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Turkey Trot

This years Turkey Trot will take place on 
Sunday, November 27

Discover the natural terrain of the Tenafly Nature Center. Experience sections of the trail as you navigate over roots, rocks, and streams through Tenafly Nature Center's nearly 400 acres of wetlands and hardwood forest.

Nestled within the township of Tenafly, New Jersey and just outside of New York City lies a majestic woodland. Lost Brook is part of an almost 400 acre nature preserve that contains a 7-mile trail system. This green space is managed by the Tenafly Nature Center, a non-profit member-supported organization, on a mission to educate the next generation of conservationists.

Detailed Course Description


  • The race starts and finishes to the left of the parking lot on the Main Trail at the rules sign. This will be one of the widest section of the course, and one of the few opportunities to pass another runner safely.
  • First Go STRAIGHT down the Main.
  • TURN RIGHT onto the Red Trail (Red Triangle Blazes).
  • Continue until you see a wooden bridge on your Right
  • TURN RIGHT, across the bridge onto Purple trail. (Purple Rectangle Blazes)
  • Follow the Purple Trail to its end at the Allison Trail Do Not turn onto BLUE Trail.
  • TURN RIGHT at the next intersection to follow Allison Trail. (Yellow Rectangle Blazes)
  • At the second fork make a sharp LEFT TURN onto Little Chism Trail. (Red Rectangle Blazes)


  • Leaving the Aid Station, continue on the Little Chism Trail until you reach the Main Trail. (Wide Gravel Path)
  • TURN LEFT onto the Main Trail. This will be one of the widest section of the course, and one of the few opportunities to pass another runner safely.
  • Continue on the Main Trail until returning to the parking lot.

Race Info

Race Distances: 5 Kilometers

Location: 313 Hudson Avenue, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Pre-Registration Entry Fee (Available until Race Day): $35

Entry Fee (Day of Race):$45

Runner Check-In: On the Main Trail, by the parking lot between 7:45–8:45 am.

Race Start Time: 9:00 am 

Driving Directions: Click here

Important info regarding Covid-19 procedures

All runners will be asked to sign a covid-19 waiver upon check-in

Parking: Parking will be limited in the Tenafly Nature Center parking lot. There will be street parking available to all participants on Hudson Avenue and its side streets.

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station on the course, located approximately at the halfway point. It will be stocked with water and refreshments.

Bathrooms: A compost bathroom is located at the far end of our parking lot. Please make use of these facilities and DO NOT use the woods.

Race Results: Full results will be posted on the race website within two days. Please do not ask our volunteers at the timing table for individual times on race day.

Race Results

Course Records

  • William Grogan, 24:11
  • Tal Yehezkel. 29:09

Many Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors



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