EARN YOUR TURKEY
4-MILE RUN / 2-MILE WALK / KIDS RACES

Race day is Thanksgiving Day

Thursday Nov. 24th 2022

Since 1982, Runner's Corner & the Orem Fitness Center have sponsored the most prize-laden Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk in Utah. For a modest entry fee, participants receive a T-shirt, great post-race food, an excellent opportunity to win turkeys and pies, and guilt free feasting the rest of the day!

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RACE PRICING

Early Bird Pricing staring 7/01/2022

  • $7 - Kids race without shirt

  • $7 - 2-mile walk without shirt

  • $18 - 4-mile race without shirt

    • Add $10 for a long sleeve shirt

Price Increase 9/01/2022

  • $9 - Kids race without shirt

  • $9 - 2-mile walk without shirt

  • $19 - 4-mile race without shirt

    • Add $10 for a long sleeve shirt

Price Increase 11/01/2022

  • $12 - Kids race without shirt

  • $12 - 2-mile walk without shirt

  • $22 - 4-mile race without shirt

    • Add $10 for a long sleeve shirt

Price Increase 11/15/2022

  • $15 - Kids race without shirt

  • $15 - 2-mile walk without shirt

  • $25 - 4-mile race without shirt

    • Add $10 for a long sleeve shirt

Online Registration Ends 11/20/22 @ 11:59pm

Day of Registration

  • $30 - Kids race without shirt

  • $30 - 2-mile walk without shirt

  • $30 - 4-mile (no chip timing) without shirt

  • $40 - 4-mile race without shirt (with chip timing)

 

Inquiries can be sent to earnyourturkeyrun@gmail.com

 

An updated Race Bible will be sent out 1 week before race day with updated information

Race Start Times:

  •  8:00 am: 4-mile run

  •  8:05 am: 2-mile health walk

  •  9:00 am: Kids races

                     0-2 yrs old: 100m

                     3-4 yrs old: 1/4 mile

                     5-6 yrs old: 1/2 mile

                     7-8 yrs old: 1/2 mile

                     9-10 yrs old: 1 mile

                     11-12 yrs old: 1 mile

Packet Pick-up:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23rd: 3:00pm-7:00pm @ Runner's Corner (835 S 700 E, Orem)

  • Day of Race: 7:00am-7:40am in the multipurpose room on the North side of the Orem Family Fitness Center (575 W Center Street, Orem)

Race Starting Line:

  • Orem Community Park (581 W 165 S, Orem)

Course Maps:

  • View a virtual map of the 4-mile race below

  • The 2-mile walk/FUN RUN is the same start/finish but with just 1 lap instead of 2

  • Most kids races with be run in an out-n-back style:

    • Kids 100m: starts at the finish line, run 50m out, turn around and finish at the finish line

    • Kids 200m: starts at the finish line, run 100m out, turn around and finish at the finish line

    • Kids 400m: starts at the finish line, run 200m out, turn around and finish at the finish line

    • Kids 800m: starts at the finish line, run 400m out, turn around and finish at the finish line

  • The Kids 1 Mile will have its own start line near the round-a-bout and finish at the finish line

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I pay in person rather than online?

  • In person registration can be done at Runner's Corner until 11/20/2022. Pricing will follow the above, however, it is CASH/CHECK only! Checks must be made out to "SRC Utah".

Where can I park?

  • Participants may park on the North and South sides of the Orem Family Fitness Center.

 

Where is the starting line?

  • The starting line for the 4-mile race and 2-mile walk is located on the South side of the fitness, near the Orem Community Park pavilion.

  • Most kids races will start/finish at the finish line. For example, if your child is in the 100m race, kids will start at the finish line, run 50m out, turn around and finish. The kids 1 mile race will have its own starting line, but is near the regular finish line.

Where will packet pick-up be?

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23rd @ Runner's Corner (835 S 700 E, Orem) between 3:00pm-7:00pm.

  • Day of race packet pick-up: 7:00am-7:45am in the multipurpose room on the North side of the Orem Family Fitness Center.

Where will refreshments/awards be?

  • Refreshments and awards in the multipurpose room on the North side of the Orem Family Fitness Center.

  • There will be no official awards ceremony after the race. Awards for the overall finishers in the 4-mile and kids races will be given at the finish line. If you are an age division winner, you are responsible for collecting your award after the race at the awards table in the multipurpose room.

  • Participants of the 4-mile race will be able to look up their results at the results trailer. We will also have printed results in the multipurpose room.

Where will turkeys be on the course?

  • Frozen turkeys will be "hidden" along the course of the 4-mile race. Participants who pick up a frozen turkey, and carry it to the finish line will be able to take it home.

Can I bring an item to carry the frozen turkey?

  • Items such as strollers or bags should not be used to carry turkeys during the race. Participants caught using something other than themselves, to carry the turkey may be asked to put it on the ground for others to pick up. However, we do recommend wearing a pair of gloves!

Will I have access to fitness center amenities?

  • The race has received permission to use the Orem Family Fitness Center multipurpose room, bathrooms, and the hallway connecting the North side of the fitness center to where the starting line is on the south side. Racers will not have access to other equipment.

  • You can find a map of the fitness center HERE

Regardless of facility accessibility, we highly recommend participants to dress appropriately and plan ahead!

4-Mile Race Awards:

  • TOP 3 OVERALL MALE/FEMALE: a turkey.

  • AGE DIVISION 1st PLACE: a turkey.

  • AGE DIVISION 2nd PLACE: a pie.

  • Frozen turkeys will be placed along the course to carry to the finish line and any remaining turkeys are raffled at the end of the race.

  • The 2-mile health walk is not chip timed and there are no awards.

Kids Races Awards:

  • AGE CATEGORY 1st PLACE: a turkey.

  • AGE CATEGORY 2nd PLACE: a pie.

  • Ribbons will be given to the rest of the finishers.

  • Kids races will not have official results or chip timing. The overhead clock will be running, but participants will not be given official times. Awards will be handed out as racers finish.

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