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Richmond Road Runners Club and the race's sponsor Wegmans will host the 42nd running of Richmond's Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving morning. Plan to join us for a challenging 10K road race and the kids' fun run in and around the University of Richmond. This running-in-Richmond tradition regularly sells out its limit of 1,600 participants.
This is a hilly and challenging 10K course that loops around the campus of the University of Richmond and neighboring streets. About a ½-mile of the course is on the trail by Westhampton Lake (about 2.5 miles into the race). The trail section is narrow: slower runners and walkers need to be prepared to yield to faster runners passing you and faster runners need to be alert for other runners slowing as they navigate the trail.
This is a walker-friendly event. Walkers should be able to complete the 6.2-mile course in under 2 hours (19 minutes per mile pace). We do ask you to place yourself toward the rear of the starting corral.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY. SECTIONS OF THE COURSE WILL BE OPEN TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. BE ALERT, WATCH FOR TRAFFIC AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FELLOW RUNNERS, COURSE MARSHALS, AND POLICE.
This is a road race conducted under the rules of USATF and RRCA. In consideration of the safety of all participants, the following are not allowed on the course during the race: baby joggers, baby strollers, headphones, animals on or off leash, skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles. The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, RRRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the Wegmans Turkey Trot 10K.
Water stops will be available approximately every two miles on the 10K course. Sports drinks, water and snacks will be provided after the 10K race.
Course records were set by Silas Frantz (men: 31:18, 2015) and Rena Chesser (women: 36:44, 2011).
Runners must be 6 years old or older to participate in the 10K road race.
Any discounts will be applied at check out.
Race Day Registration: If the 10K and/or Kids Run are not sold out, registration will be available on race day.
Refund Policy: All entry fees and processing fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, no exceptions. Registrations cannot be deferred to a later race. Bib numbers are not transferrable. In the event of postponements or cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, there will be no refunds.
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Runners and volunteers -- please bring jars of peanut butter and/or cans of tuna on race day. All food donations will be delivered to FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization and food bank.
During race registration you will be given the option to make a monetary donation to FeedMore, if you prefer.
Packet Pick Up (bib number, timing chip and shirt) will be:
There is a $5 fee for replacing a lost or forgotten bib/chip on race day.
Parking is in the lots adjacent to the Robins Center and the baseball field, which are a short walk from Tyler Haynes Commons. Signs will direct you to the check-in and start/finish areas.
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