Up North Media organizes the SIXTH annual Traverse City Downtown Turkey Trot for Charities. This year, the race starts at Thirlby Field Stadium on 14th Street. Packet pick-up and pre-race will be at Thirlby Field. The 5K and 5M courses will run through downtown Traverse City. Participants receive a long sleeve T-Shirt and fabulously stuffed Goody Sack, and enjoy fun entertainment along the route. Youth medals will be provide for the 5K finishers. There will be special Trot Photo Opportunities and event head bands and neck warmers for sale. amples and treats and you might just be the lucky winner of the hidden pie coupon and take home a GT pumpkin pie. Coastguard and Colorguard, Silent Auction, local talent singing the National Anthem are just a few things in the hopper for Thanksgiving morning!