16th Annual SMT Turkey Trot

Shirley Mae Taylor, the SMT in our Turkey Trot, instilled in me – Family first. Over the past 15 years all of you have gathered as family which has made our race a success and tradition. The race has grown to over 2,700 runners most years, with family and friends coming to enjoy the festivities, games and quality time in our community.

Due to the sheer size of our event and the Covid-19 restrictions, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel the race. Because a big part of our race is about being together on Thanksgiving morning, going virtual didn’t really seem like a good option to us.

Many of you have run the past 15 years and have the commemorative race shirts to prove it. To keep the tradition alive, we are creating a special, one of a kind premium fundraiser 16th Annual SMT Turkey Trot T-shirt.  We are doing this in an effort to raise funds for our benefactor -Vickie’s Angel Foundation.  Vickie’s Angels provides funds to families in our community who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Many costs associated with treatments are not covered by healthcare. Not only is money provided for those expenses but also to ease the strain of everyday care such as food and childcare. All funds raised go toward these services for people in our local area who are in need. Last year we raised over $42,000.00 for Vickie’s Angel Foundation. We are hoping you, like us, know that money is needed now more than ever. If you would like to make a donation to Vickie’s Angel Foundation, please click here.

Let’s keep the tradition of the SMT Turkey Trot extended family going strong! This year’s premium commemorative shirt is a soft spun long sleeved cotton hoodie T-shirt. The cost of the hoodie is $20.00. You can order it here.

16th Annual SMT Turkey Trot shirt

The deadline to order this unique shirt is Sunday, October 18th, 2020 (11:59pm EDT). Shirts can be picked up at FLEET FEET Mechanicsburg  starting November 7th and continuing until the end of November. Shirts can also be shipped for an additional shipping fee of $6.99.

Post a picture of you in your shirt on Thanksgiving Day on our SMT Turkey Trot Facebook page. We will randomly be awarding free entries into our 2021 race!

If you are looking for a virtual option to run on Thanksgiving morning, please check out:  THE GREAT PENNSYLVANIA TURKEY TROT


Join us on Thanksgiving!

The SMT Turkey Trot is an event that is focused on family and fun. The race offers a 5K run, walk, or a unique tri through the beautiful streets of New Cumberland. There are fun challenges and games to participate in as you run or walk the race. Plenty of food and prizes await you at the finish line.

We want to thank our sponsors for their generous support. Without them, we would not be able to help the families that are in need. Please patronize them and let them know you saw them on our web site.

5K Registration

This is what started it all! Register for the original 5K run!

Turkey Trot Triathalon

If you want your Thanksgiving morning with a little more hustle, register for the Turkey Trot Triathalon.

Cranberry Challenge

Make your 5K more enjoyable and challenging with fitness exercises sure to warm you up!

Kid's Fun Run

Get your kids involved and make it a family tradition! This is a half mile fun run for kids 6 years of age and under that starts at 9:00 AM.

Our Sponsors

Race Map

Want to know more? Contact Us!

Race Director: Mari Lynn Dare

Phone: (717) 418-4157

Use #SMTTurkeyTrot to find photos on both Facbeook and Instagram!