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2022 Turkey Trot


Seacoast Rotary’s 5k Turkey Trot

This year marks our 14th Annual 5k race on Thanksgiving morning.  For 14 years we have been donating to non-profit organizations in the Seacoast area who do amazing work helping those in our community.  We thank them, and we thank you for supporting our race!

Like Seacoast Rotary on Facebook and follow on Instagram to follow race updates and view race photos



Thursday, November 24th at 8:30 AM
Portsmouth, New Hampshire


$30* per adult (20+)
$20* (13-19)
$10* per youth (12 & under)

*Registration fees increase $5 on 10/15/22

Bib Pickup

Wednesday, 11/23
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Little Harbour School
50 Clough Dr, #1, Portsmouth, NH 03801


**Race capped at 3,000 runners
**Register before October 7th to receive an official black tech race t-shirt
**Absolutely NO dogs


Seacoast Rotary is a proud supporter of this year's race beneficiaries:


Thank you to our sponsors!


The Seacoast Rotary Club is a welcoming and diverse group of 40 individuals who primarily support the local community through hands on projects, local scholarships and charitable grants.  Each year, the Seacoast Rotary Club also participates in international service projects.  The Club meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 AM at Café Espresso in Portsmouth and is open to community members interested in learning more.   www.seacoastrotary.org

Course Map

See you in November!

2022 Allocations Application now Available
The 2022 Allocations application is now available and can be found by clicking here.
Note that applications are due by April 4th, at 4:00 PM.
2021 Turkey Trot Registration Open


That time of year is here! Register for the 2021 Seacoast Rotary Turkey Trot!


We are happy to announce that this year we will return to an in-person event with an optional virtual component for those who cannot join us!

Race Details:
Thursday November 25th, 2021

8:30 AM

Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth

$30 adult (20+), $20 teen (13-19), $10 youth (12 & under)

For race updates and photos, like us on Facebook




Bib Pick Up & Registration Opportunities: 
Wednesday 11/24,  4:00 – 6:00PM at Little Harbour School, Portsmouth, NH
Race Day 11/25 7:30 – 8:15AM at Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH* 
* Make sure to wear your best holiday costume as we'll be awarding prizes to best dressed!*




Want to be a sponsor?
Please fill out the attached sponsorship form

Thank you to our committed sponsors:





Clear Advantage Windows and Doors, LLC
Cohen Closing & Title, LLC
Cross Insurance
Dr. Louis Clarizio
Emil Uliano - Great Island Realty
Flagg Law
Hannaford Supermarket
Partners Bank
Robinson, Boesch, Sennott & Daly
The Friendly Toast
Keane & Macdonald, PC
Brick and Barn Real Estate

Seacoast Rotary is a proud supporter of
this year's race beneficiaries:


2021 Turkey Trot Update!

2021Turkey Trot Beneficiaries Named

The Seacoast Rotary club has selected the two 2021 beneficiaries for their annual Turkey Trot 5k race on Thanksgiving morning. This year’s two beneficiaries are Connor's Climb Foundation and Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Each organization will receive sponsorship monies up to each $10,000. Registration proceeds are then allocated in the spring through a small grant program offered by the Seacoast Rotary Club. Please use the Sponsorship form on the left side of our homepage to join us this year!
The mission of Connor's Climb Foundation is to provide suicide prevention, education and resources to New Hampshire youth and communities.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is committed to the cultural richness of the Seacoast region through the shared experience of live theatre and its youth, teen, and senior educational programs. We contribute by producing creative, thoughtful, and high quality year-round programming as well as collaborating with like-minded arts and cultural organizations
2021 Turkey Trot Beneficiaries Application
2020 is now fully behind us and with that comes a new year full of potential. We are inviting all not-for-profits who did not receive any funding from Seacoast Rotary in 2020, to submit their application for consideration to become one of two Turkey Trot 5k race beneficiaries. This past year we awarded $8,700 each to Hero Pups and Gather
Follow our social media for the most up to date information: Facebook
2020 Turkey Trot

Show us your holiday spirit and join in our Costume Contest for a chance to win official Turkey Trot Hats and Gloves!!

