RUN THE RACE BEFORE YOU STUFF YOUR FACE!
What is the Turkey Day 5K?
DECORATE YOUR WAGONS AND STROLLERS...COME IN COSTUME AND HAVE SOME FUN!
The Turkey Day 5K is a fun, festive holiday event the whole family can enjoy together…a tradition in the making! And all for a great cause. Race options include a Competitive 5K, Recreational 5K and a 1M Fun Run/Walk. Competitive runners will appreciate the relatively flat course with paved trails; recreational runners and walkers will enjoy the beauty of the parks. Thanksgiving themed costumes, decorated wagons, strollers and baby joggers are encouraged. Well socialized dogs
are welcome on a 6’ or shorter leash…no retractable leashes
will be permitted.
Why support the Turkey Day 5K?
Over 20,000 dogs and cats enter NC shelters every month - that's over 240,000 homeless animals each year. Although most of them are healthy and adoptable, 44% never make it out alive. The TeddyRox Foundation
raises much needed funds to provide shelters and rescues with supplies and lifesaving resources to ensure North Carolina's homeless animals get the help and ultimately the loving homes they deserve. This is why we created the Turkey Day 5K.
REGISTER EARLY! THE RACE IS LIMITED TO 500 PARTICIPANTS.
10% of all registration fees will be donated to the K-12 school with the most mentions during registration. You will be asked to enter the name of the school you are supporting on the registration page. (One school only per registration)
The 5K Course
The 1 Mile Course
All participants registered by November 7, 2017 are guaranteed a race t-shirt.
Awards (Competitive 5K Only)
Overall*: 1st & 2nd Place Male & Female
1st & 2nd Place - Fitbit Fitness Trackers
*Overall winners are not eligible for age category awards.
Age Categories - 1st & 2nd Place Male & Female:
1st Place - $25 Pet People Gift Card
2nd Place - $20 Dick's Sporting Good Gift Certificate
Race Day Schedule
8:10 Runners Yoga Warmup
8:30 Competitive 5K
8:35 Recreational 5K
8:40 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
9:45 Awards (Competitive 5K Only)
All races will begin and end at White Deer Park in the Nature Center Parking Lot.
Participants with dogs, strollers and/or wagons will start at the rear of each race.
Click on link for additional information regarding packet pickup.
The only parking for the event is in Lake Benson Park
- Sunday, November 19 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Dick's Sporting Goods, White Oak Crossing, 145 Shenstone Blvd, Garner 27529
- Tuesday, November 21 4:00 - 6:30 PM
State Farm: Matt Davis, 1401 Aversboro Rd #102, Garner 27529
- Race Day, Thursday, November 23 7:00 – 8:00 AM
White Deer Park Nature Center Parking Lot
, 921 Buffaloe Rd, Garner. Once parked, you will be directed to the crosswalk on Buffaloe Rd and from there the White Deer Park Nature Center parking lot. (For those that are unfamiliar with the area, these parks are across the street from each other.)
Race Day Canned Food Drive
There is always a shortage of canned food in our shelters. Canned food helps feed and nurse sick and special needs animals back to good health. Everyone who brings a donation of CANNED FOOD (dog, puppy, cat or kitten food) on race day will receive a raffle ticket and be eligible to win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card. You do not have to be present to win (but your name and address must be clearly printed on the back your raffle ticket). There will be a tent set up in the parking area to collect canned food donations.
We have many sponsorship opportunities
still available – up to and including Presenting Sponsor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and truly making a difference in the lives of North Carolina’s homeless animals please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for details. We would love to share our sponsorship packet with you! TeddyRox Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
To keep all runners and walkers on track, the 5K and 1M courses will be marked with directional signage. If you are interested in customizing a directional sign with your pet’s name and photo please contact email@example.com
for specifics. The cost for each sign is $100. (No people in the photos please!)
Hope to see you Thanksgiving morning!