Date: November 24, 2022
Length: 2.5 Mile & 4.4 Mile
Start Time: 10:00am
Location: Webster Park (map)
Note 1: Participant Note Sent 11/17/22 - Click Here
Note 2: Participant Note send 11/20/22 - Click Here
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.
Please complete your 2.5 or 4.4 miles and submit your results between 7am, November 24, and 11:59pm, November 27.
For the past several years, the Webster Turkey Trot has been a proud supporter of the Food Cupboard at the Hope House. Hope House, founded in 1998 by parishioners from Holy Trinity, is located on Ridge Road East in the Village of Webster and has provided assistance to over 1,000 families since its inception. In addition, the race helps fund the Jim May Scholarship, awarded to a Webster Cross Country senior every year. It also supports regional cross country by providing scholarships each year to athletes to attend the Olympic Training Center Cross Country Camp, as well as sponsorship to the camp itself. This event also supports various local community efforts including the Webster 4th Grade Mile.
|Now to 9/30||10/1 to 11/23|
|Virtual 4.4 Mile||$30||$35||Note: Virtual registrations close 11/20|
|Virtual 2.5 Mile||$30||$35||Note: Virtual registrations close 11/20|
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GO TO PACKET PICKUP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
*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*.
If you are in the 2.5 you start at the corner of Holt & Lake. Please remain off the roads completely until the 4.4 comes by from their start. We wouldn't want you to get run over by them.
The roads surrounding the park will begin closing at 8:30AM
Few new things related to the busses this year.
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!