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11/24/2022 @ 07:30 am

Skinny Turkey Half Marathon, 10K Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters & 5K
Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Run
Raleigh, NC
10K Presenting Sponsor

About the Event

Event Starts In

What //

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

When //

Thu, November 24, 2022 @ 07:30 am

Where //

2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614

Event Overview

 

The ONLY Thanksgiving Day run in Raleigh that offers a Half Marathon, 10K Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters, 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.

 

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

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
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 Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters start
8:00 AM 5K start and 1-mile walk
9:45 AM Awards (approximate Time) 

 

The SKINNY TURKEY HALF MARATHON 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.  $2 will be donated by Run N Tri Outters to North East Wake Packpack Buddies for each participantes that registers for the 10K distance. The 10K course 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.

TIME LIMIT
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.

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 Presented by Run N Tri Outfitters:
 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.


NOTE: YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO CLAIM YOUR AWARD