On race day, we will release 1 participant individually every 10 seconds. There will be clear markings on the ground to comply with proper social distancing procedures. The start and finish line will be separated.
There will be limited touchpoints. All water will be in sealed water bottles at water stops and all finish line food will be packaged grab-and-go snacks. Participants will sign an online waiver prior to participating.
This is a no mass gathering run. All registration will be done online and packet pick up will pre-race day and by mail. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes prior to your assigned start time and please depart once you complete the race.
All staff will be wearing a mask/facial covering at all times.
Please wear a mask or facial covering when you are in the start/finish line area. You may remove your mask when you begin the race. Please note there will not be a gear check to hold masks. It can be placed on a belt, in an arm or waistband, etc. Please remember to put the mask/facial covering back on when you have finished the race.
There will be increased handwashing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the site and the racecourse.
No spectators are allowed near the start and finish line. Spectators may watch the race along the racecourse at least 6 ft. back from participants.
Chattanooga Sports Ministries seeks to transform the communities of at-risk youth through athletic engagement, training in life skills and the formation of intentional, Gospel-centered, cross-cultural mentoring relationships.
Click hereto download the live participant tracking app, RaceJoy. Experience race day like never before! Track your race progress while on course. Your family and friends can track your progress and directly send you motivational support while you’re racing.
2019 National Leader Board Results Results from all the American Turkey Tradition races will be aggregated into one results page where you can see how compared to over 50,000 runners from around the country.
2018 National Leader Board Results Results from all the American Turkey Tradition races will be aggregated into one results page where you can see how compared to over 50,000 runners from around the country.
There will be pacers to help you achieve your goal time. Pacers will be at the start holding a sign of the pace they will be consistently running. Run with these pacers and they will help keep you on track to achieve your goal. That’s right, these pacers are dedicated to helping lead you to one of the goal times listed below:
HALF MARATHON PACE TIMES
2:00:00 (9:10 per mile) 2:05:00 (9:32 per mile) 2:30:00 (11:26 per mile) 3:00:00 (13:44 per mile)
We’re currently looking to fill more pacer time slots. Want to be a pacer? email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actual pacer finish times may vary from the advertised pace time, times are not guaranteed. Pacer time slots subject to change.
Join in the excitement as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a free event shirt for volunteering. Volunteers will help at water stations, participant check-in, course marshaling and many other places.
You will enter your credit card information at the time of registration, but your card will not be charged until 1 month prior to the event.
Need help with your registration? Race Transfer? Change your t-shirt size? Bib exchange? etc. Click here.
This run will be chip timed. Participants wear a timing chip integrated with their bib number that starts their individual time when they cross the start line and stops it when they cross the finish line.
Participant gear must be picked up at pre-packet pickup, event day, or mailed to you. If you do not pick up your participant gear there will be a fee to have it mailed to you.Post-race shirt request link.
If you ordered your race packet to be mailed to you or signed up for the virtual run, your gear will typically arrive 1 – 4 days before the race day. It will be sent to the address you entered in during registration. If your package does not arrive before the race day, please come to packet pick up or the race site where you will be re-assigned your bib and gear.
Headphones/iPod/mp3 devices are allowed, though are strongly not recommended. It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that they do not impair their ability to hear and detect present or potential hazards and dangers.
If at any time you are in need of assistance throughout the run please notify a volunteer or course monitor.
All participants are required to sign an online waiver.
No Dogs. Strollers are allowed for walkers & joggers only, must start in the back of the starting corral and the parent/guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of their child(ren) in the stroller.
All water stations include water and Half Marathon water stations include water and sports drink.
The run will start rain, snow or shine. The run could be delayed due to lightning or other dangerous conditions. The above schedule is weather dependent.
You can transfer to a different distance within the same race at any time. If you are transferring to a more expensive race you’ll have to pay the difference of the registration fees.
You can transfer your registration/bib # to another participant for $6 up to 3 days before the run.
You can defer your registration to next year’s race or any other All Community Events race for $6 up to 17 days before the run. After that, you can still defer for $15 until the day prior to packet pick up. All deferment requests must be sent via e-mail and please include your name, the race your currently in and which race you would like to defer into.
You can manage your shirt size and any other add-ons up to 10 days before the race day.
The Chattanooga Hungry Turkey is part of the Thankful Turkey Half Marathon & 5K. This means on top of being part of the LIVE Chattanooga Hungry Turkey, your results will also be entered into USA’s largest virtual Turkey Trot: The Thankful Turkey. In addition to running with everyone live at your local event, you will also be able virtually to come together with over 50,000 runners and walkers from around the country. See how you stack up on the National leader board and use the hashtag #ThankfulTurkeyRunto share your photos with other Thankful Turkeys!