Turkey Trot

Join the Thanksgiving Day 5K that supports mental health in your community! 2020 Race Registration will open soon!

A Healthy Way to Start
Thanksgiving Day!

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, the Porter-Starke Services Foundation hosts the 18th Annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot. The event remains the largest running event in Northwest Indiana with close to 4,000 participants.

With thoughtful evaluation and community/participant feedback, we have made changes this year to ensure that the Valparaiso Turkey Trot remains a fun, safe and family-friendly community event for participants of all ages.
Valpo Turkey Trot

Registration Opens Soon!

Runners celebrate at the finish of the Valparaiso Turkey Trot 5K
A race participant completes the paved 5K course.
Spectators cheer for Valparaiso Turkey Trot runners and walkers.
A Valpo Turkey Trot volunteer leads the race dressed as a turkey.
A crowd of runners await the start of the Valparaiso Turkey  Trot 5K.
Race participants pose in front of the Valparaiso Turkey Trot banner on Thanksgiving Day.
A volunteer hands out finisher medals at the 5K finish line.
Participants run the Valparaiso Turkey Trot 5K course through the City of Valparaiso.
A family poses before the Valpo Turkey Trot.
A young participant races to the finish line wearing a turkey hat.

Valparaiso Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk

  • New, True 5K route. Our new route provides a true 3.1 mile experience for participants of all abilities and ages. Flat, fast, and perfect for setting your 2019 5K personal record!
  • Top Six Male and Female Finishers in each age group will be awarded medals at post-race award ceremony.
  • Music stations and digital mile marker clocks will be added along the completely closed and secure route. 

We truly appreciate everyone that participates in the Valparaiso Turkey Trot. Thank you for supporting mental health and wellness services in Northwest Indiana, while joining this healthy way to start Thanksgiving Day!









Babilla Roofing & Sheetmetal
Blue & Co.
Camp-Land RV
The Caring Place, Inc.
Centier Bank
Chester, Inc.
Chick-fil-A Merrillville
First Merchants Bank
Franciscan Health Michigan City
Horizon Bank
Indiana Beverage
LanCam, Inc.
Midwest Center for Youth & Families
Monroe Pest Control
Part Solutions, LLC
Puntillo & Crane Orthodontics
VNA of Northwest Indiana


Able Paper & Janitorial Supply
CORE Construction Indiana
Edgewater Health
General Insurance Services, Inc.
Northwest Indiana Eye & Laser Center, PC
Phil & Son Security Technology
REGIONAL Federal Credit Union
Vitello Law Firm
Walsh & Kelly, Inc.


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Babilla Roofing & Sheet Metal
Berkshire Hathaway Executive Group
Korellis Roofing, Inc.
Nature's Remedies
Ruff Luxury Inn

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Valparaiso Campus
601 Wall St.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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1001 Edgewood Dr.
Ste. 1
Knox, IN 46534

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3176 Lancer St.
Portage, IN 46368

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3229 Broadway Ave. 
Gary, IN 46409

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704 S State Road 2
Hebron, IN 46341