Turkey Chase

Live Race Nov. 28th OR Virtual Race Nov. 21st - Nov. 28th Directions RaceJoy Ready
Events

20K

$45 Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

10K

$35 Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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5K

$25 Price increases after October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids in Strollers

$5 Registration ends November 27, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 20K

$45 Registration ends November 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual 10K

$35 Registration ends November 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Virtual 5K

$25 Registration ends November 27, 2020 at 10:00am EST

Event Vendor

$150 Registration ends November 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Description

Fit & Able is proud to bring back the Turkey Chase trail festival at Umstead Park! We hope you enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving eats with your friends and family. But now it's time to burn off the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie! With three distances - including a 5K, 10K, and 20K - you can choose your challenge. Once you pick your distance you can choose the start wave you prefer (but if you arrive early we won't hold you back!). 

When you get back to Shelter #1 we'll have fruit, brownies, and other treats waiting for you! Plus your Turkey Chase medal!

Invite your friends, pick your race, and burn off Thanksgiving dinner!

This event has limited space, so sign up quick!

Start time slots for each event:

  • 8:30 - 8:45 AM - 20K
  • 8:45 - 9:00 AM - 10K
  • 9:00 - 9:15 AM - 5K & 10K
  • 9:15 - 9:30 AM - 5K & 10K
  • 9:30 - 9:45 AM - 5K
  • 9:45 - 10:00 AM - 5K

Course closure times:

  • 10:00 AM - 20K Old Reedy Creek Turn Around Point Closes
  • 10:45 AM - 20K Trinity Rd. Turn Around Point Closes
  • 10:15 AM - 10K Turn Around Point Closes
  • 10:30 AM - 5K Turn Around Point Closes
  • 11:30 AM - Course Closes

Given the nature of the course and open start times, all runners who start the race must check back in at Shelter #2 following the race so we know you're done and get your timing chip back. We also ask that you provide your cell number and carry your phone with you on your run in case we need to contact you for emergencies. 

The Turkey Chase is part of Fit & Able's Free-for-All Race Series

* * * Due to the constantly evolving situation due to Covid-19 any specific changes to event operations for protecting participant health and safety in compliance with the most up-to-date recommendations and requirements will be posted no later than 2 weeks prior to the race and emailed to all registered participants. A virtual component is available for all races for those runners who aren’t comfortable racing in person yet but still want to participate in the event. * * *

Schedule

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Race Day Check-in (Reedy Creek Shelter #1)
    * 30 minutes before each time slot.
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Race Start (Reedy Creek Shelter #2)
    * Start by time slots. 
  • 11:30 AM - Courses Closed

* Start times subject to change due to weather or safety

Information

* Final pre-race packet pickup and race day information and updates will be emailed to all registered participants and volunteers the week prior to the race. 

Race Location: William B. Umstead State Park - Reedy Creek Shelter #2 (N. Harrison Ave. entrance at Exit 287 off HWY 40)

Course Information: The course is on the multi-use park trail with roots, rocks, and uneven surfaces; conditions depend on the weather prior to the event. Please take all precautions with your safety and wear appropriate gear for the weather and terrain. The start and finish are at Reedy Creek Shelter #1. The course is NOT USATF certified. GPS tracking apps are not suitable for measuring course distances accurately.

Turkey Chase Course Maps

Events: Everyone is welcome to participate!  All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online.  All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race!
* No dogs or bikes permitted in the race.
* We strongly discourage participants wearing headphones of any sort while racing for their own safety and so they can properly hear instructions on the course.
* Kids in strollers must be registered and be with a parent registered in either the 5K, 8K, or Mile. Kids in strollers must be numbered, properly buckled into the stroller, and we strongly encourage them to wear a helmet.
* If you or one of your party have a physical or developmental need that may require special accommodation please contact us at least one month prior to the event to discuss reasonable accommodations that may be available. 

