Ebensburg Turkey Trot

Thu November 26, 2020 Ebensburg, PA 15931 US Directions

11th Ebensburg Turkey Trot 5k

9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST
2020 Ebensburg Turkey Trot has been cancelled

Dear Turkey Trot Participant:

This is the message that we were hoping we wouldn’t have to send.  The race directors have been meeting regularly this week via Zoom and closely monitoring the pandemic situation in our area.  While we initially believed that an outdoor event could be done in a way that is safe for our participants and volunteers, the recent surge in local case counts has made us reconsider our stance.  Some of our race organizers and volunteers have been directly impacted by Covid-19, so it is hitting especially close to home.  Therefore, we regretfully have chosen to cancel the 2020 Ebensburg Turkey Trot.

We are maintaining the option to defer or donate your race entry fee which was outlined in an email earlier this week.  All donations are going to the Dauntless Fire Company and the Dorothy Day Center.  In addition, any participant that wishes to receive a full refund may do so. You can select one of these options below. Please make your choice by December 5th. 

Note:  Anyone that chooses to defer or donate your entry fee can still pick up your race swag at Up-N-Running at any time.  This year we have super comfy RUN EBG hats.  For any out of towners, we are not mailing out race swag, but you can have it added free of charge to any online purchase at Up-N-Running (shop.runpa.com).  Just add a note to your order prior to checkout and we’ll make sure you get your hat!

The decision to cancel was not an easy one.  In a year where almost all “normal” activities have been canceled, we wanted our event to go off without a hitch and continue what has become a wonderful holiday tradition for many.  Unfortunately given the circumstances, we were not confident that the event could be run safely for our participants, volunteers, and spectators.

The Ebensburg Area Running Club has been blessed to have such a successful annual event with the Turkey Trot.  Therefore, even with this cancelation we are on sound financial footing to continue promoting running, walking, and active lifestyle events in the Ebensburg Area.  We do feel for the musicians and small businesses that normally benefit from this event and are taking a financial hit this year.  While they generally offer to donate part or all of their products and services to our running club, we insist on paying these businesses and individuals for the goods and services they provide to the Turkey Trot as a good will gesture and a boost to our local economy.  Please try to support local businesses this holiday season.  They are truly hurting this year and need our support.

Again, we apologize for having to deliver this message.  We promise the 2021 turkey trot will be better than ever!

Happy Running,

The Ebensburg Area Running Club


Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the 2021 Ebensburg Turkey Trot on November 25th, 2021, and look forward to having you join us. Thank you for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fee to donate to the Dauntless Fire Company, the Dorothy Day Center, as well as musicians and other small business that usually benefit from the Turkey Trot. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at the 2021 Ebensburg Turkey Trot.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.ebensburgrunners.org/turkeytrot.html.

209 W. Sample Street
Ebensburg, PA US 15931

The Ebensburg Turkey Trot is back for the 11th year. We wanted to bring a sense of normalcy to what has certainly been an interesting year so we are planning to go ahead with the race with a few changes.

What's the same:  The 5k course will cover the streets of Ebensburg on Thanksgiving morning. Race start for Wave 1 will be promptly at 9AM.

What's new: We are capping race registration at 400 people. There will be 4 waves of 100 runners to allow for distancing at the start line. Wave 1 will start promptly at 9:00AM. The subsequent waves will go off every 5 minutes.  Wave 2 will start at 9:05AM, wave 3 will start at 9:10AM, and finally wave 4 will start at 9:15AM. The waves will be grouped by order of registration. If you want to be in the same wave as a friend or family, be sure to register at the same time.

Online registration will be open from Monday, October 12th at 9:00AM until Sunday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM or until we reach or registration limit. *IF* there are still spots available after online registration closes, you will only be able to register in person at Up-N-Running in Ebensburg until Wednesday November 25th. As with previous years, there will be no race day registration. The race is limited to the first 400 participants. Once the cap is met, online and in person registration will be shut down. 

After two years of t-shirts as the race swag, we will be doing something different for the giveaway. At this point, the race swag is still TBD. As soon as we determine the swag, we will update the race information.

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