Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk


We Run Mt. Vernon is a proactive health and fitness Run/Walk/ MOVEment club in the greater Mount Vernon community.

We Run Mt. Vernon is all about getting our community healthier by encouraging movement as part of a daily routine. We are dedicated to fitness for every BODY at every AGE. Our members include a broad range of fitness enthusiasts: from NY Marathon Runners to newbies. WRMV started with a weekly walking group in 2018 and has been faithfully meeting weekly at the Gazebo in Hartley Park ever since. We now walk and/or run 5 days a week! Join us!

FUNFITNESS is our one hour fitness program for kids run out of a local Mt. Vernon church. The program is 10 minutes of warm-up, 30 minutes of FUN MOVEment and 20 minutes of FREE play. We use the excitement and joy of FUNFITNESS activities to encourage our children to develop a lifetime of healthy habits.

In 2020, We Run Mt. Vernon organized the first annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk virtually. This year we will host a Live and Virtual Turkey Trot, so that participants can balance their bountiful dinners with MOVEment.

This year’s Turkey Trot takes place Live on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Hartley Park, Mt Vernon. Run/Walk entry costs for Live participants are $30 for non-members, $25 for members of WRMV, and $10 for children under 12. The first 250 Live participants are guaranteed to receive a free event t-shirt at Check-in on event day. Check-in starts at 7AM & Run/Walk starts at 8am, November 18, 2023.

Youth participants will have their own special 1 Mile walk/run starting at 9:30AM. Parents that participate in the 5K at 8AM should be done in time to watch their children at the youth event. It will start at Hartley Park and go out 1/2 mile in Westchester Avenue and then they will double back into Hartley Park.

If you can’t make the live event, our out-of-state, international friends can participant via a Virtual Trot beginning Saturday, November 11th – Saturday, November 18th 2023. There is a $10 entry fee for Virtual participants, which covers processing costs.