Costume Content Details:

1. Snap a picture in your costume while running in the Virtual Seacoast Turkey Trot (please make sure your bib is showing)

2. Load it to Facebook or Instragram with the hastag #SRCJiveturkey

Race Details:
This year's virtual Turkey Trot 5k will allow participants to run while staying socially distanced! Whether you choose to run the traditional  Seacoast  Rotary Turkey Trot Course , or a 5k route of your choosing, you can run at a time that is convenient for you during Thanksgiving week, 11/21/2020 – 11/28/2020.   Register by 10/15/2020 to receive a FREE race shirt

$30 adult (20+), $20 teen (13-19), $10 youth (12 & under)

For race updates and photos, like us on Facebook

Want to be a sponsor?
Please fill out the attached sponsorship form

Thank you to our committed sponsors:

Ardito, Toscano & McCollum PC 

Axiomatic, LLC

The Baker Family

Cambridge Trust

Charles Schwab & Co.

Cross Insurance

Flagg Law

The Grieb and Chace Group of
Amerprise Financial

Gulfstream Financial Group, LLC


McLane Middleton

Piscataqua Savings Bank

Riddell Law, PLLC

Sagamore Golf Club

The Provident Bank

Seacoast Rotary is a proud supporter of
this year's race beneficiaries:





Deadline Extended: April 17, 2020
(see press release)

We are happy to announce that our 2020 grant application is now available! Thank you for your interest in applying to the Seacoast Rotary Club Allocations Program. 
The Grant Application Process is all done online. We've created a Word doc of the application that you can download here.  Use it to review and plan what you wish to include on the online application.  READ IT THOROUGHLY.  When a certain amount of words are specified, do not exceed that amount. Your application will not be reviewed. When you are ready to submit your application, please do so here online.
  • Applications must be received via the online grant portal by 4/17/2020 4:00 PM EST. Absolutely no exceptions will be made to this deadline. Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Seacoast Rotary Club is only able to fund 501c-3 charitable organizations that DIRECTLY support the New Hampshire Seacoast towns of Portsmouth, Rye, Greenland, New Castle and Newington. Applications that do not fall within these guidelines, will NOT be considered.
  • Applicants MUST be registered with the NH Department of Charitable Trusts
  • Grant requests should not exceed $2,500 
Welcome to Seacoast Rotary Club

On January 9th our club awarded our two Turkey Trot beneficiaries a check for $10,000 each. It's so rewarding to actually hand money over to these organizations. All the planning and management of the Turkey Trot 5K is worth it to see how grateful the beneficiaries are and how much it will help them continue to support our local community.

If you would like to join us for breakfast, we meet on Thursday mornings at 7:30AM at the Martingale Wharf on Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH.group at meeting


2019 Turkey Trot Updates


The day started out a little rainy, but even the rain couldn't keep away the 2,000 runners/walkers and family members who came out to support the 11th Annual Turkey Trot 5K race in downtown Portsmouth. It's like a giant, family reunion every year that we get to be a part of.  
We'd like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors one more time and to all those who volunteered Thanksgiving morning. The race wouldn't be possible without either of them.  And thank you to Millennium who has been a great partner for many years now. Enjoy the rest of the year and check back in to see when the 2020 Turkey Trot tickets will go on sale.



Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

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Bluebird Tech Solutions
Cambridge Trust
Charles Schwab & Co.
Cross Insurance
Eastern Propane
Hannaford Supermarket
Keane & Macdonald, PC
Lincoln Financial
McLane Middleton
Partner’s Bank
Piscataqua Savings Bank
The Grieb & Chase 
     Group of Ameriprise Financial
The Provident Bank
Wentworth by the Sea Marina
Ardito, Toscano & McCollum PC
Brick and Barn Real Estate
Classic Cutters
Cycle Fierce
Dr. Louis Clarizio
Emil Uliano - Great Island Realty
Flagg Law
Friendly Toast
Impax Asset Management 
Infinite Imaging
RE/MAX Shoreline
Ridell Law, PLLC
Sagamore Hampton Golf Club
TD Bank
The Flower Kiosk
Tuscan Kitchen


