Race Instructions 6th Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 mile run, 1 mile walk, & Kids Fun Run

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Welcome and thank you for supporting the 6th Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 1 mile walk, both start at 8am.  The Georgetown Running Club and Sertoma are hosting this event.  Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals).  We will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place on race day (look for their truck to drop off the donations).

We still need volunteers… visit our sign-up link for the details.

 

Food Donations – Accepted RACE Morning

The Caring Place truck will be near the start/finish line, packet pick-up, and registration area.  Below is their top 10 pantry needs:

Dried Beans                                                              Boxed Dinners

Canned Tuna                                                           Toiletries

Catsup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise                      Cereal

Jello/Pudding                                                           Tomato Products

Fruit Juices                                                               Baking Mixes

 

Packet Pick-up & Registration (Link to online)

Wednesday, Nov 21st, Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown, Texas from 11am-6pm;

Thursday, Nov 22nd at the race start, 701 Main St, Georgetown, TX from 6:45-7:45am

 

Courses – Look for the Old County Courthouse for the starting area

The 5 mile run and 1 mile walk courses will start & finish in downtown Georgetown (near 7th & Main).

 

Georgetown Turkey Trot 2018 Course Map v1The 5 MILE RUN has the same course as last year. It is important that you turn right on 11th St and not left on 11th St on the 1 Mile walk course. The course heads up Main St with a right turn on 11th St and then cruises down Austin Ave (STAY in the curb lane) with great views of the San Gabriel River, into San Gabriel Park (E. Morrow Ave). During this part of the course you will be directed over to the left side of Morrow Ave.  You will go under the bridge and up, around, and across the bridge to College Ave.  Stay to your left on College Ave, left on Holly St (running on the right side of the road) and turning on 7th and then immediately on 6h.  Enjoy your run through historic Georgetown, as you run along the right side of 6th St to a right on Elm St, left on 3rd St, left on Church St, right on 11th St and then the final 4 blocks down Main St to the finish line.  There will be a water stop on the 5 mile run course at the entrance to the Dog Park.

 

1 Mile Walk CourseThe 1 MILE WALK is an out-and-back from 7th & Main up Main St, left turn on 11th St, left turn on Church St and turnaround before 7th St. Very important that you line up on the left side of the Main St at the starting line as you will be turning left on 11th St as the 5 Mile runners turn right on 11th St.  As you go north on Church St please stay to your right and at the turnaround stay to the left back up to 11th St.  Right on 11th St and then right on Main St and the final 4 blocks to the finish.

 

Water, AdvoCare electrolyte replacement, and refreshments will be provided after the race.

Both courses are stroller and walker friendly, but please start behind the runners.  Dogs must keep their owners on a leash.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – Starts at 7:45 (prior to the 5 mile run & 1 mile walk)

This is for children only, but parents and family may run with the child of course.  The course is an out and back.  $5 donation to The Caring Place.  All children will receive a finisher’s ribbon and shirts while they last.

 

Georgetown Turkey Trot Direction Map

Parking – Carpooling is highly encouraged

VERY critical, do not park on Main St (between 7th & 11th Streets), Church St (between 4th & 10th Streets), or the parking lot between Main, Church, 9th, and 10th Streets).  There are plenty of free city parking lots and parking spots on various streets, especially West of Austin Ave.  See the link at ww.NoExcusesRunning.com for downtown Georgetown for best place to park and map to Georgetown.  Remember to only park in legal spots.  Careful crossing Austin Ave to get to the Georgetown square.

 

Tech shirt Guarantee Policy

Guaranteed Tech shirt for entries received by 11/4.  Those that registered after 11/4 are while supplies last.  This allows for more money to the charities and not into leftover shirts.  If you didn’t get a shirt, check back after you finish the Turkey Trot, any shirts not claimed will be given to those that didn’t receive a shirt.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Even if you have a guaranteed shirt, it is very helpful to have them picked up on Wed because it will be very crowded on race morning.

 

Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs should be worn on the front of every participant.  It is crucial for distributing awards.  You will notice they are color coded and this helps us with the awards.

