Thankful Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

Sun November 19, 2023 Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 US Directions


Half Marathon 13.1 M

7:00AM EST - 11:59AM EST

5K Run

9:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST


Join us November 19th for a Thanksgiving Holiday Half Marathon / 5K within the beautiful Nocatee community. Start and finish will take place in the field next to the Nocatee Splash Water Park.  The course will include the scenic Nocatee Greenway Trails, and will circle through several of the local developments within Nocatee.



Race Contact Info

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Custom Race Shirt

T-Shirt Deadline: All athlete registered by our Oct 28th Shirt deadline are guaranteed the shirt in their size on race day.  A small number of additional shirt sizes will be ordered, and will be in the shirt inventory.  Once a size inventory has been depleted, you will no longer be able to select that size during registration.  

Thankful Turkey Event Bib

Personalization Deadline:  Be sure to register by Nov 1st midnight and you will receive a personalized race bib with your name on it.  

Race Awards

5K & Half Marathon Awards


Overall Awards will be presented as follows:

Men - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place
Women - 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place

1st PLACE MASTERS (Over 40)


Age group award certificates will be emailed to the top three men and the top three women in the following age groups:
0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 Plus




Event Schedule


6:00 am - 8:45 am - Same Day Registration & Packet Pickup


7:00 am - 1/2 Marathon Start * Late starts taken till 7:30 am.

9:00 am - 5K  Start

9:45 am - Half Marathon Awards

10:00 am - 5K Awards

Race Course

Marathon & Half Marathon Course
Updated course for 2022 - USATF #FL22048JK

The 2022 course map can be viewed at this site:

Video Visualization of course:

Detailed Start Map:

Description: All races start under the Second Wind Arch located to the side of the Nocatee stage.

Half Marathon Turn by Turn Notes

*Turns are marked with arrows on signs, and small soccer cones.

*Start from the Nocatee Spray Park Stage area/field

*.5 Mile/ Water Station #1 – Turn right, continuing onto Nocatee Greenway.  Runners will do this out and back only once.

*1M – Shortly after the one mile marker runners will turn right into a residential area.  Run on the roadways when in a residential area, facing traffic.  After about a ¼ mile runners will turn right again, and finally hit a turn around in a cul-de-sac.  Runners return from the cul-de-sac all the way back to water station #1

*When runners return to water station #1 they turn right, and continue through the Nocatee Greenway.  When the Greenway ends, runners turn right and travel south on the Crosswater Parkway.  Runners stay on the east side of Crosswater Pkw, always on the extra wide walking walking path.

*Near Mile 5, runners use the crosswalk to pass through the vehicle round-a-bout, and then turn right on Conservation Trail.  Runners will be on the south side of Conservation Trail, again on the extra wide walking path

*At Mile 6, the walking trail will turn left onto Crosswater Edge Dr.

*Runners will make the second left onto Freedom Landing Dr.  Once in this residential area, runners may run on the roadway facing traffic.

*Turn Right on to Crosswater Lake Dr.

*Near mile 7.5 runners will be directed back onto the wide walking path on the right side of Crosswater Lake Dr.  Runners will be directed to turn right on this walking path as it cuts away from the main road.

*The Half Marathon final turn around is at mile 7.7 on Village Grande Dr.

*Runners will retrace their course exactly all the way back to the first waterstation inside the Nocatee Greenway.  From this point runners continue straight, directly back to our start/finish area.

Marathon/Half Marathon runners will have water stations:
Mile .5
Mile 2.75
Mile 5.25
Mile 7.6
Mile 9
Mile 10.5
Mile 12.5

5K Course Map

At 9pm 5K Runners will start  in the grass field, under the start/finish arch.  The 5K course consists of a 1.55 out and back.

A video course preview is available here:


Check out a preview of sections of our course.


245 Nocatee Center Way
Ponte Vedra, FL US 32081

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

All runners are strongly encouraged to pickup race bib & shirt ahead of race day.

Join us at the Nocatee YMCA

SATURDAY 12-3 at the Nocatee YMCA
400 Colonnade Dr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081



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