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Turkey Burnoff 2020 – CANCELLED

November 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Race Overview

Due to recommendations regarding COVID-19, the 2020 Turkey Burnoff HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Work off those extra holiday calories at one of our most popular club races,  the Turkey Burnoff 5 and 10 mile (CS) race at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. The course is scenic (double loop for 10 milers) and you’ll burn off that third helping of pumpkin pie on the gently rolling hills. The park deer occasionally make a cameo appearance, and they don’t brake for runners! All runners need to be in the park by 8:15 am.


Registration is race-day only for MCRRC Members, so plan to arrive at least 45 minutes early to park and walk to the signup area. If you have your 2019 low key series bib then you just need to show up early for parking.


Non-members have the option to pre-register for the race ($10 for either the 5 miler or the 10 miler).  Avoid long lines on race day & register online! Race day registration for non-members will be available.

Race Information


The course has rolling hills while running across a dam and through the woods on park paved roads. Both the 5 mile and 10 mile start and finish in the same location.

8:30 AM 5mi race – course map

8:30 AM 10mi race – course map (CS)

8:35 AM 2.78km fun run (YS)


The park has limited parking. Please make every attempt to carpool and arrive early. Per Seneca Creek State Park management’s request, the gate at the ranger’s booth (where you would pay the entry fee during warmer months) will be closed at 8:15 AM sharp. You must arrive before then in order to park in the grassy field near the Start/Finish area. If you arrive at 8:15 AM or later, you will have to park in the admin office parking lot and walk/run a 1/2 mile to the Start line. Don’t delay and avoid having to climb one extra hill!


Our events are staffed by the hard work of our volunteers.  Without them, our races wouldn’t be possible. Volunteers are needed for this event.  Click here (coming soon!) to signup to volunteer!


This race is part of our low-key race series and is FREE for MCRRC Members.  The process for obtaining 2020 member bibs* & chips will be changing for 2020 — more information on that will be posted soon!

If you have signed up for a personalized 2020 bib, you do NOT need to register using the above link! Your bib will be waiting for you at your first 2020 low-key race!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN for non-members! The fee is $10 for non-members age 18 & over and $5 for non-members under 18.  ** NEW FOR 2020 ** Online registration will remain open until the start of the race. Late registrants may register online before leaving the house, from their smartphone, or at the race site using one of our registration kiosks!  BRING YOUR CREDIT CARD with you to register online at the race site.  Online service fees will apply.



November 28, 2020
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Danny Talmage


Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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