Oct 14, 2020 -- The Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot will be live this year! Please be aware that there will be protocols and precautions in place to make it a safe event for all. The most important changes are:

  • The field will be limited to 500 runners
  • Online registration is STRONGLY encouraged to limit exposure to our volunteers.
  • There will be a staggered start. When you register, you will be asked for your expected finish time. This will determine your start time.
  • There will be no awards ceremony after the race, and results will be available online only.
  • You will be required to wear a mask before the start of the race, and you will be allowed to remove it after Pete's Shed.
  • There will be no children's Chicken Run before the Turkey Trot.

Sep 18, 2020 -- IMPORTANT! The Turkey Trot team is still working on planning for this event to make it safe and fun. This site will be updated as soon as we know more--please check back soon!

Now in its year, the Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot has become a wonderful family tradition for more than 800 racers. Grab your family and friends, throw on a costume (optional, but really fun and highly encouraged), work off some calories, and make this great event a part of your Thanksgiving tradition!

All proceeds go to the Recreation Department. Proceeds have helped fun improvements at Dewey Field and the new Nona Peirce playground on Route 103B. This year’s proceeds are going toward a new skateboard park adjacent to Veteran’s Field on Route 11.


Racers can register in person on the evening before the race Every racer needs to fill out a race application, sign a waiver form, and collect a bib and pins in order to receive a time.

Bibs and pins can be picked up at Pre-Registration on Wednesday, November 24 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Harbor House Livery.

Racers who registered by or before November 5 can also pick up race T shirts at this time. A limited number of T shirts will be for sale for $10 each.

The Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization will hold a pie sale during the Pre-Registration as well as on race day. Pies will be $10 each, and it is a great way to support the SPTO as well as get out having to bake!

If you would like to donate a pie to the sale, please drop it off as of 4:00 pm on November 24 at a location to be determined. Please indicate if your pie has nuts so we can be careful of allergies. Thank you!

In an effort to reduce waste, we will be setting up water stations at the start and finish lines. Please bring your own reusable bottle, and fill up whenever you’re thirsty. Thank you Prospect Hill Antiques!

Limited parking is available at the Sunapee Post Office, Sunapee Town Office, Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Garnet Hill Road, Sunapee Sherburne Gym, and the parking lot adjacent to the start line. We recommend carpooling with family where possible.

• 8:30 am: 5K Turkey Trot staggered start

WHERE Ben Mere Gazebo, Sunapee Harbor

We love dogs, and they need their exercise, too. However dogs do present an element of risk that we cannot bear, so it is necessary to leave your furry friends at home for this event.