Turkey Trot

Thank you so much to all the participants in yesterday’s Madison Turkey Trot who braved the cold and winds to make the event another success!

Results can be seen at: http://www.plattsys.com/m1shell.asp?eventid=1074


Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Run starts at 10 am and Walk starts at 10:05 am

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison CT

Park will close to traffic at 9:30AM, so plan accordingly! Even if you are Pre-Registered, you do not want to miss the race because you are stuck in traffic!

Register by Mail


The run and walk will once again start from the West Beach area of the park. Please refer to the course maps on this web site. Very Flat 5 mile run course throughout the grounds of Hammonasset. 2 mile Family Fitness walk held following start of run on separate course.



$20 until November 25th at 4 p.m., $25 thereafter

Paper application will be available shortly. Please make checks payable to Madison Jaycees and mail the form to:

The Madison Jaycees, PO BOX 128, Madison, CT 06443



Packet pick-up will be held Tues. Nov. 26 and Wed. Nov. 27 at 121 Samson Rock Dr. in Madison (formerly Hill & Hill, across from Stop & Shop plaza Photo of building below). Stop by and get your bib, timing device and t-shirt between 10am and 5pm and avoid the lines on race day! Non-perishable food items will also be collected at this time for local food pantries and new and gently used books will be collected for Read to Grow. Packets may also be picked up at the race.



We will be using the improved B-tag timing system again this year so please review these instructions to receive an accurate time. The timing device is integrated into the race bib so please make sure:

  •     Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  •     Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  •     Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  •     Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

These are single use timing devices so they do not need to be returned at the end of the race. For more information, visit ChronoTrack.


Dave Parcells, two-term Madison Jaycee President passed away suddenly in April of 2007. Dave was a loving and extremely involved father to his two children, a tremendous leader, fundraiser, and an inspiration to everyone he met. He was also the oldest person to swim an English Channel double-crossing, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit local charities. Dave touched and inspired the lives of everyone he knew, and will be deeply missed. In 1979 when this event began there were 22 participants. Now 34 years later we have exceeded 3,000 participants making us one of the largest road races in the State. > It’s easy to see why. A beautiful flat looping course all within the grounds of Hammonasset Beach State Park. Be prepared to run your fastest 5 mile race of the year. Long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,000 pre-registered runners and walkers, great post race party and refreshments, Separate run and walk courses, Certified Course and ChampionChip timing. All net proceeds go to various charities in the local area.