We have decided to make this an untimed event.  However, Data Event Solutions has donated a digital timing clock that will be at the finish.  By not paying for a timing company we will be able to provide hot meals to an adult for an entire year.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Georgetown Turkey Trot Direction MapDirections

From I-35 South of Georgetown:                                   From I-35 North of Georgetown:

Exit 261 (Highway 29/University Ave)                              Exit 261 (Highway 29/University Ave)

Right on Highway 29/University                                        Left on Hwy 29/University Drive

Left on Austin Ave                                                               Left on Austin Ave

 

Best parking spots are any street parking and lots between 9th & 5th street WEST of Austin Ave.  Parking east of Austin Ave might get your car blocked in.

 

Awards

Awards presented to top overall male and female runners, overall masters male and female runners, and age category winners.  No duplication of awards.  Awards will be distributed at the finish line.

 

Sponsors

Big thanks to the Turkey Trot’s Gold sponsors Walker Plumbing Company and AdvoCare.  Other sponsors include Data Event Solutions.

 

2019 Georgetown Running Club Races

Race to Build 10K & 5K Trail Race, Sunday, March 17, 2019

Red Poppy 5K, Sunday, April 21, 2019

Dam Mile, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), Jul 21, 2019

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, Thursday, November 21, 2019

 

Thank you again for your support of this event.

Good luck,

Bill Schroeder, Race Director, Georgetown Turkey Trot

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 Miler and 1 Mile Walk plus Kids’ Fun Run

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The Georgetown Running Club and Sertoma are hosting the Georgetown Turkey Trot again. Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads and trails in Georgetown that starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Georgetown on the square. The race will feature an untimed 5 mile run/walk and 1 mile walk (both starting at 8am), sponsor booths, and tons of fun! Fun course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between. Great for strollers too!! Dogs are welcome but they must be on a leash and you need to pick up after them. Please no children on bikes on the course. There will be The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run too!

Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals). We will also be collecting nonperishable food for The Caring Place.

Registration – https://www.edsregistration.com/events/182
5 mile run & 1 mile walk is $30 online ($25 for Georgetown Running Club members), includes a shirt (guaranteed long sleeve tech shirt for entries received by 11/4, after that while supplies last). Entry fee increases to $35 on Nov 5 ($30 for Georgetown Running Club members). Entry increases to $40 on race day, Nov 22nd. All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

Long Sleeve Tech Shirt Guarantee – enter by 11/4
Guaranteed long sleeve TECH shirt for entries received by 11/4, after that while supplies last, so register before 11/4! You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up. No shirts will be held after the event.

Timing – untimed w/digital clock
This is an untimed fun run, so that over $1,000 can go to the race charities. We will have a timing clock at the finish line for you to see your time as you finish. Thank you Event Data Solutions for donating the clock.

Awards
Presented to the overall male and female, overall masters male and female, top 3 male and female finishers in the 14 and under, 15-18, 19-39, 40-59, and 60 and over. All awards to be given out as you finish!

The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run – start at 7:45am
Prior to the Turkey Trot there will be The Caring Place Kids’ Fun Run. Sign up will be on race morning and is free however cash and nonperishable food donations will be greatly appreciated. All children will receive a ribbon upon completion.

5 Mile Course
In and around downtown Georgetown and through San Gabriel Park.

1 Mile Walk Course
Out and back in downtown Georgetown.

Packet Pick-up
Wednesday, Nov 21st, Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown, Texas from 11am-6pm;
Thursday, Nov 22nd at the race start from 6:45am-7:45am

Sponsors
AdvoCare and Event Data Solutions for sponsoring the race.

Vern’s No Frills 5k – September – Race #113

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Vern’s No Frills 5k is held on the third Saturday of every month at Berry Springs Park & Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown, TX.

Only 3 turns on the certified course. 3.05 miles of paved trail and only 0.05 of cinders. Very fast! Very stroller friendly!! Dogs welcome with their owners on a leash.

Held every 3rd Sat at 8am. Please arrive between 7-7:30am to allow for plenty of time to get registered. Race day registration only.

