Skinny Turkey 5K 10K And Half Marathon

Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 at 7:30am

Wakefield High School
2200 Wakefield Pines Dr
Raleigh, NC 27614

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The ONLY Thanksgiving Day run in Raleigh offering a Half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 Mile and Kid's Dash!  Thanksgiving Day has never been more fun with a distance for everyone. 

Plus, ALL distances are stroller-friendly and pet-friendly - don't leave anyone at home on Thanksgiving morning.

Events Schedule:

7:15 am Half Marathon Pre-Race Announcements

7:30 am Start of Half Marathon

7:35 am Start of Kids Fun Run (Start in front of school finish at the finish line)

7:40 am 10K and 5K pre-race announcements

7:45  am 10K start

8:00 am 5k start and 1 mile walk

9:45 am (approximately) Awards

Course Information:

The SKINNY TURKEY HALF MARATHON course will run through Wakefield Plantation and Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is rolling with a few hills that are sure to test your fitness. The course is very scenic, especially through the Wake Falls neighborhood.

The SKINNY TURKEY 10K will follow along part of the half-marathon course before turning around and heading back to the school. We'll make sure to pack plenty of hills in those 6.2 miles! 

The JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race is the major fundraiser for the Just Think First Program. The event helps fund teaching videos that tell the story of something that happened to real students who attended school at Wakefield High. Besides funding for the video projects, proceeds from the 5K race also pay for speakers and various activities planned during the school year to help encourage students to make the right choices. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the spring.

Half  Marathon Time Limit:

The roads will NOT be closed for this event, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes and volunteers, the time limit for the half marathon is 3:15. This is approximately a 15 min. pace and  will have all participants back at Wakefield High School by 10:45am. Any runners on the half marathon course after 10:45 am, may be picked up by one of the SAG wagons and taken back to the start/finish line area.


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