Turkey Trot

Registration for 2014 now open – Click here 

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2014.

Run starts at 10 am and Walk starts at 10:05 am

Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison CT

Park will close to traffic at 9:30AM, so plan accordingly! Even if you are Pre-Registered, you do not want to miss the race because you are stuck in traffic!
All proceeds from the Sound Runner Madison Turkey Trot are donated to non-profit organizations along the Shoreline–over the years we’ve raised more than $500,000 for local charities.  This year we are hoping to raise awareness of our efforts and in turn collect even more donations for these groups.  Event participants may choose to donate to one of several non-profits when registering online for the Trot. Runners and walkers are also encouraged to start their own fundraising pages and run in support of a Shoreline food pantry or soup kitchen. If you are not able to participate in the Trot but would like to make a donation, you may do so here: 

THE RACE COURSE:

madisonturkCT_webNEW THIS YEAR: The run and walk will once again begin and end in the West Beach area of Hammonasset. Please note that the 5-mile course has been modified this year to better accommodate our large field of runners. The course will no longer include a double loop in West Beach, making it possible for runners to spread out and see more of the beautiful state park. Runners will start in the same area of West Beach as in previous years, then will run out to Meigs Point, turn and continue back to the gate house area near Route 1 and then on to West Beach for the finish. A map of the new route is available for download here.

Very Flat 5 mile run course throughout the grounds of Hammonasset. 2 mile Family Fitness walk held following start of run on separate course.

 

ENTRY FEES:

$20 until November 24th at 4 p.m., $25 thereafter

For a Paper application click here. Please make checks payable to Madison Jaycees and mail the form to:

The Madison Jaycees, PO BOX 128, Madison, CT 06443

 

PACKET PICK-UP:

36_Wall_PickupPacket pick-up will be at 36 Wall Street in Madison a few buildings down from the Library. It is the Blue building pictured at right.
Packets will be available for pickup from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, November 25th and 26th.

 

CONVENIENT TIMING SYSTEM

We will be using the improved B-tag timing system again this year so please review these instructions to receive an accurate time. The timing device is integrated into the race bib so please make sure:

  •     Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  •     Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (Do not fold or wrinkle)
  •     Race bib is pinned in all four corners
  •     Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

These are single use timing devices so they do not need to be returned at the end of the race. For more information, visit ChronoTrack.

TURKEY TROT DEDICATED TO EVENT DIRECTOR AND FRIEND DAVE PARCELLS

Dave Parcells, two-term Madison Jaycee President passed away suddenly in April of 2007. Dave was a loving and extremely involved father to his two children, a tremendous leader, fundraiser, and an inspiration to everyone he met. He was also the oldest person to swim an English Channel double-crossing, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit local charities. Dave touched and inspired the lives of everyone he knew, and will be deeply missed. In 1979 when this event began there were 22 participants. Now 34 years later we have exceeded 3,000 participants making us one of the largest road races in the State. > It’s easy to see why. A beautiful flat looping course all within the grounds of Hammonasset Beach State Park. Be prepared to run your fastest 5 mile race of the year. Long sleeve t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 2,000 pre-registered runners and walkers, great post race party and refreshments, Separate run and walk courses, Certified Course and ChampionChip timing. All net proceeds go to various charities in the local area.