Since 1989, the Turkey Day 5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for Minneapolis’ Thanksgiving day – turkey trot – tradition.
REGISTER AND RECEIVE
Register for the 2017 CenturyLink Turkey Day 5K Minneapolis presented by Life Time and receive the following:
- Limited edition long sleeve race shirt
- Finisher medal for all those who cross the finish line (NEW IN 2017)
- Timed 5K for all participants (NEW IN 2017)
- Complimentary race photos courtesy of Athlinks
- Access to the Turkey Day Tailgate Finish Festival with post-race food and warm beverages.
- $5 Kids Care at Life Time Target Center
*Adult 5K medal pictured
The Largest Colony Contest
Walkers, speedsters and strollers alike, gather your whole family, friends and turkeys to join you at the Turkey Day Run Minneapolis. Colonies of 10 or more will be rewarded.
- While registering for the race, be sure to write the “family/team name” you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest.
- Designate a Colony Captain
- Each colony with 10 or more registrants will chose to receive either a pair of turkey “run now gobble later” socks or a Turkey Tom silicone pint glass.
- Colony Captain will pick up their teams gifts at the Tailgate Finish Festival.
- Each colony will be entered to win a $50 Cowboy Jacks gift certificate which will be awarded during the awards ceremony at the Turkey Day Tailgate stage.
*Teams/Colonies participating under a racing team, charity team or other program are not eligible.
The Fastest Flock Team Challenge
Local racing teams, running groups, running clubs, and whoever else is feeling fast are invited to participate in the NEW Fastest Flock Team Challenge! Team Challenge details include:
- Prize Money
- 1st place in the Fastest Flock Team Challenge will win $1,000 and the 2nd and 3rd place teams will also each win $500.
- Discounted Registration
- 20% off for all team members
- Priority Packet Pick-Up
- Forget the line! All team member packets for each team will be pulled aside and given priority pick up separate from the pick-up for all other participants.
- Age-Graded Scoring
- Team scores will be calculated using age-graded scoring (the current world record for your age/gender divided by your actual finish time) of the top 5 team members, meaning all teams can compete against each other in one BIG team challenge regardless of age/gender for bragging rights, glory, and of course the prize money!
If your team would like to participate or if you have any questions, email our Team Challenge Coordinator here and more in-depth details about the Team Challenge will be sent to you.
*Participants competing in The Fastest Flock Team Challenge are not eligible to participate in the Largest Colony Contest.
THREE WAYS TO REGISTER
Sign up online at any time before race morning and receive special perks for registering early.
In person Registration & Packet Pick Up
Register in one of our nine partner retail locations from November 10 – November 19. Walk right in, sign up and receive your race number, limited edition T-shirt and same-day store discount. Visit the Schedule page for packet pickup details.
Race-day registration will be offered between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the Target Center. Beat the lines and register online!
*Please note that there will not be access into the Target Center after 7:30 a.m.
The CenturyLink Turkey Day Minneapolis is fun for all ages. Youth age 17 and under are encouraged to participate and may have their parent or guardian register the participant in the youth division.
Youth registration is $20 thru November 23 and $25 for race day registration. Registration includes youth t-shirt and all the perks that come along with the Turkey Day Run.
*Race discounts are not applicable to the Youth 5K division.
Participants who are no longer able to run in the CenturyLink Turkey Day 5K presented by Life Time may defer entry to next year, please login to your Chronotrack account and select “Change Race” and follow the prompts for race deferral. Deferrals must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, November 21.
There are no refunds or transfers for the CenturyLink Turkey Day 5K presented by Life Time.
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