Long sleeve t-shirt sizes of XXL and XXXL have an additional $2.50 fee.
If you have any questions, please contact the Race Director, Mike Berdowski, at or 269-387-3115.