Dover Turkey Trot

The Dover Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving day 5k race in Dover, NH designed to be a fun event for runners, walkers, families and people of all ages and abilities. For 10 years, our mission has been to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a sense of community while raising money for the Garrison School PTA. The Garrison School PTA provides money for student enrichment activities, family and community events, classroom supplies, artist in residency programs, and anything else that may fall outside of the school district’s budget. Our race serves as the single largest fundraiser for the PTA annually and has been able to fund countless needs within Garrison Elementary School over the years! The Turkey Trot also serves as the final race of the Dover Race Series.

Over the years the Turkey Trot has become a beloved Thanksgiving day tradition for families locally. Come join us bright and early Thanksgiving morning with your favorite turkey-themed outfits to have some fun before you feast!

Time: 8:30 am
Place: Garrison Elementary School, Shaw’s Lane, Dover, NH
Distance: 5K

Entry Fee: $25; $12/Grade 4 & under
On race day: $30; $15/Grade 4 & under

Volunteer Opportunities: We need your help! Click here to volunteer at the Trot on race day!

Please help us thank our generous Sponsors for 2023!

Corporate Partners of Garrison School

Principal Sponsors

Straight A Sponsors

Dr Jody Low D.D.S. Family Dentistry

The Sully Sponsors

Middleton Chiro
Tangled Up Hair Studio
Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin, P.A.
LandCare Stone
Cambridge Trust
Lenk Orthodontics
Jarvis Cutting Tools
Dover Rotary
Geskus Studios
Patty B’s
Liza King DMD
Lynch Insurance


Friends of The Trot

Tokens Taproom
The Storage Barn
David Paolini and Jeanne M Paolini
Independence Barber Shop
Bridget Harton Fitness