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DOWNTOWN COLUMBIA TURKEY TROT 5K

THANKSGIVING DAY - NOVEMBER 28, 2024 @ 8:30 AM​

At The Mall In Columbia, MD

 Registration Opens July 7, 2024 

In Partnership With

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To Benefit

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Through a modern approach to Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, Rehab 2 Perform™ provides solutions to improve movement, increase physicality and help you perform in all areas of life. With an emphasis on education and physical competency, R2P serves competitive athletes, active adults and those looking to become more active, by focusing on movement, and not primarily pain. 

THE RACE

Join fellow turkey lovers, runners, walkers and friends for an appetite-inducing morning of good-natured competition. Starting and finishing at The Mall in Columbia, runners will complete at 5K distance and earn a logo shirt and finisher medal.

RACE LOCATION
The Mall in Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 20144. 

The start and finish line is on the mall road in front of Maggianos Little Italy

and Seasons 52 restaurants. 

AGE REQUIREMENT

Runners must be at least 7 years old to participate in this race. 

Pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited.

REGISTRATION FEE

 RACE IS SOLD OUT. THERE IS NO WAITLIST FOR THIS EVENT. 

Register by Oct 30 to be guaranteed a shirt!

$35.00 - Jul 5- Jul 7, 2024

$40.00 - Jul 9 - Sept 20, 2024

$45. 00 - Sept 21 - Nov 81, 2024 

$50.00 - Nov 9 - Nov 26, 2024

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. 

Refund & Defer Policy

Have your plans changed? Unable to attend this race? Registered participants may elect to defer their race entry to the 2025 race for $10. The deadline to request a defer is Nov 26. To defer your registration, click HERE. There are NO refunds for this race.

 

Why is there a fee to defer my entry to the 2025 race? Money has already been spent on items associated with the current year’s race such as shirts, finisher medals, police fees and more. The defer fee covers these expenses for your 2025 race entry. Next year, you will receive a special code via email to re-register for FREE.

 

Bib Transfers

Giving your bib to a family member of friend who is not registered for this race is NOT permitted. Only registered runners are allowed to participate in this race. Additionally, there are no strollers with children permitted!

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REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES LONG SLEEVE SHIRT AND FINISHER MEDAL.

Long sleeve shirt is tri-blend, light-weight soft cotton. Adult gender specific sizing Xsmall-2Xlarge.

Register by Nov 4 to be guaranteed a shirt!

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GRASSROOTS CRISIS INTERVENTION

Grassroots provides 24/7 access to individuals and famlies for behavioral health, crisis, and homeless services. Grassroots operates a 33-bed emergency family shelter, a 18-bed men’s shelter, a Cold Weather Shelter program, and operates the counrty’s Code Blue Shelter during cold weather emergencies.  

Please consider supporting the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. You can help by bringing one of the following items to the Turkey Trot 5K race. These items will be delivered directly to the Day Resource Center in Jessup, MD. 

Urgent Items Needed

Men's and Women's underwear, new in package, all sizes, any style

Socks-mid-calf tube socks

Canned meats: Tuna, chicken, Spam, Vienna Sausage, salmon, sardines, roast beef, corned beef Canned Meals: Chef Boyardee, beef stew, corned beef hash, chili, Spaghettios

Canned Fruit-any variety

Fruit cups or applesauce cups

Juice Boxes or juice pouches-any flavor

Retired running shoes

PACKET PICK UP, T-SHIRT & FINISHER MEDAL

Runners are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes your race bib and timing chip. If you are unable to pick up your race packet, someone may pick up for you.

The deadline to be guaraunteed a shirt is Nov 4. We have ordered extra shirts to anticipate final registration numbers. Runners who register after Nov 1 will be able to get a shirt after they finish their race (while supplies last). Every runner will receive a medal. 

 

Packet pick up is on race day at The Mall In Columbia, Nov 28.

Parking lot in front of Maggiano's Restaurant.

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 

MASS START & WATER STATIONS

This race will use a mass start format (everyone starts at the same time - 8:30 AM).  Water station will be located at mile 1.5.

RUN COURSE

5K - two loop of course

TIMING & RESULTS

This race will use bib tag timing. Your timing chip will be affixed to the back side of your bib number. Please do not remove your timing chip. This event will be publishing LIVE results throughout the race. To access results on race day, go to www.ripitevents.com and access the "Results" webpage from your smart phone. Choose this race from the list of race options and enter your name or bib number to view your individual results.

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the top three overall male, female and non-binary finishers. Additional awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following group categories:  9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89. 

There are no awards for ages 7-8 yrs. 

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QUESTIONS?

Please send us questions/concerns at racedirector@ripitevents.com.

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