The ONLY Thanksgiving Day run in Raleigh offering a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, and Kid's Dash! Thanksgiving Day has never been more fun with a distance for everyone.
Plus, ALL distances are stroller-friendly and pet-friendly - don't leave anyone at home on Thanksgiving morning.
AMENITIES We are bringing back our long-sleeved shirt* for the 5k, 10k, and half-marathoners. Check back here for the design of the 10th Anniversary commemorative tee-shirt.
Finisher's medals will be offered to all events. Medal styles may vary by event. Keep your eyes here for the special 2021 version. (*Register by November 9th to reserve your SWAG. This may be adjusted based on availability.)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
All events start and finish at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh.
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
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 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!
The SKINNY TURKEY 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 10:45 am. 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.
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 to be announced.
NOTE: YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM YOUR AWARD
Our intentions are still to conduct the Skinny Turkey 5k, 10k and Half Marathon on Thursday, Nov 25th.
The safety of our participants, volunteers, fans and our staff remains our top priority as we monitor the spread of the Coronavirus while preparing for the Nov 25. As of now, the race is still on as scheduled. We must defer to the guidance of local, state and federal health experts as we continue to learn more about this pandemic on a daily basis. If plans for the event should change, we will update you with further information and details immediately.
FS Series appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters to do what is best for the community as a whole.