What is the WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot?

The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot is a community event being held to continue the tradition of the WMC Memorial Race started many years ago in memory of Kyleigh D’Alessio and Tanner Birch. Since then the race has also honored the memory of Stephen Berstler and Paul Heembrock. The proceeds of the race will continue to fund the memorial scholarships in their names, Project Graduation, Community Night Out and new recreational projects for the benefit of the Township. This event is a holiday tradition in Washington Township, Morris County.
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When & Where

  • Date: Thursday, November 23, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day
  • Starting times: 8:00 AM
  • Registration time: 7:00-7:45 AM ~ Walk-ons welcome
  • Location: West Morris Central High School · 259 Bartley Rd. · Chester, NJ


The WMC Memorial 5K Turkey Trot course runs through the West Morris Central High School grounds. This year’s course starts behind one of the soccer fields and finishes on the track surrounding the football field. 5K runners will loop around the course twice to achieve a full 5 kilometers.