4th Annual Georgetown Turkey Trot Race Instructions

Georgetown Turkey Trot5 Mile Run & 1 Mile Walk701 Main St, Georgetown, Texas Thursday 24th, 2016 8:00am

Dear Race Participant,

Welcome and thank you for supporting the 4th 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).

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

Canned Tuna

Catsup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise

Jello/Pudding

Fruit Juices

Baking Mixes

Tomato Products

Cereal (however, oatmeal is not needed at this time)

Toiletries

Boxed Dinners

Packet Pick-up

Wednesday, Nov 23rd, Georgetown Recreation Center, Georgetown, Texas from 11am-6pm;

Thursday, Nov 24th 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).

The 5 mile run has the same great course from last year.  It is important that you turn right on 11th St and not left on 10th 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 please stay to the right on the street. After crossing over the San Gabriel River stay to your left on the street and enjoy your run through historic Georgetown, before returning to the square and the finish line.  Georgetown Turkey Trot 5 Mile Run course. There will be a water stop on the 5 mile run course at the entrance to the Dog Park.

The 1 mile walk is an out-and-back from 7th & Main up Main St, left turn on 10th St, left turn on Church St and turnaround at 5th 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 10th St BEFORE the 5 Mile runners turn right on 11th St.  Georgetown Turkey Trot 1 Mile Walk course.

Water, 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.

Free 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 and/or nonperishable food for The Caring Place.  All children will receive a finisher’s ribbon.

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 for downtown Georgetown for best place to park and map to Georgetown.  Map of Georgetown. Remember to only park in legal spots.  Careful crossing Austin Ave to get to the Georgetown square.

T-Shirt Guarantee Policy

Guaranteed T-Shirt for entries received by 11/6. Those that registered after 11/6 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.

Race Bib & Timing

Race bibs are donated by Road ID and 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.

Directions

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

See map for parking spots

Awards

Awards presented to top overall male and female runners, overall masters male and female runners, and age category winners. No duplication of awards.  We will give out over 55 awards.  Awards will be distributed at the finish line.

Race Day Photos

MV Productions Photography will be taking pictures before, during, and after the race. Look for more details from them on ordering photos.  Make sure your number can be seen on the front.

Sponsors

We would like to thank the Turkey Trot’s Gold sponsors Walker Plumbing Company, Inc., Ultima Replenisher, and AdvoCare.

Other sponsors include Data Event Solutions and Road ID.

Other 2017 Georgetown Running Club Races

Race to Build 10K & 5K Trail Race, March 5, 2017

Red Poppy 5K, April 2017

Dam Mile, Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6:30pm

River Relays (2 person 5k relay), Jul 2017

Georgetown Turkey Trot 5k, Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thank you again for your support of this event.

Good luck,

Bill Schroeder

Race Director, Georgetown Turkey Trot

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