Webster Turkey Trot

Thu November 26 - Sun November 29 Webster, NY 14580 US Directions

Webster Turkey Trot

Currently only Virtual Option Available
A Local Thanksgiving Day Classic since 1972!
4.4 Mile Race / 2.5 Mile Fun Run (and NEW Virtual Option)

Join the Webster Turkey Trot Facebook Group Page here for updates and Trotty conversation.

11/20/20 UPDATE: All In Person participants received an email about the updated protocols.  More notes to come.  Please watch for emails.

ALERT: This year due to COVID-19 only those who are currently registered have the option to race in person on Thanksgiving Day at Webster Park.  These pre-registered individuals will also have the option to switch to the Virtual Race.  Please note you must follow the COVID-19 Guidelines for the In Person event

This 49-year-old tradition of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher, in Webster. Jim May started this event as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, as a way for them to get a workout on Thanksgiving Day. As the years progressed, the event grew to what it is today. Jim May’s former Cross Country Runner, Dave Boutillier, took over the reins of the race in the late 90′s under his Race Directing Company, YellowJacket Racing. Each year this race reminds Dave and many other former Webster residents of his youth and running the event annually.

Strollers, Dogs, & Headphones are NOT permitted on course!!

Due to COVID-19 the 4.4 and 2.5 start lines will be combined and moved to the corner of Hold and Lake roads. You can arrive at your convenience and start your run anytime between 8am-11am. 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES for In Person Event

Due to the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, participants, and the general community.  As part of the registration process, everyone must sign and adhere to this COVID-19 section of the waiver - CLICK HERE

Please note: Due to our regions current YELLOW ZONE COVID-19 Status we can have NO MORE than 20 people in the area.  We will be adhering and monitoring this.  If we ask you to leave the area due to capacity limits, please do so.

  1. Masks must be worn leading up to the start of your event and immediately following the finish of your event.
  2. All athletes are required to carry hydration with them while on course, there are no water stops
  3. Post-Race food will be prepackaged and in a bag. These will be handed out to you at the finish line upon completion of your event.
  4. Remain physically distant by a minimum of 6 feet at all times, and no congregating before or after your event.
  5. Packet pickup items will be pre-bagged and labeled with your name on it. There is no exchange of shirts or bib numbers available.
  6. Throw out any of your own trash, do not toss it on the ground for staff/volunteers/other athletes to clean up.
  7. There will not be an awards ceremony.  We will email awards within a few days after the event is complete so we can compile results
  8. Results will be available online after the event
  9. Please check your email for specific race day and packet pickup COVID-19 Protocol
  10. No Spectators
  11. Upon completion of the event, you must IMMEDIATELY exit the area.  You can not wait for anyone as we need to stay at or below capacity
  12. NYS Residents ONLY for In Person Event
  13. All athletes will have their temperature taken at the start line. Anyone with a temp higher than 100 degrees will not be allowed to compete and will be asked to leave.
  14. Your start will be at your convenience and any can happen when you are ready, any time between 8am-10am.
  15. Athletes will start one at a time with seconds between each start
  16. The course is open to traffic and there are no road marshals.  You must know the course and follow all rules of the road, include road crossings.

Please note you can switch to virtual by going into your Run Sign Up profile and switching.

Your (in person) Race Registration Includes

• Chip timing
• Pre-packaged post-race food for all participants
• Live Text and Email results as your finish (you must sign up for results notifications to track a runner)
• Custom Medal for all Finishers
• Hoodie
• Digital Finisher Certificate

Your Virtual Race Registration Includes

• Crewneck sweatshirt
• Finisher Medal
• Shipping of the above 2 items to your provided address. Register by 11:59pm, Sunday, November 8th to get your packet BEFORE Thanksgiving!
• Online race results
• Digital Finisher Certificate
• Digital Race Bib

Virtual Event:
Please complete your 2.5 or 4.4 miles and submit your results between 7am, November 26, and 9pm, November 29.
Submit your results here.

Race Parking

Parking will be available in the lot on the corner of Holt Rd and Lake Rd at Parkview Lodge.

All entries are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-deferrable, no exceptions.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://yellowjacketracing.com/races/webster-turkey-trot.

255 Holt Road
Webster, NY US 14580
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