The Rowayton Turkey Trot is an annual 5k and 1 mile family fun run held in Rowayton, Connecticut on the morning of Thanksgiving day.
The event was founded by Rowayton residents Cameron Letters and Paul Wolters who, having previously run in similar events, thought it would be a great addition to Rowayton's social calendar as a fundraiser to benefit local charities. The event was initiated in 2011 and came into its own in 2012 with almost 400 runners, growing to a 1,400 strong field in 2021.
Our Turkey Trot logo is a take on how children draw a turkey by tracing their hand, in this case a helping hand for local charities. A different beneficiary is selected each year, and beneficiaries to date have included Rowayton's Fire Department, Arts Center, Library, Gardeners Club, Historical Society, South Norwalk's Open Doors shelter for the homeless, and a number of local kids sports programs.
The route of the run, or "trot", goes through the seaside town of Rowayton, Ct, providing runners with picturesque views of the Long Island Sound and a great feel for Rowayton's unique atmosphere.
The emphasis is on fun, with a number of prizes awarded, including best Thanksgiving costume.
We hope you will join us for years to come.