Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

Grinders Switch Turkey Trot 2017

Coordinated School Health

Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Grinders Switch Turkey Trot 2017

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share Grinders Switch Turkey Trot 2017

Event Details



Online Registration will close Monday, November 20th at 8AM. Registration online is You can still register the day of the Turkey Trot at the registration booth but you are not guaranteed a shirt.  Shirts are FREE to the first 400 registered participants.  

Packet Pick up

If you would like to pick up your packet before race day we encourage you to do so. Early packet pick up will be Wednesday, November 22nd from 11:00-1:00 at Four Seasons on the Centerville Square. If you are unable to come during that time, your packet will be ready for you on race day. We will be located in front of the Court House. We ask that if you pick up someone's packet, please do not have more than 5 participants.

Entry Fee

Remember this is a FREE EVENT. We are in need of donations of new toys to help with local charities. The Family Resource Center in Hickman County have names of children that need help this Christmas. Toys that you might want to donate include dolls, art supplies, play dough, toy cars, etc.  If you would rather donate food for the Friday Friends program please make sure the food can fit in a backpack. Examples of food to give are fruit rollups, crackers, microwaveable macaroni and cheese, individual bags of chips, granola and cereal bars, pop tarts, ramen noodles, peanut butter and crackers, juice boxes. If you are interested in adopting a child for Christmas please contact Mislessa Orton at (931) 729-0430 or Becky Coleman at (931) 729-3391 ext. 2225.

Starting Line

The starting line will be on the square close to Breece's and Centerville Marketplace. We will start at 8:00 am with our 10K walkers and runners. Then we will start 1 mile kids run, 5K runners, and last but not least all 5K walkers. 1 miler and 5K participants will head to the Jerry Dixon Walking Trail and 10K runners will run toward Highway 50. Please be courteous and allow runners to be in the front of the line.

One mile Fun Run

The one mile Fun Run will start at 8:00 from the square and head toward the Jerry Dixon Walking Trail. Proceed right onto the trail and follow the trail until it splits. Turn left and there will be a finish line. The Fun Run is for students in kindergarten –fifth grade. Parents are allowed to run with their child. To help us with any confusion on who is running what, the fun run runners and parents will be given a wrist band. If you compete in the Fun Run you will not be eligible to win the 5K. You may still run the 5K but you are not eligible to win.


Please get in the correct wave prior to start. 5K runners will be in the 3rd wave, 5K walkers will be in the 4th wave. The race will proceed down the hill to the Jerry Dixon Walking Trail. Turn right at the walking trail and follow arrows. Once you go through the library parking lot, turn left on W. Swan St. Turn another left onto Oak Ave. Turn right on Dickson Road. There will be a water station in the parking lot of the Town Crier. Turn right on Nixon St, left on Spring Ave, right on W. Perry, left on Oak Ave., left on W. Hackberry, right on N. Central Ave, and left on the square to the finish line. Sounds like a lot of turns but it is well marked to prevent any confusion.


The 10K will start at 8:00. Please allow runners to be in the front of the line. The race will proceed from the square, down the hill by the Shell station, to Highway 50. Turn right onto Highway 50 West (Minnie Pearl Memorial Parkway). Then turn right onto Grinders Switch, then turn right onto West Grinders Switch, stay right and this turns into Hickman Springs Road. Turn right onto Hwy 100 to North Central Avenue and left on the square to the finish line. NOTE: At one point in front of the Town Crier you will see 5K participants turning, you do NOT turn. You remain straight going toward the square. It will be marked.


Other important info.

1.  If it snows, rains, etc. will we still have the Turkey Trot?  YES

2.  What time does the race start? 8am

3.  What time does registration start? 7 am

4.  Where are the waivers you keep telling us about?  You should have received one when you registered online.  If you didn't, there will be some at pre packet pick up and race day check in.

5.  Can you hold my keys, wallet, money, purse,  bag?  No.  We will be running around everywhere and do not want to be responsible for any missing items.

6.  Can you save me a race shirt?  No.  Shirts are for FREE to the first 400 participants that register.  Please be courteous.  If you don't participate, let someone else receive your shirt.    

7.  Can I pick up my packet early? No. Pre Packet pick up is only from 11-1 at Four Seasons. If you can’t make it then, pick up your packet on race day.

8. When do I bring my donated items? Bring them when you pick up your packet-race day or pre packet pick up day.

10. Will Elvis be there again? You will find out once you are there.

11. What do you recommend wearing? Clothes of course. (trash bags are good insulators to keep you warm until it is time to start)

12. Will there be bathrooms? Yes. There are bathrooms in the Court House that will be available and there are bathrooms at the Shell Station

13. What awards will be given? 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place to male and female in the 5K and 10K, and 1 mile kids' run. 

14. Where do we park? Hickman County Administrative Building, Hickman County Justice Center, Hickman County Board of Education, Hickman County Health Department, Centerville Church of Christ parking lot, Centerville Methodist Church parking lot.

15. Are the races together? No. The 5K heads toward the walking trail. The 10K heads toward Hwy 50.

16. What is the race route?

5K Race Route-  From the town square you will go down Hwy 100 to the Jerry Dixon Walking Trail.  From the walking trail you will turn right and follow the trail all the way through the library parking lot.  Then you will turn left onto W. Swan Street and left again on Oak Ave.  Follow that road and turn right onto Dickson Road.  You will see the Town Crier and a water station provided by Kedron Methodist Church.  You will then turn right onto Nixon Street (You might see 10K runners go straight), left on Spring Ave, right on W. Perry Street, Left on Oak Avenue, Left on W. Hackberry, Right on Bank Ave (between bank and McDonald Funeral Home), left toward the finish line. 

*Don't let all the lefts, and rights be intimidating.  There is a couple of dead end streets and the course is well marked.  Follow the orange signs. 


10K Race Route- From the town square you will turn a sharp left onto Hwy 100 to Hwy 50.  Turn right onto Hwy 50, right on Grinder's Switch, Right on West Grinder's Switch (turns into Hickman Springs Road and this is all down hill), Right on Hwy 100 to the square. Left to the finish line.


One Mile Fun Run Route- From the town square you will go down Hwy 100 to the Jerry Dixon Walking rail.  Turn right at the square and follow the trail until it splits.  Stop at the white tent.


17. Are you guys professional race directors? No. We are two women that are promoting health and exercise that represent Coordinated School Health. We strive to make the race bigger and better each year but we are not professionals so don't get too mad if we make a mistake.


Have questions about Grinders Switch Turkey Trot 2017? Contact Coordinated School Health

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where

Turkey Trot
W Public Square
Centerville, TN 37033

Thursday, November 23, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  Add to my calendar

Interested in hosting your own event?

Join millions of people on Eventbrite.

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.