Date: November 23, 2017
Length: 4.4 mile, 2.5 mile
Start Time: 10:00am
Location: Parkview Lodge, Webster Park - Webster, NY (map)
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This 46 year old tradition of Webster, NY was started by Jim May, former English Teacher, in Webster. Jim May started this event 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 4,572 participants!
Strollers, Dogs, & Headphones are NOT permitted on course!!
Fleet Feet Sports along with YellowJacket Racing, is hosting a Food Drive starting at Fleet Feet Sports during Packet Pickup and extending that entire week thru Sunday. Simply bring your non-perishable food items with you to packet pickup or to the Webster Turkey Trot. All food will be donated to the Hope House in Webster. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
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 tent & "Drop Bag" windflag
• All items that you wish to store must fit inside the supplied bag
• Be sure to write your bib number on the outside of the bag
• 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, after the event. Any bags not picked up after one week will be donated.
We are seeking volunteers to help at the Finish Line, Shuttle Bus Area, Drop Bag Tent, Bike Zone, Road Marshals & Parking. To volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is coming soon!
*It is HIGHLY advised to go to pick up your packets early to alleviate race day lines.
Once again, we are teaming up with Fleet Feet Sports to host a food drive to benefit Hope House in Webster. We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items during Packet Pickup and on Race Day inside Parkview Lodge. Your support would be greatly appreciated!
8:15am - Registration/Packet Pickup Opens In Parkview Lodge
8:30am - All Shuttle Bus Routes Begin
9:30am - Registration/Packet Pickup Closes
9:45am - Last Shuttle Bus Departure Time
10:00am - Four Four Starts
10:15am - Two Five Starts
10:30am - Shuttle Bus Return Service Begins
11:30am - Final Shuttle Bus Return Leaves The Park
*Because most participants want to get home to their families to start their Thanksgiving holiday, there will not be an awards ceremony following the race. Overall winners will receive their awards as they cross the finish line. Age group awards will be available for pickup Fleet Feet Sports @ The Armory (155 Culver Road, Rochester, NY 14620) beginning 10am on Friday, November 24th, continuing through Friday, December 8th, 2017.
Important Note: For safety purposes, please line up at the start according to your pace. Faster folks up towards the front, slower runners and walkers towards the back.
This event uses the exact route Jim May created over 40 years ago. Due to long standing tradition it has not been changed nor altered. Please note, it may wind up a little less than 4.4 miles (more like 4.12) but due to its long standing tradition of being stated as 4.4 miles take it as you ran a really good 4.4 miler. The last 1/4 mile is on grassy trails in Webster Park.
This run starts at 10:15AM at the corner of Holt and Lake. The fun run finishes the same way the 4.4 miler does, along the grassy trails in Webster Park. The fun run will be chip timed.
The following roads will be closing at 8:30AM, no exceptions!!! We HIGHLY advise taking the bus. We have 26 FREE shuttle buses, please use them! See below for Bus details.
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.
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.
There will be FREE shuttle bus service from:
We have several buses this year! 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 from 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.
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:
Buses will begin bringing participants back to the shuttle bus locations starting around10:30am. And will leave approximately every 5 minutes. The final bus will leave the park at 11:30am 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 help keep the lines moving. Be sure to thank the bus drivers for working on their holiday to provide a safe ride for you :)