12th Annual Levis JCC Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Run Now, Gobble Later Virtually!

Join us for our 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk – it's become a local tradition! On Thursday, November 26, “Turkey Day,” we invite the whole family flock to run, walk or trot. This year you choose your route! In keeping with social distancing requirements, we are excited to offer this year's event as an at home virtual 5k. The race also features a virtual Youth 1 Mile Fun Run.

Our annual Turkey Trot includes a live leaderboard updated every 2 minutes with real-time tabulation of overall, gender, and age group categories provided by AccuChip Timing. The first 800 to register will receive a FREE dri-fit t-shirt and commemorative finisher medal.

Our goal is to have an option to complete this race live and in person. We are currently awaiting approval to secure a permit for an in-person option. Should we obtain approval, we will likely be given a capacity limitation to ensure social distancing. Please note: Registration for the in-person event will be on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, in order to secure a spot, we encourage you to register now with Option #1 - Virtual 5k/Rollover. Registrants who choose this option will automatically be moved to participate in-person should we receive approval.

For those that want to participate only virtually at home, regardless of how the race is presented, please select Option #2 - Virtual 5k At Home option.

Proceeds from the Paul Markhoff Racing with the J Series benefit the Levis JCC programs and services utilized by children and families in our community.

Tag us on social media using #racingwiththej wearing your race shirt!

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JONATHAN BESKIN | Paul Markhoff Racing with the  Chair

LAUREN KOBLICK | Special Events Director | 561-852-3257 | laurenk@levisjcc.org

About this 5k

Register online before Thursday, November 26 at 7:30 am EST

The Race - Thursday, November 26

  • Run or walk, track your 5K (3.1 miles) running time, and then submit your time on the open results page using the Enter Time icon next to your name.
  • If you run with a GPS watch or fitness app on your phone, we encourage you to upload the weblink to your course map (not required). Your course map will be viewable for everyone to see.

Race Participants will receive:
  • Dri-Fit T-shirt*
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal*
  • Bottle of water
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Personalized Printable Finisher Certificate
  • E-mail Virtual Race Bag with Coupons
*for the first 800 people registered


Option #1 - Virtual 5k/Rollover
Should we obtain approval for an in-person event, participants enrolled in this option will automatically be rolled over to participate in-person (limited capacity).

  • Ages 10 and under: $20 until November 15; $25 November 16-25; $35 Race Day
  • Ages 11 and over: $35 until November 15; $40 November 16-25; $50 Race Day
Option #2 – Virtual 5k At Home
Enroll using this option to participate virtually at home.

  • Ages 10 and under: $20 until November 15; $25 November 16-25; $35 Race Day
  • Ages 11 and over: $35 until November 15; $40 November 16-25; $50 Race Day
Virtual At Home Youth 1 Mile Fun Run:
$12 until November 15; $18 November 16 - Race Day
All kids will receive a special medal for Youth 1 Mile

Packet Pick up

Drive-Thru Pick-up Location:
Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

Please have a valid I.D. to enter campus. A mask is required when interacting with staff and volunteers.

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

In store Pick-up Location:
Runner’s Edge, 3195 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Masks are required while in the store.

Saturday, November 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday, November 23, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Everyone is asked to report their times using the honor system and avoid embellishment.

Results will be automatically tabulated by the following age group categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Results will let you see how you are faring against other runners while maintaining a safe, social distance during your run.

  • Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers
  • No performance-based age group awards will be given, but everyone who participates and posts their time will be entered into a raffle for great prizes.
  • Finisher medals to the first 800 participants