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The 24th Annual Bradenton Runners Club Turkey Trot will be held at 8:00 Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 25, 2021 at Robinson Preserve.
This year we are charging a nominal registration fee to help cover the costs of putting on this race. As in past years, however, we are still asking all participants to recognize the efforts of selected local charities by making donations when they register for this race. Donations may be made online or on race day. Canned or dry goods can also be brought in and donated on race day.
We will also be introducing a new shirt this year, and they will be available for purchase when you register. Shirts will be available for pickup on race day or they can be shipped to those who choose that option.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
The goal of this race is to support two local charities: The Food Bank of Manatee, and Turning Points.
The Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization based in Manatee County and has been assisting local children, families, and seniors since 1985.
Turning Points is an organization whose goal is to prevent and end homelessness in our community by providing a wide variety of free services to struggling individuals and families.
We encourage participants to make a donation during registration to one of these two charities.
Q: What time does the race start?
A: The race starts promptly at 8:00 am. Bibs can be picked up starting at 7:00 the morning of the race. Shirts will be available for pickup on race day.
Q: Can I register by mail?
A: No, only online registration is available.
Q: Do runners get a shirt?
A: This event does not have any of the freebies of a typical race. However, you may purchase a shirt online during registration. Shirts will be available for pickup on race day.
Q: How much is this event?
A: This event is just $10 per person and $25 for families of three or more. Prices increase at 8:00 pm on Wednesday November 24th.
Q: I'm not sure if I'm registered, what should I do?
A: If you registered online or at an event, you should have received a confirmation email. Be sure to check your spam filter if you cannot find the confirmation email. If you think you may have deleted the email, you simply log in to your RunSignUp account and you will see the races for which you have registered.
Q: How do I pick up my race packet?
A: Packets are available on race day.
Q. Are dogs allowed?
A. No, dogs are not allowed at this event. As a member of RRCA we observe all guidelines and recommendations related to safety. Dogs present a risk to other runners and with the narrow trails on our course, present a tripping hazard for participants. Dogs and crowds often don't mix, even with the best behaved dogs due to tripping hazards and unpredictable behavior. In crowded, unfamiliar places, even well-mannered dogs can become unpredictable and protective of their owner. All participants must sign a waiver stating "If I violate the safety guidelines I accept legal responsibility for any injuries I may directly or indirectly cause to myself and/or others."
Q: Are strollers allowed?
A: Strollers are strongly discouraged at this event. As a member of RRCA we observe all guidelines and recommendations related to safety. Strollers present a risk to other runners, and the course in particular has various types of terrain including uneven terrain and narrow trails. Anyone with a stroller would need to understand that they need to line up at the very back.
Q: Can I register on race day?
A: Prices increase on race day, so we prefer that you register online ahead of time.
Q: How is the race timed?
A: The race is not timed.
Q: Who benefits from this race?
A: Donations from this event benefit The Food Bank of Manatee and Turning Points.
There are several parking options available. Limited parking is available in the original Robinson lot (north entrance) with access through the back gate; the lot at 1801 99th St NW, just south of the Botanical Park; the property immediately south of the main lot; and in the new expansion (south) parking lot. Those who park in the south lot can use the 1/2-mile gravel trail at the north end of the lot that will lead you to the north entrance and starting point. Volunteers will be directing traffic and guiding people to parking areas, and cones will mark the 99th Street lots.
Restrooms are available at the south and north parking lots, and additional portolets will be located at the main entrance.
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