Turkey Trot

2016 Lenny & Joe’s
Madison Turkey Trot




Thanksgiving Day,
Thursday, November 24, 2016.

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

Madison Town Green,
Madison CT

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The Madison Jaycees will host our annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day featuring a 5-mile road race and a 2-mile family fitness walk. We are excited to announce two changes for the 2016 race: longtime event sponsor and Madison Jaycees supporter Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale will be our Title Sponsor this year, and the event will move for one year only to the Madison Green due to construction within Hammonasset State Park. We are excited for this opportunity to showcase the Green and the town that has supported our fundraising event for so many years. The 5 mile race and 2 mile family walk will begin and end on the Madison Green and will feature picturesque views of Long Island Sound and some of Madison’s most scenic waterfront neighborhoods.

Downtown Parking/Parking Shuttle:

Parking in downtown Madison will be limited—we encourage you to carpool or take the shuttle bus. Parking is available in public lots and in select private lots downtown. Please make sure you park in a legal parking spot and observe all traffic and safety laws.  For a complete list of parking areas, See below. A shuttle bus will run regularly to and from the Madison Green beginning at 8:30am from 1291 Boston Post Road in Madison (next door to Lenny & Joe’s). Please enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered to win a raffle prize when you take the shuttle bus! Please note that a portion of Route 1 in downtown Madison will be closed to ensure the safety of our participants. Please plan accordingly and arrive in plenty of time for our 10am start!

Downtown Parking:

  • First Congregational Church of Madison
  • St. Margaret Church
  • The Madison Senior Center
  • VFW Hall
  • Island Ave School
  • Public downtown parking lots including street spaces on Route 1 between Route 79 and Wall Street, and the area behind the Madison Art Cinema
  • New Madison Train Station
  • Old Madison Train Station
  • Clarity Building on Wall Street
  • Madison Beach Club
  • Madison Country Club

    **Please note that there is no event parking in the Starbucks/CVS lot on the corner of Rt.1 and Rt. 79 as those businesses will be open on Thanksgiving Day**

2016_trot_mapCourse Map


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Packet pick-up will be held Tues. Nov. 22 and Wed. Nov. 23 at Lenny & Joe’s, 1301 Boston Post Road in Madison. Pick up your bib, timing device and t-shirt between 11am and 6pm and avoid the lines on race day! Non-perishable food items will be collected for local food pantries. 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.

Directions to the Madison Town Green:

From New Haven: I-95 to Exit 61. Right off Exit onto Route 79. Continue straight towards Route 1. You will be directed to parking.

From Old Saybrook: I-95 to Exit 61. Left off Exit onto Route 79. Continue straight towards Route 1. You will be directed to parking.

Directions to the Parking Shuttle at Lenny & Joe’s:

From New Haven: I-95 to Exit 62. Right off Exit. Left at light onto Route 1. You will be directed to parking.

From Old Saybrook: I-95 to Exit 62. Left off Exit. Left at light onto Route 1. You will be directed to parking.