Sponsors include: Georgetown Running Club, REI, Luke’s Locker, Georgetown Taco Cabana, No Excuses Running, AdvoCare, and Road ID.

Timed race results posted on-line at the Georgetown Running Club and No Excuses Running websites.

Free to students K-12 and $1 for adults. Yes you read that right… FREE to students K-12 and only a $1 for adults. Always FREE to Georgetown Running Club members.

Water provided on the course and after you finish. AdvoCare electrolyte replacement drink after too while it lasts.

All proceeds from the race go to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation.

Vern’s No Frills 5k – August – Race #112

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Only 3 turns on the certified course. 3.05 miles of paved trail and only 0.05 of cinders. Very fast! Very stroller friendly!! Dogs welcome with their owners on a leash.

Held every 3rd Sat at 8am. Please arrive between 7-7:30am to allow for plenty of time to get registered. Race day registration only.

Sponsors include: Georgetown Running Club, REI, Luke’s Locker, Georgetown Taco Cabana, No Excuses Running, AdvoCare, and Road ID.

Timed race results posted on-line at the Georgetown Running Club and No Excuses Running websites.

Free to students K-12 and $1 for adults. Yes you read that right… FREE to students K-12 and only a $1 for adults. Always FREE to Georgetown Running Club members.

Water provided on the course and after you finish. AdvoCare electrolyte replacement drink after too while it lasts.

All proceeds from the race go to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation.

Race Instructions for GRC River Relays 5k

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Dear River Relays Race Participant,

 

Welcome and thank you for supporting River Relays 5k that starts at 8am on Sunday, July 22, 2018.  The Georgetown Running Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage running, walking, and fitness in the community and to provide competitive and non-competitive activities for its members and the general public.

 

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, Jul 21 at Berry Springs Park & Preserve, 1801 CR 152, Georgetown, from 7-9am

Sunday, Jul 22 at San Gabriel Park off of Common Ave. from 7-7:45am

 

Course – Starts at 8am – Look for red canopy tent (west of river parking lot)

Each team member will run counter-clockwise 1 loop (1.55 miles) of the San Gabriel Trail.

There will be water and AdvoCare at the race start and finish.  As well as bagels and bananas.

If we get volunteers then there will be course monitors at both locations that cross the park road, but please use caution as the road is NOT closed to traffic.

 

Timing – Bib on 2nd team member (on the front)

Only the 2nd runner on each team should be wearing a number.  A 5k time for the team will be tracked but it is up to you to time each person if you would like to know your splits.  When the 2nd runner finishes they will be handed a finish card.  Make sure you give that to a finish line volunteer.

 

Shirt Guarantee Policy – sizes & shirt guaranteed if registered by July 9

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 7/9.  Those that registered after 7/9 while supplies last.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Parking – San Gabriel Park– Race Start & Finish

Parking is only allowed in marked parking spots.  Best to park at the river parking lot.  Take Chamber Way off of Austin Ave.  Go to the end and turn right and the first left into the new parking.  Drive to the left and you will see the river parking lot.  There is a restroom near the parking lot.

 

Awards – Following the final finisher

13 award categories and will follow the final finisher.  We will have a bulletin board to post results.  Remember the top 3 in each category win an award.

 

Other 2018-2019 Georgetown Running Club Events

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 Miler, Thu, Nov 22nd in downtown Georgetown at 8am.

Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race, Sun, Mar 17th at WILCO Southwest Regional Park at 8:30am.

Red Poppy 5k, Sun, Apr 21st at San Gabriel Park at8am.

Vern’s No Frills 5k is every 3rd Saturday at Berry Springs Park & Preserve at 8am.

 

Thank you again for your support of this event,

 

Bill Schroeder

Race Director, River Relays 5k

Georgetown River Relays Team 5k

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Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 at 8am

San Gabriel Park, E. Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626

The Georgetown Running Club is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote and encourage running, walking, and fitness in the community and to provide competitive and non-competitive activities for its members and the general public.

