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Thursday Nov. 28nd, 2013 – Wellesley

The Turkey5 Road Race is the best way to start your holiday season.  With both 5K and 5Mile courses, the Turkey5 offers something for everyone.  Starting and finishing at Linden Square, you will run through the beautiful Wellesley College campus and the marathon’s famous “Scream Tunnel” section before seeing the “1 mile to go!” sign.

Turkey5 t-shirt for the first 2,000 entrants – yes, they’re still available!

Pre-registration only – closes Monday Nov. 25th

Late entries will be accepted until 10pm Wednesday night.

NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION!

Race day schedule:
6:30am – number pick-up opens
7:30am – number pick-up closes
8:00am – 5 mile race begins
8:10am – 5K race begins
9:15am – Awards Ceremony

Entry fee:
Adults: $30 through 10/18, increases to $35 on 10/19, $38 on 10/23, $40 on 10/25
Kids 14 & under: $20 through 10/18, increases to $25 on 10/19, $28 on 10/23, $30 on 10/25

Early Number Pick-up:
Tuesday Nov. 26th, 4pm-7:30pm, Volvo of Wellesley, 962 Worcester St. (Rte. 9), Wellesley, MA 02482
Wednesday Nov. 27th, 12pm-3:30pm, The Local Wellesley, 1 Grant Ave., Wellesley, MA 02481 

Team captains:
Create a team, recruit teammates and get rewards!

Chip timing:
The Turkey5 is a chip-timed event. The chip goes on your shoe and must be returned at the end of the race.

Awards categories:
Top 3 male & female overall and age group awards: 14 & under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.  Overall awards are based on gun time; age group awards are based on chip time. We also have awards for the fastest 5K team, fastest 5-miler team and largest combined team. Trophies may be picked up at our office but other prizes may only be claimed at the awards ceremony.

Team scoring:
A team must have three finishers, at least one female, to be scored in either race. Team result is based on the cumulative time of the team’s top female, top male and next fastest runner. We also have an award for the largest team based on number of finishers in both races, regardless of finishing time.

Walkers, dogs and strollers:
Walkers welcome on the 5K course. Dogs and strollers welcome in either race – please start from the back.

Bag check:
As with all RACE events, there will be secure bag-check area (near start/finish line) for all participants.

We need volunteers!
We are seeking volunteers to help with several aspects of the event. Please sign up here.

It pays to tell your friends!
Races are more fun with friends and we reward our runners for referring others to our events. When you register, you’ll get a Sharelink in your confirmation email which helps us track your referrals. We have a special award for the person who refers the most runners to the Turkey5!

Postponement, Cancellation and Refund Policy:
In the event of inclement weather, the event may be postponed to another date. No refunds will be issued due to conflicts with the postponement date. If RACE must cancel the event due to circumstances beyond our control, no refunds will be issued.  Please remember, all proceeds go to charity.

Getting to the race by car:

From the East:
Take the Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Route 128/95 South. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the West:
Take Route 9 into Wellesley and turn right on Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the North: 
Route 128/95 South. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

From the South:
Route 128/95 North. Exit at Route 9 West. Go 3.2 miles and take the next U turn. Immediate right onto Kingsbury Street. Turn right onto Linden Street.

Please arrive by 7:00am if you want to park in the Linden Square parking lot.  After 7:00am, you’ll need to park at the Wellesley Square MBTA stop, the Library or at Whole Foods ~ 1/2 mile away.

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