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Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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
  • We award 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for Men and Women in the 5K, 10K, Drumstick Double and Cranberry Combo. We also award 1st place overall Masters Male and Female in those same categories. We don’t give out age group awards but do post results online in 5 different age groups, so you can see how you rank against your peers.
  • Keep up with the latest developments on our Facebook page!

Turkey Trot General Info


November 28, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm