Webster Turkey Trot

Date: November 24, 2022

Length: 2.5 Mile & 4.4 Mile

Start Time: 10:00am

Location: Webster Park (map)

Webster Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 24th
4.4 Miles - 10AM| 2.5 Mile 10:10AM
Parkview Lodge, Webster Park

Webster Turkey Trot - Celebrating 51 years!

A Local Thanksgiving Day Classic since 1972!
4.4 Mile Race / 2.5 Mile Fun Run (In-Person and Virtual Options)
Join the Webster Turkey Trot Facebook Group Page here for updates and Trotty conversation.

This 51-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 reins 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.

Strollers, Dogs, & Headphones are NOT permitted on course!!   Please note: You must have a bib to participate.  It is bad form and considered banditting if you do not have a bib.  Just don't do it.  It puts the entire event, its insurances, permits and other athletes at risk.  Just don't do it.

Your (in person) Race Registration Includes

  • Chip timing
  • Your choice of a hoodie (If registered by July 25th), crewneck sweatshirt (If registered by September 25th), or short sleeve t-shirt (If registered by November 1st), all registrants after that will receive a custom tote bag (Note: color subject to change due to supply chain)
  • Post-race food for all participants
  • Live Text and Email results as you finish (you must sign up for results notifications to track a runner)
  • Finisher Medal to all finishers
  • Digital Finisher Certificate

Your Virtual Race Registration Includes

  • Your choice of a hoodie (If registered by July 25th), crewneck sweatshirt (If registered by September 25th), or short sleeve t-shirt (If registered by November 1st), all registrants after that will receive a custom tote bag (Note: color subject to change due to supply chain)
  • Finisher Medal
  • Shipping of the above items to your provided address. Register by 11:59pm, Sunday, November 6th to get your packet BEFORE Thanksgiving!
  • Online race results
  • Digital Finisher Certificate
  • Digital Race Bib

Virtual Event:
Please complete your 2.5 or 4.4 miles and submit your results between 7am, November 24, and 11:59pm, November 27.

SWAG


 By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other reason, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.

Registration/Packet Pickup

REGISTRATION INFO

  Now to 9/30   10/1 to 11/23  
4.4 Mile $30 $35  
2.5 Mile $30 $35  
Virtual 4.4 Mile $30 $35 Note: Virtual registrations close 11/20
Virtual 2.5 Mile $30 $35 Note: Virtual registrations close 11/20

PACKET PICKUP INFO

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO PACKET PICKUP

  • Monday, November 21 from 10-7PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Tuesday, November 22 from 10-7PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
  • Wednesday, November 23 from 10-6PM at Fleet Feet @ The Armory: 155 Culver Rd, Rochester, NY 14620 - please note it closes at 6PM on Wednesday.

Please go to packet pickup versus wait until race day. Others can pick up your packet for you.  If you are picking up for more than 8 people you must send an email to events@yellowjacketracing.com and we will let you know when your packets are done.

Day-of Packet Pickup - Please do not wait until race day to alleviate lines.

  • 8:30AM to 9:45AM at Parkview Lodge at the corner of Holt and Lake.  You will go around the building to the back windows.  Again, please do not wait until race day to do this.

VIRTUAL race packets will be mailed to ALL virtual participants. We are working feverishly to get these out prior to Thanksgiving due to supply chain challenges!

Please note: You must have a bib to participate.  It is bad form and considered banditting if you do not have a bib.  Just don't do it.  It puts the entire event, its insurances, permits and other athletes at risk.  Just don't do it.

Awards

Awards for the 4.4 Race:

Overall Male and Female plus Top 3 M/F in 5 year age groups (14 and under, 15-19, 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 & up)

There are no awards for the 2.5.
(There is no awards ceremony)

Awards will be available at Fleet Feet @ The Armory on Friday, November 25th.  This awards will remain there for 2 weeks, then they get recycled.

Race Day Schedule

  • 8:30AM - 9:45AM - Race Day Pickup Opens (DO NOT WAIT UNTIL RACE DAY PLEASE) at Parkview Lodge, Webster Park
  • 9:30AM - 4.4 Athletes start making your way to the 4.4 start line
  • 10:00AM - 4.4 Starts
  • 10:10AM - 2.5 Starts

*We ask all 2.5 milers to stay out of the road so the 4.4 athletes can come through.  Then you can go into the street once all 4.4 pass by.  Be sure to cheer loud and proud at this group*.

Directions/Parking

Traffic Advisory

The roads surrounding the park will begin closing at 8:30AM

Parking:  If you do plan on parking at park - get there by 8:30AM before roads start closing.

  • There is NO PARKING at Parkview Lodge Lot - busses must be able to come in and out of here
  • There is parking at the following lots below until the roads close or lots are full.  We encourage you to take advantage of these lots.  You can come and tailgate pre trot.
    • The lot by Holt Lodge (across from PArkview Lodge)
    • The Pier Lot on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
    • The White House Lot on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
    • The 2 Kanatota Lots on Lake (caution walking to park from these locales)
    • Below is a map of the park - the areas Marked with a P for Parking is where you can park if by 8:30AM or until lots are full

Shuttle Bus Information

Few new things related to the busses this year.

  • No strollers on the bus
  • Be nice to every bus driver as they are working swiftly to get you to and from the park.  Patience is key.  It's Thanksgiving, be thankful we all can play at the park
  • Bus pickup is from Willink Middle School (900 Publishers Pkwy, Webster, NY 14580) AND Thomas HS (800 Five Mile Line Rd, Webster, NY 14580) ONLY - Please carpool to those lots
  • The busses will start rolling out at 8AM to bring you to the race site.  It is your responsibility to arrive early to get on the bus.  The final bus will leave both these locales at 9:45AM, althought this is a very tight timeline to get to the start on time.  So in a nutshell, get to the busses as early as possible.  Do NOT WAIT to get on a bus.
  • After the race, the busses will start rolling out of the Holt Road/Parkview Lodge Parking area once the race ends so we encourage you to head straight to the busses post race.  This is the same spot you got dropped off.  Please remain calm, have patience and listen to the bus drivers.  Be sure to get into an orderly line to load the busses and listen to instructions.  Smile, have fun, share trot stories while on line.
  • Be nice to the bus drivers, they are doing everything in their power to get you to where you need to go quickly.
  • Be neat and don't leave litter on the bus
  • Enjoy the ride to and from the park!!

Drop Bag Service

We will be offering Complimentary Drop Bag Service.  This will be available from 8:30AM to 9:45AM at the sided tent just outside ParkView Lodge.  You must use the provided bag at the tent and all items must fit in that bag.  We will not accept any other bags.  You will place your BIB NUMBER on the outside of the bag.  Once your race ends please head to the drop bag tent. All bags must be picked up by 11:15AM as that is when the drop bag tent closes.  You must show your bib number in order to get your bag.  No Bib Number, No Bag!

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