Thanksgiving Day - Nov 28, 2024

Skinny Turkey
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run
Raleigh, NC
Half Marathon Title Sponsor

About the Event

Event Starts In

What //

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Thanksgiving Day - Nov 28, 2024

Where //

2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

Event Overview


The ONLY Thanksgiving Day run in Raleigh that offers a Half Marathon Presented by UNC Health, 10k Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters, 5k, 1 Mile Walk, 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.



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

6:00 am Packet Pickup Opens 
7:15 am Half Marathon Pre-Race Announcements
7:30 am Start of Half Marathon Presented by UNC Health

7:35 am Start of Kids Fun Run
7:40 am 10k and 5k pre-race announcements
7:45 am 10k Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters start
8:00 am 5k start and 1-mile walk

9:45 am Awards (approximate Time) *Pick up at Results Tent

The SKINNY TURKEY HALF MARATHON Presented by UNC Health course will run through Wakefield Plantation and the Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is rolling with a few hills that are sure to test your fitness. The course is very scenic, primarily through the Wake Falls neighborhood.

The SKINNY TURKEY 10k Presented 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! 

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. In addition, scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the spring.

The roads will NOT be closed for this event, and 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 will be picked up by a sweeper van and taken back to the start/finish line area. 

If you choose to not be picked up by the sweeper van, you
will no longer be considered a race participants and will be required to follow pedestrian laws. Official times, medals, course and post-race amenities cannot be guaranteed for runners who are not picked up and returned to the finish line.

Skinny Turkey Pace Runners will be on the course to help get you to your goal finish time.  Line up behind the pacer holding your pace: 1:45; 2:00; 2:15; 2:30; 2:45; 3:00.


5k: Top 3 overall male and female*, Top 3 masters male and female*
Top three age groups:
8 and under; 9-11; 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 35-39, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. 

10k Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters:
Top 3 overall male and female *, Top 3 masters male and female*
Top three age groups: 
12-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. 

Half Marathon Presented by UNC Health: 
Top 3 overall male and female *, Top 3 masters male and female*
Top three age groups: 
12-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. 

*Overall winners from the above categories are not eligible for age group awards.
Award Finishers can pick up awards at results area.

You must be present to claim your award - they will not be mailed or saved.

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