Sticks & Biscuits Thanksgiving Day 5K

Thursday, November 26, 2020 Directions RaceJoy Ready

In Person 5K

$30.00 11/26 8:00AM - 10:00AM EST
Events: 5K - 8am Wave 5K - 9am Wave 5K - 10am Wave

Virtual 5K

$35 $30 Price increases after November 9, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

In the Net

What's the meaning of "Sticks and Biscuits"?

-- This Thanksgiving 5K is organized by the Palmyra Ice Hockey Club, which uses "Sticks", and "Biscuits" is hockey slang for the puck.

The Sticks & Biscuits is one of the most successful Thanksgiving Day 5K's in Central PA.  In order to give all participants the best possible experience, this year's race is being limited to 600 entries spread over three waves.  We will also offer the option of racing virtually for people who are not comfortable racing in person, not in the area, or after the in person field is full.  Entries received by midnight on November 9th also get our famous long-sleeve tech shirt!  This year's race helps fund the Palmyra Ice Hockey Club and also benefits local charities.


  • Chip Timing (Start and Finish) with disposable chips
  • Online results updated during race
  • Certified, Fast, Flat Course (USATF PA 14051WB)
  • Post-Race food and drink

5K entries rec'd by November 9 get our famous Long-SleeveSticks & Biscuits  Dri-Fit "Tech" Shirts guaranteed for entries (shirts will be distributed on a first-come basis for entries received after 11/16)
Race Location: In the Net, 798 Airport Road, Palymra, PA  17078

Race Schedule:

Advance Packet Pickups and late registration: 11/27 Noon to 6:30 pm at Cross Fit Hershey
Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup 6:30am - 7:45am 
5K 1st Wave starts at 8:00am, 2nd Wave starts at 9:00am, and 3rd Wave starts at 10:00am
Kids Fun Run at 8:15  (1 mile, kids age 12 and under, on the adjoining turf field). Weather permitting, Kids Run will not be held if the turf field is covered in too much snow.
Note: This race comes close to selling out in advance every year, so on-line registration is strongly recommended (online registration is easier and faster if you have birthdates and shirt sizes ready for all family members you are registering for the event).

5K Awards: First Overall Male and Female, plus gender-specific age groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+   (Note: Runners must finish in 40 minutes or less to be eligible for awards ceremony. Participants finishing after 40 minutes will still be timed and will still be scored.)


5K Run/Walk through November 9= $30
5K Run/Walk after November 9 = $35
5K in person at 11/27 Packet Pickup = $30

Race Contact Info

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Sticks & Biscuits Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Video of a previous Sticks & Biscuits 5K!


In the Net


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