Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic - 5K & 1.5 Mile Fun Run

Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Work up an unforgettable Thanksgiving appetite with a European-style 5K around Reid Park.  Separate men’s and women’s events create a fun opportunity to cheer on friends and family as they hurdle hay bales and water jumps.  A team division is available.  Great prizes include “turkeys” and pumpkin pies!

The 5K races are part of the The Running Shop Grand Prix, produced by SAR.

Date and Time

Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 27, 2014

  • 8:00am - Open Women’s 5K
  • 8:45am - Open Men’s 5K
  • 9:30am - Co-Ed 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Awards

5K

  • Overall Male and Female winners and Master’s Male and Female winners will receive a pair of Brooks Running Shoes from The Running Shop.
  • “Turkeys” to the top finisher and pies to the runner-up in each age group. Awards for top men’s and women’s teams (see below).
  • Age Groups: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 5 year divisions through age 79, and 80 and over.

Fun Run/Walk

  • Fun Run/Walk participants will receive a finisher’s ribbon.

Break the course record and win money!

  • Courtesy of Craig Dabler Jewelers, $50 is donated each year for men and for women.
  • If the record isn’t broken, the prize money rolls over to the next year.
  • Women’s course record of 17:08.2, set in 2011, is held by Tara Erdmann.  Men’s course record of 14:54.1, set in 2009, is held by Craig Curley.

Beneficiaries

The race benefits Toys for Tots.  Please consider making a donation of a new, unwrapped toy on race day.  Let’s fill up those donation boxes!

Registration

Race Fees

5K - Early Registration

  • At The Running Shop by November 21 or Mail Postmarked by November 19
  • $18 - SAR Members
  • $20 - Non SAR Members

5K - Late Registration

  • At The Running Shop (3055 N. Campbell) on November 22 (Saturday) from 10:00am-5:00pm and on November 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) from 10:00am-6:00pm
  • $20 - SAR Members
  • $22 - Non SAR Members

5K - Race Day Registration

  • $25 - All

Fun Run/Walk - Early Registration

  • At The Running Shop by November 21 or Mail Postmarked by November 19
  • $10 - All

Fun Run/Walk - Late Registration

  • At The Running Shop (3055 N. Campbell) on November 22 (Saturday) from 10:00am-5:00pm and on November 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) from 10:00am-6:00pm
  • $12 - All

Fun Run/Walk - Race Day Registration

  • $15 - All

Note - Fun Run/Walk Participants will receive a race tee, but the Fun Run is no longer timed.

 

** Credit cards will be accepted at The Running Shop and at race site, with a $1.00 per entry additional fee.

Registration

  • Print Registration Form and mail it in. Registration by mail must be postmarked by Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
  • Register online with a credit card at active.com.
  • In-Person Registration and Packet Pick-up
    • At The Running Shop (3055 N. Campbell) on November 22 (Saturday) from 10:00am-5:00pm and on November 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) from 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
    • Starts at 7:00am
    • Please arrive early enough to register on-time.
News Course Info

Race Distances and Courses

5K Run and 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

  • This is a European-style course on grass and dirt complete with hay bales and water jumps. This is a multi-loop for great spectator viewing.
  • The 5K has separate races for men and women.
  • The 1.5 mile fun run is co-ed.
  • The 5K races are part of the The Running Grand Prix, produced by SAR.

Click here for a Course Map.

Location

Reid Park, Ramada 10
Country Club immediately north of 22nd Street

Race Weather

Race conditions are typically 50 degrees, and clear skies. Check out Tucson’s current conditions and forecast so you’ll be prepared!

Team Division (optional)

  • Teams of up to 7 men or women may enter.  The top 4 times of each team will be totaled for the best team times.  No co-ed teams are allowed.  The top men’s and women’s team will win awards.
  • Teams and team members must be registered by Tuesday, November 25th, 6:00 pm.  No team members may sign up on race day, and no teams may be formed on race day.  Active.com registration is not available for teams.
  • Awards will be presented to the two top men’s teams and two top women’s teams at the awards ceremony.
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