36th Annual FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Cannon Park Pinehurst, NC
Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:30 AM
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Runners get the chance to trek through the streets and residential neighborhoods of the village of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina at the Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and one-mile race, which marks its 36th annual running in 2016.
In previous years, over 1,200 runners have crossed the finish line in all races combined including more than 340 runners in the half marathon alone. Most participants will tell you that this is the most beautiful Half Marathon course they have run, as challenging to boot.
Runners can expect much of the course to offer ample shade, as the route will make its way largely through residential areas as well as around stretches of Pinehurst Lake, and past several fairways within the neighborhoods that make up the golf resort. The course is certified by USATF-RRTC (USA Track and Field, Road Running Technical Council).
This event benefits Foundation of FirsthHeath.
The Foundation of FirstHealth is growing a legacy to last a lifetime. The legacy began eight decades ago with a wish and a vision for the future - where innovative thinking and generous community support could combine to plant a seed that continues to flourish and bloom.
The Foundation of FirstHealth is the catalyst for the philanthropy that has led FirstHealth of the Carolinas to become among the finest in the nation. We act as an umbrella of foundations serving throughout our system.
Event Site Rules
Gun start time vs chip time: The race results will contain both a gun start time (the start time of the race) and a chip time (the time from when your timing chip crosses the start mat). Times used for awards and reported to USATF are the GUN START TIMES, which is standard USATF practice. This means that competative runners should make sure to start as close to the front as possible. Less competative runners, walkers, and those with strollers should start at the back.
Headphones: While headphones are no longer banned in USATF sanctioned races, they are discouraged. If you choose to wear headphone, you will not be eligible for awards. Please be considerate and safe. You need to be able to hear safety officials, cars, and other participants.
Strollers: Strollers are welcome! Please be considerate if participating with a stroller by being aware of other participants and starting in the back of the group so that you will not be in the way of competative runners.
Do i have to run? Can I walk? We welcome everyone at the Pinehurst Turkey Trot! Runners, joggers, walkers, skippers, strutters, sidesteppers, etc! Please be aware that because of limitations of course safety officials and volunteers we do have a cutoff time of 4 hours. As long as you can cross the finish line within that time, then do it in whichever method you prefer!
T-shirts: T-shirts are only guaranteed for participants who have registered by November 5th. If you register after November 5th then you will not recieve a t-shirt until after the race on a first come first serve basis. We will not re-order shirts. If you want a shirt be sure to register prior to November 5th.
Friday November 18
Cannon Park, 90 Woods, Pinehurst, NC
Saturday November 19
Cannon Park, 90 Woods, Pinehurst, NC
*NO NEW REGISTRATIONS AFTER 8:00 A.M.*
PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN THOUGH THE RACES HAVE START TIMES AS LATE AS 9:30, YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR PACKET BY 8:30. OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS MUST LEAVE THE PACKET PICKUP AREA AT THIS TIME TO BEGIN TIMING PROCEDURES. IF YOU HAVE NOT PICKED UP YOUR PACKET BY 8:30, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE. NO EXEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Click here for a list of local lodging options as well as special rates.
RefundsRefund are not available for this event.
TransfersThis event does not provide transfers.
DeferralsThis event does not allow deferrals.
This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 13 day(s) before the event. That time has passed.
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled.
Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.
Purchase Event Photos
|Carolina Snapshot will be taking finish line photos that will be available for purchase.|
Volunteers are always needed to make these events a safe and enjoyable experience for all! Use the link below to volunteer for this event. Volunteers will recieve a volunteer t-shirt and lunch. If you have a group that would be interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Top overall male and female
Half Marathon, 10K and 5K
- Top Overall Male
- Top Overall Female
- Top Male and Female in the following categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
The Turkey Trot Youth Challenge is a unique and fun aspect of this event! All students in elementary, middle, and high school will receive a discounted entry fee and will register in one of 3 categories: elementary school (male or female), middle school (male or female), or high school (male or female). They will also be asked to enter the name of their school on the registration form. These categories will have their own awards and EVERY finisher in these categories will receive a special finisher's medal. In addition, the number of miles run by each student will be totaled and the school that has the most miles at the end of the race will receive a Turkey Trot Youth Challenge school trophy.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Nov. 18
Packet Pick-up: 5-7 p.m.
Cannon Park Pinehurst
Saturday, Nov. 19
Packet Pick-up: 7-8:30 a.m.
Cannon Park Pinehurst
8:30 a.m. One-Mile Fun Run
9:00 a.m. Half Marathon
9:15 a.m. 10K
9:30 a.m. 5K
Awards Ceremony immediately following each race
Super Gobbler Award
Do you know a SUPER GOBBLER? Nominate someone that is running in any of the turkey trot races that you think deserves special recognition. Weight loss, overcome obstacles, or just worked really hard and deserves a pat on the back. Email your nominee and why to email@example.com. Several Super Gobbler awards will be given at the award ceremony. Super Gobblers recieve a special trophy and a free entry into the following year's race.
To view all event results click here.