Annual Turkey Trek

Before you gear up for your big Thanksgiving feast, come run the Turkey Trek 5K along Pemberton Historical Park's beautiful nature trails in Salisbury, Maryland. The race winds through Pemberton Park's forests, meadows and wetlands. Refreshments and holiday pie will be available after the race (it is Thanksgiving, after all)! There will be chip timing again this year.

All proceeds from the race go toward Pemberton Nature Camp and other environmental education programs. Thank you for your support of the park.

  • Date: Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving)
  • Time: Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Runners can register on-site from 7-7:45 a.m. Only cards will be accepted for on-site registration (no cash). Race starts at 8 a.m.
    • Warm up with Driven Physiotherapy before the race.
  • Registration Fee: $35 for early registration; $40 after Nov. 15
    • All runners registered by Nov. 1, 2022, will be guaranteed a long-sleeved race shirt.
    • Preregistration is available through 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

Registration Options

  • Register online
  • Bring a completed registration form and payment to the Wicomico Civic Center Box Office (500 Glen Ave., Salisbury, MD; Open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • Register on race morning (7-7:45 a.m.)

Packet Pickup

  • Preregistered runners can pick up their race bib and shirt at the Wicomico Civic Center box office on Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 22-23, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Shirts are only guaranteed if registered by Nov. 1; others are first-come, first-served. Packet pickup is also available race morning.


There will be awards for the overall male and female winners, for the best Thanksgiving costume and for first through third place in the following categories:

  • 14U M, 14U F
  • 15-19 M, 15-19 F
  • 20-29 M, 20-29 F
  • 30-39 M, 30-39 F
  • 40-49 M, 40-49 F
  • 50+ M, 50+ F

Support our Virtual Food Drive!

Donate to the Maryland Food Bank and support our virtual food drive here.


Turkey Trek 2022
Turkey Trek 2021
Turkey Trek 2020
Turkey Trek 2019
Turkey Trek 2018
Turkey Trek 2017
Turkey Trek 2016
Turkey Trek 2015

Additional Information/Resources



The removal of invasive wisteria may cause temporary closures in portions of the park.

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This FREE event features acoustic music, local artists and food trucks.

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Pemberton Hall was built in 1741 by Isaac and Anne Handy.

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