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35th Running of the Mayor’s Turkey Day Run

Please Note:

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR MAYOR'S TURKEY DAY RACE

When:

November 28th 2013

9:00 a.m.

Where:

Kenosha Museum on Kenosha's Lakefront

5500 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53143

What:

2 mile walk/run

10k run

Cost:

$15

$10 for kids under age 14

 

3 ways to Register:

Please Note: NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION FOR MAYOR’S TURKEY DAY RACE

1) Mail (click here to download and print the form) DO NOT MAIL REGISTRATIONS AFTER NOVEMBER 18TH

2) SignMeUp - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 

SignMeUp registration confirmation page

3) Register in person during packet pickup on Wednesday, November 27th.

No race day registration is available.

 

Packet Pickup:

Packet Pickup will be at the Kenosha Museum, 5500 1st Avenue, on Wednesday, November 27th, from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m. and closing at 8:45 a.m., 15 minutes prior to the start of the race.

 

Course:

The Course is concrete or asphalt city streets and bike paths/walkways through marine and city parks. Mostly flat. SPLITS at mile marks of both races. WATER STOPS 2 & 4 mile and at finish. Caution: This is not a closed course. Be alert for traffic. 10k course will not be marshaled after 80 minutes from start.

 

Restrictions: No bicycles, roller skates, inline skates, or skateboards.

Refreshments: Fruit and juice will be available outside the Museum following the run.

 

Categories and Awards:

Mayor's Cup Trophy to overall male and female winner in 10k race. Trophy to overall male and female in 2 mile walk/run. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards.  Male and Female 9 & under, 5-yr age groups to 79 and 1 for 80 & up. Medals to top 3 in each male and female age group. Awards will be presented in the Museum. WARNING: Switching races on the day of the race will result in the participant being ineligible for an award and may not give the participant accurate race results. T-SHIRTS TO FIRST 2000 ENTRIES. Door prizes will be awarded by random drawing while race results are being determined.

 

History

Held on the morning of Thanksgiving Day, the Mayor's Turkey Day Run has been an important community event for many years. The race had its start way back in 1906 and was run irregularly up until the early 1950's. When the club was founded in 1978, its first activity was to reinstitute the race on a regular basis.

The race started in 1906 with a few poorly outfitted and trained participants and has grown today to a large community event that has close to a thousand runners. Early races tended to be five miles in length but since 1978, the race has consisted of a two mile event and a 10K. The two mile race has generally been about a third larger than the 10K.  In their long history, our races have been held on beautiful sixty degree days and during early winter snow storms. 

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