American Turkey Tradition
We are excited to announce that the Dayton Turkey Trot has come together with Thanksgiving runs from around the nation to from a multi city running festival called the American Turkey Tradition. Now, in addition to running with everyone at your local event you will be able to come together with runners from around the country in the World’s Largest Thanksgiving running festival:
Connect with 60,000 runners from around the country:
-National leader board, see results tab
-$5000 team competition, see team competition tab
-Live national broadcast, coming soon
7:30 a.m. Last Minute Onsite Packet Pick Up Open
8:30 a.m. Last Minute Onsite Packet Pick Up Close
8:30 a.m. Kids Dash Start
8:45 a.m. Half Marathon & 5k Start
Course is open for 3.5 hours
Option 1: Get your packet mailed right to your door for $12.99 (limited time availability).
Option 2: Packet pick up will be available on Friday, November 29, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at:
Up & Running Dayton
6123 Far Hills Ave
Dayton, OH 45459
Picking up someone else’s packet, don’t forget you must bring their signed waiver.
Option 3: Event day packet pick up (not suggested).
Participant gear must be picked up at pre-event packet pick up or on event day. If you do not pick up your participant gear there will be a fee to have it mailed to you: Post-race event gear registration
YWCA Dayton is Dayton’s oldest women’s social services organization, supporting women in need to be safe and independent since 1870. We are On a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
We stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities by:
• Operating the only domestic violence shelters in Montgomery and Preble counties (including our area’s longest-running 24/7 crisis hotline and clinical services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault)
• Providing supportive housing and economic empowerment services for single women and families transitioning out of abuse
• Offering Girls LEAD! (Leadership Education Activism Development), a signature in-school and summertime leadership and emotional wellness development program.
• Advocating for racial justice, social justice, and the voices and needs of the women and children we serve, from local public policy to federal legislation, with a particular focus on the intersectionality of race and gender.
Your support ensures a safe, secure, successful future for hundreds of women and children across the Miami Valley every day — and ensures this support remains for years to come. Thank you!
Learn more about our work at www.ywcadayton.org
Girls on the Run Dayton
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Create a TEAM OF TURKEYS, Get rewards!
Create a team, give it a name and get as many people as possible to be a part of your team.
1. Grow your team to 10 participants and get a free can cooler.
2. Have the “largest team” or get voted “best team name” in your city and get qualify for the national competition.
3. Have the “largest team” or “best team name” in the country and receive national recognition with $2500 donated to a charity of your choice (win both get $5000 total donation).
-Best Dayton team name voting will take place on Nov. 5, 2018 – Nov. 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. VOTE HERE.
-Last chance to add team members to your Turkey Team is 11/18 at 11:59 p.m. Largest Turkey Teams will be calculated after that. Any team member added after 11:59 p.m. on 11/18 will not count towards your final number of team members.
1601 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45417
On-site parking available at the stadium. Due to Edwin C. Moses Blvd. being part of the course route. This road will close down approximately 15 minutes before the race begins. Please arrive before then.
Awards will be awarded to the top 3 participants, male and female in each age group and overall.
Participant must be present on event day to receive medal.
Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+
Kids Dash finisher award to all participants.
If you do not pick up your medal there will be a $5 fee to have it mailed to you: Post race medal request registration.
There will be pacers to help you achieve your goal time. Pacers will be at the start holding a sign of the pace they will be consistently running. Run with these pacers and they will help keep you on track to achieve your goal. That’s right, these pacers are dedicated to helping lead you to one of the goal times listed below:
HALF MARATHON PACE TIMES
1:30:00 (6:52 per mile)
1:35:00 (7:15 per mile)
1:40:00 (7:38 per mile)
1:45:00 (8:00 per mile)
1:50:00 (8:24 per mile)
1:55:00 (8:47 per mile)
2:00:00 (9:10 per mile)
2:05:00 (9:32 per mile)
2:10:00 (9:55 per mile)
2:15:00 (10:18 per mile)
We’re currently looking to fill more pacer time slots. Want to be a pacer? email email@example.com
Actual pacer finish times may vary from the advertised pace time, times are not guaranteed. Pacer time slots subject to change.
Join the fun as a volunteer. All volunteers receive a free event shirt. Volunteers can help with water stations, course marshaling, registration or similar
Need help with your registration? Race Transfer? Change your t-shirt size? Bib exchange? etc. Click here.
This event is chip timed. Your “chip” is integrated with your bib. You must wear your bib on your front across your stomach to be electronically timed.
Runners and walkers can participate in this event as long as the participant can finish within the event time limit, see the schedule above.
All participants are required to read and sign the event waiver form.
It is the participant’s responsibility to make sure that they do not impair their ability to hear, see, sense, and detect present or potential hazards and dangers.
If at any time you are in need of assistance throughout the event please notify a volunteer or course monitor.
Half marathon aid stations will have water and sports drink.
If you ordered your race packet to be mailed to you, it will typically arrive 1-4 days before the event. It will be sent to the address you entered during registration. If your package does not arrive before the event day, please come to event day packet pick up where you will be re-assigned your bib and gear.
Participant gear must be picked up at pre-event packet pick up or on the event day. If you do not pick up your participant gear there will be a fee to have it mailed to you: Post-race event gear registration
No dogs. Strollers are allowed for walkers only after all other runners and walkers have started. Children in strollers must be wearing helmets.
The event will start rain, snow or shine. The event could be delayed due to lightning or other dangerous conditions. The above schedule is weather dependent. Trail conditions could be variable.
You can transfer to a different distance within the same race up to 3 days before the event. If you are transferring to a more expensive race you’ll have to pay the difference of the registration fees.
You can transfer your registration/bib # to another participant for $6 up to 3 days before the event.
You can defer your registration to next year’s race or any other OhioRuns.com’s race for $6 up to 17 days before the event. After that, you can still defer for $15 until the day prior to packet pick up. Please send us an e-mail to request a deferment.
You can manage your event shirt size and any other add-ons up to 10 days before the event.
Office hours: M – F from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST
*We may not be in the office on Mondays or Fridays due to being on-site for events.
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It’s your post-turkey workout. Your body will thank you later.