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The Hickory Foundation YMCA is excited to announce that we will celebrate the 2021 Hickory Turkey Trot FER REAL THIS YEAR!!
We made this decision to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community and give all loyal past participants and friends the opportunity to run virtually (but together) in our annual Thanksgiving tradition. This “do it yourself” event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and at any location that is convenient and safe for you and your families. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track, or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in Hickory or even NC - please invite friends and family in other states to join our annual Turkey Trot Family Fun. While not required – you can submit your time for inclusion in the online Just For Fun Results. We will collect time from Saturday November 21st thru the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day - November 29th at 5pm. Click on this RESULTS link to see how you compare other runners virtual times. Instructions on "How to submit your virtual times" will be included when you register. Online Registration will be the only option this year and will remain open until 5 PM on the Sunday after Thanksgiving Day at 5pm. Paper application are not available. Everyone who signs up, regardless if you submit a time or not, will receive a fabulous Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot shirt, super cool Turkey socks, and a beautiful participant medal. The swag will be available for pick up at the YMCA or can be shipped to you for an additional cost. Specific details to follow. Entry Fees The entry fee for both the 5K and the 10K Hickory YMCA Turkey Trots is $25. Youth ages 1 - 12 only $15. Race Course This “do it yourself” event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and any location that is convenient and safe for you and your families. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track, or even run on a treadmill. Want to compare your times to previous Trots at the Y? We invite you to run our historic 5K or 10K courses at any time. Here's a link to the official course map. Not fast enough? Run again and resubmit your time OR don't - this is Just For Fun - no one is keeping score. Packet Pick-up Packet Pick Up will be held during the week(s) prior to Thanksgiving and during the first week of December. Specific details will be provided as soon as they are confirmed. Please note that any/all plans are subject to change in the event that COVID-19 safety protocols are altered. They will be available for pick up at the YMCA Thursday 11/19 9:00am-1:00pm and 4:00-6:30pm and Friday 11/20 12:00pm-3:00pm can be shipped to you for an additional cost.
Thank you for registering for 2020 Hickory Foundation YMCA Turkey Trot - Virtual 5K & 10K. While we'd certainly prefer to see everyone out on the course - this year we just want to encourage everyone to stay active and healthy during these crazy times.
This “Do It Yourself” event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and any location that is convenient and safe for you and your families. Run a local 5K or 10K route (like the Turkey Trot courses), around the block, on trails,12.5 laps around the track, or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in North Carolina - so please invite friends and family in other states or countries to join the fun.
While not required – you can submit your time for inclusion in the online “Just For Fun” results. We will begin collecting times on November 21st.
Don't like your time? Go Run or walk the same route again then submit a new time. We'll replace any/all previous times with the new one. Why not challenge your self to improve your time every day.
There are three ways to submit your results:
Go to the 2020 Hickory Foundation YMCA Turkey Trot - Virtual 5K & 10K site [https://runsignup.com/hickoryymcaturkeytrot] >> Click on the "RESULTS" tab in the upper right >> from there following the "Find A Participant" instructions to access your registration details >> Once there >> click and follow the instructions to "Submit Results". Easy.
Sign into your RunSignUp.com account >> Click on your "Profile" in the upper right corner >> Next to "2020 Hickory Foundation YMCA Turkey Trot - Virtual 5K & 10K", on the right side, you'll see "Submit Virtual Results" >> click and follow the instructions to "Submit Results". Easy.
Send us an email with your Name and Time by clicking on the "VIRTUAL RACE CONTACT INFO" link below. For additional proof of your 5K run/walk time send a photo or screenshot of your Garmin, Strava, or other smart device to info "@" eventmercenaries.com
Rules: This is a "Just For Fun - Do It Yourself - FUNdraiser" - so There Are No Rules. Everyone's on the honor system = please use a phone app like MapMyRun or Strava, OR run a confirmed distance (12.5 laps around the track, follow a local 5/10K route) to log your 5/10K run/walk. If you really want to "prove" you ran a 15:30 5K - email us a photo or screenshot of your Garmin, Strava, or other smart device to info "@" eventmercenaries.com. [If you can run that fast - we'll be certain to forward it on to USA Track & Field.]
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.turkeytrot.ymcacv.org.
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