Ridgewood Turkey Trot 2015


Start Date: Nov 26, 2015 8:00 am
End Date: Nov 26, 2015
Activity: Running
Location: Ridgewood Shopping Center
Raleigh, NC 27607
Price: 8K Prices go up by $5 on 11/1.
Distance: 8K, Kid’s Dash
Registration Prices: Online registration prices:
8K Competitive Race: $26 thru 10/31 then $32
8K Recreational: $21 thru 10/31 then $28
Kid’s Dash: $5 online; $10 at packet pickup or on race day.
Prices exclude online registration fee.
Paper registration prices are $5 higher.

Register Now at ITS YOUR RACE Packet Pick Up Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd

Family Fun:

Bring the family to the Ridgewood Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
Events include competitive and recreational 8K’s and a 100-yard Kid’s Dash (age 7 and under). During the 8K, kids can decorate the finish chute road with sidewalk chalk or make signs to cheer for mom or dad.
Strollers and baby joggers are permitted ONLY in the Recreational 8K. We ask that those with stroller/joggers start toward the back and prioritize everyone’s safety over time. Our insurance does not permit any dogs on the course.

Online registration price of the Kid’s dash to just $3. Kids will be $10 on race day, so be sure to register online.

Bring all of your out-of-town family & friends!

Don’t wait too long to register – the race has filled the past 4 years.

Go Competitive!:

For just $5 more than the recreational 8K, competitive 8K participants receive:
Disposable bib-chip timing by Precision Race including the option to receive a SMS text message with your personal results
Eligibility for prizes and awards including a free pair of Mizuno running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports for 1 of every 100 finishers.
Event shirts are available for those who register by 11/15.


Top 3 M&F Overall
Top 3 M&F Masters (40+)
Top 3 M&F in these age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 5-year brackets from 20-24 through 56-69 and 70+.

Race Shirts:

8K Competitive runners receive a long-sleeve gender-specific tech shirt. 8K Recreational runners and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants receive a t-shirt.

You must register by 11/15 to receive a race shirt.

Schedule of Events:

Advanced check-in will be held at Ridgewood Shopping Center in Front of Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh.  In an effort to decrease parking lot congestion just prior to Thanksgiving and give you more time to pick up your packet, packet pickup will take place the weekend before the race.

You may pick up your packet:

Saturday, November 21 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 22 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Race morning – 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM

Race Day:

6:30 AM – Check-in opens
8:00 – 8K (Competitive & Recreational
9:10 – Awards
9:15 – Kid’s Dash
9:20 – Hat Contest in the finish chute
9:30 – Awards
8K runners will line up by pace. Look for the pace signs and please position yourself accordingly at the start. We ask for your cooperation so that faster runners will be in front for everyone’s safety.


USATF-Certified the 8K route.

The race starts on Ridge Road and finishes inside the Ridgewood Shopping Center.


All Awards will be based on Gun Time.

Awards will be provided for top 3 overall men and women, top 3 Masters men & women and for the top M&F 5-year Age Group runners.
8K Race finishers will be included in a drawing to win one of 10 free pairs of Mizuno running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports.

Advanced Check-In:

Advanced check-in front of Fleet Feet in Ridgewood Shopping Center:

Saturday, November 21 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 22 – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Race morning – 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM

Packets will not be available before packet pickup start time.

A Great Cause:

The Ridgewood Turkey Trot benefits the National MS Society, Eastern NC Chapter. Last year you helped us raise over $32,000 for the fight against MS.

Register Now at ITS YOUR RACE