november, 2019

2019sat09nov9:00 amKroger A2 Turkey Trot5K • 10k • Iron Turkey • Tin-Foil Turkey9:00 am EST Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N Territorial Rd, Dexter, MI 48130Event Type :Kids,Run,VirtualRegister Now!Volunteer Now!Athlete Guide!Results

Epic Races Turkey Trot

Event Details

The Original A2 Turkey Trot

Epic Races - Turkey Trot

Think “November” and visions of roast turkey undoubtedly come to mind. Epic Races invites you to envision — and experience — a totally different take on that famous fall bird with the A2 Turkey Trot. Join us at Hudson Mills Metropark for this annual autumn tradition — the Ann Arbor area’s original Turkey Trot! — and enjoy a Turkey Trot before Thanksgiving as our mission is to help put turkeys on tables for everybody!

LET’S TALK TURKEY!

The A2 Turkey Trot features five different distances to whet your racing appetite:

  • 5K loop around scenic Hudson Mills (paved trail with one small section of gravel)
  • 10K course comprised of two 5K loops
  • Mile fun run for those who want just a taste of our Turkey Trot
  • Iron Turkey (5K + 10K)
  • Tin Foil Turkey (5K + 1 mile)

All events are walker-friendly and stroller-friendly

  • THE DETAILS

Turkey Trot Swag… aka… What you get:

  • Chip Timing with Freaky Fast Results (please note: the mile is not a timed event)
  • Fabulous Finisher’s Medal (or two aka “Iron Turkey”
  • Super-Soft T-shirt*
  • Turkey dogs from Ray’s Red Hots
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Free Race Photos compliments of Epic Races

*shirt size not guaranteed after October 28, 2018

2018 Swag Pictured… 2019 Coming Soon!

PACERS

Looking to PR or finish by a certain time? The Ann Arbor Track Club will have its pace team ready to help you meet your goals! Look for them in the starting area; they’ll be holding signs showing which pace they’ll be running. There will be pacers available at the following paces for the 5K& 10K: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00. Note: it’s perfectly fine to change from one pace to another while out on the course. After all, it’s your race!

Food Gatherers, the featured charity for the A2 Turkey Trot, exists to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community. Food Gatherers regards the gifts of food and money that they receive as a sacred trust to be administered for the most effective hunger relief possible. Please bring a donation of non-perishable food or fresh produce to the Food Gatherers collection area to packet pickup on Friday or on race day. All donations collected at the A2 Turkey Trot will be distributed locally in time for Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Need more of an incentive to donate to Food Gatherers? Donate 10 canned items and receive a vintage Epic Races race T-shirt! For 20 cans, you’ll receive three shirts and for 30, five shirts! One item of fresh produce (a head of cabbage, a squash, a bunch of radishes, a pint of cherry tomatoes, etc.) may be substituted for one canned item.  Bring your cans to packet pickup and our Epic Holiday Pre-sale!

Food Gatherers fighting hunger where we live

ZERO WASTE

epic races happy planet runningThe event is a Leave No Trace event. Learn more about our race-day recycling and composting efforts here. Want more information about running a great race and leaving no trace? Click here to visit Happy Planet Running!

Room Blocks available: November 8 – 10, 2019

FAIRFIELD INN ANN ARBOR $99

Retro hotel with an indoor pool & fitness facilities, plus free WiFi, hot breakfast & parking.

(734) 995-5200

3285 Boardwalk,  Ann Arbor,  MI  48108
(15.5 miles from start)
Last day to book: October 25, 2019

  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Fitness Center
  • Heated Pool and Spa

We send the goodies, but since we know you may want to run with your family on Thanksgiving morning, in your race shirts and with your medals waiting at your finish line, we are happy to send your goodies before hearing from you.

Please tell us about your Original A2 Turkey Trot 5K by heading to the A2 Turkey Trot Facebook page, “join” the event if you haven’t already, you can upload a photo of your GPS tracker showing your mileage and time, share a selfie or a photos of where you did your 5K, or post a comment telling us about it. You can also post your photos on Instagram and tag us (@epicraces) or tweet about it on Twitter and tag us (@epicraces). Be sure to use the hashtag #A2TurkeyTrot! Note: You do not need to report your 5K Run/Walk to us. We encourage you to post about your Virtual 5K via our social media, but it is not mandatory!

Please note: Epic Races does not ship swag to Canada or internationally. If you are a resident of Canada or another country and wish to participate in an Epic Races virtual event, please provide us with a U.S. shipping address.

  • THE SCHEDULE:

9:45 am Packet Pick-Up and Race-Day Registration end

8:50 am Race Announcements, National Anthem by Livingston Lamplighters, Warm Up

9:00 am 5K Starts

10:00 am 10K Starts

10:30am Mile Fun Run Starts

10:00 am Awards available for pick up

We know your time is precious, so we offer “Grab-n-Go” Awards. If you are an overall or age-group award winner (see award section for details), before heading out, stop by the podium, grab your award (don’t miss the photo-op), and go!
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A2 Turkey Trot 5k

A2 Turkey Trot 10K

  • AGE GROUPS AND AWARDS:

Age Groups (Male and Female Age Divisions):

8 and under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

5K
Overall and Masters win Thanksgiving Turkeys and Signature Pie Plates
Age-group winners will choose from a selection of awards

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group
(unclaimed turkeys will be donated to Food Gatherers at noon)

10K
Overall and Masters win Thanksgiving Turkeys and Signature Pie Plates
Age-group winners will choose from a selection of awards

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
Top 5 in each in each age-group
(unclaimed turkeys will be donated to Food Gatherers at noon)

Iron Turkey
Overall and Masters win Thanksgiving Turkeys and Signature Pie Plates
Age-group winners will choose from a selection of awards

1st Place Overall Male/Female
1st Place Masters Male/Female
(unclaimed turkeys will be donated to Food Gatherers at noon)

  • FAQ’s:
  • Packet Pickup
    PACKET PICK-UP:

Packet Pickup

  • Day before race day – Packet Pick-Up will be at 2/42 Community Center (648 Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor) which is right beside Epic Races HQ  from noon – 7:00p.m.
  • Race Day – Packet pick-up will be from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (prior to the races – but be sure to get your packet before your race as the first race begins at 9 a.m.) in the activity center at Hudson Mills Metropark.
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