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31st Annual Towson University Turkey Run
Phone Number: 410-704-4611

Congratulations to all 2013 winners and participants! Thank you staff and vols for braving the cold. We're grateful for amazing sponsors and campus partners. We wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!


About the Event

Get off to a healthy start this holiday season by signing up for the 31st Annual Turkey Run. Run the 5K (3.1-mile) course around Towson's campus or take part in the 1-mile Family Fun Walk! The race is open to people of all ages and abilities.

Event Information

Date: Sunday, November 24
Check-In: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Race Start: 8:30 a.m. (5K Run)
8:40 a.m. (1-Mile Walk)
Location: Burdick Field, Towson University

Event Schedule

Check-In & Race Day Registration 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Opening Announcements 8:00 a.m.
Warm Up 8:20 a.m.
5K Run Start 8:30 a.m.
1-Mile Walk Start 8:40 a.m.
Awards Presentation 9:30 a.m.

Course Information

5K Run

The 5K Run travels around Towson's scenic, metropolitan campus, using county roads. Baltimore County Police and Towson University Police will assist with traffic to monitor the safety of all of our runners. Click here for the course map.

1-Mile Walk

The 1-Mile Walk will consist of four laps around Burdick Field and will be led by Doc the Tiger and our Turkey mascot. Walkers can enjoy music played by DJ Mo' Phiya as they make their way around the field.


Online registration will open on Monday, October 21 and close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 22. Race-day registration is available from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. on Burdick Field.


Category Online
(before Nov. 22)*
Race Day
(Nov. 24)**
TU Student with OneCard $20.00 $25.00
TU Faculty/Staff or Alumni with OneCard or Alumni Card $25.00 $30.00
Non-Affiliate $30.00 $35.00
1-Mile Walk (TU affiliate) $15.00 $20.00
1-Mile Walk (non-affiliate) $20.00 $25.00

*Online registration includes a convenience fee.

**Cash or check will be accepted on race day. Make checks payable to Towson University. Must bring a form of identification to register. If registering as a Student or Faculty/Staff, must bring valid TU OneCard. If registering as an Alumnus/-a, must bring valid Alumni card.

Divisions and Awards

Prizes will be distributed to the first-place male and female winners of each race category. One award per participant (overall winner cannot also win age category).

19 and under
50 and over

All participants are eligible for raffle prizes, which will be given out during the awards ceremony.

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