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Thanksgiving Day
Just Think First 5K and Skinny Turkey 10K and Half Marathon
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Raleigh, NC

About the Event

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Thanksgiving Day

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2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27601

(map and directions)

Event Overview

NEW FOR 2018: There is a distance for everyone! Half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 mile and kids dash! Thanksgiving Day has never been more fun! 

Did you know that ALL distances are stroller-friendly and pet-friendly - keep the family together on Thanksgiving morning!

Also new for 2018: 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Medals


Race Day Schedule

7:15 am Half Marathon Pre-Race Announcements
7:30 am Start of Half Marathon
7:35 am Start of Kids Fun Run (Start in front of school finish at the finish line)
7:40 am 10K and 5K pre-race announcements
7:45  am 10K start
8:00 am 5k start and 1 mile walk
9:45 am (approximately) Awards


All events start and finish at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh. 

The Skinny Turkey Half Marathon course will run through Wakefield Plantation and Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is rolling with a few hills that are sure to test your fitness. The course is very scenic, especially through the Wake Falls neighborhood.

The Skinny Turkey 10K, sponsored by Run-N-Tri-Outfitters, will follow along part of the half-marathon course before turning around and heading back to the school. We'll make sure to pack plenty of hills in those 6.2 miles! (Course map coming soon.)

The JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race is the major fundraiser for the Just Think First Program. The event helps fund teaching videos that tell the story of something that happened to real students who attended school at Wakefield High. Besides funding for the video projects, proceeds from the 5K race also pay for speakers and various activities planned during the school year to help encourage students to make the right choices. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the spring.

HALF MARATHON TIME LIMIT:
The roads will NOT be closed for this event, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes and volunteers, the time limit for the half marathon is 3:15. This is approximately a 15 min. pace and  will have all participants back at Wakefield High School by 10:45am. Any runners on the half marathon course after 10:45 am, may be picked up by one of the SAG wagons and taken back to the start/finish line area.


Packet Pickup at Wakefield High School
School Cafeteria

Wakefield High School; 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive; Raleigh NC 27614
 
**Wednesday, November 21: 
1:00pm to 4:00pm

**Thursday, November 22 
- - 6:00am - 7:15 am for Skinny Turkey Half Marathon
- - 6:00am - 7:30 am for Skinny Turkey 10K
- - 6:00am - 7:45am for Just Think First 5k and Fun Run


ADDRESS:
WAKEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL

2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh NC 27614


Awards:

5K: The top 3 male and female overall, top 3 masters male and female, and the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 8 and under; 9-11; 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.

10K:
 The top 3 male and female overall, top 3 masters male and female, and the top three finishers in each of the following age groups:  14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.

Half Marathon: The top 3 male and female overall, top 3 masters male and female, and top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups:  14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.

We have Skinny Turkey Pacers to help bring the Half Marathoners to the finish line at their goal time. Line up behind the pacer holding your pace: 1:45; 2:00; 2:15; 2:30; 2:45; 3:00.

 

Awards include Sprouts turkeys for half marathon and pumpkin pies for the 10k!

NOTE: YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM YOUR AWARD

 

Affiliated Charities

The JUST THINK FIRST Program seeks to raise awareness on various topics that affect teens in society today including violence, sex, drugs, alcohol, gangs and negative peer pressure.Through education, we continue to be committed in our efforts to provide powerful messages to our students regarding safe and responsible choices they can make

WATCH THE VIDEO and see where the monies raised go!

Check out the podcast on wral!  Click here "scroll to about 4 minutes, 30 seconds to hear about the new JUST THINK FIRST video."