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Ridgewood Turkey Trot 2013

November 28, 2013 - Raleigh, NC

Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.


Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving Dinner and help fight Multiple Sclerosis!

You'll find fun for the entire family and a great time for visiting relatives.

Wear your favorite Thanksgiving theme hat to be included in the Best Hat competition with CASH prizes!.

11/18 UPDATE:  The Recreational 8K has SOLD OUT. 

11/22 UPDATE:  There are just a few spots left for the Competitive 8K. 

11/23 UPDATE:  The Competitive 8K has sold out.  There are about 75 Charity 8K Race slots available for $50 each.  The Charity 8K slots benefit the National MS Society and the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

(There are still about 35 spots for the Kids' Dash.)


Sorry, but the online registration is no longer available for this event.


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Start Date: Nov 28, 2013 8:00 am
End Date: Nov 28, 2013
Activity: Running, Walking
URL: http://www.ridgewoodturkeytrot.org
Location: Ridgewood Shopping Center
Raleigh, NC 27607
Price: 8K Prices go up by $5 on 11/1.
Distance: 8K, Kid's Dash
Registration Prices:

The Ridgewood Turkey Trot is nearly sold out. There are 8K Race Charity slots still available for $50 each and there are still Kids' Dash slots (age 7 & Under).

Online registration prices:
  • 8K Competitive Race: $26 thru 10/31 then $32
  • 8K Recreational: $21 thru 10/31 then $27
  • Kid's Dash: $3 online; $10 at packet pickup or on race day.

Prices exclude online registration fee.

Paper registration prices are $5 higher.

Family Fun:

Bring the family to the Ridgewood Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.

Events include competitive and recreational 8K's and a 100-yard Kid's Dash (age 7 and under). During the 8K, kids can decorate the finish chute road with sidewalk chalk or make signs to cheer for mom or dad.

Strollers and baby joggers are permitted ONLY in the Recreational 8K. We ask that those with stroller/joggers start toward the back and prioritize everyone's safety over time. Our insurance does not permit any dogs on the course.

Online registration price of the Kid's dash to just $3. Kids will be $10 on race day, so be sure to register online.

Bring all of your out-of-town family & friends!

Don't wait too long to register - the race has filled the past 3 years.

Go Competitive!:

For just $5 more than the recreational 8K, competitive 8K participants receive:

  • Disposable bib-chip timing by Precision Race including the option to receive a SMS text message with your personal results
  • Eligibility for prizes and awards including a free pair of Mizuno running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports for 1 of every 100 finishers.
  • Event shirts are available for those who register by 11/17.


    • Top 3 M&F Overall
    • Top 3 M&F Masters (40+)
    • Top 3 M&F in these age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 5-year brackets from 20-24 through 56-69 and 70+.
    Race Shirts:

    8K Competitive runners receive a long-sleeve gender-specific tech shirt. 8K Recreational runners and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk participants receive a t-shirt.

    You must register by 11/17 to receive a race shirt.

    Schedule of Events:

    Advanced check-in will be held at Ridgewood Shopping center around the corner from Rite Aid (to the right of Fleet Feet).

    • Tuesday from 4-7 pm
    • Wednesday from 3-7 pm

    Race Day:

    • 6:45 AM - Check-in opens
    • 8:00 - 8K (Competitive & Recreational
    • 9:10 - Awards
    • 9:15 - Kid's Dash
    • 9:20 - Hat Contest in the finish chute
    • 9:30 - Awards

    8K runners will line up by pace. Look for the pace signs and please position yourself accordingly at the start. We ask for your cooperation so that faster runners will be in front for everyone's safety.


    We heard your feedback and have redesigned and USATF-Certified the 8K route.

    The race will now start on Ridge Road and the start line will be 50% wider for less congestion.


    All Awards will be based on Gun Time.

    Awards will be provided for top 3 overall men and women, top 3 Masters men & women and for the top M&F 5-year Age Group runners.

    8K Race finishers will be included in a drawing to win one of 10 free pairs of Mizuno running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports.

    Advanced Check-In:

    Advanced check-in near Rite Aid in Ridgewood Shopping Center:

    • Tuesday 4-7 pm
    • Wednesday 3-7 pm

    Race day check-in will start at 6:45 am.

    Packets will not be available before packet pickup start time.

    A Great Cause:

    The Ridgewood Turkey Trot benefits the National MS Society, Eastern NC Chapter. Last year you helped us raise over $32,000 for the fight against MS.

    Contact: Bruce Bokish
    Contact E-mail: msevents@yahoo.com
    Contact Phone: 9193491719
    Contact Address: PO Box 30414
    Contact City: Raleigh
    Contact State: NC
    Contact Zip: 27612
    Contact Country: United States
    Timing Company Name: Precision Race, LLC
    Timing Company Email: info@precisionrace.com

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