All Things Turkey Trot


What: Turkey Trot is a 5K FUN run/walk to benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking County. **This is a non-timed event.

When: Thanksgiving morning starting at 9:30am, downtown Granville, Ohio

Presented by St. Luke’s Church, Granville, this family-friendly holiday outing has become a Thanksgiving tradition for runners and walkers, young and old. 


Wing Ding:

The Saturday before the race, November 23rd, 8:30am–12:30pm at the Granville Farmer's Market (Broadway & Main Street)

  • Pre-registrants may pick up your packets and those of your friends, neighbors, and family

  • If you have not yet registered, you can register and receive your packet

  • Wing Ding is the last day for Early Bird Pricing!

St. Luke’s Parish House:

The Monday and Tuesday before the race 9:00am-noon (118 South Main Street)

The Wednesday before the race, November 27th, 9:00am–6:00pm (118 South Main Street)

  • Pre-registrants may pick up your packets and those of your friends, neighbors, and family

  • If you have not yet registered, you can register and receive your packet

  • Thanksgiving race-week registration pricing is $40 Adult/$15 Kids

On Race Day:

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th, 8:00am–9:00am in Opera House Park (Broadway & Main Street)

  • Race-week registration $40 Adult/$15 Kids

  • T-shirts & sizes only available while supplies last—Please consider registering before race day!


  • The Food Pantry Network of Licking County is a cooperative that was established in 1981 to coordinate the acquisition and distribution of emergency food supplies by working through its member food agencies.

  • The largest support comes from the local community in the form of cash contributions and food drives. The Network receives funds from the Federal Emergency Management Association and C.R.O.P Walk, and it is also associated with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in Columbus.

  • There are 32 member pantries and social service agencies who distribute food or provide on-site feeding programs for the needy. The vast majority who work to distribute food are volunteers.

  • The Food Pantry Network was started in 1981 by a group of downtown churches and pantries responding to the hunger need.

  • In 1987, the Food Pantry Network of Licking County was chartered as a 501-3 organization with the determination to ensure that no one in Licking County would have cause to suffer from hunger. Twenty-Seven years later, the Food Pantry Network continues to hold true to its purpose that no one in our area goes hungry.

  • Working toward this goal, the network strives daily to accomplish the mission of acquiring, storing, and distributing nutritious food to the financially deprived and otherwise needy in Licking County. The work of the Food Pantry Network is accomplished daily through the operation of food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, youth camps and after-school programs. The affiliated pantries utilize over 300 volunteers in fighting the war against hunger.

GTT Waddle & Wings - fun'raiser!
11/15 at Moe's Original BBQ Granville
Live music by Nat Reeb
$10 donation at the door to benefit the Food Pantry Network of Licking Co

GTT Wing Ding - registration and shirt pick up
Saturday, November 23rd. 8:30 am-noon
Granville Thanksgiving Day Farmers Market
Register or pick up your T-shirts at the GTT Wing Ding

Parish House - registration & shirt pick up
Monday, Nov. 24th & Tuesday, Nov. 25th - 9 am-noon
Wednesday, Nov. 26th - 9-6 pm

14th Annual Granville Turkey Trot fun 5K
Thanksgiving Morning Fun 5k begins at 9:30 am
Registration opens in Opera House Park 8:30 am
Refreshments by local vendors Snapshots, Bailey's Drive-in Donuts and Day Y Noche

Hope to see you there! -Gobble, Gobble!

The Turkey Trot has the most fantastic volunteers who make this an amazing Thanksgiving morning event! If you haven't signed up yet - we still have a few more volunteers. There are available spots throughout November before and during the 5k. Please check out the sign-up genius link here and see if there is a spot for you!

Lara Benschoter