turkey-trot-pet-resizedBurn off those Thanksgiving Day calories with Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites’ 14th Annual Historic Turkey Trot 5K Run & Fitness Walk on Saturday, November 26. This family and dog-friendly, picturesque USATF-certified course begins in the historic Colonial Industrial Quarter, located at 459 Old York Road, and winds through the National Historic Landmark District of Historic Moravian Bethlehem.

Guests can participate in the Turkey Trot as runners, competitive walkers, or untimed fun walkers. Register the whole family as fun walkers for an entertaining and energetic outing, dogs and strollers included!

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place will be awarded in six age groups, as well as to the overall male and female winners in the competitive walk and 3 youth categories.

Waves Registration
Best Pet Costume contest 8:15 am Included in Turkey Trot registration
Warm-Up 8:40 am
Runners 9:00 am &

Competitive Walkers 9:05 am

$40 online before 11:59 pm on Nov. 22

$45 Nov. 23 through Nov. 26

Fun Walkers 9:10am Fun Walkers register for $25 until Nov. 22

$30 Nov. 23 through Nov. 26


Form a Turkey Team of 15 or more friends, family members, fellow alumni, and coworkers and receive a discounted registration fee. Turkey Teams will get a special shout out from the event DJ. Show your creativity or promote your business by making team t-shirts or wear fun and festive costumes on race day! Contact Mary Mulder at mmulder@historicbethlehem.org to receive your team code.

All registered runners will receive:

  • A long sleeve Turkey Trot T-shirt
  • FREE refreshments
  • FREE admission to HBMS museums with the race T-shirt or bib all weekend to see the beautifully decorated Trees of Historic Bethlehem exhibit.
  • A 10% discount at all museum gift shops for hassle-free Christmas shopping!
  • New this year: a FREE digital race photo of yourself!

Pictures with Santa from 9:15 – 10 am in the Colonial Industrial Quarter!

New this year: Dress your pet in a costume and enter the Fun Walk for a chance to win the “Best Pet Costume” award! Register your dog online at www.HistoricBethlehem.org.

Groman’s famous Moravian Sugar Cookies and kiffles will be available for purchase during the duration of the race near the Luckenbach Mill.

Afterwards, see the Holiday Dinner Art exhibition, held on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated Luckenbach Mill. This Art exhibition features prominent local artists including work by Diane Hutchinson, Ben Marcune, Sandra Corpora, Lee Branagan, Bernie Taylor, Pat Deluva, Noel Adams, and Skip Kralik. The Holiday Art Auction exhibition will be on display in the Luckenbach Mill from November 7 through November 30, Monday – Friday by appointment and Saturday – Sunday from 11 am through 4 pm.

Companies that are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Turkey Trot and introducing their business to more than 1,600 participants should contact Special Events Manager Mary Mulder by calling 610-882-0450 ext. 27 or by emailing mmulder@historicbethlehem.org.

All proceeds for this fantastic annual event that supports over 300 years of history and 20 historic sites.

Visit HistoricBethlehem.org or join our event on Facebook at Facebook.com/Historic Bethlehem to learn more about this event.

Historic Bethlehem is a not-for-profit institution that brings to life three centuries of American history. Historic Bethlehem tells the story of a small town of great influence, home to some of our nation’s earliest settlers, to America’s first municipal water pumping system, and to one of the world’s greatest industrial companies. Historic Bethlehem is located in Eastern Pennsylvania, only a 1.5 hour drive from Philadelphia to the north and 2 hours west of New York City. Historic Bethlehem is an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is distinguished as a National Historic Landmark District for Historic Moravian Bethlehem. For more information please call 610-691-6055 or visit www.historicbethlehem.org.