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The fun doesn't have to end on Thanksgiving Day!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    $69
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  2. 10K

    Run 10km
    $53
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    $40–$46
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  4. Little Turkeys Race

    Run 0.1km
  5. Half Marathon (Hike)

    Run 13.1mi
    $69
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Quarry Turkey routes

All races start and finish in the Quarry Lakes Recreational Area. The half marathon and 10K have out-and-back sections on the Alameda Creek Trail. The course is mostly dirt fire trails with a very small portion of pavement at the beginning and end. Hills are nearly non-existent, so bring on the speed!

Event details

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Mixed
  • Trails
  • Flat
  • 1000 participants

From the organizer

The rarely seen Quarry Turkey will make his appearance two days after the big feast, fueled-up and ready to take on all the little turkeys! Come start a new Thanksgiving weekend tradition with a fast, mostly-flat half marathon, 10K or 5K! Little Turkeys Race (about 100 yards or so) is free to all children brought with race participants.

Once again, we are also holding a food drive benefiting Alameda County Food Bank and are encouraging all participants (including little turkeys) to bring at least one canned good on race morning.

Thanksgiving-themed costumes (for children and adults) are highly encouraged! Walkers welcome!

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.

All children participating will receive a special "Little Turkeys Race" medal. Entry is free for all children accompanying race participants.
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 6:45 a.m. Race day registration is an additional $5 from the final online registration price.

Little Turkeys Race:

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 Quarry Turkey.

Little Turkeys Race start time: 7:40 am.

The Quarry Turkey likes to think he is fast, but he's still searching for the race where he doesn't come in last! Quarry Turkey will also be available for visits and photos before and after the Little Turkeys Race.

Time Limits:

The half marathon will start at 8:00 am and the course will have a time limit of 4 hours. Runners must reach the 5th aid station (mile 9.09) by 10:45 am. We will offer a "Hiker Division" start at 7:00 am. Those starting at 7:00 should carry water as the first and second aid stations might not be 100% up and running, depending on the hiker's speed. Hiker starts will not be eligible to win the race or for age group awards, but will be listed as official finishers in the Hiker Division and will still receive finisher medals.

Water Stations:

Water stations will be stocked with water, sports drink, gels, pretzels, candy, pumpkin pie, etc. Aid stations will be approximately 2-3 miles apart.

Runners who may need more water should carry their own water bottle or hydration pack.

Bathrooms:

Bathrooms will be available at the race start/finish area. There are also a couple of bathroom locations on the course.

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/2019/21377/quarry-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.

Quarry Turkey weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

61°F
Predicted highs
47°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 5mph

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