17th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot Live Race with Virtual Option for 2023! – Registration is Now Open! 

All appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. 

Live Race Information:

  • When: THANKSGIVING DAY! - Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Time:
    • Kids Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.
    • 5K Race begins at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Sayre Theatre, 205 South Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa.

Be a part of this beloved holiday tradition and the largest 5K in Bradford County, with close to 1,000 runners participating annually! This flat, fast course starts and finishes at the historic Sayre Theatre, and the course runs on local streets through the Athens and Sayre Boroughs. As we join together to Gobble Till We Wobble, the health and well-being of our runners, staff, and volunteers are of utmost importance. Appropriate COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Registration will close November 18 - DON’T WAIT, REGISTER TODAY!!! 

  • $25 Early Bird for 5K - Live or Virtual Race (March 1 - August 31)
  • $30 for 5K – Live Race (September 1 - November 18)
  • $30 for VIRTUAL 5K (September 1 - November 18)
  • Last-minute Registration – There will be NO last-minute registration available 
  • Race Day Registration – There will be NO race day registration available 

Race Swag - Register by October 27 to guarantee you will receive your 17th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot t-shirt! T-shirts will be available after October 27 while supplies last! Preferred sizing will not be guaranteed after October 27.  

*There are no refunds or exchanges available for t-shirts.

Early Packet Pick-up: Wednesday, November 22, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Patterson Auditorium, Guthrie Sayre Campus
Race Day Packet Pick-up: Thursday, November 23, 7:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., outside of the Sayre Theater (205 S Elmer Ave, Sayre, PA 18840)   

*Early packet pick-up is strongly encouraged 


LITTLE TURKEYS! Kids' Fun Run - The Kids' Fun Run (ages 10 and younger) is free and there is no official registration process for our young trotters!  Near the race day packet pick-up area at the Sayre Theatre on race morning, the kids can fill in a paper with their name and enter in a drawing for a free raffle prize!  The first 50 kids receive a free gift!

9:15 a.m. - Raffle drawing at the Sayre Theatre under the marquee
9:30 a.m. - All children ages 10 and younger will line up at the intersection of S. Elmer Ave and W. Hayden St. and run down S. Elmer Ave to the Turkey Trot finish line in from the Sayre Theatre marquee.

Parents can run the Kids' Fun Run with their little turkeys for free!  

LET'S TROT! 5K Race - Runners and walkers of all skill levels get ready to drumstick dash their way across the start line as our family friendly event kicks off!

10 a.m. - 5K race begins  


Race results will be posted online following the race.

The top two - three finishers in our LIVE race from each age group and the overall winners will receive a medal immediately following the race.   


  • Overall Male & Female 5K participants - 1st place: $100 gift card / 2nd place: $75 gift card / 3rd place: $50 gift card
  • First Master's (age 40-49) - Male & Female 5K participants: $50 gift card
  • First Grand Master's (age 50-59) - Male & Female 5K participants: $50 gift card
  • First Senior’s (age 60-69) - Male and Female 5K participants: $50 gift card
  • Race Route Record Breaker - The person who set the next Sayre Turkey Trot USA Track & Field certified race route record: $50 gift card
    • The current male record set in 2017: 16:16:71 by John Johnson.
    • The current female record set in 2017: 18:03:32 by Kenzie Jones.
  • Teams awards - 1st thru 3rd all male, all female, co-ed
  • Age group awards - 1st thru 3rd in each age group
    • 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+



Virtual Race Time and Place:
Virtual race will take place November 20 - November 22.  Run anytime, anyplace Thanksgiving week!
*Turkey Trot official course will be closed to virtual runners during the hours of the live race November 23rd  

Virtual Race Swag - Virtual race runners' packets and race swag can be picked up at early packet pick-up

  • Wednesday, November 22, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Patterson Auditorium, Guthrie Sayre Campus
  • Register by October 27 to guarantee you will receive your 17th Annual Turkey Trot t-shirt.  T-shirts may be available after October 27 in limited quantities. There are no refunds or exchanges available for t-shirts.
  • Virtual runner packets can be mailed to participants upon request.  
  • Virtual race participants are not eligible for age group or overall awards. 

Virtual participants only will be able to record their own time and challenge themselves by tracking other virtual racers.  Remember, this is based on the honor system. No need to upload data to Strava or record your mile with a GPS.  

Once you are registered, you will be able to upload your time using the following steps:

  • Step 1: Make sure you are logged into RunSignUp (use the email you used to register).
  • Step 2: Click on the RESULTS then click on the blue box that says SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS. Search for your name.
  • Step 3: Add your time and save your results. It might take a few minutes to update in the overall results, but you can refresh the page and wait. That's it! You are done


2023 Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot Beneficiary - GUTHRIE CANCER CARE FUND

Proceeds from the 2022 Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot raised over $40,000 for Guthrie’s Cancer Care Fund. This fund was designed to help with the many financial burdens that come with fighting a cancer diagnosis, whether its arranging payment to heat a home for a patient undergoing chemotherapy or providing gas gift cards to patients just to get them back and forth to treatment.  Because of your generosity, Guthrie cancer patients will receive the critical financial assistance they need while the finish their fight against cancer.    



Register and complete both the 38th Annual Guthrie Gallop and the 16th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot to receive a commemorative Guthrie Race Series gift! *Gifts are available after the completion of the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot. *Virtual runners are eligible to participate in the Guthrie Race Series.


The Guthrie Cancer Care Fund relies on income from this event to fulfill its mission to provide critical assistance to Guthrie cancer patients facing a financial crisis, therefore, refunds are not available.    

In the event the Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot live race is forced to cancel, all participants will automatically be transitioned to the virtual race and still receive their awesome race swag in the mail! All applicable sponsorship benefits will be honored and 100% of your generous sponsorship will benefit the Cancer Care Fund.  


For questions e-mail sayreturkeytrot@guthrie.org


Go the extra mile this year and personally fundraise for the Guthrie Cancer Care Fund, the official Turkey Trot beneficiary!  You can make a BIG impact on the lives of those fighting a cancer diagnosis this holiday season, and it’s as easy as 1,2,3…4

  1. Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/PA/Sayre/sayreturkeytrot and click on “Become a Fundraiser” to get started.
    1. You can create an Individual Fundraiser!  
    2. You can also fundraise as a group! Corporate employees, school sports teams, or even just a group of friends can create a Group Fundraiser and join forces to make the biggest impact!  
  2. Create your personal fundraising page. You can even create a custom fundraiser URL to share with your friends and family directing them to your fundraising page!
  3. Get social! Share your fundraising mission on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and ask your friends near and far to help raise money for this meaningful cause. They can make a donation right on your fundraising page! It’s as easy as that!
  4. Get social! Share your fundraising mission on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and ask your friends near and far to help raise money for this meaningful cause. They can make a donation right on your fundraising page! It’s as easy as that!

With your fundraising support, you are helping a cancer patient who is facing financial hardship with opportunities such as staying current on their housing payment and ensuring they have hot water, light, and heat.

Fundraising not for you, but you still want to make an impact? You can make a personal donation to the Cancer Care Fund at https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/PA/Sayre/sayreturkeytrot


Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary