The Turkey Trot was founded in 1976 by the New England Pioneer Club and has been held every year since on Thanksgiving morning, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

For the first 25 years registration was held in the Arts Building at Simon's Rock College.  Recently, the college generously allowed us full use of their Kilpatrick Athletic Center, a state of the art athletic facility. The Center provides a warm place to register, change, use rest rooms, and serve complimentary coffee, tea, and doughnuts (we tried bagels but no one ate them) for the race organizers and participants.  There is also an indoor quarter mile track available for warming up.