Course Aid: An athletic trainer will be available at a medical tent located near the finish line. There will be water stations on the course: at the 5K Turnaround, at the 10K Turnaround, at the 20K Turnaround, and Finish Line. Water is also available at the Shelter #1 registration and refreshment area. The water stations are marked on the map.

Packet Pick-up: All participants must show a photo ID or be with a guardian with a photo ID in order to pick up their race packets and can only pick up their own race packet. Early packet pickup details will be announced the week prior to the race.

Volunteers: We need your help! If you're available to assist us with registration, handing out water, and cheering on runners please sign up to volunteer between 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Awards: Awards are provided by Omega Sports. Must be present to receive awards; no awards will be mailed out or left at Omega Sports. Save your Turkey Chase bib number to get 20% off in store at Omega Sports!

  • 5K & 10K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group (9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 & Over)
  • 20K Awards:
    • Top 3 Male/Female Overall
    • Top Male/Female Age Group: 9 & Under, 10 - 14, 15 - 19, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 & Over

Race Souvenirs: All participants will get a special Turkey Chase knit hat and finishers medal (guaranteed if registered by October 15th; first come first serve thereafter).

Registration

Online registration closes on November 27th at 9 PM. Cash, checks, and credit card are accepted at packet pick-up and race day.

* * * NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS, or EXCHANGES * * *

We can't wait to see you at the Turkey Chase!

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The Turkey Chase and all its participants are subject to these event policies.

Information from this master site is often shared to or scraped by other online sources that aren't updated when changes are made here. This site on RunSignUp is the only official and updated source for information regarding this event. Everyone who registers for this event will be automatically subscribed to Fit & Able's email distribution list and may unsubscribe at any time. 

Fit & Able Productions is a nonprofit organization that has been supporting community and family fitness in Cary since 1997 through organizing creative events and training programs. Proceeds from our events that aren't designated to support other organizations go to support the event and other Fit & Able nonprofit activities.

Refer Friends, Build a Team, and Fundraise for Prizes!

Sign up and get over $150 in swag and race coupons! Yes, really!

1. First, sign up for the 5K or greater distance! 
2. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a unique referral link in your confirmation email to share with your friends and family or post on social media. Get more info on Referral Refunds here.
3. Get 5 friends to sign up using your unique referral link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund. Boom!
4. Get 10 more friends (15 total)  to join you and get up to another $15 of your registration fee back.
5. Get another 20 friends (30 total) to sign up and we will send you a FREE "Certified Fit & Able" t-shirt.
6. But if you can get 50 friends or family all in to race with you, then we will give you $100 CASH (or an equivalent credit towards Fit & Able races)!

PLUS, if your friends and family sign up through your referral link within 72 hours they will get a $5 discount automatically applied at checkout!

You can also earn prizes when you create a Charity Race Team or Fundraising Team (we recommend both!).

1. First, create a Charity Race Team and Fundraising Team while you're signing up for any distance! 
2. Invite your friends and family to sign up and join your Race and Fundraising Teams. (Pssst... they can use your unique referral link when they do this so you get the credit towards the referral swag!) Get more info on Fundraising Pages here.
3. The Race Team that gets the most members (but at least 25) will win a 25% coupon for the Fit & Able race of their choice for EACH race team member that finished or submitted virtual results.
4. The Fundraising Team that raises the most (but at least $500) will also win a 25% coupon for EACH fundraising team member that raised at least $10! Fundraising Team members DO NOT need to participate in the race to join a team. 

ALSO, you can get up to $25 of your registration fee back when you choose to become a fundraiser for any participating charity while signing up and requesting a refund if you raise at least $250 (must check the box during signup!).

* Only registrations for 5K and greater races are eligible for referral refunds and other awards; awards stack but cannot refund more than original amount paid. $5 of each registration is non-refundable. Message Info@fitandable.net if you have questions.

RaceJoy

Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Turkey Chase.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Turkey Chase is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

Note:
- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Place
Umstead Park N. Harrison Ave. Entrance off I-40
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Umstead Park N. Harrison Ave. Entrance off I-40

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