Turkey Day 5K

Thu November 28, 2019 Sanford, FL US 32771 Directions

Turkey Day 5K

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
600 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL US 32771

Over the past couple of years, our race has averaged 800 to 1,000 runners.  We were excited to introduce more enhancements to our race like individual chip time, Starbucks coffee, donuts from our local business - Donuts To Go Sanford and the most requested item - Finisher Medals.  But, we had no idea that this would bring in hundreds of more runners.  We have to order finisher medals in the summer time to ensure they are manufactured and arrive on time before the event while keeping the cost down.  So, we thought we would be bold and order an extra 250 over our highest average number.  Well, it looks like we may have more than 1,250 runners.  So, in fairness to everyone, we will definitely have finisher medals for the first 1,250 registered.  As of Monday evening (Nov 25), we have 1,205 with still two more days to register plus day of registration.  Once we go over 1,250, registered runners will receive a Race Time Sports bib.  We usually have a small percentage of registered runners who don't make the event.  Once the race has started, we will know how many people are on the course because we are capturing start times.  As long as the number of start times is less than 1,250, everyone will get a finisher medal.  If the number of start times is over 1,250, finisher medals will be handed out in order of registration.  We have talked with a couple people and this is the only fair way to address this situation.  Trust us, this won't happen next year.  We will be more prepared. :)  On a side note, we are going to order another 50 to 100 shirts for those registering in the next couple of days.  Our apologies that we are out of the youth sizes and 2XL.  We are going to be ordering more small, medium, large and extra large shirts on Monday.  Our awesome sponsor and vendor (Thread Zone) is going to take care of us. 

10th Annual Turkey Day 5K in Sanford, Florida.  This is a holiday fun run for the entire family to come run or walk and have a great time!

Turkey Day 5K Costume Contest is back:
Cash prize for the best Thanksgiving costume.  Only registered runners wearing a race bib from this event are eligible to participate.  Secret judges will select the top five costumes.  20 minutes prior to the start of the race, the five finalist will be announced.  The winner will be determined by the loudest cheer from the runners in the starting corral.  The winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Early Registration: (all registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable)
$25 through November 17
$30 November 18 - November 26 (November 27 will be walk up only)
$35 Race Day Registration

Youth Registration:(ages 14 and Under)
$20 through November 26
$35 Race Day Registration

Senior Registration: (ages 60 and Over)
$20 through November 26
$35 Race Day Registration

Timing and Scoring:
NEW for our 10th Anniversary Turkey Day 5K:  This fun run will be chip timed.  All registered runners will receive individual times.  Please be sure to enter your phone number at time of registration if you would like to receive a text with your time when you cross the finish line.  Times will also be posted on the results board onsite as well as live results online.

Finisher Medals:
NEW for our 10th Anniversary Turkey Day 5K:  All participants will receive a finisher medal.

All runners registered by Monday, November 18 will be guaranteed their requested shirt size.  We will do our best to accommodate anyone registering after Monday, November 18th to get their requested shirt size, however shirt sizes may limited.

AWARDS - Only the top 10 men and top 10 women will receive awards.  There are no age division awards for this event.

Race Course Map
***See Below***

Pre Race Packet Pick Up
Pre event packet pick up will be Monday, November 25th from 10:00am to 7:00pm,  Tuesday, November 26th from 10am to 7pm, and Wednesday, November 27th from 10am to 3pm at Front Running Sports located at 1061 S. Sun Drive, Unit 1097, Lake Mary, FL 32746.  If you are not able to make it to pick up early, you may have a friend or family member pick up for you.  No I.D. required.  Also, we will have your packet available for pick up the morning of the event at the event site starting at 7am.

Everyone is Welcome:
This is an event for ALL levels to participate.  Runners, Walkers, and strollers and baby joggers are all welcome.

Event Beneficiary:
This event will benefit the Christian Sharing Center.  The Sharing Center provides basic and essential needs during times of financial crisis.  We ask ALL participants on race morning to bring some non perishable food to help stock their food pantry and feed those in need.  

Also, feel free to bring used running shoes.  This was very popular last year and we were able to give out dozens of pairs of shoes to those in need. :)

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Course Map and Parking

*** Please note:  The walk from the parking lot areas to the start line can take up to 10 minutes.  ***

All streets marked with "RED" are closed for this event.  The best way to get to the parking areas is to travel on 3rd Street from 17-92.  Once you reach Palmetto, turn left towards the parking areas.  Law enforcement and Citizens on Patrol will be at 1st Street to guide you to the parking areas shown on the attached map.  Follow the "BLUE" line for the quickest way to the parking areas. 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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