Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot 5k, Presented by Raritan Valley Road Runners

Sun November 27, 2022 Somerset, NJ 08873 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ US 08873


The THIRD ANNUAL "Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot 5k"

We are a Sanctioned USATF 500 Point Grand Prix Event!  That means you now have one more good chance to increase your points on your Category 1 ticket with this flat-fast PR course! Why not sign up today to solidify your spot and ultra cool Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot 5k tech shirt! Deadline for a guaranteed shirt is Sunday, November 6th at 11:59 pm.

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 10am (Rain, Snow or Shine, PARTICIPATION LIMIT HAS BEEN LIFTED!  CURRENTLY THERE IS NO CAP, but may be adjusted as Executive Orders evolve).

Colonial Park 
156 Mettlers Road
 Franklin Township


Donations to the 'RVRR Scholarship Fund' in Tom's memory:

Please use the link to the left to donate if you're not signing up for the race.  If you are signing up, you'll have a chance to donate at checkout.  

Thank you in advance for your generous donation!



Click HERE for 2021 race results.  Timing provided by Compuscore

Race Day Registration in LOT C at Knob Hill Pavilion will be from 8:00 am until 9:45 am as determined by capacity limits and current Executive Orders (Currently there are NO limits).

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup: - November 26th from 10am until 4pm at Roadrunner Sports, 501 Shoppes Blvd, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902.  Look for the RVRR Tent in front of the store!  (We will be inside the store if Executive Order allows)



5K Turkey Trot Start Time:……………….10:00am

PARKING  Parking is ONLY available in Lot BPlease enter from the Mettlers Rd. entrance to the park, especially if you are arriving AFTER 9:30am.  The main road in the park will be closed at 9:30a for final race prep and 10a start time.


                              $25 Early Bird Registration good until 11:59pm 6/1/2022

                              $30 Registration from 12:00am 6/2 until 11:59pm 8/1/2022

                              $35 Registration from 12:00am 8/2 until 11:59pm  November 23rd

                              (RVRR/USATF members $3 discount)

                              $40 Race-Day Registration, NO DISCOUNTS APPLY ON RACE-DAY!


                                                                       RACE-DAY REGISTRATION IS NOW BEING OFFERED 

                                                                          ALL  PRE-REGISTRATIONS ARE VIA RUNSIGNUP.   



RACE SHIRTS: To all entrants pre-registered by November 6th   Shirts are NOT guaranteed to race day registrants or those who register AFTER November 6th.  Shirt Size Options are Male: S, M, L, XL, XXL.  Women: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL.

Register by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 6th to guarantee a race-shirt!

AWARDS: Will begin at 10:45 am under the Knob Hill Pavilion. 

Awards will be given to the First, Second and Third OVERALL Male and Female.

First Female and Male Overall winners receive a Gift Certificate to RoadRunner Sports valued up to $120.00

 Age group awards will be given to First, Second and Third place Male/Female finishers in the following categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

COURSE: Flat & Fast.  Race starts and ends in Colonial Park.  Click HERE for detailed map.

WATER STOPS:  There will be ONE water stop on the course.  Due to COVID-19 concerns and changing Executive Orders, we encourage ALL runners to bring a hand-held bottle with water/Gatorade they need during the race. 

COVID PRECAUTIONS: RACE START - Although there are currently no COVID restrictions, we will be asking for an estimated finish time in the event we will need to institute a wave-style start.   All Race-Day Participants will be assigned to the last starting Wave (if waves are to be used).  All participants will be required to follow all current NJ and CDC requirements on COVID and social distance as much as possible throughout the event. If runners prefer to mask prior to the start of the race, after the start of the wave, runners may discard disposable masks within a specified area after the start if they wish.  Volunteers will collect and properly dispose of discarded masks.  Disposable masks will be available at the finish for those who want/need them.  

All Race volunteers will be wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE) as outlined under current Executive Orders or CDC Guidelines.

We respectfully ask that all race registrants and spectators comply with the Executive Orders and CDC Guidelines at all times during all Pre & Post-Race activities. 

All participants and volunteers must undergo a self-assessment for any Covid-19- symptoms. No one should attend if they, or someone they live with, has any of the following: A high temperature (above 37.8°C or 100.0°F); a new, continuous cough; or a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste. This check should be done prior to the event. Should an individual or anyone they live with have any such symptoms, they must not participate as a runner or volunteer, and should follow relevant guidance from the CDC and NJ Department of Health.

We reserve the right to ask non-compliant observers/participants to leave (without refund of entry fees) if they are unwilling to comply.

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS:  Bottled Water/Beverages and pre-packaged snacks will be provided post-race at Knob Hill Pavilion.  Bottled water will also be provided at the finish line for all participants that need it.


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