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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.
2023 National Leader Board Results Coming Soon! Results from all the Thankful Turkey Tradition races will be aggregated into one results page where you can see how compared to runners from around the country.
AWARDS Finisher medal earned for all finishers.
Awards will be awarded to the top 3 participants, male and female in each age group and overall. Participant must be present on event day to receive medal.
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 CAN MANAGE YOUR REGISTRATION THROUGH YOUR RUNSIGNUP.COM PROFILE
You can transfer to RUN A DIFFERENT DISTANCE within the same race up to 3 days before the run. If you are transferring to a more expensive race you’ll have to pay the difference of the registration fees. This can be managed on your Run Sign Up profile.
You can DEFER/TRANSFER YOUR REGISTRATION to next year’s race or any other All Community Events race for $15 up to 3 days before the run. This can be managed on your Run Sign Up profile.
You can CHANGE YOUR SHIRT SIZE and any other add-ons up to 3 days before the race day. This can be managed on your Run Sign Up profile.
You can transfer your registration/bib # to another participant for $6 up to 3 days before the run. This can be managed on your Run Sign Up profile.
Need help managing your registration.Click herefor tutorials.
VIRTUAL RUN FAQs
Your gear will typically arrive 1 – 4 days before the race day. It will be sent to the address you entered during registration.
To submit your virtual run results, click on this year’s results link in the “RESULTS, RECORD TIMES, AWARDS & PHOTOS” accordion above. Then, click the virtual run tab and enter your result.
All WATER STATIONS include water.
There will be no GEAR CHECK on the event site.
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.
Participant gear must be picked up at pre-packet pickup 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.
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.
Runners and walkers can participate in this race. See the schedule above for the time limit.
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 and the parent/guardian must sign a waiver on behalf of their child(ren) in the stroller.
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.
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.
The Nashville Turkey Trot is part of the Thankful Turkey 5K & 10Mile. This means on top of being part of the LIVE Nashville Turkey Trot, 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!
UPCOMING EVENTS YOU MAY LIKE
Tag your Instagram pics with #turkeytradition and we’ll feature them here
It’s your pre-turkey workout. Your body will thank you later!