Race morning will feature a timed 2 person, 5K relay starting at 10am. Each team member will run 1.55 miles and awards will be based on the combined time of the team.  The race will start and finish inside San Gabriel Park and consist of 1 loop for each runner on the San Gabriel Loop trail.  Spectators are welcome!  Challenge your family, friends, co-workers, and classmates to come out.  We encourage carpooling to save natural resources.

Registration

Team registration $30 online, includes a race packet and shirt (guaranteed shirt for entries received by Jul 9, after that while supplies last).  Entry fee increases to $40 on Jul 10.  Entry increases to $50 on race day, Jul 22.  All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

Tech T-Shirt Guarantee

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by Jul 9, after that while supplies last, so register early.

Awards

Awards presented to top three in several relay divisions.

For the age divisions it is the combined age of the team members:

36 and under (women, men, mixed)

37-79 (women, men, mixed)

80-109 (women, men, mixed)

110+ (women, men, mixed)

Family (parents, children, brother, sister, any age) – single division

Packet Pick-up

Saturday, Jul 21, TBD, looking for a sponsor, noon – 6pm

Sunday, Jul 22 at San Gabriel Park from 7-7:45am

 

Vern’s No Frills 5k – June Race – Race #110

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Only 3 turns on the certified course. 3.05 miles of paved trail and only 0.05 of cinders. Very fast! Very stroller friendly!! Dogs welcome with their owners on a leash.

Held every 3rd Sat at 8am. Please arrive between 7-7:30am to allow for plenty of time to get registered. Race day registration only.

Sponsors include: Georgetown Running Club, REI, Luke’s Locker, Georgetown Taco Cabana, No Excuses Running, AdvoCare, and Road ID.

Timed race results posted on-line at the Georgetown Running Club and No Excuses Running websites.

Free to students K-12 and $1 for adults. Yes you read that right… FREE to students K-12 and only a $1 for adults. Always FREE to Georgetown Running Club members.

Water provided on the course and after you finish. AdvoCare electrolyte replacement drink after too while it lasts.

All proceeds from the race go to the Williamson County Parks & Recreation.

Another Dam Mile

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Brief Description

The Georgetown Running Club is hosting the 11th Annual Dam Mile Race on Thursday, May 10th with the first mile heat starting at 6:30pm.  This will be a chip timed race.  Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the scenic Lake Georgetown Dam.  The race will feature timed one mile race.  Everyone gets a medal for finishing and tons of fun!  Paved, flat to downhill course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between.  Great for strollers too!!  It is a very fast point to point mile!

 

Mile Heats

Heats will run fastest to slowest starting with a sub 7 minute mile.  Currently we are planning on sub 7, 7-9, and 9+.

 

Very Important

If it is a south wind then you will need to be at the starting line a mile away so allow plenty of time to get there. First heat is at 6:30pm then ~6:40 and finally ~6:50.

 

Free Kids (12 and under) Quarter mile

Held at the completion of the last mile heat.  Ribbons to finishers.

 

Registration – On-line or race day registration

Mile participants $5 for Georgetown Running Club members and $10 for non-members.  Registration starts at 5:30pm and ends at 6:15pm.

 

Pizza provided.  Water and AdvoCare electrolyte drink too.

 

Websitewww.GeorgetownRunningClub.org

Red Poppy 5k Race Instructions

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Welcome and thank you for supporting the Red Poppy 5K that will start at 8am at in San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX.  The majority of proceeds will be given to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center.  The center provides a safe place to disclose child abuse, reduce the emotional trauma for children and their non-offending family members, and extend professional services that protect the integrity of an investigation.  To learn more visit www.WilcoCAC.org.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Lighting of the Square activities in downtown Georgetown during the holidays.

