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Turkey Burnoff 5/ 10 Mile 2021

November 27, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration is OPEN!


Race Overview: Work off those extra holiday calories at one of our most popular club races, the Turkey Burnoff 5 and 10-mile race at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg. The course is scenic (double loop for 10 miles) 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.

Course & Course Map:

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 in 2022)

8:35 AM 2.78km fun run (YS)  ** CANCELLED FOR 2021


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!


MCRRC Members –

2020 MCRRC member bibs will be reused for 2021 and registration will be RACE DAY ONLY!

If you did not register for a 2020 bib & chip previously, please register for one prior to the race, using this link.  Your bib & chip will be ready for you on race morning at the registration table.  If you aren’t sure, please check here before signing up again.

If you registered for a 2020 bib & chip, but were never able to pick it up last year, you can do so on race morning near the start area. Your bib & chip are still waiting for you.

If you still possess a 2019 (or older) bib number, please register here for a 2020/21 bib and edit your registration.

If you previously registered for a 2020 bib & chip, picked it up last year, but have since misplaced it, please send a message to rms@mcrrc.org so a timer can re-assign your number.

Please note that anyone picking up a member bib & chip will need to pay a $5 chip deposit OR turn in an old (2019 or older) chip.

Non-MCRRC Members –

Registration will open to non-MCRRC members at a cost of $15 per race for participants ages 18 & over and $10 for participants under 18. Bib and chip pickup will take place on race morning near the start area.  A volunteer will be on hand to assist you.


If you are a non-MCRRC member, and can no longer attend the race, please contact office@mcrrc.org so that we can move your registration to another MCRRC low-key event and open up a spot for someone else.  Monetary refunds will not be provided.

During the Race:

While masks are no longer required, please be sensitive to those around you whose comfort level or health situation may be different than yours, especially to our younger participants who are not yet able to be vaccinated.

As a condition of our race permits, social distancing is still required.  We suggest all participants keep a mask with you for use any time social distancing cannot be achieved.

Health & Wellness:

Now more than ever, please pay close attention to your health prior to attending this event.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or another person with COVID-19, please stay home.  If you have cold symptoms, a mild fever, or just “don’t feel well,” we ask that you please stay home. All participants are subject to temperature checks at the discretion of our race staff.


MCRRC is a volunteer organization and our events are fully staffed by the hard work of our volunteers.  Without them, our races wouldn’t be possible. Volunteers are needed for this event. Signup to volunteer today!



November 27, 2021
8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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