Experience the charm of Saxonburg as we bring back our 5K with a new name and date - introducing the Truthahntrab 5K! Mark your calendars for the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Embrace the town's rich heritage. "Truthahntrab," meaning "Turkey Trot" in German, captures the essence of our Germanic roots dating back to 1832 when the town was settled by German immigrants.
You'll have the chance to earn unique turkey-themed race awards, participate in a raffle for products from local businesses and refuel with post-race snacks. Anyone wearing a 'Knoch' or Saxonburg 5K shirt (Festival Arts, or Roebling Run) will be entered into an additional raffle to win a special award. This year we're excited to introduce a team division for the first time – a perfect opportunity to run with family, friends, and co-workers while enjoying the picturesque countryside.
The race will follow the traditional route, starting near Roebling Park and taking a scenic path through the former Saxony Farms' rolling pastures and lake. The course will then lead back through Main Street before finishing at the park.
All proceeds will directly support the Knoch cross country and track and field programs. Your strides will not only carry you towards the finish line but will also pave the way for promising athletes to pursue their passions.
Join us for a day that combines history, community, and the great outdoors. And after the race be sure to visit charming Main Street as they prepare to kickoff Small Business Saturday.