Turkey Day 8K & 3K Family Fun Run

11/26/2015

RACE RESULTS!

Race Week Weather Update - 11/25/15, 7:30 AM:  

  • Thanksgiving morning forecast - Morning Low of around 3.  Possible light east breeze.  Sunny - once the sun is up the temps will trend towards a high of 23.
  • 8K - recommend packet pickup on Wednesday from Noon to 4 (at Run Wild MIssoula)
  • No race day registration for 8K
  • Dress appropriately for the conditions
  • Watch footing on race course
  • Thank the volunteers that help out on a cold Thanksgiving morning.

Race Week Weather Update - 11/23/15, 1:30 PM:  

  • Clear and cold conditions expected on race day.  May be single digit temperatures.
  •  No 8K race day registration.
  • Will be 3K race day registration - simply need to sign the event waiver & you're good to go
  • Online registration will still close November 24th @ Noon
  • 8K participants are encouraged to pick up packets on Wednesday, Noon to 4:00 PM (see below)
  • 3K runners do not have a packet - no need to pick anything up on Wednesday
  • Look for Missoula Marathon flags to mark the start/finish lines rather than the RWM arches
  • Dress for the race morning conditions
  • Watch your footing along the race course

The 8K run/walk (chip timed) and 3K Family Fun Run (untimed) courses travel along the Kim Williams Trail, with short distances on a few Missoula city streets. The race is open to anyone wanting to get some fresh air and exercise before feasting on a Thanksgiving meal!

The course is open to strollers and walkers. NO DOGS PLEASE. There are no aid stations. New this year:  a bicycle lead for BOTH races!  Please note that the race will START & FINISH at McCormick Park.

Click here for the 8K course map.  9:30 a.m. start

Click here for the 3K course map.  9:40 a.m. start

Questions or want to volunteer? Email Race Director Courtney Babcock.

Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be collected for the Missoula Food Bank at the race registration and packet pickup tables.

Awards are given to the 8K top 3 female and top 3 male overall winners in the form of Thanksgiving food goodies!

Registration info: 8K participants get a CHIP time, winter hat and are eligible for overall prizes. Run Wild Missoula members receive a $2 discount off registration fees. 

Turkey Day 8K entry fee for age 15 and over is:

  • $20, through November 14;
  • $25, through November 24, at noon; and
  • $30 on November 25 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Run Wild Missoula office (Runner's Edge basement); and
  • $30 race day, November 26, between 8 - 9 a.m. at McCormick Park.  No Race Day Registration - See Weather Update Above.

Turkey Day 8K entry fee for age 14 and under is:

  • $15 through November 14;
  • $20 through November 24, at 12:00 p.m
  • $25 in-person on November 25, from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Run Wild Missoula offices (basement of Runner's Edge); and
  • $25 race day, November 26, between 8 - 9 a.m., at McCormick Park.  No Race Day Registration - See Weather Update Above.

Turkey Day 3K is FREE for all ages:

  • all 3K participants MUST register;
  • 3K participants may purchase a 2015 Turkey Day winter hat for $10 race day, subject to availability;
  • 3K race is untimed & noncompetitive - perfect for kids and families;
  • online registration for the 3K will be open through November 24, at noon;
  • in-person registration available on November 25, from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Run Wild Missoula offices (basement of Runner's Edge); and
  • in-person registration available race day, November 26, between 8 - 9 a.m., at McCormick Park.

We encourage 3K participants to donate non-perishable food or monetary donations to the Missoula Food Bank (we will also be collecting donations at the registration/packet pick up tables). You may also donate directly to the Missoula Food bank online

Packet Pickup available:

  • Wednesday, November 25 from 12 - 4 p.m. at the Run Wild Missoula offices (in the basement of Runner's Edge), and
  •  Race day, November 26, from 8 - 9 a.m. at McCormick Park.

Questions or want to volunteer? Email Race Director Courtney Babcock.

Click here for 2009 results.

Click here for 2010 results.

Click here for 2011 results.

Click here for 2012 results. 

Click here for 2013 results.

Click here for 2014 Race Results

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