Wild Turkey 5-miler 2017

5 Mile

Event Date

Thu, Nov 23, 2017


Landenberg, PA


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Wild Turkey 5-miler 2017

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About This Activity

Landenberg's longest running (years not distance ;) Thanksgiving race

"A Small Town Gem!" -Small Town Gazette Press* 

"If I could be a race, I'd be the Wild Turkey." -Overheard in group conversation after last year's event

"This is a great tradition!" -Actually stated to the RD from a neighbor

It's that time of the year again; crisp air, sweaters, college football, and the beginning of holiday eat-a-thon gatherings. Well kick off your Thanksglutton morning with a calorie deficit at the 7th running of the Wild Turkey 5-miler at Somerset Lake.

The lake loop course just  a tad over the 5-miles, but that's part of the "wild" factor we all love so much about the Turkey!. The course will be well marked, you just keep make left turns, will begin and finish near the clubhouse, and there will be at least one aid station on the course with water and alternative beverage?!

This year the Wild Turkey is all about giving back. Instead of registration fees we're asking you make a minimum $5 donation the Kennett Food Cupboard/Kennett Area Community Service (http://www.kacsonline.net/).  We're also asking for each runner/family to bring non-perishable items for Fill'r Up Challenge! is for participants to Lets fill the bed of the RD's pick-up truck with bags of groceries for those in our area that need it!  Items in highest need are: Cereals, Peanut Butter, Canned Vegetables (particularly beans and tomatoes), and personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.  Awards

  • first (m & f)
  • last finisher (not for sandbaggers though!)
  • best costume(s)
  • youngest finisher
  • oldest finisher
  • least dressed
  • best running turkey costume

Great Post-race party: We know how busy this morning is (which is why it's a 7:30AM start!) so as soon as the last person finishes (usually around 8:30) we celebrate! All of the awards are given out along with the Grandma's Lost-Potatoes prizes (part of the tradition!) . There will be water, beer and light fare to enjoy.  It will be even better if you bring something to share!

Course map

*The first 20 registrants will be entered into a special drawing for 30-second head start, drawn on race morning! Only one person will win this opportunity...

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