Thu November 28, 2019 Directions
A family-friendly 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. RACE IS SOLD OUT. Start time is 8:30 a.m.
Boundary Road/Warwick Boulevard
Mariners' Museum Park
Across from Warwick High School

Before you chow down on Thanksgiving feast, come run the Fast Before the Feast 5K on the scenic roads of Mariners' Museum Park. This is a race for the whole family that welcomes both runners and walkers. Medals will be presented to all finishers. Only 900 participants are allowed for this popular run, so sign up early. THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.

RACE START is 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

USATF Certified Course – #VA17036RT

Friends and Family Discount

Register 4 or more participants at the same time and receive $5 off per registrant.

Race T-shirt

Long-sleeved shirts guaranteed only to all early registrants. After November 1, 2019, registrants may select shirt size based upon availability. Unclaimed shirts will not be mailed.

We are offering the option for runners and walkers to participate but would not receive a t-shirt. You will still receive a medal upon completion of the race and enjoy the other amenities of the race. We understand that some participants do not pick up their shirts by race day, and there could be shirts available, but only after the completion of the race. 

Finisher's Medal

Medals will be given to all finishers of the race. You must complete the event to earn the medal.

Chip Timing

Chip timing will be used to score the event and a wave start with corrals will be instituted to give participants more room on the course. You will receive more instructions on this process as the race draws near.

Early Packet Pickup

Wednesday, November 27
1:00–7:00 p.m.
Pivot Physical Therapy, 751 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va.

This is an out and back course beginning at Warwick Field. Click HERE to see the course.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Join Peninsula Track Club

With more than 500 members, Peninsula Track Club serves the Virginia Peninsula and surrounding communities. Our goal is to promote and encourage long distance running and educate the public to its benefits. Founded in 1955, the PTC is the oldest running club in Virginia and is currently involved in over 35 events annually, ranging from 5Ks to ultramarathons. Membership dues On Your Mark, (the club's newsletter), social activities such as our General Membership Meetings and Annual Awards Banquet, and the chance to earn discounts on our club races. And best of all, you will meet others who share your passion for running. 

Click HERE to sign up!

Refund Policy

Since the vast majority of race costs are incurred prior to a race and are non-refundable, we do not issue refunds for the event.​

In the event you are unable to participate, you have two options:
1) Defer your entry to next year's race.
2) Transfer your entry to another runner. This must be done by November 22, 2019.


Boundary Road/Warwick Boulevard
Mariners' Museum Park
Across from Warwick High School


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