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Nitro Turkey

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Tickets $45–$98

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How to enter the Nitro Turkey

  1. 5K

    Run 5km
    $45–$98
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $58–$98
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  3. Little Turkeys Race

    Run 0.1km

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Nitro Turkey routes

The 5K and 10K will begin at 9:00. Both are loop courses. The 5K is entirely on fire trails. The 10K has one small section (approximately 1/2 mile) on a paved asphalt trail. Both courses offer mild trails with just a few small hills. Both also have spectacular views of the bay. On a clear day you can see up to 5 bridges and 6 counties!

Event Details

What’s Included

All runners will receive custom finisher medals and t-shirts. There will be age-group medals for the top finishers in each category.

Children (10 and under) attending with 5K/10K runners will receive free entry into Little Turkeys, and receive special medals and a goodie bag.

Raceday Logistics

Bib Pick-Up:

Runners have three options for picking up their bibs and shirts:

1. Mail-out service (available for a fee when registering).
2. Pick-up in person at Road Runner Sports in Berkeley on Tuesday, 11/26 (3 pm - 7 pm) and Wednesday, 11/27 (11 am - 3 pm). Runners who pick their bib up in person will receive in-store discounts.
3. Pick up on race morning (not recommended).

In order to avoid race morning stress and avoid having to arrive even earlier, we strongly recommend choosing options 1 or 2. If you are unable to take advantage of those first two options, race morning pick-up will still be available, but you should aim to arrive 70-90 minutes ahead of your race start to account for lines.

Raceday Registration:

It is possible that the race is 100% sold out before race day. Updates will be posted on the race website. If you do not see the race noted as sold out here or on the race home page, you will be okay to sign up on race morning, starting at 7:30 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.

Water Stations:

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, pumpkin pie, etc.

The 5K will have 1 water station.

The 10K will have 3 water stations.

Little Turkeys Race:

The Kids Race will begin at 8:45 am.

Children (10 and under) of race participants are invited to participate in our "Little Turkeys Race". This (approximately) 100 yard dash will be all the children against Nitro Turkey.

The Nitro Turkey likes to think he is fast, but he's still searching for the race where he doesn't come in last!

Entry is free for all children accompanying race participants. T-shirts are not included, but will be available for $10 at the race.

Nitro Turkey will also be available for visits and photos before and after the Little Turkeys Race. For children waiting for family and friends to finish, there is a playground beside the start/finish area. Nitro Turkey has promised to share with the children.

Volunteers

Not ready to run, but still want to be part of the community, helping runners achieve their goals and have an awesome day? We would love your help. Sign up at: https://raceroster.com/events/2019/21326/nitro-turkey-2019/volunteer/register

FAQs

I am a very slow runner. Am I going to be out of place?

You won't be out of place at all. Our races are planned for participants of all abilities, including walkers/hikers.

Can I wear headphones?

Yes, but we ask that you keep the volume down at a safe level so that you can hear other runners or instructions from event personnel. We also ask that you remove them, or, at the very least, remove one ear bud when you are coming to aid stations, in a large crowd or on more technical or difficult sections of the course. The important thing is paying attention to everyone's safety and maintaining basic race etiquette with other runners.

Do you offer a group discount? Frequent runner discount? Family discount? Coupon? Special break for running more than one race?

We do not.

Will there be somewhere to leave my warm-up clothes?

Yes, there will be a sweat-check area and these will be checked in and watched over by a volunteer. Bags for storing your sweats will be available if you do not bring your own. Please do not leave valuables in your sweat bags – we cannot be responsible for these items.

Can my dog run with me during the race?

Unfortunately no. As much as we love dogs and running with our own, not everyone is comfortable being around dogs (even if leashed) and for reasons of safety (for those with two legs and four) we ask runners not to bring their dogs along for the race.

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

No. The race will be held, rain or shine. Courses may be modified to account for weather conditions.

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Nitro Turkey weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

61°F
Predicted highs
46°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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