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Dedicated to promoting running & walking to keep our community healthy & fit!
This Year We Have Three Options!
Live 5-Mile Run/Walk
Live 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk
Key Info for Race Day
RACE TIME: Race begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.
RACE COURSE: the race will start at the intersection of Main St and Linden Ave and finish in Riverfront Park! Along the way you will enjoy the sights and sounds along the streets of Miamisburg that you have come to know and love. The loop course includes a railroad crossing and an uphill section. There is one water stop. Yes, there is still a hill in the first mile! More >>
STARTING CORRALS: For the safety and enjoyment of all runners, each 5 mile participant will be assigned to a corral based on expected finish time. Each runner’s race time begins when they cross the mat at the start line. More >>
The race proceeds benefit a great cause: the non-profit Ohio River Road Runner's Club based here locally in Dayton! We're dedicated to providing free/low-cost races to children and adults all over the Miami Valley to encourage healthy lifestyles and spread the joy of running!
Sunday, Nov 21st from 1-5pm
Wednesday, Nov 24th from 11am-7pm
Baum Opera House (15 South 1st Street, Miamisburg, Ohio, 45342)
Late Registration Online: NEW THIS YEAR! You can complete your later registration online up until 5 pm on Wednesday, November 24th. When you arrive at packet pick up at the Baum Opera House, you will be directed to the late registration area to pick up your race bib. Shirts will be available there on a first come/first served basis.
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
There will be *no refunds*, no exceptions.
Expo & Packet Pickup
New This Year! Beat the rush and avoid the crowd! Come to our "Early Bird Expo" on Sunday, November 21st from 1-5pm at the Baum Opera House!
The Sunday & Wednesday Turkey Trot expo times will have live music and vendors! Thursday will be packet-pickup only.
"No Bags" Initiative
To prevent waste & go green, we will have very few bags available at the Expo. Please bring your own bag if desired.
Turkey Trot Partners
Shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed after November 15th, 2021
Shirt Fitting Events
Get your proper fit! We will hold shirt fittings at RunnersPlus (8970 Kingsridge Drive, Dayton, Ohio 45458) on the following dates! We will have samples of each size available for you to try on to be sure you order the correct size.
Saturday, September 25 from 12-2 pm
Sunday, October 24 from 12-2 pm
At packet pick-up, if you get a shirt that doesn't fit well, bring it, unworn, to the late registration booth and we'll gladly exchange it if we have your desired size among those set aside for late registrants. Please know that we cannot exchange away a shirt-size promised to another early registrant, and even though we order extra, it's imperative for us to make sure everyone gets the size they ordered before we swap.
How to Measure for Your Shirt
BODY LENGTH: Measure from where your collar sits normally to the bottom of your back (or where ever you feel comfortable with the length of your shirt). Shown in RED on the diagram
CHEST: Measure the width of your chest across either your favorite-fitting shirt or from mid-point to mid-point of your sides just below the armpit. Shown in YELLOW on the diagram
SLEEVE: Measure from the top of the sleeve of your favorite-fitting shirt, or from you shoulder, down to your wrist. Shown in ORANGE on the diagram
We need your help! The Ohio River Road Runners Club is an all-volunteer organization and we need over 300 volunteers in order to put on the Turkey Trot. Each volunteer will receive a specially-designed volunteer shirt as well as the praise and thanks of our runners & walkers!
To Volunteer: Please visit http://volunteer.miamisburgtrot.com, check out the available jobs, & fill out the form! We will get back to you one week before the race with details about your volunteer job(s), but in the meantime, feel free to send us any questions you have and we’ll answer them the best we can!
Food, Entertainment, & Fun
Got a creative idea for a Thanksgiving-themed costume? Think you can actually run in that costume? Enter our costume contest, either individually or as a group. Awards will go to the 5 best costumes! Judging begins at 8 a.m. on race day under the arch at the entrance to Riverfront Park!
Join us in the tent to re-fuel with some post-race treats!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND...
We present to you the 2021 Turkey Trot Spotify playlist!
You can play it (safely using non-ear-blocking sound equipment!) while you are running live with us, or running your virtual Turkey Trot! You will hear a list of energizing music along with some colorful commentary to keep you motivated as you run along.
Don't forget to take your Spotify off of "random" mode so that you can hear this playlist sequentially and get the best experience!
Awards will be given for the 5 Mile Live event only!
$100 gift cards to Runners Plus will be awarded to the first overall male and female and the first male and female masters (over age 40) runners.
Custom designed medals will be awarded to the top 5 overall, top 5 masters male & female, and to the top 5 male and female and in the following age groups: 8 & under, 9-11, 12-14, & each 5-year age division from 15-19 to 80+
Top 5 in the Wheelchair Division
So you and all of our volunteers may go home to enjoy the holiday after the race, all awards will be mailed to the winners. There will *not* be an awards ceremony after the race.
Race Results Rules
All participants for the 5 mile live event will be issued a disposable timing chip on the back of their bib.
Do not remove the chip from the back of your bib.
Participants are responsible for wearing their number throughout the event.
We hate to be harsh, but: No Number = No Results = No Awards.
All participants sign a waiver stating, “I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or blades , or animals are not allowed in the race and I will abide by this guideline. Use of headsets is strongly discouraged.”
Please adhere to these guidelines and follow all instructions from race officials.
As a family event, the Turkey Trot will allow participants to walk with strollers as long as you place yourself at the back of the green corral for the five mile event or at the back of the yellow corral for the one mile event. For the safety of your child as well as your fellow participants, absolutely no strollers of any kind will be allowed in the red or blue corrals.