Stratford Turkey Day Trot

Thu November 25, 2021 Stratford, CT 06615 US Directions
Place
2422 Main St,
Stratford, CT US 06615
Description
The Stratford Turkey Day Trot has become one of the largest of its kind in the area. From its humble start almost 20 years ago with under 100 people in Stratford Center, our event has grown each year to average over 800 people each year. 

Our 5k event is successful and safe because of the tremendous support and cooperation of the Stratford Police, EMS, Public Works & Fire Departments.

 

        THIS SITE AND RACE IS BEING POSTED AS OF SEPT 1. BE AWARE THAT IF ANY COVID RELATED MANDATES ARE INACTED THAT LEAD TO THE CANCELATION OF THIS EVENT THERE WILL NOT BE REFUNDS. ALL REG FEES WILL BE GIVEN TO OUR CHARITIES AFTER EXPENSES HAVE BEEN PAID.

THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.

 

***We will be collecting food for the Sterling House Pantry during our two pickup days and on Thanksgiving morning. Here is a note from them-

Many thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and runners in this year's Thanksgiving Day Stratford Turkey Trot 5K for naming Sterling House Community Center
as one of the beneficiaries of the event. All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item when registering in support of the Sterling House Food Pantry, the largest Food Pantry in Stratford serving thousands annually. Visit our Food Pantry website here for food donation suggestions:
https://www.sterlinghousecc.org/donate-to-food-pantry 

All of us here at Sterling House wish all Stratford Turkey Trot participants to have a great 5K and Thanksgiving Day celebration.

 

AVOID PRE-THANKSGIVING STRESS  you'll have enough later...Pickup shirts & bibs EARLY at Riverview Restaurant in Stratford                    

Tuesday      Nov  23  2pm-8pm
Wednesday Nov 24  2pm-6pm   LATE REG $40 for 19 & over  - $30 for 18 & under - ONLY if not sold out.

THURSDAY Nov 25  PICKUP 7am- 8am sharp at our race site- downtown Stratford at the Masonic Auditoreum - the former Stratford Theatre

 
WE CLOSE REGISTRATION AT 1000 PARTICIPANTS. DON'T GET SHUT OUT.

 

AGAIN THIS YEAR-  AT THE FINISH LINE

CIBUS DOS- Will be open 7am- 11am serving TAPPAS, and beverages. The bar will be open for both ADULT HYDRATION and soft drinks. CIBUS DOS is located directly opposite the finish line on Main St.

 

The very flat and fast course has attracted runners and walkers from the four corners of CT, New England & beyond. OUR 5K COURSE IS VERY FRIENDLY- suitable for all abilities.

Course map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7162321

 
Our family-friendly 5k (3.11mi) run/walk takes place on a course that starts in the heart of our downtown center. You’ll run down East Broadway and take a right on Elm St. From there you’ll run thru the historic section of town with a straight shot, out on Elm St, You’ll do a quick turn around on Main St and go past the water table on your way back to the finish. Before you get back downtown you'll run a loop around the parking lot where the historically famous Shakespeare Theater used to be (it burned to the ground in January a few years back)...right near the Housatonic River. From there you’re back the way you came, with the finish line just past the Stratford Theatre. 
 
We use computer bib-chip timing for fast & accurate results. You must wear your own registered bib.

PLEASE DO NOT GIVE AWAY OR EXCHANGE YOUR BIB WITH SOMEONE. IT CAUSES HUGE PROBLEMS, MESSES UP THE RESULTS 
AND DELAYS EMERGENCY RESPONSE! 
IF NEEDED. SEE THE RACE DIRECTOR OR TIMER DURING BIB PICKUP OR ON RACE DAY AND WE CAN MAKE THE CHANGE.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR BIB IS PINNED ON FRONT - NOT COVERED BY CLOTHING & not folded over.
 
You’ll get a great cotton long sleeve T-shirt (guaranteed sizing only if you pre register by November 4 - after that ‘as available’ and we may run out!) We may even have some extra women's sized dri-fit shirts printed up. If so they will be at pickup.
 
Snacks & fluids after your finish - but don’t fill up! You’ve got dinner later in the day. 
 
PARKING- THE START AND FINISH ARE WITHIN 200 YARDS OF THE STRATFORD RAILROAD STATION. There are also spaces available behind the theatre at the finish and across the street behind the restaurants. THERE IS NO PARKING ON THE 5K COURSE- the police will tow.

 

Awards: Male & Female Champions are removed from their age groups. CHAMPIONS WII RECEIVE A NEW PRODUCT “The MOZY” after their victory. Check them out! www.getthemozy.com 

Age Group Awards male & female - three deep (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18,
19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+   PLEASE PICK UP YOUR AWARD AFTER YOU FINISH. WE WILL DISTRIBUTE THEM NEAR THE FINISH. WE WILL NOT HAVE A CEREMONY- Covid restrictions. WE WILL NOT MAIL THEM.

COSTUME CONTEST- The winner receives a $50 gift card from Paradise Pizza! 

 

Registration fees

ONLINE ONLY. NO PAPER ENTRY NOR CASH ACCEPTED - covid regulations

9/1 -   9/30     THE LOWEST FEES 
                        $28 ages 19 & over / $22 ages 18 & under
10/1 - 10/31   $30 / $24
11/1 - 11/22    $35 / $26
11/23 -11/25  $40 / $30   if not sold out & online only. No cash/paper entries 


BIB & SWAG PICKUP & Late registration -

TUES 11/23 2-8pm at Riverview Restaurant  

                                     946 Ferry Blvd Stratford

WEDS 11/24 2-6pm

 

The Stratford Police & EMS have helped to determine this event number cutoff in the interest of safety. There will not be any exceptions.

 

The proceeds of the Stratford Turkey Day Trot have averaged over $10,000 each of the last five years. These funds are donated to many non-profit groups & charities from within our Stratford Community. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated AND useful.
Our event is always in need of sponsor partners. Please contact Marty Schaivone if you’d like to partner with us or can introduce us to a potential sponsor - msrunningproductions@yahoo.com 
The charities that have received donations from the proceeds of the race the past three years:
Town of Stratford Recreaction Department
Town of Stratford Community Services
Stratford Police Explorers
Sterling House
Masonic House Learning Center for Dyslexia
WICC Holiday Fund
Second Hill Lane PTA
We thank you for participating this year so that we may continue to provide needed donations for these worthy charities in our town.

 

Severe Weather & Cancellation Policy -This event is being held rain or shine. Weather forecasts are tracked for heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, high winds, snow, etc. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, the information will be posted on our web site and social media pages to alert participants of possible changes. We will also do our best to send an e-blast to all pre-registered that have supplied us with a viable email address. Severe weather or a forecast to become severe during the event could change the race start time. This event could be postponed or canceled. No Refunds can be given if the event is delayed, postponed, or canceled due to severe weather or by the direction of Facility Directors, Park Services, Police, or State Officials.

This race is directed by Marty Schaivone – M.S. Running Productions. MSRP helps to direct over 40 other events each year that have raised over $250,000 for charities. Five other races in Stratford including the new Cinco de Mama, Two Roads Shore to the Pour, Little Pub Margarita Run, the Bridgeport Black Rock "Run for the Rock", Milford Bank Moves for Veterans, the Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K and Bigelow Tea Run in Fairfield, The Great Pumpkin Classic, Cow Chip Cross Country Run & Jingle Bell Run in Trumbull, and over 20 other events in Fairfield County.  
The 2021 MSRP schedule is very tentative due to covid but will soon be posted at: www.hitekracing.com/msrunning 

 

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