It's the most fun you'll ever have on Thanksgiving Day, guaranteed! The Chase Columbus Turkey Trot offers two distances including the 5 Miler and the 2.5 Mile "Walk N' Talk". In keeping with our tradition we will be awarding 2100 freshly bake Whole Foods pumpkin pies to the top finishers. Kids will love the McDonalds Tot Trot 100 yard dash. Kids race FREE and will receive a cool t-shirt, finisher medal and finish line goody.
CHASE COLUMBUS TURKEY TROT 5-MILER (Run or Walk): Over 7000 “turkeys” are expected to compete in this family tradition. Runners and walkers will enjoy a 5 mile “tour” of The Ohio State University with 2,000 freshly baked WHOLE FOODS pumpkin pies awarded to the top finishers (1,000 men and 1,000 women runners)
COLUMBUS PARENT MAGAZINE ‘WALK & TALK 2.5-MILER’: This 2.5 mile walk is ideal for the entire family and a great way to work off a few calories. As the title suggests, this is for walkers only! No runners please. No times will be recorded for participants in this event. The top 100 walkers will be awarded a fresh pumpkin pie.
MCDONALD’S TOT TROT KID’S RACE (It’s FREE!): Registered runners and walkers can enter their children (10 & under) FREE of charge in the McDonald’s Tot Trot! All kids receive a free t-shirt, finisher award and a finish line goody. Kids must be registered by November 22nd (for a guanteered shirt). This offer is extended to children of registered participants only. ( Note: Limt of 2 free kids per paid adult participant).
SWAG BAGS: All participants will receive a great looking long sleeve technical shirt, goody bag, finish line food and beverage.
TIMING AND AWARDS: 5 mile participants have the option of being 'chip' timed for this race. We ask this of each racer so we an provide the appropriate bib with or without a 'chip'. For those that opt for the chip timing, results will be posted on the website immediately following the race. Chip timing is designed for the serious competitive runner or for anyone that has set goals for their finish time. The Turkey Trot appeals to both competitive and causal racers and we are happy to provide this as an option for our participants. All finishers will receiver a handsome Turkey Trot Medal and the top 2,100 will also receive a Fresh Whole Foods Pumpkin Pie. The 2.5 mile "Walk N'Talk" will not have times recorded.
ENTRY FEE: $38 RACE DAY: $45
FRIENDS/FAMILY DISCOUNT: Grab your family & friends and register together -- 4 or more participants qualify for the $5.00 off discount. FF Pak are $33 per entry and must be sent in the same envelope or be presented at the same time at walk-in registration at FrontRunner. On-line registration also includes this discount. Simply enter your name and include the names of your friends. It's that easy!
REGISTRATION: You may register for the Turkey Trot 4 ways:
1. Mail in your entry(s) to: ULTRAFIT-USA, PO BOX 629, HILLIARD OH 43026
2. Register online now
3. Register at FrontRunner located at 1344 W Lane Avenue, during specific dates and times, please click on the FrontRunner link above
4. Register on Thanksgiving Day at Whole Foods Market Upper Arlington, click on the Race Day link above
ADVANCED PACKET PICK-UP IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Sleep a little bit longer and beat the race day rush by registering & picking up your race packet in advance. (For your convenience, you can have a friend or family member pick up your packet).
FRONTRUNNER IS THE PLACE: Advance packet pick up dates and times are: Nov 19th thru Nov 26th @ 4pm. Store hours are M-F (10:00am-8:00pm) Saturday (10:00am-6:00pm) and Sunday (Noon - 5:00pm). PLEASE NOTE: Registration & Packet Pick-up at FrontRunner will close at 4:00pm on November 26th!!!
RACE DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP AT THE NEW WHOLE FOOD MARKET: Whole Foods is home for race day packet pick-up and registration starting at 7:00am.
RACE HOTLINE: 614-332-5205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE RACE COURSE: Get a “running” tour of The Ohio State University as you pass several landmarks including the OSU Stadium, Varsity Club, Schottenstein Center and more!
We are so excited to have Whole Foods Market bake "Fresh Pumpkin Pies" exclusively for the Turkey Trot (Retail Value $17.99). The first 1,000 men and 1,000 women finishers in the 5 Miler will receive a pie as well as the first 100 finishers in the Walk N' Talk 2.5 miler.
All finishers in each event will receive a custom TChase Columbus Turkey Trot medal to commemorate race day. Please be sure to get your medal as you cross the finish line.
DOGS AND STROLLERS...
We invite the entire family to the Turkey Trot and that includes our 4 legged family members. Dogs on leases are welcome at the Turkey Trot. We ask that you line up at the back of the group for the start for your safety and the safety of the other participants.
We invite the entire family to the Turkey Trot and that includes the "tiny" family members still in strollers! At the starting line, we just ask you to line up at the back of the line for your safety and the safety of other participants.