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    UW-L Turkey Trot

    EARLY BIRD    Open until Fri. Nov. 14

     

     

    Online

    Walk-in/Mail

    5K        

    $8.00

    $11.00

    Kids Races

    $3.00

    $3.00

    T-shirt not included in the registration fee; it's an option and can
    be ordered separately for $13.00 (long sleeve)

    PRE-REGISTRATION  Sat. Nov. 15th-Fri. Nov. 21

       

     

    Online

    Walk-in/Mail

    5K

    $16.00

    $16.00

    Kids Races                                                                                                                      $6.00     $6.00

    T-shirt not included in the registration fee; it's an option and can

    be ordered separately for $13.00 (long sleeve)

     

    All online registration ends on Wed. Nov. 19 at 11:59pm CST.

    RACE DAY  Sat. Nov. 22, 7:30-8:30am

       

     

    Online

    Walk-in/Mail

    5K                                                                                                                                         n/a         $19.00
    Kids Races                                                                                                                       n/a           $6.00

    T-shirt not included in the registration fee; it's an option and can
    be ordered separately for $13.00 (long sleeve)


    5k Race - 9am start, register/check in at the Recreational Eagle Center
    JR. GOBBLER RACES - 10:45am start at Veterans Memorial Stadium

     

    Join us for the Dash, 1/2 Mile or 1 Mile race at 10:45am on Nov. 22nd for the Jr. Gobbler races.  Registration for Jr. Gobbler races can be completed online or with a paper registration form. 

    PRINT OFF A REGISTRATION FORM

    T-SHIRTS  - Long sleeve 
    $13  (Adult & Youth) 
    ADD $2 for XXL shirts

    PACKET PICKUP- UW-L Recreational Eagle Center
    Friday, Nov. 21  - 9am - 7pm 
    Saturday, Nov. 22 - 7:30 - 8:30am

    FLASHS COUCH TO FINISH LINE TRAINING PROGRAM 
    FLASH has been busy preparing for this years race, check out his  Couch to Finish Line training program and let him help you along the way!  He even has a  Pace chart  for you to take a peak at too!

    START CORRALS
    The Turkey Trot started utilizing corrals for the beginning of the race in 2013. Corrals will continue to be used in the 2014 Turkey Trot race.  Participants will be assigned start corrals based on their predicted finish time.  Please make sure that you accurately predict your estimated finish time.  Start corrals will be listed for participants on their race bibs.  Participants who choose to push a stroller will NOT be allowed to run the race however they are welcome to walk.  Participants and strollers will be in the last start corral.

    Official results for the UW-L Turkey Trot are provided by PT Timing and we utilize MyLaps BibChip timing system.  Disposable chips are imbedded into participant's bibs ensuring the most accurate finish time for each participant.  Trotters time will start when they cross the start line and end when they cross the finish line.  Unofficial results are available at the finish line and the overall results will be posted in the Recreational Eagle Center at the conclusion of the race and complete results will also be online. 

    Turkey Trotters will be placed in corrals consisting of other participants of similar pace.  Each corral has its own start with a short cushion of time between each corral.  This will help create a safer more enjoyable experience for all trotters.

    Corrals have been assigned based on participants predicted finish time.  There will be a 23:00 minute cushion between corral 1 and corral 2. All corrals after corral 2 will have a two minute cushion time between them. 

    Corral Predicted Time Cushion time
    Corral 1 under 24:00 0:00
    Corral 2 24:01-28:00 3:00
    Corral 3 28:01-32:00 5:00
    Corral 4 32:01-36:00 7:00
    Corral 5 36:01-41:00 9:00
    Corral 6 41:01 and up 11:00

    Please arrive to your assigned corral prior to 9am.  The trot will start at 9am sharp.  You must line up in your assigned corral and will not be allowed to run in a faster corral than you are assigned to.  You may however move back to another corral if you wish to participate with others.

    PRIZES AND AWARDS 
    You don't have to be the fastest runner to be a winner in the Turkey Trot. We reward participants who most closely predict their finish time along with the top finishers. 

    CLOSEST PREDICTORS 
    "Chip time" is used to identify who most closely predicts their finish time. The top 3 male and 3 female predictors without going over win a prize.

    TOP FINISHERS 
    "Gun time" is used to determine the top finishers in the race.  All those participants wishing to compete for this top finisher award must race in corral 1, estimated finish time of under 24:00.  The top overall 3 male and 3 female finishers win medals and awards. 

    AWARDS AGE DIVISIONS 
    "Chip time: is used to determine the top 3 male and 3 female finishers in each age division.  Top in each age division will win medals.

    9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, & 70+

    SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES 
    Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries.  

    COLORING CONTEST
    Print off a  picture of FLASH , color away and return to the Recreational Eagle Center.    

      TURKEY TROT COAST 2 COAST
    If participating in the UW-L Turkey Trot is an annual tradition and you just won't be able to make it to campus this year for the race, don't get your feathers in a bundle...Turkey Trot Coast 2 Coast!  Although you won't be flocking to campus for the race, we encourage you to gather up family and friends and trot, run or walk a 5k on Saturday, Nov. 22nd.  Registration will include an official UW-L Turkey Trot race bib and an official race day t-shirt.  Register now for the Turkey Trot Coast 2 Coast. 
    PAST RESULTS
    2012 RESULTS
    2011 RESULTS
    2010 Results  
    2009 Results
    2008 Results
    2007 Results
    2006 Results
    2005 Results
    2004 Results
    2003 Results



    ENTERTAINMENT  
    There is a number of other events taking place before and after the race at the Recreational Eagle Center.  

    PRE RACE  there will be a flash tattoo station, Flash photo opps for both kids and adults! 

    POST RACE  snacks and beverages will be provided in the Recreational Eagle Center. 

    SUBWAY TEAM CHALLENGE 
    The group, organization, or business that registers the most participants will win a sub party thanks to our friends at Subway. Register by having each team member write their team name in the trotter team affiliation section on the registration form.  

    COSTUME CONTEST 
    Costumes continue to add so much to our race.  We'll once again be having our official costume contest! Register at the Recreational Eagle Center before the race on Saturday to be judged. The winning costume will win a prize.

    PARKING AND ROAD CLOSURES 
    La Crosse St. will be closed starting at 8am on race day.  View  map  for alternative routes and parking options.  

    THE COURSE 

    5K RACE: course is flat and includes a section through the  
    La Crosse Marsh trail system. The race starts near Veterans Memorial Monument and finishes on the track in the UW-L Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. View a detailed course map on our web site. 

    Jr. GOBBLER RACES: will take place on the track.  
    2010 Turkey Trot Course

    RESTRICTIONS 
    No pets, watches or refunds. 

    CONTACT INFORMATION  
    Questions about the race, please  email us  or call 608-785-5228.

    BENEFICIARIES

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