Chase the Turkey

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Get into the festive spirit with route around The Helix: Home of the Kelpies. Race alongside the iconic Kelpies in your awesome fancy dress. Come for the amazing festive atmosphere, inclusive event and bespoke themed medal.
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Where and when
The Helix: Home of The Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, Grangemouth FK2 7ZT, UK
Start times
Sun, 19 Dec 2021
11:00am |
11:00am |
10k :
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Chase the Turkey
£8.00 - £30.00
£8.00 - £30.00
£8.00 - £30.00
Route information
All three routes - 10k, 5k and 3k - will be pan-flat and suitable for runners of all abilities.
Turkey Chaser
You will be in hot pursuit of a turkey (or someone dressed as a turkey) to help you keep pace so you can complete the route in your ideal time.
* There is no pressure to race round this course. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy the day by running, jogging or walking round the route.
What's included
  • Chase the Turkey Finisher's Medal
  • Category prizes
  • Fancy dress prizes
  • Chip-timed event
  • Hot drink
How to get there
The Helix: Home of The Kelpies, The Helix, Falkirk, Grangemouth FK2 7ZT, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
There is plenty of parking at the Kelpie car park. If this is full, there will be further parking spaces at Falkirk Stadium.
Event day logistics
10:00 Registration opens
11:00 10k, 5k & 3k start
You'll pick up your race number and timing chip from registration located in the Visitor Centre. You should report here when you arrive on race day.
Fancy Dress
All participants are encouraged to come along in fancy dress and get into the festive atmosphere.
This is a fully flat and accessible course for participants of all physical abilities.
Family Entry
There is an option to enter as a family of 4. This is for 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children.
Adverse Weather
On the day if the weather is really bad or very cold the event team will cancel and notify all registered participants no later than 9am. Please make sure when you register there is a mobile number that you can be contacted on. Cancellation notification will be via text and social media pages.
Virtual Entry
If you can't make it on the day, no fear as there's an option to enter virtually. You can complete a 3k, 5k or 10k run along a route of your choosing and in your own time. Your Chase the Turkey finisher's medal will be posted out to you so please be sure to include the correct address when signing up.
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Where do I go on the day for Chase the Turkey?
Please arrive at the visitor centre and register on arrival, registration opens at 10am.
Can I bring my dog to Chase the Turkey?
Of course, but please keep your dog on a lead at all times.
Can I take part in Chase the Turkey in my wheelchair?
Definitely, we welcome everyone to chase our turkeys, the route is all on one level so accessible for wheelchair users.
What if I can't make it to Chase the Turkey in person?
No fear! There's an option to take part virtually - you'll run 3k, 5k or 10k in your own time and along the route of your choosing and your bespoke Chase the Turkey finisher's medal will be posted out to you.
6 reviews
Did the race in 2021
Really enjoyed the race,that’s because I ran along side theTurkey,a lot of the marshals were sending people the wrong way.The turkeys did not have any times on their backs,and I seen a couple just running themselves,their were a few angry people at the finish,because of this,something to think about for next year,I will be back.Regards.Jim
Did the race in 2021
Well organised and fun day. Good for everyone - I ran with my 5-year-old grandson and we both really enjoyed the experience.
Did the race in 2021
I really liked the surroundings and the atmosphere at the Kelpies was amazing. Starting and finishing was great.Unfortunately even though we tried to follow all the markings and communicated with Marshalls that we are a slow 5K turkey chasers, we lost our way in the middle of the course and done just 3.6K of the track.The medal is great 😁
Did the race in 2021
My son in law and I were doing the 5K but when we got to finish we had only done 3k. Having spoken to my daughter, we should have gone right round the pond. I can picture the junction and the only arrows were telling to go right, back to start there was nothing to indicate that we should go left and circuit the pond. I feel we didn’t deserve our medals but was also disappointed we didn’t do 5K.
Did the race in 2021
The medal is amazing - huge chunky piece with beautiful painted turkey and wording around it, also good substantial band around the neck.The event was very well organised. I was able to get my number and timing chip without a hitch. The warm up was fun with a good sound system.Was very impressed at the entry price for a chip timed run with such a good medal. Course smooth and relatively flat, great for a PB, with helpful marshals throughout. Turkeys were supportive and motivating.
Did the race in 2021
Very well organised. I wasn't sure how the new system would work but it was brilliant. Plenty of volunteers to make sure you were on the right track and they gave lots of encouragement. The medals are gorgeous and colourful. When applying for a place I think you should have somewhere where people with wheelchairs or any other disability could let you know in case they may need a bit of extra support. Thank You for a brilliant day
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