Columbia Turkey Chase 5K

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

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


RACE UPDATE (NOV 16, 2020 AT 10:30 AM):

We are sad to announce that the in-person Columbia Turkey Chase 5K is CANCELLED for 2020. This decision follows Howard County’s proactive and preventative approach to keep communities safe in the midst of COVID-19. At this time, Howard County has limited outdoor gatherings to no more than 25 people which includes sporting events. While we were hopefully to have this race, we thank the county for taking prudent measures to protect the public. This 2020 event is now a VIRTUAL race and all swag (shirt & medal) will be mailed to participants. To read the full announcement, click HERE


Join fellow turkey lovers, runners and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. This event can be run (or walked) on the road, on a trail, on a treadmill - all while maintaining social distancing. Run at your own pace and time it yourself. The race packet for this virtual run includes a race shirt and a finisher’s medal. There are no awards for this run. Join our virtual run facebook group and show your support for your fellow runner. Be sure to post photos of your training and that you completed your 5K. ​

COVID-19 Information:

This virtual ruace discourages running in groups and advises participants to maintain the mandated six feet separation rule. Rip It Events is not responsible for any legal ramifications for violation of state laws. 

REGISTRATION FEE - Registration is closed.

$42.00 Through October 15


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 Sunday, Nov 15. To request a defer, please email us at racedirector@ripitevents.com


  • 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.​


You are welcome to complete any course you choose. Click HERE to view and download our race course. 


The shirt size selected on your registration form along with a medal will be mailed to you no later than Nov 30. 

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Submitting your results is optional. Participants can submit their indvidual results online between Nov 20 - Nov 30. To submit individual results, click the button below. Enter your registration ID, completion time and a photo of your watch or other device. Your registration ID can be found on your confirmation email. To receive a copy of your registration confirmation, please email racedirector@ripitevents.com