Annual WMU Turkey Trot 5K

  • Large Turkey Trot sign and logo
  • Turkey Trot runners
  • Turkey Trot participants
  • Runner dressed in turkey costume.

The oldest race in southwest Michigan ... since 1952.

The annual Western Michigan University Turkey Trot 5k will take place on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8:30 a.m. The race winds through WMU's beautiful campus and is open to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public.

Online registration

Printable registration form

Race packet pickup

All packet pickup will occur the morning of the event beginning at 7 a.m. Check-in must be completed by 8 a.m.

Canned food drive

Last year's Turkey Trot was able to raise and donate 402 pounds of food to Loaves and Fishes of Kalamazoo. Thank you very much for all of your help in collecting food! For more information, please contact Darin Leigh at (269)387-3765 or