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!!!