5-Mile Course Description
As Told by the Legendary Greg Bell (Turkey Trot Director, 2014-present)
The course runs straight from the start for 1/4 mile before crossing over rail road tracks. Please be careful! We've been promised a closed track *but* if you hear whistles and clanging bells: STOP!
At 1/3 of a mile, the course turns 90 degrees right. Last year worked because people were courteous and careful so thank you! Please do just as you did last year. :-)
At 1/2 mile the course turns left, this is where your hill begins. Yes, it gets bigger from here, although when asked last year most runners replied, “What Hill?”
This is where the fun starts, turn right onto Vanguard and continue up what passes for a hill in Miamisburg. The summit is the 1 mile mark!
You may now start your long, lazy descent for entire next mile.
At 2 miles, turn left onto Dixie Highway. PLEASE stay on the LEFT side of the road. This is the only section with two-way traffic and it's only 300 feet, but it's very crowded.
Back at the start-line, you will turn left and go a block further. Now make a quick right onto Water Street where you will see the finish banner!
You will have 1-milers on your left, so please stay right!
The FINISH is on Water Street – so make sure you throw up your hands and whoop as you cross the mat.
CONGRATULATIONS! You will have finished the 44th Annual ORRRC/City of Miamisburg Turkey Trot
If you want to do it again, sign up for the 2023 Turkey Trot, registration will open on/around July 1, 2023.
So, should we even call that a hill?
Go past the sewage treatment plant, because it would not be the Turkey Trot without a pass by the sewage treatment plant, and then continue to the far entrance (2nd) into Rice Field.
You are HALF WAY when you turn right into Rice Field. This is the only WATER STOP – but, there are Porta-Johns here too!
Continue into a lazy turn behind the ball fields. Here the course narrows and we have a TIMING MAT. Make sure you PASS OVER the mat, because if you do not, you will not have officially run the race.
Turn left back onto Dixie at the northern entrance next to the sewage treatment plant. PLEASE stay to your LEFT; this is the two-way section heading back.
You now have a straight shot all the way back to downtown. Make sure you stay right at the split in the road.