2019 Turkey Trot Beneficiaries Named

seacoast community schoolThe Seacoast Rotary club has selected the two 2019 beneficiaries for their annual Turkey Trot 5k race on Thanksgiving morning. This year’s two beneficiaries are Hospice Help Foundation and Seacoast Community School. Each organization will receive sponsorship monies up to each $10,000. Registration proceeds are then allocated in the spring through a small grant program offered by the Seacoast Rotary Club. 
The Seacoast Rotary Club is a fusion of young professionals, new parents, members of law enforcement and the fire departments, Real Estate agents, non-profit professionals, Boy Scout leaders, a diverse set of bankers/financial managers, and even a member in her eighties who swims every single morning and still travels the globe on Rotary missions. Hospice HelpIf you are interested in learning more about the club, what we do or how you can become a Turkey Trot sponsor please email us. Or join us for breakfast on Thursday mornings, 7:30AM at Café Espresso on Islington St (in the Hannaford & Cleary Cleaners Shopping plaza).  
Follow us on Facebook: @SeacoastRotaryClub and Instagram: @SeacoastRotary


Saturday, November 16th our Club teamed up with the American Red Cross and the Portsmouth Fire Department to ‘Sound the Alarm’ raising awareness about fire safety and prevention. The group split up into teams tackling several different Portsmouth neighborhoods going door to door checking in with people to make sure they had working smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

In total 122 smoke alarms were installed into 52 homes. Not a bad day!
Thank you to Charles Hall and his team with the American Red Cross and THANK YOU to all the Fire Fighters who were with us.  It was pretty cool to have the engines and the ambulance as our escorts.
Thank you to the men and women for all that you do to keep our community safe!
Touch A Truck
Our Seacoast Rotary Club had a fantastic time volunteering at the Touch-A -Truck fundraiser on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Pease International Tradeport Portsmouth (and if we don't say so, we think we're the best parking crew in the area!) This event benefitted the Richie McFarland Children’s Center, whose mission is to help young children reach their full developmental potential and to support their families through that process.
“We love helping the RMCC and this is the perfect family event to support. The energy and excitement from the kids when they see all the different trucks and buses is a blast to watch” says club member Laura Stewart.
For more information on the event and what this organization does, please visit their website.
Club members volunteering
2019 Allocations
Allocations ceremonyThis May, Seacoast Rotary presented 10 area organizations with a collective $12,500 in grants at their annual awards reception.  This year, Seacoast Rotary’s panel of 23 member reviewers were tasked with selecting 10 organizations from a pool of 29 applicants.  These ten organizations received grants ranging from $625 to $2,500 to carry out work that will impact Seacoast residents. From the pool of applicants, Seacoast Rotary also selected Hospice Help Foundation and Seacoast Community School as their 2019 Turkey Trot beneficiaries. The Turkey Trot is Seacoast Rotary’s annual 5K road race on Thanksgiving morning that draws a crowd of 2,500 participants.  On average, Turkey Trot beneficiaries are each allocated $10,000. 
The mission of Hospice Help Foundation is to provide financial support for hospice patients and their families who have dire financial need in order to increase their quality of life and lift the financial and emotional burdens that accompany a terminal diagnosis. The mission of Seacoast Community School is to provide nurturing care and exceptional education for all children of the Seacoast. 
Grant recipients included: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, Southeast NH Habitat for Humanity, Daniel Webster Council – Boy Scouts of America, Seacoast Family Promise, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Connor’s Climb, YMCA of the Seacoast, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, Arts In Reach, and Annie’s Angels.
Portsmouth HS Shark Tank
high school student competition awardsThe annual Portsmouth High School Business Plan Competition provides students with an opportunity to take an idea and transform it into a full business vision with a chance to bring the product or service to market.  Students gain real world experience while celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit.
The competition was created because of the amazing business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurial minds of the school and community.
Detailed written business plans are submitted to a judging panel comprised of Seacoast Rotarians, PHS Business Advisory Board members, and alumni. The five students with the highest scores on their written plans pitch their business idea to a panel of judges, Shark Tank style.
2022 Allocations Application now Available
The 2022 Allocations application is now available and can be found by clicking here.
Note that applications are due by April 4th, at 4:00 PM.
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Seacoast Portsmouth

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Cafe Espresso
738 Islington St #3
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States of America


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