The Big Turkey Half Marathon & 5K

Thursday 23rd November 2023

Oak Ridge Park: 136 Oak Ridge Rd., Clark, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K, Half marathon


  • NOV 23 - HALF - Individual registration
  • NOV 23 - 5K - Individual registration
  • NOV 23 - 5K - 10YR TO 13YR - Individual Age group/open


Oak Ridge Park in Union County, NJ is a runner's paradise.  Paved paths along manicured lawns with birch, oak, and pine trees lining the mostly flat course.  On weekday afternoons you'll see them galloping across well worn paths at a pace that is driven by the power that comes from being young.  So, this inaugural Thanksgiving Day event will happen on grounds that bring a historic element to a historic day.  As tradition would have it this annual event offers a 5K on a certified USATF course.  Additionally, since we all tend to overeat on Thanksgiving a half marathon is also an option. Run 5K and you are good to go for eatin' and greetin' later on.

Run 13.1 and you are ready for extra helpings and as much pumpkin pie as you can take.  So, join us on this inaugural Thanksgiving Day event, The Big Turkey Half Marathon and 5K, and make it happen!! All participants get a finisher medal and technical t-shirt.  All half marathon participants are automatically registered in the 5K so that they can join friends and family afterward.  Overall Awards, The Golden Drumstick, for the top three male and female finishers in each distance and age group awards for each gender in age groups of 10, starting with 19 and under.  This is going to be an amazing event! Let's do this!!!


Event details and schedule


Show up ready to run approximately 30 minutes prior to the start.  If you do not have your bib follow directions from staff.


  • 8:30 A.M. - HALF MARATHON
  • 11:00 AM - 5 K RACE


Start location is by the Oak Ridge Park.  


Traditional water and gatorade support stations with paper cups.  Also, power gels handed out to keep you going.  

Trash recepticals and volunteers on the course for all trash.  


  • Technical T-shirt, die cast finisher medal, plaque awards for top 3 overall and in age groups of 3. 



  • Every loop is timed in real time! Your family and friends can track you per loop. Video and images uploaded within 2 hours from the end of the race. 


  • Overall Top three awards to male and female winners (The Golden Drum Stick)
  • Age group awards for age groups of 10 years starting at 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, through 60 & Better  

Organised by

Du City Tri Runs, Inc.

251 ilyssa way, staten island

Phone: 347-276-7523

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