2015 Turkey Trot
Thank you to all participants and spectators who help make today be yet another record year!
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015.
Run starts at 10 am and Walk starts at 10:05 am
Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison CT
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 run and walk will once again begin and end in the West Beach area of Hammonasset. Due to several improvement projects underway at Hammonasset, our race course will be slightly modified and may include small areas of packed dirt and gravel instead of asphalt. Our walk course will now run parallel to the water taking advantage of the Shoreline views. Parking may also be affected by construction so please allow extra time to enter and exit the park. Park gates close at 9:30am! 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 can be found here (link to your map). A map of the new route is available for download here.
$20 until November 23rd at 4 p.m., $25 thereafter
For a Paper application click here. Please make checks payable to Madison Jaycees Foundation and mail the form to:
The Madison Jaycees, PO BOX 128, Madison, CT 06443
Packet pick-up will be held this year at 1347 Boston Post Rd in Madison (in the Cohen’s Bagel plaza) on Tuesday Nov. 24th and Wednesday Nov. 25th from 10am-5pm. Stop by and pick up your race bib, timing device and t shirt and avoid the lines on race day! Packets may also be picked up the morning of the race.
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.