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Turkey Trot General Info

Click HERE for the 2019 Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot Race Results

General Information

The Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot kicks off America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van.

It has been a family tradition in downtown Detroit for the past thirty-five years. Much more than a variety of races (10K / 5K / 1 Mile), thousands of participants dress in costumes.  Often declared “The Parade before The Parade”, participants frolic by the largest spectator crowd in Michigan.  What an awesome way to start Thanksgiving Day!

Event Highlights:

  • Several distances to choose from – the Strategic Staffing Solutions 10K Turkey Trot Run, the 5K Stuffing Strut Run/Walk and family-friendly Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile
  • There are two combination events – the popular Drumstick Double (10K & 5K), and the Cranberry Combo (1 Mile & 5K)
  • All participants receive a long-sleeve, tech shirt featuring our new logo. Medals are awarded to ALL finishers
  • All races are stroller-friendly. However, because of congestion pets are not permitted
  • Keep up with the latest developments on our Facebook page!

Packet Pick-up


Packet Pickup will be available at the TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center) Turkey Trot Expo on Wednesday, November 27th, Noon-7:00 pm; and on Race Day, Thursday, November 28th, 6:15-8:30 am.

Click here for 2019 RUNNER LOOK-UP

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