Turkey on the Run is a great way to kick off your holiday season with a fun and fit jaunt in Wenatchee on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2016. This annual family friendly event has become a tradition in the community and attracts both residents and people visiting for the holiday.
Description: Turkey on the Run, presented by Biosports Physical Therapy, features chip-timed 12K and 5K runs, a non-timed Youth 5K (11 years of age and younger), and a non-timed 1K kids run. Our two longer distances are ideal for walkers. All the events start and and finish at beautiful Rotary Park on the western outskirts of Wenatchee.
The 1K Kids Run is free and uses a small loop around Rotary Park as a course. The kids event is held just prior to the official start of the 12K and 5K. Registration is not required for the kids run and each finisher receives a prize!
The Youth 5K (11 years of age and younger) is a free and non-timed race. It follows the same route as the regular 5K. Youth must still register for this event.
All participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Women's Resource Center food pantry. Proceeds from this event also will go to the Womens Resource Center, a Wenatchee-based nonprofit that provides transitional housing and shelter for families in need, Girls On The Run and the Wenatchee Pony Club.
Start time: 9 a.m. Nov. 24, 2016
Start line: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)
Finish line: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)
Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 23, 2016, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee; and 7:30 to 8:55 a.m., Nov. 24, 2016, at Rotary Park in Wenatchee
In-person registration: Late Registration Fee is $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 12K and is available from 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 23, 2016, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee; and from 7:30 to 8:55 a.m., Nov. 24, 2016, at Rotary Park in Wenatchee
Essentials: We will have two aid stations on the 12K course (including one at the turnaround spot) and one on the 5K course. Stations will have water. There will be port-o-potties at the start/finish area but none on the course. The course is open to strollers and walkers. Participants may bring dogs, but they must be on a leash and please pick up after your dog.
Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to this neighborhood and neighborhood park and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash. Waste baskets will be located at each aid station and at the park. Help us keep Wenatchee clean and green.
Views and features: These runs and walks take participants through the neighborhoods adjacent to the Wenatchee Foothills. The 12K course also travels up Number One Canyon with views of the prominent Castle Rock formation along the way.
Course note: The course is open to traffic, so we ask runners to stay on the sidewalks and shoulder of the road as much as possible. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will have mileage markers, route arrows and cones along the route as well.
Runner premiums: Commerative Coffee Tumbler is included this year along with Chip timing for the 5K and 12K races is also provided.
Timing and results: Runners will be timed for this event. Results will be posted on our website (www.runwenatchee.com) after the race.
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