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**The registration option that includes a shirt and medal will be capped at 300. Unfortunately, we don't have the flexibility this year to pad the order to account for late registrations. The $10 participation only option will remain open. This level gets you access to the results platform to post your time, a digital bib and finisher's certificate to download as a keepsake, and supports the food bank at St. Peter's Outreach Center.**
We are in the 13th year of the Turkey Strut 5K! This year's event will look different from normal, which is to be expected because 2020 has been far from normal. When this event began in 2008, we wanted to find a way to both bring the community together and give back to the community. The Thanksgiving morning event allows families and friends to come together for a brief moment of fresh air and comradeship before heading into the general fast-paced movement of the day, and it allows us to collect food and donations for local food banks who tend to be hit hard during the holiday season.
So in planning for this year, we still want to honor both of those missions. We are going to move the event to a virtual format so that families can do their 5K or mile from anywhere they choose. We will have a Turkey Strut Village set up in the parking lot of Fleet Feet Sports with a Finish Line arch where people can swing by and take pictures and drop off any food donations. You can also pick up your shirt and finisher medals if you didn't pick them up on Wednesday.
Participants will be able to pick up their shirt/medal on Wednesday, November 25 at Fleet Feet Sports (outside on the side of the building) from 12-5pm OR Thanksgiving morning from 8-10am. There are participants planning to run from Fleet Feet so they can finish at the village.
We understand this is not the way any of us would choose for the 2020 event to be, but we appreciate everyone's flexibility in rolling with the changes to enable us to continue the tradition and still collect food for St. Peter's Food Bank.
What does a "virtual event" mean?
A virtual event means that participants can run the 5K or 1 mile from anywhere they choose. Given the volume of participants this event brings together, this is the safest way for us to hold the event this year. It allows us to create community (albeit differently) and continue the tradition of getting moving on Thanksgiving morning while supporting a great cause.
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 our Turkey Strut Village and mock finish line we'll have set up.
What is Turkey Strut Village?
Turkey Strut Village will be at Fleet Feet Sports Winston-Salem on Thanksgiving morning. We will have the finish line set up for people to swing by and take a quick finisher photo, pick up swag, drop off food, and/or just get out of the house for a bit. It is a way for us to bring a little of the atmosphere to the event under the circumstances of the year.
Will I still get a shirt and medal?
Yes! If you sign up for the $20 ($25 after 10/31) option you will get a long-sleeve poly-blend (like past couple of years) event shirt and a finisher's medal. The event will be capped at 300.
How do we get our swag if it's virtual?
We will still have a modified packet pick up on Wednesday, November 25 at Fleet Feet Sports in Winston-Salem. Participants can swing by and grab their swag so they'll have it ready to go Thanksgiving morning. You will also be able to pick it up Thanksgiving morning (also at Fleet Feet) when we have our mock finish line set up for photos. 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?
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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Turkey Strut 5K.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include: