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GDTC Turkey Trot

50th Annual Turkey Trot Road Race

Registration for the 2023 event is closed.

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 race!


When: Thanksgiving Day - Nov 23 @ 9:00am

Where: Galliens Town Beach on Beaver Lake, Derry, NH

Distance(s): 5k

Video of the course

Registration Fee: See below

Race Director(s): Clint Havens (

Food Donations - For ALL ENTRIES we request a donation of any non-perishable canned good or dry food item. All food donations go to food pantries in the Greater Derry area to help the needy. If you forget your donation we ask for a small cash donation which will go to the food pantry.

Registration Fees:


**T shirts are NOT included with registration.

They can be purchased for an additional $10
through November 7. No Exceptions!
(Shirt sizes adult XS-3XL)

The deadline for ordering a shirt is 11/7 

Bib Pickup

Derry Sports & Rehab - 23A Crystal Ave Derry, NH 03038 - Sunday, November 19, 2023 10:00AM-2:00PM

Gallien's Beach - 39 Pond Rd Derry, NH 03038 - Wednesday November 22, 2023 4:00-8:00PM

Gallien's Beach - 39 Pond Rd Derry, NH 03038 - Thursday November 23, 2023 7:30-8:45AM

Directions for Bib Pick up Only:
From Route 93, take Exit 4. Follow Route 102 East and proceed through Derry center to rotary. Follow Route 102 off rotary east approximately 1 mile to Galliens Beach and Beaver Lake on right.



  • Awards will go to the Top Three Male and Female Finishers Overall and Top Male and Female Finishers from Derry. NE Timing will be providing the timing results for our race.


Directions at for Parking at Pinkerton Academy the day of the race:

From Route 93, take Exit 4. Follow Route 102 East and proceed through Derry center to rotary. At the rotary take your 4th exit and continue up to Pinkerton Academy Parking lot about 1/4 mile up Route 28 ByPass (North Main Street).  Shuttles will be available to and from the start/finish line.



The Course
Certified 5k (3.1 miles) course USATF #NH9306WN. The scenic course takes you clockwise around the residential roads of Beaver Lake, a highly sought after residential location in Derry. The course has several scenic vistas and has been really beautiful in the past when accompanied by a fresh layer of snow falling before or during the race. 

Want to see how the course looks like and where to turn and start climbing up and running down? We have added a video of the course filmed by


If weather looks threatening check this website to see if the event has been cancelled. If cancelled, there are no refunds and pick up of TShirts at a later date is responsibility of race entrant.



Contact the Race Director Clint Havens at



GDTC graciously thanks our generous sponsors!

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