Saturday, November 23, 2013
Cannon Park Pinehurst, NC
Thursday, November 21, 2013 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 33rd annual running in 2013.
In 2012 over 1,200 runners cross 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.
If you're a fan of golf, just the word "Pinehurst" will be enough to evoke memories of Phil Mickelson's narrow, one-shot loss to Payne Stewart here at the 1999 United States Open golf championship, which was played on the legendary Pinehurst No. 2 course. Pinehurst again hosted the U.S. Open in 2005, when New Zealand's Michael Campbell walked away with the trophy, and hosts the Open for a third time in 2014.
The race -- which is hosted by First Health of the Carolinas hospitals -- will follow an out-and-back course that starts and finishes in Cannon Park, which lies just to the north of the famed golf course where the Open is played. From there, the course winds through mostly residential neighborhood streets of the village of Pinehurst and the Pinehurst Resort. In the stretches around the middle miles of the race, golf fans will find the street names quite familiar, as they run along Burning Tree Road, Diamondhead Drive and St. Andrews Drive.
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.
11/15/13: Presenting Sponsor Clark Chevrolet Cadillac is giving away 15 FREE ENTRIES into the 5K for the first 15 who test drive a car at Clark Chevrolet Cadillac! Please call 910-295-6101 to make an appointment and ask for Troy Clark!!
11/12/13: Pre-Event information about parking, packet pickup, award ceremonies, etc to be posted by 11/15/13.
Friday November 22
FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness, 170 Memorial Dr, Pinehurst, NC
Saturday November 23
Cannon Park, 90 Woods, Pinehurst, NC
*NO NEW REGISTRATIONS AFTER 8:00 A.M.*
RefundsThis event does not issue refunds.
WithdrawalsThis event does not allow withdrawals.
TransfersThis event does not provide transfers.
DeferralsThis event does not allow deferrals.
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. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.
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.
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Volunteers are always needed to make these events a safe and enjoyable experience for all! Use the link below to volunteer for this event.
- Top overall male and female
5K, 10K, and half marathon
- Top Overall Male
- Top Overall Female
- Top 3 Male and Female in the following categories: youth elementary school, youth middle school, youth high school, 18-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
The Turkey Trot Youth Challenge is a unique and fun aspect of this event! All youth will receive a discounted entry fee and will register in one of 3 categories: elementary school, middle school, or high school. 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 and a Rita's Italian Ice party!
Schedule of Events
Friday, Nov. 22
Packet Pick-up: 5-7 p.m.
Health and Fitness - Pinehurst
Saturday, Nov. 23
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
9:30 a.m. 5K & 10K
Awards Ceremony immediately following races
Downloadable registration form
PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATIONS HAVE A LOWER RACE FEE THAN MAIL IN REGISTRATIONS. *REGISTER ONLINE FOR DISCOUNTED PRICING* MAIL IN REGISTRATIONS NEED TO BE RECIEVED NO LATER THAN 11/20 TO BE PROCESSED. RACE DAY REGISTRATION WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON SITE.
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.