Virtual Event FAQs
What does a "virtual event" mean?
A virtual event means that participants can run the 5K or 1 mile from anywhere they choose. Participants in the virtual option will be able to complete their 5K or 1 mile anytime from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday.
Can we still donate food?
Yes! We will have collection bins available for the food drive during packet pick up on Wednesday and on Thanksgiving morning at the event site.
Will I still get a shirt and medal if I choose the virtual option?
How do we get our swag if it's virtual?
You can pick up your swag during the posted packet pick up times. If you are not local or would feel more comfortable having it shipped, there will be an option during registration for you to add-on shipping for $6. If you choose to have it shipped, then just be aware that the items will arrive after Thanksgiving. We will mail them ASAP.
How do results work for the virtual event?
Participants can submit results a few different ways. Which way you choose is completely up to you, based on which way you feel most comfortable with.
1. Using the RaceJoy App - if you do not run with a smart watch or GPS device, then this is a great way to track yourself. The app will track your distance and automatically submit your results once you have completed the distance (5K or 1 mile). Participants will download RaceJoy from the app store and then search for the Turkey Strut 5K and follow the on-screen prompts to get set up. The advantage of the app is you do not have to know an exact route that equals the distance, as it will track the distance for you. You also don't need to submit anything because the results will automatically post to the results page.
2. Opt in for text results - when you register, you can opt in for texting which will allow you to submit your results via text. Instructions on the format of the text will be sent if you choose this route.
3. Directly through the website - this is very straightforward. From the webpage, you'll click on RESULTS - then Submit Virtual Results. Search your name and then follow the on-screen prompts to submit your time. If you do not want to submit a time but you want to acknowledge you DID IT! then you can simply mark the distance as completed and not put a time.
Once your results are submitted (no matter which way you choose to submit), you will be able to download a Finisher's Certificate as a keepsake.