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Webster Turkey Trot

11/27/14

 "4.4"M Road Run
 "2.5"M Road Run

Parkview Lodge, Webster Park


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RACE DAY UPDATES!

Please check your e-mail regularly for Turkey Trot newsletters that will contain important race information.  We will also post the information here, so please be sure to read thoroughly so you are most informed.

We cannot stress enough how it is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to utilize the free shuttle bus service on race day!

Race Update Newsletters:

Click Here for the November 20th Newsletter

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TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TURKEY TROT 

There will be some road closures & delays the morning of the race. The race begins at 10:00 am on Holt Road. We appreciate the efforts of the Webster Police Department, who will do their very best to lessen the impact to the community while keeping the runners and walkers out of harm’s way. 

The following road closures will be in effect at 8:30 am:

  • Lake Rd & Pellet Rd – no access east bound on Lake
  • Lake Rd & Whiting – no access East bound on Lake
  • Whiting at Shoemaker – no access northbound on Whiting
  • Holt at Shoemaker – no access northbound on Holt
  • Lake at 250 – no access westbound on Lake

Webster Police will be strictly enforcing this, so if you want to try and park at the lots on race morning arrive before 8:30 am.  There is NO PARKING on Holt Rd from Woodhull to Lake nor ANYWHERE on Lake Rd.  You will risk your car being towed. Race organizers highly advise that you take advantage of the shuttle buses.  Shuttle bus locations will be at Webster Schroeder High School, Webster Thomas High School, Willink Middle School, and Klem North/South Elementary Schools.   There will be 26 busses this year so there will be a constant flow of buses to and from the race site. 

For more information on parking & shuttle bus service on race day, please click on the “MAPS/DIRECTIONS” tab.

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This 43 year old tradition of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher in Webster. Jim May started this event simply as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, as a way for them to get a workout on Thanksgiving Day. As the years progressed, the event grew to what it is today. Jim May’s former Cross Country Runner, Dave Boutillier, took over the reigns of the race in the late 90′s under his Race Directing Company, YellowJacket Racing. Each year this race reminds Dave and many other former Webster residents of his youth and running the event annually.

This year’s event will be capped at 5,872 participants!
Last year’s event sold out, so make sure you register early!

10:00 AM: 4.4 Mile Starts

10:10 AM: 2.5 Mile Starts

 

New this year!
Tech shirts to ALL registrants!! Shirts are unisex sizes, so ladies should order 1 size down. Shirt sizes are available on a first come, first served basis.

 

Registration Fees:

  By 10/11 10/12-11/26 Day Of
Four Four $20 $25 $30
Two Five $20 $25 $30

 

 

Registration

Register:

Register at both Fleet Feet Sports locations (155 Culver Road, Rochester NY 14620 OR 2522 Ridgeway Ave, Rochester, NY 14626)

Packet Pickup:

At Both Fleet Feet Rochester locations
     - Saturday, November 22nd 9am - 5pm
     - Sunday, November 23rd 12pm - 5pm
     - Monday, Nov 24th - Wednesday, Nov 26th 10am - 7pm

Race morning at the race site starting at 8:15 am

It is HIGHLY advised to go to Packet Pickup to alleviate race day lines. Bring a non perishable food item for the Food Drive to benefit Hope House and receive 10% OFF your purchase at Fleet Feet during Trot Packet Pickup.

  By 10/11 10/12-11/26 Day Of
Four Four $20 $25 $30

Two Five $20 $25 $30

Amenities

Chip timing and plenty of post-race food for all participants. 

Tech shirts to ALL registrants!! Shirts are unisex sizes, so ladies should order 1 size down.  Shirt sizes are available on a first come, first served basis.

Schedule

8:15 AM: Packet Pickup/Registration Opens in Parkview Lodge

9:30 AM: Registration Closes

10:00 AM: 4.4 Mile Starts

10:10 AM: 2.5 Mile Starts

Maps + Directions

Directions to Webster Park

Take 104 to Holt Road Exit, head North on Holt Road towards Webster Park

Race Parking

There is limited parking at Webster Park, so please carpool if you can. At Webster Park, parking will be in the Parkview Lodge Lot, the lot across from Parkview Lodge AND overflow in the Pier Lot on Lake Road. If a lot is full it will then be closed and you will be detoured to the overflow Pier Lot.  For those that do not want to deal with parking at Webster Park, a free shuttle service is being provided.  See below for more details on the shuttle service.

Shuttle Bus Service:

There will be shuttle bus service from:

  • Willink Middle School - 900 Publishers Pkwy, Webster
  • Webster Thomas High School - 800 Five Mile Line Rd, Webster
  • Webster Schroeder High School (FRONT parking lot) - 875 Ridge Rd, Webster
  • Klem North Elementary School - 1015 Klem Rd, Webster
  • Klem South Elementary School - 1025 Klem Rd, Webster

We have several more buses this year than in the past.  The buses will pick up at each location then go to Webster Park to drop off.  The bus ride is about 10-15 minutes and drops you off right at the park near Parkview Lodge.  Buses will circle back to all shuttle pick-up spots picking people up to bring to the race; and after the race, buses will circle back to bring people back to their vehicles.

Shuttle Service TO the race:
Pick-up begins at 8:30 am at each shuttle location.  The buses will leave about every 5-7 minutes.  Buses will leave their locations even if not full.  The last bus leaves at 9:45 am at each location.  The last shuttle should arrive to Webster Park by 10:00 am, but it will be cutting it close to the start time of race – so we highly advise that you GET THERE EARLIER and not plan on arriving at 9:45 am!  It’s a good idea to get your packet during packet pickup, to make race day faster.  Drop Bag service will be available near Parkview Lodge to leave your items.  Please see Drop Bag Service below for details and rules.

