Fort Lauderdale's Fast & Furious 5000 AND NATIONAL TURKEY TROT

Sat November 21, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 US Directions
450 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL US 33301


1489 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

FRIDAY:  11/20/2020

TIME: 1:00pm - 6:00pm


Parking is located at numerous locations around downtown. The most affordable parking garage is the city garage located at 150 SE 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.




Ladies and Gentleman!   We are proud to announce the inception of the Fort Lauderdale 5000, formerly the Merrill Lynch Bull Run. We are even more proud to announce that we are the first running event in Broward County that has been permitted since we have entered the Pandemic. Help us make history and show South Florida it is safe to take the streets and race as we once did. We will have some new procedures and policies in place and going forward, however we can still have a great time and compete while social distancing.

Traditionally, the National Turkey Trot is held on Thanksgiving morning. This year, in an effort to keep crowds to a minimum we are going to bring the Turkey Trot to you just a few days earlier. WE STILL WANT YOU TO DRESS UP AS PILGRIMS AND SHOW FORT LAUDERDALE THAT WE STILL HAVE THAT GREAT THANKSGIVING SPIRIT - JUST A LITTLE BIT EARLY!

Ladies & Gentleman: We bring you the Fort Lauderdale 5000 in partnership with the National Turkey Trot!

What is the Fort Lauderdale 5000? 

A 5K is made up of 5000 meters, 3.1 miles, 16368 feet, or 196416 inches. However you want to measure it, you are still running the same distance. The only difference is some people will run that distance faster than you. On November 21st, lets see where you rank among those completing the Fort Lauderdale 5000!

How will it work?

With new regulations for social distancing we are required to have an open start line. The start line will open at 6:00am and stay open for 90 minutes. Every 8 seconds we will release up to 10 starters at a time; then at 7:30 am we will hold a start for the elites and that will be the last wave of starters. It will be up to them to run as fast as they can to try and catch as many people as they can. Once you pick up your bib or arrive, do you warm up and head to the starting line and our staff will get you started. 

We encourage you to register as a group of 10 so when you start , you can race as a team with your friends. If you really want to get brave, challenge your competitors to start when you toe the line for a little one on one competition! 

All age group awards will be scored off net time and the elites will be scored off one gun start time at 7:30am. 

Do not arrive after 7:30am at the start line or you will not be allowed to start!



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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Fort Lauderdale's Fast & Furious 5000 AND NATIONAL TURKEY TROT.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Social & Physical Distancing

We are taking the CDC guidelines and Broward County Health Department's rules for re-opening very seriously and will have the following protocols in place. 

Please make sure you read them and follow these rules accordingly on event day. 

Physical Distancing
3. Non-contact registration: All WSO & SST events will employ a system that facilitates non-contact registration for participants, including the availability of online registration prior to the event and with electronic touch screen kiosks during the event. Kiosks will be wiped down with disinfectant wipes after each use.

4. Physical contact: All WSO & SST events will request that participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces, promoting alternative ways to greet fellow athletes and sponsors. The exchange of printed materials, such as business cards and sales brochures, will also be discouraged, with digital alternatives recommended.

5. Physical distancing: All WSO & SST events will maintain a density of participants in line with local authority regulations and venue or other relevant guidance. This will be managed through one or more control measures such as pre-event communications to participants, a participant circulation path that maintains social distancing traffic system around the event venue, onsite signage and floor markings, and onsite social distance ambassadors/volunteers.

6. Food and beverage stations: Event teams & volunteers will work to employ the highest standard of food safety, minimizing self-service refreshments in favor of pre-packaged refreshment options in sealed bags which are prepared prior to the event participants arrive. If any queuing is anticipated, social distancing will be maintained through the use of the outdoor event venue with ground markings and relevant event branded signage.

Protect & Detect:
7. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Participants will be asked to wear a face mask upon arrival. During the actual endurance competition participants will be advised to remove facemasks. Facemasks must be re-applied after the completion of the event. Further items of PPE, such as gloves and eye screens, will be used by participants and staff if appropriate and in line with local government and health authority advice.

8. First aid: All WSO & SST events will have access to a qualified first aid responder and a separate quarantine area if possible. Participants will be asked not to attend if they are feeling unwell, and teams will follow local health authority guidance on detecting and managing anyone who displays symptoms of COVID-19.

9. Screening: All WSO & SST events will follow relevant health authority guidance on screening participants. This may include checking the temperatures of everyone on arrival via thermal scanning or other screening processes.

10. Trace and contact: Should it be necessary, all WSO & SST events will work with local authorities to trace and contact participants at our events, subject to local privacy regulations.



WSO & SST has implemented the following changes for the safety of its event participants:
1. Promote and encourage contactless registration system (online) for event pre-registration.

2. Enforce capacity limits as required by the city of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
• Gross Square foot per person increased from Pre-Covid of 14 square feet required per person to 30 square feet per person.

3. Space out customer lines at registration kiosks and race starting corrals including an open start for a period of 90 minutes allowing for 10 participants to wave start every 5 seconds
• Increase the number of entrances to the starting corral.
• Control participant lines and spacing with Stanchions and Floor Signs and A-Frame Signs.
• Racecourse routes will be 1 direction out and 1 direction back in lanes separated by medians when possible. At other times, the runner direction will be separated by traffic cones. The start and finish line will never be at the same location so an open wave start line time of 90 minutes will be allowed.
• Finisher medal distribution will be suspended at this time post event. We will hold post event packet pick ups or mail them out to participants.

4. If required: Install plexiglass dividers between staff/volunteers and participants at registration area entrance registration check-in scanning stations and refreshment tables

5. Add additional staff for continuous disinfection of tables, chairs, port-o-potties and other high frequency touch-points using traditional cleaning techniques and electrostatic spraying technology throughout the event. We have purchased CLOROX TOTAL 360 SPRAYING SYSTEMS AND THE CLOROX TOTAL 360 SOLUTION
• Electrostatic Sprayer/Mister

6. Install temperature thermal imaging system to use for scanning all participants all registration kiosks for elevated temperatures.
• Temperatures must be below CDC recommendation of 100.4 F (38.0 C) or guest(s) will be denied race day participation and offered the ability to compete virtually from home.

7. Face coverings/masks will be required for all participants before and after the endurance competition.
• Face coverings do not need to be worn by persons who have trouble breathing due to a chronic preexisting condition or persons who are not able to remove face coverings without assistance or on their own.

8. Hand cleaning stations will be placed throughout the facility.

9. Port-o-potties will only allow individual entry to each restroom.
• Signage will note limited entry to each unit.
• Add cleaning staff for continuous cleaning/disinfection of restrooms throughout the day.

10. Restroom areas will offer contactless hand sanitation option.

Start Times

Suggested PACE Start Times:

Runners & walkers with a pace of 12:00-15:00 minutes per mile please line up at the start corral entrance between 6:00am - 6:15am. 

Runners with paces between 10:00-12:00 minutes per mile please line up at the start corral entrance at 6:15- 6:30am

Runners with paces between 8:00 -10:00 minutes per mile please line up at the start corral entrance at 6:30- 6:45am

Runners with paces between 6:00-8:00 minutes per mile please line up at the start corral entrance at 6:45- 7:15am

To start at 7:30 you must have a qualifying time of men under 17:00minutes and women under 19:00minutes. 
You must select elite under your registration category also or you will not be timed as an elite


Runners with paces between 4:30-6:00 minutes per mile please aim to start at 7:30am as we will have one wave start for elites


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