Francis H. Gawors Memorial Turkey Trot

Thu November 26, 2020 Montgomery, NY 12549 US Directions

7:30am | Heat 1

7:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST

8:00am | Heat 2

8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

8:30am | Heat 3

8:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST

9:00am | Heat 4

9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

9:30am | Heat 5

9:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST

10:00am | Heat 6

9:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST

10:30 | Heat 7

10:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST

11:00 | Heat 8

11:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

11:30 | Heat 9

11:30AM EST - 12:00PM EST
211 NY-416
Montgomery, NY US 12549

The 1st Annual Francis H. Gawors Memorial Turkey Trot by Confluence Running will be held on Thanksgiving morning at Thomas Bull Memorial Park.

The 5k run is a family-friendly event and we encourage participants of all ages and capabilities to join in on an American tradition. 

While the 5k itself will look a little different due to COVID, we are excited for you, your family, and friends to join us.  In order to keep our communities healthy and safe we ask that you follow the protocols we have set in place.


  • There will be no "race-day registration" for 2020. All participants must register by Wednesday, November 25th at 20:00 (8:00pm) and are highly encouraged to pick up their packet and shirts from Confluence Running Hudson Valley in the days before Race Day.  Participants will have the opportunity to pickup their shirts after race-day at Confluence Running (1 Railroad Ave, Goshen). 
  • All runners/walkers will be required to wear a mask at the start/finish line areas and whenever within 6ft of another individual.
  • We ask the spectators to remain at home or contact us directly to help volunteer.
  • There will be no aid stations. If runners wish to have water on the course they must carry their own.
  • There will be no post-race food or awards ceremony, an awards ceremony will be posted virtually later that day. 
  • As the park is closed this time of year there will be no on-site restrooms.  We ask that participants please make sure to have handled their personal toileting situation before they leave their house.
  • To reduce the number of participants running at one time we will have a multiple-wave start format.  During registration, participants will choose their wave starting time. 
  • Participants are encouraged to pick up their packet before race day from Confluence Running Hudson Valley, located at 1 Railroad Ave in Goshen, NY.

Wave Start Format: Waves will go off every 30 minutes.  Participants will choose their starting wave time during registration.

There will be no race day swag pick up or registration.  Race day bib pick up will be made available on request, but will not include swag.  All swag must be picked up at Confluence Running Hudson Valley in Goshen or request shipping during registration (virtual racers only).  Runners will be asked to arrive no more than 20 minutes before their designated start times to facilitate social distancing and COVID-safe procedures.  Runners are asked to not check-in ahead of their designated start time. Arrive early? Hang with your car, stretch, relax...but please don’t make your way into the start area until your designated window.

We will start 50 runners every 30 minutes. In the event that Orange County has entered Phase 2, we will reduce the start numbers to 25 people every 15 minutes.  In the event of this, we will email all runners, so watch your email (even your junk folders) on or near race day should our COVID status change.  Runners will be spaced 6ft apart at the start. 

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