Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot Online Registration Closes Nov. 11

November 6, 2018

Online registration for the 12th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot 5K, presented by Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary, will close at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The race will be held on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day, in Sayre, Pa.  

Registration fees are $25 for individual runners or $23 per person for teams. Online registration is available at Participants who register online are guaranteed a race shirt, available in men’s and ladies cuts.

Recent races have seen more than 1,000 runners and walkers cross the finish line in downtown Sayre making this event the largest 5K in Bradford County and a family-friendly holiday celebration.  

The Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot is a USA Track and Field certified course that is flat, fast and starts and finishes at the historic Sayre Theatre.  The course follows local streets through the boroughs of Athens and Sayre.

A free Kids’ Fun Run for ages 10 and under will take place in advance of the race. The Kids’ Fun Run course starts at the Epiphany Church and finishes at the Sayre Theatre. This year an exclusive Sayre Turkey Trot cowbell will be given to each Kids’ Fun Run participant.

This year the event will offer exciting additions for participants:

  • A race shirt for all online registrants, male and female cut
  • Participants who register for and complete a race distance in both the 34th Annual Guthrie Gallop, held this past May 2018, and 12th Annual Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot will receive an exclusive Guthrie Race Series gift.

Fundraising proceeds will benefit two wellness-related causes, The Guthrie Community Garden and the Annual Food Farm Family Festival.

The Guthrie Community Garden provides fresh produce for inpatient meals at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and patients identified at the Guthrie Weight Loss Center who have food insecurities. Beds are also available for Guthrie employees to grow fresh produce, some of which is also donated to these causes. Located on the land between the corners of Lehigh St. and N. Elmer Ave. in Sayre near the Guthrie Pediatrics building, the garden is managed by Guthrie with the support of many volunteers.

The Annual Food Farm Family Festival is a free community event that promotes healthy living in a family-friendly environment. The festival features free family fun, food samples, Farmers’ Market items on sale, community organizations and much more. Over 35 different vendors from within the community have participated in past years.

For more information about Guthrie Sayre Turkey Trot presented by Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary or to volunteer, contact race co- directors, Beth Herbst, Carla Craig and Michele Leroux at: or visit

You can also follow the Sayre Turkey Trot Facebook page for the latest announcements.

Last-minute registration will be available at the packet pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at online registration prices. A limited number of race shirts will also be available on a first come, first served basis. Race day registration will be available at the Sayre Theatre on race morning priced at $30 for individual runners and $25 for students (age 18 and younger). Cash or checks will be required for payment.  

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.