To keep stress low for you - simply arrive early and not at 9:45 am.
We can not stress enough how much we advise to be early!! 

Shuttle Service AFTER the race:
Busses will begin bringing participants back to the shuttle bus locations starting at 10:30 am-ish.  And will leave approximately every 5 minutes.  The final bus will leave the park at 11:30 am to bring people to shuttle locations.  Please get into the shuttle line and be courteous by not cutting the line - it doesn't help.  Volunteers will be helping to keep the lines moving.  Be sure to thank the bus drivers for working on their holiday to provide a safe ride for you :)

Bicycle Parking Lot
We will be offering a FREE secured location to park bikes that you and your family ride to the park.  This is one of the best ways to get to the park race day and you will get prime parking location on the grass near Parkview Lodge and the Bag Drop!!  This is a highly advised service.

Drop Bag Service

Drop Bag Service will be available outside Parkview Lodge courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports.

By following just a few simply directions you can help make the drop bag service go nice and smooth.

  • You must use the supplied poly bag as your drop bag. Poly bags can be picked up at the drop bag location. We can not accept other bags or items not in bags for this service.
  • At Parkview Lodge look for a big tent, this is where you should drop off your race bag.
  • All items that you wish to store must fit inside the supplied bag.
  • Be sure to write your bib number on a white label and place the label firmly on the outside of the bag. White labels and markers will be available at the drop bag location.
  • To retrieve your bag you must show your bib number and you’ll be given your bag.
  • No bib number.  No bag.

We can not be responsible for any lost and misplaced bags. Any bags not picked up will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Sports starting Saturday, Nov. 30th. Any bags not picked up after one week will be donated.

"4.4"M

"2.5"M

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Divisions + Awards

Four Four (4.17 miles) awards: Overall male and female receive a turkey & handcrafted pottery award.
Top 3 male/female in 5 year age groups receive handcrafted pottery award.

Past Results

Past Results may be incomplete throughout the year as we update our database. Please Check the Results Page for past results in the meantime.


11/28/2013 - Webster Turkey Trot

Four Four

Two Five

Additional Info

Volunteer Opportunity

We are seeking Finish Line Help, Registration Help, water stop personnel and Road Marshals to volunteer for this event.  If interested, e-mail nicole@yellowjacketracing.com for more information.

Road Closures:

The following roads will be closing at 8:45AM, so if you want to drive anywhere near the park you will need to do it before 8:45AM.  We HIGHLY advise taking the bus.  We have double the amount of FREE Shuttle Busses.  Please see the "Maps and Directions" page for info on buses

  • Lake Rd & Pellet Rd - so no access east bound on Lake
  • Lake Rd & Whiting - so no access East bound on Lake
  • Whiting at Shoemaker - so no access northbound on Whiting
  • Holt at Shoemaker - so no access northbound on Holt
  • Lake at 250 - so no access westbound on Lake

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If you bring a non perishable food item to packet pickup at Fleet Feet you can receive a 10% OFF discount on non sale items. Food is also being very accepted on race day. Support The Turkey Trot Food Drive too. Don't forget to get your Bib Number race morning - NO BIB NO TIME.  If you lose it or forget it, there is a $5 Replacement Fee.

This 42 year old tradition of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher in Webster. Jim May started this event simply as a practice run for his Cross Country Team, as a way for them to get a workout on Thanksgiving Day. As the years progressed, the event grew to what it is today. Jim May's former XC Runner, Dave Boutillier, took over the reigns of the race in the late 90's under his Race Directing Company, YellowJacket Racing. Each year this race reminds Dave and many other former Webster residents of his youth and running this event every year.

Join us this year for this long standing tradition

Race Etiquette: When lining up at the start faster folks should line up towards the front.  If you are a walker or slower runner - please start towards the back.  This helps to ensure a safe start for all participants.  Thanks!

Drop Bag Service will be available outside Parkview Lodge courtesy of Fleet Feet Sports. By following just a few simply directions you can help make the drop bag service go nice and smooth.
• You must use the supplied poly bag as your drop bag. Poly bags can be picked up at the drop bag location. We can not accept other bags or items not in bags for this service.
• At Parkview Lodge look for a big tent, this is where you should drop off your race bag.
• All items that you wish to store must fit inside the Drop bag.
• Be sure to write your bib number on a white label and place the label firmly on the outside of the bag. White labels and markers will be available at the drop bag location.
• To retrieve your bag you must show your bib number and you’ll be given your bag.
• No bib number no bag. We can not be responsible for any lost and misplaced bags. Any bags not picked up will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Sports starting Saturday, Nov. 29th. Any bags not picked up after one week will be donated.

Food Drive Info

We are having a A Food Drive for the Hope House in Webster. One of the Sponsors, Fleet Feet Sports along with YellowJacket Racing, is hosting a Food Drive starting November 22nd at Fleet Feet Sports during Packet Pickup and extending that entire week thru Sunday, Nov. 30th. Simply bring a non-perishable food item with you to Packet Pickup or to Webster Park on race day.  We will have collection bins set up at Fleet Feet Sports and at Parkview Lodge (Registration Cabin) to drop off non-perishable food items. All food will be donated to the Hope House in Webster. Your support is be greatly appreciated. Representatives will be picking up any food collected at Fleet Feet Sports on Monday and Tuesday so they can feed people for Thanksgiving. When you donate your food during packet pickup you will receive 10% OFF your purchase of Non Sale Items at Fleet Feet Sports.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated back to the Jim May Scholarship Foundation, Hope House of Webster, and the Olympic Training Center Camp.

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