Join Wicomico Rec & Parks for 13th annual Turkey Trek 5K


SALISBURY, MD – Start Thanksgiving with a run on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park at the 13th annual Turkey Trek 5K.

The race, organized by Wicomico County Recreation & Parks, is set for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., and before the start, Kate James of Driven Physiotherapy will host a group warm-up.

“The Turkey Trek is the best way to start your Thanksgiving morning,” said Recreation Superintendent James Simmons. “Burn those calories and enjoy the scenery of the Pemberton Park trails before a full day of eating.”

There will be awards for the overall male and female winners and for first through third place male and female participants in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-plus. Participants can dress up and try to earn the award for Best Thanksgiving Costume.

Registration is now $40, and race proceeds go toward Pemberton Park Nature Camp and other environmental education programs. Online registration is open through the end of the day Sunday, Nov. 21, and will also be available in-person race morning from 7-7:45 a.m. The deadline to guarantee a race shirt has passed.

Pemberton Historical Park is located at 5561 Plantation Lane in Salisbury. Registration is available online at and in person at the Wicomico Civic Center box office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.).


Attached photo: Runners participate in the 2020 Turkey Trek 5K. This year’s race is set for Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 25, at Pemberton Park.

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