Annual WMU Turkey Trot 5K

  • Official start of the 2018 Turkey Trot 5K with the runners taking off immediately in photo
  • Triumph runners for Turkey Trot group photo of all the teams before running
  • Participant running the Turkey Trot wearing a Tukey hat.
  • Mixed group of 2018 Turkey Trot participants wearing their T-shirts, wearing medals and posing with Buster Bronco
  • Aerial shot of all Turkey Trot participants taken from the balcony above at the Student Recreation Center

    2018 Turkey Trot 

Welcome to the home of the 2019 WMU Turkey Trot!

 About the Turkey Trot

  • Date - Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Start Time is 8:30 a.m.
  • Open to all WMU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community! Enjoy a 5km (3.1 mile) course through the beautiful WMU campus. (check-in begins @ 7 a.m.)
  • The course will be the same as it has been in previous years.

Course Map


  • Online $25.00 - Deadline Nov. 21, 11:59 p.m. EST 
Register Here

Mail-in Registration

By Mail $25.00

Accessible/printable registration form

Turkey Trot 5k Attn: IM Sports 
Western Michigan University 
1903 West Michigan Avenue 
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5447 
Please make checks payable to WMU/SRC Postmarked no later than November 18, 2019


In-Person Registration 

  • In-Person $25.00 - Deadline Nov. 18, Noon EST, 
  • Return registration form to the Intramural Office on the 3rd floor of the SRC 


Packet Pick-up

  • Friday, Nov. 22, Early packet pick-up  $30.00
  • Register between 4-6 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center (Indoor Tennis Courts).


Day of Event Registration

  • Event Day $30.00 - Register between 7-8 a.m. 
  • Cash or check only on event day!



  • Overall Male and Female Award
  • Best Costume


What You will be thankful for

  • All participants who pre-register for the Turkey Trot by Nov. 10 will be guaranteed their shirt size.
  • All participants will receive a finisher medal after completing the race.

If you have questions about the race, please contact the Race Director, Mike Berdowski, at or (269)387-3765.