Turkey Trot 5k/10k and Canned Food Drive
The Annual Turkey Trot 5k/10k and Canned Food Drive
Dates & Times:
Check-in & Late Registration: Saturday, November 12 between 6:30–7:30 a.m.
Pre-race Briefing: Saturday, November 12 at 7:45 a.m.
Race Start: Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 a.m.
Awards & Results Ceremony: Saturday, November 12 around 9:00 a.m.
Register in the Member Services Office of the Sanderson Center, Monday–Thursday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Or register on-line at https://playrecsports.msstate.edu/
Fees for either 5k or 10k:
- $20 for MSU Students with an MSU ID (August 16th to November 4th)
- $20 for early registration (August 16th to October 14th)
- $27 for standard registration (October 15th to November 4th)
- $32 for late registration (November 5th to November 11th)
- $35 for day of registration
- $12 for the 1 mile Fun Run (August 16th to November 11th)
*Students receive the extended period for the $20 early registration fee, but their cost will also be $30 after November 5th.
You may pay by cash, check, or credit/debit card. Mississippi State Faculty, Staff, & Students may choose to have the fee credited to their university accounts.
All runners are asked to bring at least 3 canned good items to registration or to the race. You may also bring them to the Sanderson Center the week following the race.
All runners will complete a registration form & sign an Assumption of Risk & Release form.
We will once again use chip timing for the Turkey Trot. Each runner will be issued a chip to be tied to their shoe laces. This will record their start & end time for the race. Please return this chip to the race officials at the completion of the event.
Expect some changes to this year's course due to campus construction.
Maps will be posted in the front of the Sanderson Center prior to the race.
All distances are approximate. We will get as close as possible, but university roads, events, construction, and other factors may interfere with an exact 5k/10k route.
Prizes & Giveaways:
Awards will be give for both the 5k and the 10k's top 3 male & female finishers. As well as the fastest Senior runner (55 years old and older) and Junior runner (15 years old and under) for both the 5k and 10k. There will also be an award given to the group with the greatest amount of registered participants.
All registered participants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes and giveaways donated by local stores and restaurants.
If you require any special accommodations to observe or participate in this event, please contact the Race Director, Trey Harrison, at 662-325-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The money raised from this event will allow MSU RecSports Graduate Assistants and student staff to attend regional and national conferences and trainings.