The Turkey Trot is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Fall in beautiful Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Runners and walkers from all levels are welcome to enjoy a vigorous morning on the 5K loop, and then stay for a relaxing day in the park. This year’s event will also offer a Kidz Zone, local vendors and Food Trucks.
The Turkey Trot is also a fundraiser for the Rotary Burlington North Foundation. Net proceeds will be used to support local charities throughout Halton as well as international development projects.
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Where: Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Burlington / Oakville
Running & Walking Events:
- 5K & 10K – Chip-timed runs
- 5K Walk – Dogs and strollers allowed
- 1K Fun Run – Families and kids
- 5K Speed & Spirt Challenge – For middle-school teams
This year’s Turkey Trot will offer 4 different races; there will be a 10K and a 5K timed race, as well as a 5K walk / run and a 1K Fun Run that will not be timed.
The 10K and 5K events start at 10:00am. The 1K Fun Run will start at 11:00am. Race Day Registration will open at 8:30am. All runners for the timed events are asked to arrive before 9:00am to ensure we can assign all race bibs and get everyone to the starting line on time!
Medals will be awarded to all runners in the 10K and 5K timed events, as well as to those participating in the Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finisher within each of our 5 age brackets.
This year’s event will offer a range of other family-friendly activities including a Fun Zone for Kids (bouncy house, face painting, crafts table), local merchants selling craft products and free massages. And of course Turkey Tim, our resident mascot, will be there for fun and photos!
Registering & Fees
The fee to register for a race depends on the registrant’s age and whether they choose to buy a discounted Park Entry Pass to access Bronte Creek Provincial Park with their registration.
Online registration closes on Thursday October 13th at 12:00pm. Make your way to the park on Race Day if you want to participate but have not registered before then.
Unfortunately, Bronte Creek Provincial Park has changed their policy towards supporting large events. They no longer allow free entry to the park for The Turkey Trot Fundraiser.
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
All participants are asked to go to Parking Lot “F” after entering the Park . This lot is located close to the Breckon Shelter where race registration takes place, and is found at the south end of the park. A map of the park can be found here: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/brontecreek/maps