Last year over 1,600 runners and walkers participated in this event. Omar Wiggan took the title in 27:05. Melissa Hardesty won the women’s title in 29:37. Andy Wacker holds the men’s course record of 23:40 while Kristina Vegh holds the women’s course record of 28:08. Both marks were established in 2012.
The morning begins with the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 am. The featured 8K starts at 9 am, and the 100-yard Kid’s Dash for children ages 7 and under goes off at 10:00 am.
Second Empire Grand Prix
The Inside-Out Sports Turkey Trot is also one of the events in the eleven-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these events accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January. For more imformation on the Grand Prix, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com/
The entry fee for the 8K is $25 ($30 after November 17), and for the mile, the fees are $10 and $12, respectively. The Kid's Dash is $8 with no late fee.All of the 8K and mile entrants will receive a short-sleeve tech shirt. The Kid's Dash entrants will receive a short-sleeved cotton shirt. Shirts are guaranteed to all registered by November 12th.
Late registraion/packet pickup
Late entries can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at Inside Out Sports on Wednesday, November 26 from 2-6 pm and also on race day beginning at 7 am.
In the 8K awards will be presented to the first three males anf females overall, to the first three master finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions – (both sexes) 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.
For more information and to register
For more information and to register, go to www.runnc.com.