Wednesday, December 4, 2013


In spite of new lows in temperatures, the 13th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot reached new heights in both runners and donations! We're still tallying the totals, but so far we have exceeded $8,100 in donations. Plus, we filled an SUV with canned food. Great showing, turkeys.

Looking forward to next year!

Monday, October 7, 2013

The 13th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot!

The Shippan Turkey Trot is celebrating its 13th year in the running this Thanksgiving. This year's race is aiming to be the biggest yet with EVEN MORE prizes, costumes and fun. The race festivities kick off from 280 Ocean Drive East - between Shippan and Fairview - on Thursday, November 28th at 9:30 a.m. (Race starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp.) In lieu of a registration fee, donations of canned food, checks or cash will be accepted. All donations go to Stamford's Shelter for the Homeless. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

For more information on how to donate, scroll down. For a look back at races through the years, scroll even further. For a look at the course map, go here. For all other questions, comments and concerns, please contact And for the time of your life, come to the Shippan Turkey Trot THIS Thanksgiving morning.

Registration below. See you at the starting line, turkeys!

Eventbrite - The 13th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot

(PLEASE NOTE: There is no registration fee. But, that doesn't mean you shouldn't donate. Do it! You'll feel great. We promise.)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Give to the Shelter for the Homeless

Five years ago, we began raising canned and cash donations for the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, CT. Since that time we have given over $25,000 in donations, along with LOTS of canned food. Below is a link where you can give with other runners from the Trot. (Just click on the Donate button.) If you'd like to send in a donation via the mail, please make checks out to Shippan Turkey Trot and mail to:

Shippan Turkey Trot
c/o HHG & Co., LLC
23 Old King's Highway South
Darien, CT 06820

Our organization is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the sole purpose of supporting the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, CT. As always, we will have a representative on hand from the shelter to answer any questions.If you feel more comfortable giving privately, please go here. For more information on the shelter, including information on how you can volunteer your time, please go to

Thanks for giving!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Let's Take a Look at the Videotape!

The 12th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot was probably the most well attended Trot of all time. Have a look!

The 11th Annual Shippan Turkey Trot was also a real blast! Don't believe me?? Watch the video and see for yourself!

But, hang on! The Tenth Annual Shippan Turkey Trot wasn't too bad either!

Truthfully, they've all been great. Unfortunately, we only started filming a couple years ago.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Extra! Extra! The Shippan Turkey Trot Is Amazing!

The Turkey Trot has always been a local favorite. But, did you know we've also been featured in the press?! Click around below to see what the media has had to say about Stamford's original Turkey Trot.

Stamford Advocate

The Daily Stamford

Stamford Notes

Streets of Stamford

And a little paper called the New York Times.... (seventh paragraph)

Not bad, turkeys. Not bad at all.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shippan Turkey Trot: A Look Back

Founding Turkeys

Founding Turkeys: Year 12

Legend has it these two moved to the neighborhood two weeks before the Year 12 Trot. And allegedly the Pac-Man costume is made from their moving boxes.

Just ask Tracy how fun the Shippan Turkey Trot is.

The epitome of giving your all for a costume. Dedication hurts so good. 

The rumors are true! The Shippan Turkey Trot is awesome!

I could tell you how fun the Trot is, or I could show you this picture of a bulldog dressed as a bumblebee and save us both some time. 

We're a little bit cheeky. 

Year 5: The Year We Decided to Start Taking Pictures

Year 9: Bus rolls out the t.p.

Year 10: "Do you ever have a burning sensation, Mr. President?"

Year 9: Fierce competitors race towards the finish line

Year 10: "Can you untag me in that picture?" - Thom@s B@rone

Year 9: Champion's Heat

Year 8: Lifetime Fan

Year 8: Spirit Award (pictured)

Year 9: Katie Hynes cleaning up on the prizes, and cleaning teeth with her very own Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen toothpaste.

Year 9: The smell of greatness... and possibly dog crap.

Year 8: "It's just right down the street, eh? And I won't look like an idiot for wearing this? Ok, let's do it."

Year 8: Perfectly normal.

Though 'erratic at best' from a historical accuracy perspective, (you're telling me Abe Lincoln wasn't on the Mayflower?!) Jeff's Year 7 get-up ushered in a new era of Turkey Trot costuming.

Year 5: aka The Year of Underwear Over the Shorts

Year 6: The Year It Rained

Year 7: aka The 4th Year of the Mustache

Year 8: The Year of Short Shorts and No Sisters

Year 9: Our Most Recent Year (Name invalid as of 10/25/10.)

Year 10: Real or fake?

Year 9: Best Costume Co-Champions (pictured)

Year 10: Hynes kids getting it done.

Year 10: We really got to name an award after this guy.

Shippan Turkey Trot: Where Greatness Lives