Looking to spend some quality family time this Thanksgiving? Then plan on joining us on November 24th for the 28th annual Chase Columbus Turkey Trot to benefit Easter Seals of Central Ohio and their fight to end autism. It's a great way to begin the holiday season and to connect with thousands of other "turkeys" who enjoy meeting new friends, getting a little exercise and just having FUN!
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 including a loop around "The Horseshoe".
‘WALK & TALK 2.5-MILER’:
The Ohio State University "Waterman Farm" is the newest feature to this year's event. Your 2.5 mile journey will include a visit to one of the nation's leading agriculture and natural resource facilities.
TOT TROT KID’S RACE (It’s FREE!):
Registered runners and walkers can enter their children (10 & under) FREE of charge in the Tot Trot! All kids receive a free t-shirt, finisher award and a finish line goody. Kids must be registered by November 21st (for a guanteered shirt). This offer is extended to children of registered participants only. ( Note: Limit of 2 free kids per paid adult participant).
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.
5 Mile Chase Turkey Trot
ENTRY FEE: $38 $45 Race Day
2.5 Mile Walk N' Talk
ENTRY FEE: $38 $45 Race Day
Grab your family & friends and register together -- 4 or more participants qualify for the $5.00 off (per person) discount. That's $33 per entry! To take advantage of this rate your printable entries must be sent in the same envelope or be presented at the same time during walk-in registration at Columbus Running Company. On-line registration also includes this discount. Simply enter your name and include the names of your friends. It's that easy!
You may register for the Turkey Trot several ways:
1. Mail in your entry(s) to: Ultra-Fit USA, PO box 629, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
2. Register online here
3. Register at any of the four Columbus Running Company locations. (see below for location and times)
4. Register at Whole Foods Upper Arlington on November 13th or Novermber 20th. (Your opportunity to beat the crowd)
5. You may also pick up your packet at Easter Seals on Wednesday, November 16th through Wednesday, November 23rd at 4pm. Easter Seals hours will be from 8:30am - 4:00pm daily. They are located at 3830 Trueman Ct in Hilliard, just across from Home Depot.
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).
COLUMBUS RUNNING COMPANY IS THE PLACE:
Advance packet pick up dates and times are: Nov 16th thru Nov 23th
COLUMBUS RUNNING COMPANY LOCATIONS
Columbus Running Company 765 N. High St. Columbus 614-947-7777
Columbus Running Company 1250 Hill Road North Pickerington 614-863-4073
Columbus Running Company 6465 Perimeter Drive Dublin 614-764-0855
Columbus Running Company 50 N State Street 614-523-2377
RACE DAY REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP AT WHOLE FOOD MARKET:
Whole Foods is home for race day packet pick-up and registration starting at 7:00am.
614-332-5205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so excited to have Whole Foods Market "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 Chase Columbus Turkey Trot medal to commemorate race day. Please be sure to get your medal as you cross the finish line.
We invite the entire family to the Turkey Trot and that includes the "tiny" family members still in strollers! To assure a safe race we ask that all strollers assemble toward the back of the crowd behind the runners and walkers.
WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED
Bikes, skate boards, roller blades or any vehicles.
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!