Race Day Information

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Southbury Women's Club

2018 Sponsors

Annual Southbury Turkey Trot 5K and Kid's Fun Run

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Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Race begins at 8:30 a.m. sharp.

Kid's Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m.


The Gym

730 Main Street South, Southbury, CT (off I-84, Exit 14)

Our GOLD sponsors:

​​ - Adam Broderick Salon & Spa

- Behavioral Health Center for Counseling & Learning

- Cohen & Wolf, P.C. Attorneys at Law

- Diagnostic Imaging of Southbury

- Kumon

- Merrill Lynch, Christopher M. Conto, CIMA, The Conto Miceli Group

- Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, P.C.

- Our House, LLC

- PhysicianOne Urgent Care

- Pies & Pints

- PT for Life

- Rathskeller Restaurant and Bar

- S.M.A.R.T.

- Specialists in Women's Healthcare, P.C.

Our PLATINUM sponsors:

​​​​- Michael Friedman Orthodontics, Southbury, CT

- Overhead Door ​Company of Waterbury

- Waterbury Health

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Please prepare for the cold weather and winds we are expecting. All runners and spectators should dress warmly, in layers of clothing (bibs must be visible on the outside). We will be working hard to hold a safe and enjoyable race.

For safety purposes, we will have a limited water station so please plan accordingly. We would like to avoid water on the road as this will freeze and present a dangerous situation. There will be plenty of water at the finish.
The race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Gazebo on Main Street. We suggest you stay warm in your car until the race commences.

The Turkey Trot Committee

The Southbury Women’s Club along with its platinum sponsors, Michael Friedman Orthodontics, Waterbury Health and Overhead Door Company of Waterbury are pleased to announce that over 2,200 runners are currently registered for the Eighth Annual Southbury Turkey Trot to be held on Thanksgiving morning. 

The majority of proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Southbury Food and Fuel Banks and the Needy Fund.  The Kid’s Fun Run will benefit Children2Children, a nonprofit organization that distributes clothing and shoes to children in need locally and in third world countries.  Participants are encouraged to bring gently used children’s clothing and shoes to donate to Children2Children.

Turkey Trot (5K) - 8:30 a.m.

The Turkey Trot will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The race will start on Main Street (in front of 760 Main Street across from the Gazebo). Main Street will be shut down at 8:15 a.m.  Please do not congregate on Main Street or line up prior to 8:15 a.m. 

USATF CERTIFIED COURSE: The course route goes down Main Street South then turns right onto Oak Tree Road and then a left hand turn back on to Main Street South. Flat and fast!!! CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

In order to ensure the safety of all participants, please line up based on your race pace.  Please allow the faster runners to line up at the front of the line.  Participants with strollers, slower runners and walkers should line up toward the back of the line. No dogs are allowed on the course.

SWAB AND SAVE A LIFE! The Turkey Trot is not only for running but this year you will be able to swab, get onto the National Bone Marrow registry and possibly be a life-saving match for someone who is in need of a bone marrow transplant.  It is a time of giving…so come to The Gym parking lot 8:00-10:30 a.m. to Swab and Save a Life!

Please Note: The Gym restrooms will not be available for use.  There will be porta potties on Main Street at the start line and in The Gym parking lot. 

Packet Pick-up
We strongly encourage picking up your race packet/bib on Wednesday in order to enhance the race day experience by minimizing the volume of people at packet pick-up on race day.

Date:    Wednesday, November 21st        

Time:    9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Place:    The Gym, 730 Main Street South                          

NOTE: Your race bag will include your bib tag with integrated chip and t-shirt (if you registered by 11/1).

If you plan to pick up your packet on race day please arrive no later than 7:45 a.m.

Kid’s Fun Run  
The Kid’s Fun Run will be held behind The Gym. Please arrive NO LATER THAN 7:50 A.M.  The race will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Registration for the Kid’s Fun Run will be available during packet pick-up at The Gym on Wednesday, November 21st and on race day from 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

The Gym parking lot will be closed the morning of the race.  Please find an alternative parking location in the vicinity.  Please do not park at the Post Office or Urgent Care.  Given Main Street South will be closed beginning at 8:15 a.m., you are strongly encouraged to arrive by 8:00 a.m.

An awards ceremony will occur following the race.  Awards will be given to all top male and female finishers in nine age categories ranging from under 10 years of age to over 70.  Team awards will also be given at this time.

Turkey Trot hats will be for sale at packet pick-up on Wednesday and on race day for $20.00. 

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We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Laura Legg and Hollie Ward (Race Directors)

EMAIL: southburyturkeytrot@gmail.com

CALL: Hollie Ward, Race Co-chair at (203) 482-6746.