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COLUMBIA TURKEY CHASE >> 5K

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Columbia Turkey Chase 5K

November 22, 2020 - Columbia, MD, 8:00 AM

New for 2020, this race has temporarily moved to the Gateway Business Park loop.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 

THE RACE

Join fellow turkey lovers, runners and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Presented by Rip It Events, the 9th Annual Columbia Turkey Chase is an in-person race located in Columbia, MD. New for 2020, this race will take place on the Columbia Gateway Drive loop. This event is perfect for both beginners and experienced runners.

COVID-19 RULES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by all COVID-19 rules, requirements and other safety guidelines issued by the event, county, and the state. Participants will be required to sign a specific Covid-19 waiver during online registration. In accordance with CDC and Maryland guidelines, all participants are required to wear a face mask prior to the start of the race and at the conclusion of the race. Additionally, participants MUST carry a face mask on their person at all times during the race. 

REGISTRATION FEE

$42.00 Through October 15

DEFERRALS

Participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2021 race (tentatively scheduled for Nov 21). There is no fee to to defer your registration. The deadline to request a defer is Friday, Nov 20. To request a defer, please email us at racedirector@ripitevents.com. 

REGISTRATION DISCLAIMER

  • Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. 

  • Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.

  • Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

  • The following are prohibited from the race course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

  • Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at racedirector@ripitevents.com.​

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RACE START & FINISH LOCATION

7001 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 (Merkle office building)

PACKET PICK UP - Packet pick up is on race morning only.

Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your timing chip, bib, and shirt. Due to Covid-19, the following procedure will take place on race morning (subject to change). 

1. All participants must pick up their packet in person no more than 30 minutes prior to your assigned start wave. Please DO NOT attempt to pick up your packet early. For example, if you are starting in Wave 9 at 9:24 a.m., your packet pick up time is 8:54 a.m. Runners are welcome to arrive to the park early but must stand clear of the packet pick up area and start/finish line.  

2. To reduce the number of people at packet pick up, only registered participants themselves are permitted to pick up their packet. No exceptions. A photo ID will be required to pick up your packet. 

PARTICIPANT SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL

Participants will receive a logo shirt at packet pick up and a finisher medal at the finish line. Participant shirts are long sleeve and made by Zorrel Primease. They will be soft cotton type. To view the shirt size chart, click HERE

Columbia Turkey Chase Shirt Medal.jpg

WAVE START

To ensure runner safety and to reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants have been placed into waves of 50 people based on their average pace per mile as entered on the registration form. Participants MUST start in their assigned waves. The wave assignment list will be published and sent to participants via email one week prior to race day. If your average pace is list incorrectly but only by 30 seconds or so, please remain in your assigned wave. If you feel strongly that you should be placed in a different wave, please email us at racedirector@ripitevents.com. Starting in the same wave with a friend or spouse NOT considered a valid reason to request a wave change. 

To view the participant wave assignment list, click HERE.

Wave 1 - 8:00 AM 

Wave 2 - 8:03 AM

Wave 3 - 8:06 AM

Wave 4 - 8:09 AM

Wave 5 - 8:12 AM

Wave 6 - 8:15 AM

Wave 7 - 8:18 AM

Wave 8 - 8:21 AM

Wave 9 - 8:24 AM

Wave 10 - 8:27 AM

Wave 11 - 8:30 AM

FACE MASKS (subject to change)

In accordance with CDC and Maryland guidelines, all participants are required to wear a face mask prior to the start of the race and at the conclusion of the race. Additionally, participants MUST carry a face mask on their person at all times during the race. 

 

BIB TRANSFERS

Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule. 

 

1. We are implementing specific safety measures due to Covid-19. All registered participants will sign a wavier agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, runners will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have receive communication from us. 

 

2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number. 

RUN COURSE

The race starts and finishes next to the Merkel building on the outer loop of Gateway Drive. 

To view the run course, click HERE.

 

WATER STATION

To reduce the amount of contact between runners and race management, there will be no water stations on this run course. Participants are HIGHLY encourage to carry their own hydration during this race.

TIMING & WITHDRAWING DURING THE RACE

Your timing chip (orange square) is affixed to the back of your race number bib. Do not remove this timing chip. You can throw away your timing chip/race number at the conclusion of the race if you'd like. It is disposable. If you drop out of the race at any point, please notify member of the race staff. It is essential that we know where you are on the course at all times for your safety and our peace of mind.

RESULTS & AWARDS

To reduce the amount of close interaction between race staff and athletes, all results will be posted directly online in real time. Finishers can use their smart phone to access their individual results by going to the RESULTS webpage at the conclusion of their race. Awards will be given to the top finisher in the following categories:  Overall, 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. All awards will be mailed to participants with in 2 weeks of the conclusion of the race.

BATHROOMS

Porta-potties will be located near the start/finish line. There are no bathrooms along the run course. 

PARKING

The inner loop of Gateway Drive will be closed 15 mins prior to the start of the race and during the race. Parking for this race will be in the office building lots near the start/finish line on the outer loop of Gateway Drive. To ensure a positive race day experience, it is recommended that participants arrive to the race no later than 7:45 am regardless of your starting wave. 

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