Parker Parks and Recreation Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk with RNK Running & Walking

Thursday, November 23, 2017  @  8:00 AM   •  5k

Address:

17301 E. Lincoln Ave., Parker, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration is $25 per person plus a small service fee and will be accepted at packet pickup at RNK Running & Walking (credit card and check only!) during store hours from now until 6:50 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. Commemorative items will be first come, first served.

Please arrive early if you need or want to park close!! - overflow parking is in the King Soopers parking lot area and it is recommended that you park there and walk to the Recreation Center so it is easier to leave the event after. See event parking map on the event page for details.

Description:

Come celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday while getting a workout at our annual Turkey Day 5K FUN Run/Walk held at the Parker Recreation Center! 

Event Includes:

  • Great fun run or walk with family, friends, and community members!
  • A unique commemorative item
  • Souvenir custom race bib
  • Hot drinks at the start/finish
  • Chance to win a variety of prizes
  • Early race material pickup for pre-registered
  • Access to local event sponsors

A scaled-down version of our race series, this non-sanctioned event will not be timed but will have a race clock displaying times at the finish based off the first wave start time. Pre-registration will close Tuesday, Nov. 21 at noon and is highly encouraged, however walk-up registration is available (space permitting) for an additional $10 during packet pickup. Strollers are welcome but please leave your dog at home.

Your souvenir bib and commemorative item can be picked early at RNK Running & Walking starting Friday, November 17th (more details below) for those pre-registered or the morning of the event beginning at 6:45 a.m. Please see below or visit www.ParkerRec.com/TurkeyDay5K for more information.

*10% discount is automatically applied to early and pre-registration for families/groups of four or more that register in one transaction. Discount will not be available druing walk-up registration or the day of the event.

This event is rain, snow or shine in true Colorado fashion! No refunds will be issued!


Course description:

Due to the large number of participants (expecting 1,500-2,000 participants), the start will be in waves and the course will split about a mile out with runners heading in a loop and walkers doing an out and back heading towards E-470 on the Cherry Creek Regional Trail.  The Start/Finish will be the same for both runners and walkers.

The RUN COURSE is a loop that is mostly flat, paved and fully accessible. Course is subject to change if there is inclement weather. There will be no official street closures so please utilize the sidewalks when available. The trail will be open to cyclists so please use caution and stay single file and to the right at all times.

The WALK COURSE is an out-and-back that is mostly flat, paved and fully accessible. Course is subject to change if there is inclement weather. There will be no official street closures so please utilize the sidewalks when available. The trail will be open to cyclists so please use caution and stay single file and to the right at all times.

Directions to start:

The start line will be located in front of the Parker Recreation Center with runners heading west on Recreation Drive and merging onto the Cherry Creek Regional Trail behind the Challenger Park fields.

 
We will have waves based on estimated 5K finish time for safety reasons and to spread participants out along the trail.  Large signs will be displayed at the start line signifying where to line up based on how fast you will run.  Please get behind your appropriate sign 10 minutes prior to race time.  The waves are as follows:  Wave One: Less than 20 Minute 5K Finish, Wave Two: 20-23 Minute 5K Finish, Wave Three: 23-26 Minute 5K  Finish, Wave Four: 26-29 Minute 5K Finish, Wave Five: 29-32 Minute 5K Finish, Wave Six: 32+ Minute 5K Finish, Wave: Seven: Walkers - ALL WALKERS MUST START IN THIS WAVE even if you plan on both walking and running!! Waves will start approximately one to two minutes apart depending on the size of each wave.

Parking:

Parking for this event will be limited so please plan ahead and carpool if possible! Parking attendants will be on site and will fill the Recreation Center parking lot first followed by the Douglas County parking lot. Overflow parking is available at the King Soopers parking lot located off Lincoln and Jordan - it is recommended that you park in the lots by King Soopers and walk to the Recreation Center so you can easily leave after the race. Arrive early if you need or want to park close!!

Awards info:

All registered participants are eligible to win door prizes. Door prize winners will be posted at the DJ table once the event starts. 

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Parker Task Force and receive one additional prize drawing ticket. Wear a Parker Recreation Turkey Day 5K commemorative item on race day from one of our previous years for an additional prize drawing ticket! 

Additional info

As a reminder, this race is for FUN and will not be officially timed.  A time clock will be started with the kick-off of the race, however no official times will be recorded or posted. 

Strollers are allowed, however because of the size of this race, we ask that you stay to the right side of the course. For safety reasons, dogs will not be permitted on the course. Bikes and scooters are also prohibited.  This course is on the Cherry Creek Trail which means that it will be open to other runners and cyclists.  Please stay to the right of the trail at all times in single file and pass other runners with caution.  All participants of each wave will start at once so we ask that faster runners are at the front of the waves with slower runners in the back. All walkers need to start in the WALKERS wave.

A water station along with coffee and hot chocolate will be located at the Start/Finish area, however we will not have a water station on the course so please plan accordingly.  Our facilities will be open for check-in and restroom use only!  Participants may not enter any other part of the facility. 

This event is rain, snow or shine in true Colorado fashion! No refunds will be issued!

 

Volunteers

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering during the event we have many opportunities. Please sign up to volunteer using the Volunteer Connect website, the link is below:

https://volunteerconnectdc.civicore.com/

Filter by "Town of Parker" under organizations.

 

Family/Team Competition

If you wish to compete in the Family/Team competition please create a new team or select your existing team when pre-registering. The family or team with the most participants will win a prize! The first team member to register can create the team and becomes the team captain. All additional team members can select the team name from the drop down list when registering. If you are registering multiple members at once, please enter the same team name for all participants you wish to be on the same team.

Parking Map:

Packet pickup:

We will be offering early race material pick-up at RNK Running & Walking starting Friday, November 17th during store hours (M-F 11-7 pm, Sat. 10-6 pm, Sun. 11-5 pm) if you would like to avoid the Thursday morning rush. THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! You will be able to pick up for friends and family. Packet pick-up will also be available on race-day morning beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the Recreation Center.

Registration info:

5K: $10 early-registration (through October 15th), $15 pre-registration (through Tues. Nov 21st at noon), $25 walk up/race day

*For families/groups of four or more there is a 10% discount on pre-registration through November 21st at noon

**A small service fee is assessed on each registration

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Online registration is now closed. Walk-up registration is $25 per person plus a small service fee and will be accepted at packet pickup at RNK Running & Walking (credit card and check only!) during store hours from now until 6:50 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. Commemorative items will be first come, first served.

Please arrive early if you need or want to park close!! - overflow parking is in the King Soopers parking lot area and it is recommended that you park there and walk to the Recreation Center so it is easier to leave the event after. See event parking map on the event page for details.

 

 

 

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