Turkey Trot

2023 Lenny & Joe’s
Madison Turkey Trot




The Madison Jaycees are excited to announce that this year’s Lenny & Joe’s Madison Turkey Trot is Back again! Register Here 


We hope you and your family will continue to make the Madison Turkey Trot a tradition to help support many Shoreline non-profits!

Welcome Back!

The 45th annual Lenny & Joe’s Madison Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2023 at 10am! Once again, the 5 mile race and 2 mile walk are in the heart of Madison. Starting and ending on the historic Madison Town Green, both the run and walk courses feature scenic views of Long Island Sound and some of Madison’s most picturesque shoreline neighborhoods. For a course map, please visit www.madisonjc.com.

Long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,500 pre-registered runners and walkers. Participants will also enjoy a great post race party and refreshments. Separate run and walk courses, Certified Course and RFID chips. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the following categories:  overall and each of the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69…100+, as appropriate.

Packet pick-up will be held this year at Lenny & Joe’s in Madison, 1301 Boston Post Rd, on Tuesday Nov. 21st and Wednesday Nov. 22nd from 11am-6pm. Stop by and pick up your race bib, timing device and t-shirt and avoid the lines on race day! Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race. Registration fees are $20 for walkers and $25 for runners.  Registration fees will increase on Tuesday, November 21st to $25 for walkers and $35 for runners.

Please visit our website, www.madisonjc.com, for more information about the race including course maps and parking suggestions. We look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving morning on the Madison Green!

Event details and schedule

Pre-race packet pick up: Tuesday Nov. 21st and Wednesday Nov. 22nd from 11am-6pm at Lenny and Joe’s in Madison, CT.

Race Day: 5 mile run starts at 10am sharp, followed by the 2 mile walk at 10:05am.

Strollers and leashed pets are allowed on the walk course.  No strollers or pets are allowed on the run course. Awards and refreshments served immediately following the 5 mile race.  

We look forward to seeing you and your families!


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.


If you have Spotify you can play the Turkey Trot Music Playlist for the 5 mile Run or click below – It starts with the National Anthem.