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

Sun November 28, 2021 Somerset, NJ 08873 US Directions

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

$25 10:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST Registration Opens May 15, 2021 at 8:30pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

Colonial Park
156 Mettlers Road
Somerset, NJ US 08873

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

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10am (Rain, Snow or Shine with a PARTICIPATION LIMIT IS CURRENTLY SET AT 200, 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 2020 race results.  Timing provided by Compuscore

Race Day Registration in LOT C at Knob Hill Pavilion will be determined by capacity limits and current Executive Orders (Currently set at 200).

Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup: - November 27th 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 B.  Please enter from the Mettlers Rd. entrance to the park 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 6/1/2021

                              $30 Registration from 12:00am 6/2 until 11:59pm 8/1/2021

                              $35 Registration from 12:00am 8/2 until 11:59pm 10/1/2021

                              $40 Registration from 12:00am 10/1/2021 until  11:59 pm, November 24th

                               (RVRR/USATF members $3 discount)


                                                                          ALL  PRE-REGISTRATIONS ARE VIA RUNSIGNUP.   

                                                                ONCE THE LAST SPACE SELLS, THERE WILL BE NO MORE.

RACE SHIRTS: To all entrants pre-registered by November 1st   Shirts are NOT guaranteed to race day registrants or those who register AFTER November 1st.  XXLarge shirt option available for an additional fee.


PINT GLASSES:  A commemorative "Second Annual Tom O'Reilly Turkey Trot 5k" Pint glass will be given to the Top 3 Finishers in EACH Age Group   

AWARDS: First Place Overall Female and Male 5k finishers will be awarded a Road Runner Sports gift certificate for a free pair of shoes (max value $120.00).  The top Second and Third Overall Female and Male finishers and the top 3 female and male 5k finishers in each age group will also receive separate awards. No duplicate awards. Age 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:  Will be determined closer to the event.  Due to COVID-19 concerns and changing Executive Orders, we will determine closer to the event.  We encourage ALL runners to bring a hand-held bottle with water/Gatorade they need during the race. 

COVID PRECAUTIONS:  All Race volunteers will be wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE) as outlined under current Executive Orders.

We respectfully ask that all race registrants and spectators comply with the Executive Orders and wear proper PPE during Registration and all Pre & Post-Race activities whenever Social Distancing cannot easily be observed.

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.


Click HERE to join RVRR!


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