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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the event organizers?

Locals! Turkey Trot is organized by the Rotary Burlington North to raise funds for local causes. New members are always welcome!


Who can participate in the Turkey Trot?

Anyone! Everyone! Adults, children, pets or corporate teams are all welcome to join a 5K or 10K race.  The 1K Fun Run is meant primarily for kids.  The 5K Walk is for anyone who enjoys Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Leased dogs are welcomed on the 5K Walk too! 

Do the runs take place on paved road, paths or grass?
The majority of the 5K and 10K races take place on wide, smooth gravel paths.  


What time do the Races start?

The 10K Run, 5K Run will start at 11:00am, followed immediately by the 5K Walk at 11:05am.  The 1K Fun Run will start at 12:00pm.  

What time does Race Registration open?

Registration for all races opens at 9:30am. All runners for the timed events are asked to arrive before 10:00am to ensure we can assign race bibs and get everybody to the starting line on time!

Will the 5K and 10K Races be timed? 
Yes, both competitive races will be chip-timed. 

Will there be food and beverages?
Fruit, water, pancakes will be available the morning
of the race. 


Can I get a refund if I can no longer make the event?

We can provide a refund for all registrations that take place before September 30th.  The refund will be for the Race Fee, but not Race Roster's Handling Fee. We can transfer a registration to another runner after September 30th.   

What does it cost enter Bronte Creek Provincial Park?
Unfortunately, Bronte Provincial park has changed their policy towards supporting large events in the park. They no longer allow free entry to the park for Turkey Trot.  

Admittance to Bronte Creek Provincial Park is charged on a per vehicle basis. There is no per person charge and no charge for walking or cycling in. The fee covers the use of all areas of the day use side (with the exception of the pool) for one day.

•    Daily Vehicle Permit:  $18.00
•    Senior Permit (65+):  $14.50
•    Disabled Permit (with proof of Ontario Disability Permit):  $9.00
•    Bus Permit:  $62.50

Race organizers are offering a discounted Park Entry Pass for cars (only) for just $10. This pass must be bought in conjunction with registration for the 5K or 10K runs.    

When / How do I get the Park Entry Pass that I bought with my online race registration?
Park Entry Passes that are bought in conjunction with registration for the 5K or 10K will be distributed on Race Day (only). To claim the pass you bought, please go to the parking lot of Corpus Christi High School located at 5150 Upper Middle Rd.  It is about 1Km just West of the Park’s entrance for Day Use facilities. 

You will need an ID  to claim the pass you bought. We will use it to verify that you have  registered for either a 5K or 10K event.     

Where should I park once I get into the park?
All participants are asked to go to Parking Lot ‘F’.  This lot is located close to the Breckon Shelter where Race registration takes place.  Parking Lot F and Breckon Shelter are located at the south end of the park. A map of the park can be found here:

Can I stay in the park after the race ends?
Yes, we encourage all participants to take advantage of the park and explore all that it offers after the races end.   Click below to see all the facilities offered at Bronte Creek Provincial Park:

What happens if it rains? Is there shelter at the race?
The Turkey Trot happens rain or shine.   Although race organizers will use the Breckon Shelter for registration and food, there is not enough room in the shelter to hold all participants at once.


Please come prepared for the day.  As they say, there's no such thing as bad weather, there’s just bad clothing!   

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