 

Registration & Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start, t-shirts won’t be held after the race

Saturday, April 21, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N Austin Ave, TX from noon-6pm;

Sunday, April 22, at the race start, San Gabriel Park, Georgetown (look for the Texas flag canopy tent), 2211 North Austin Avenue, Georgetown, TX from 7:00am-7:45am

 

Shirt Guarantee Policy – sizes & shirt guaranteed if registered by April 10

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 4/10.  Those that registered after 4/10 while supplies last.  This allows for more money to the charities and not into leftover shirts.  If you didn’t get a shirt, check back after you finish the Red Poppy 5k, any shirts not claimed will be given to those that didn’t receive a shirt.  We will not be holding shirts after race day pick-up.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Race Day Parking – 4 locations on Lower Park Road (off of E. Morrow Rd).

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Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs are donated by Road ID and should be worn on the front of every participant.  It is crucial for timing and therefore, distributing awards.

 

Red Poppy 5k Course

The Red Poppy 5k course is primarily on the paved hike/bike San Gabriel River trail (except the first and last 0.1).  It is an out and back course heading towards Rivery Park (location of the water stop), passed the park and the turnaround is just passed the River Rd bridge.

 

Finish Line

Make sure you bib is visible on the FRONT of your shirt.  Also, please don’t cross the finish line more than once.  UPDATEStay in order how you cross the finish line.  This is extremely important.  You will be handed a finisher’s card that will be used to help expedite the awards process.

 

Awards – Shortly after the final 5k finisher

Presented to overall male and female finishers, overall masters male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups, 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.

 

Results

Posted at NoExcusesRunning.com & GeorgetownRunningClub.org on 4/22.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher at approximately 9:15am – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final finisher.  We are planning on going up to the track to have them run.  The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation.  All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.

 

Sponsors

We would like to thank AdvoCare.

 

Other 2017 Georgetown Running Club Races

Vern’s No Frills 5k, every 3rd Saturday at 8am, Berry Springs Park & Preserve

Another Dam Mile, Lake Georgetown Dam, May 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), San Gabriel Park, July 22, 2018 at 8am

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, downtown Georgetown, November 22, 2018 at 8am

Race to Build 5k & 10k Trail Race, Southwest Regional Park, March 17, 2019 at 8:30am

 

Thank you again for your support of this event.

Red Poppy 5k

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Red Poppy 5K
San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St, Georgetown, TX 78626
Sunday, Apr 22, 2018
8am

New location and course!  More runner/walker & family friendly!

The Georgetown Running Club is hosting the Red Poppy 5K that will start at 8am in San Gabriel Park.  Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run/walk the race.  The race will start and end along the San Gabriel River.  The race will feature a timed 5K run/walk with age group awards, sponsor booths, and tons of fun!  Fun course that is ideal for the walker to the competitive runner and everything in between.  Great for strollers too!!

 

The majority of proceeds will be given to Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center.  The center provides a safe place to disclose child abuse, reduce the emotional trauma for children and their non-offending family members, and extend professional services that protect the integrity of an investigation.  To learn more visit www.WilcoCAC.org.  Also proceeds will go to the Georgetown Visitor’s Center.

 

The Red Poppy Bike Ride is not on the same day or location.  It is now on Saturday, Apr 21st.

 

5K Registration

5K participants $25 online, includes a race packet and shirt (guaranteed shirt for entries received by 4/10, after that while supplies last).  Entry fee increases to $30 on 4/11.  Entry increases to $35 on race day, 4/22.  All Georgetown Running Club members receive a $5 discount.

 

Shirt Guarantee – register by 4/10

Guaranteed shirt for entries received by 4/10, after that while supplies last, so register before 4/10.  You must also pick up your shirt at packet pick-up.  No shirts will be held after the event.

 

Kids’ Fun Run – following the final finisher ~9:15 – Race Day Registration only

There will be a Kids’ Fun Run that will be held after the final finisher at around 9:15.  The fun run is free but we suggest a $5 donation.  All kid finishers will receive a ribbon.

 

Awards – after Kid’s Fun Run

Presented to top overall male and female runners, top masters male and female, and the top three male and female in the following age groups, 10 & under, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and older.

 

Packet Pick-up – must be picked up by 5k start

Saturday, April 21, Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX from noon-6pm;

Sunday, April 22 at the race start, 7-7:45am

 

Sponsors

We would like to thank AdvoCare.