Registration for the 2016 Turkey Trot Time Prediction 5k Run Opens September 1st!

2015 KAR Turkey Trot

Photos by Mike Peterson Photography

KAR’s Turkey Trot is your opportunity to race for your well-being before you race for seconds at the dinner table on Thanksgiving morning!    The 2016 Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot 5K Time Prediction Run will be held on the cross country course at Portage West Middle School (7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024) at 9:00am on  Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016.  There will be pre- and post race entertainment in the cafeteria and auditorium starting at 8:00am.  Registration for the 2016 event will open September 1st.

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About This Event
The Kalamazoo Area Runners Turkey Trot 5K Time Prediction Run will be held at Portage West Middle School (7145 Moorsbridge Rd, Portage, MI 49024) at 9:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2016. This year we are offering an early Packet Pickup on Wednesday, November 23rd at the Portage YMCA (A-Frame Building, 2900 W. Centre, Portage, MI 49024) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Race day Registration and Packet Pickup will be from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

This is a timed prediction run and awards are distributed to the top 10 based on the closest predicted to actual time. Awards will also be given to the overall male and female open and masters winners, as well as an award for best costume and largest donation. No watches or other devices that track time, bicycles, dogs, or strollers are permitted in this unique event. No refunds or transfers. Cut off finish time to be included in official results is 50 minutes.

Event is $15 (no shirt) for those who pre-register by November 22nd ($15 individual / $50 family cap) and $20 (no shirt) for late/race day registration ($80 family cap). Long sleeve technical shirts may be purchased for an additional $25 for those who pre-register by November 14th.

2015 KAR Turkey Trot

Suggested donations are socks (for men, women and children) for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and/or toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo) or a small toy for the Portage Community Center. Runners also have the option to purchase race technical shirts and/or make additional cash contributions online through this registration. Proceeds from registrations and additional online donations will support the Turkey Trot and the Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR). Race Day donations may be made directly to all 3 benefiting charities. Please visit the KAR website (www.kalamazooarearunners.org) for additional information on this event.
Race Day Information
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24th. Race will start at 9:00 a.m. Race day Registration and Packet Pickup will be from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Early Packet Pickup
This year we are offering an early Packet Pickup on Wednesday, November 23rd at the Portage YMCA (A-Frame Building, 2900 W. Centre, Portage, MI 49024) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

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