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37th Annual FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot 2017

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TIME:

8:30 AM

DATE:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

PLACE:

The Village Arboretum Pinehurst, NC

STATUS:

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DISTANCE:

Half Marathon
10K
5K
1 Mile Fun Run

OPEN UNTIL:

Thursday, November 16, 2017  8:30 AM

INFO:

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37th Annual FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot

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**T-SHIRT POLICY** - If you want to be guaranteed a race t-shirt than you MUST register by November 8.  Anyone who registers after Nov 8 will receive a t-shirt on a first come/first serve basis at packet pick up.  We will NOT be re-ordering shirts so please plan accordingly.  
 
NEW THIS YEAR: The event will start and finish at the Village Arboretum.  Runners and the public are invited to the Arboretum before and after the race for music, games, food and beer vendors. 
 
 
 

 

Description

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).

 

*NEW THIS YEAR*

Runners and the public are invited to the Arboretum before and after the race for music, games, and bood and beer vendors. 

Category Pricing

Half Marathon Adult
On or Before Sunday, October 01, 2017$40.00
On or Before Wednesday, November 01, 2017$45.00
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$50.00
On-site Registration$60.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

10K Adult
On or Before Sunday, October 01, 2017$30.00
On or Before Wednesday, November 01, 2017$35.00
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$40.00
On-site Registration$50.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

5K Adult
On or Before Sunday, October 01, 2017$25.00
On or Before Wednesday, November 01, 2017$30.00
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$35.00
On-site Registration$40.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

1 Mile Adult
On or Before Sunday, October 01, 2017$15.00
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$20.00
On-site Registration$25.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

1 Mile Youth
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$15.00
On-site Registration$20.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

5K Youth
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$25.00
On-site Registration$35.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

10K Youth
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$30.00
On-site Registration$45.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Half Marathon Youth
On or Before Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:30 AM$40.00
On-site Registration$55.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 11-16-2017 at 8:30 AM.

On-site registration is available for this event on 11-17-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 11-18-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

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 4th.  If you register after November 4th 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 4th.

Packet Pickup

Friday November 17

5-7 p.m.

The Village Arboretum, Pinehurst, NC

Saturday November 18

7-8:30 a.m.

The Village Arboretum, 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.

 

Affiliated Charities

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.

 

Lodging Information

Click here for a list of local lodging options as well as special rates.

Refunds

Refund are not available for this event.

Transfers

This event does not provide transfers.

Deferrals

This event does not allow deferrals.

Policies

This event has a cut off date for receiving a T-Shirt. The cutoff is 9 day(s) from the event or 21 day(s) from today.

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 Sports Photography  Carolina Snapshot will be taking finish line photos that will be available for purchase.  

Volunteer

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 krysten@setupevents.com.

Volunteer Form

Awards Categories

1 Mile

  • Top overall male and female

Half Marathon,  10K and 5K

  • Top Overall Male
  • Top Overall Female
  • Top Male and Female in the following categories: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 17

 Packet Pick-up:  5-7 p.m.

The Village Arboretum, Pinehurst

Saturday, Nov. 18

Packet Pick-up: 7-8:30 a.m.

The Village Arboretum, 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 krysten@setupevents.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.

Course Maps

Half Marathon map

10K map

5K map

1 Mile Fun Run

Event Results

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