Turkey Trot

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Turkey Trot

Bitters & Bones will once again host the Turkey Trot, the annual fundraiser for the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry and the Saranac Lake Student Needs Fund


The 2022 Trot is here and we're gearing up to raise even more for two of our favorite local causes! Proceeds from the Turkey Trot will be split evenly between the Saranac Lake Interfaith Food Pantry and the Saranac Lake Student Needs Fund. Great causes. Great prizes. It doesn't get better than that!

In 2021, we combined our innovative pandemic approach of a month-long virtual competition with an epic in-person race on Thanksgiving Day. You pounded the pavement, bolted down beaches, tackled trails and generally ran your feathers off throughout November. Then you braved the early hours and elements to do it all over again on Thanksgiving Day. And guess what? It paid off! You raised an absolutely unbelievable total that topped $80,000!! That's 'round about $30,000 MORE than 2020!!

This year, we're back at it, logging miles and monies before we come together for a pre-feast philanthropic fiasco - or a 5K, whatever you want to call it. So call your friends, your family, and your estranged uncle Bob, because the runner that banks the most bucks from sponsors will earn a $1,000 Bitters gift card! If the actual running is more your thang, we don't understand you, but we respect you. That's why we'll also award a $1,000 gift card to the Trotter with the most logged miles!! That's two chances to win, so get your gobbler in gear and trot your tush toward sweet, sweet victory.


  • November 1

    Registration Opens! Sign Up Online

  • November 1 - 24

    Trot & Track Miles - Share Your Progress

  • November 24, T-Day

    7am In-Person Registration, 8am Trot Begins, 9am Live Auction

  • November 25 - December 1

    Tally Your Miles, Count Your Donations, Submit Your Totals



Trot Your Own Course

Run the course, around the block, or on a nearby trail. Hike a mountain, walk the dog, or run on the beach. Any miles count, no matter where you are, as long as they're covered using your own two feet. Track your miles and push yourself farther - the runner with the most miles will win one of two Turkey Trot Grand Prizes!

Then, on Thanksgiving morning, Saranac Lake's best and bravest will rise from their beds, lace their shoes, maybe drink a toddy or two, and take over the streets of our little mountain town to show the world what a little town with a lotta heart can accomplish when we work together!

Fees & Donations

All money raised from pledges, t-shirt sales, & donations goes straight to BOTH causes!

If you find yourself thinking, "what a cool t-shirt," thank Jeffery Vossler for designing yet another epic Turkey Trot logo!









Coming in hot for the holidays! Bitters and Bones Turkey Trot informational flyer