Turkey Burnoff 5/ 10 Mile 2022
November 26 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
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)
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 –
Registration will be RACE DAY ONLY!
This race is part of our low-key race series and is FREE for MCRRC Members. To signup for your free 2022 MCRRC member bib, please signup here (coming soon!) *** If you already signed up for a personalized 2022 bib, you do NOT need to register online – your bib will be waiting for you at registration.
All members must signup for a new bib & chip. If you have a 2020 (or older) chip, please bring it with you to exchange for a 2022 bib & chip. If you are a new member, or no longer have an older chip, please remember to bring your $5 chip deposit with you.
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. Online registration will remain open until the start of the race. Late registrants may register online before leaving the house or from your smartphone at the race site. Please remember to bring your credit cards or cash with you if you plan to register on race morning. *** This is a very popular race and advanced registration is highly encouraged to avoid long lines on race morning!
Bib and chip pickup will take place on race morning near the start area. A volunteer will be on hand to assist you. The registration link is coming soon!
If you are a non-MCRRC member, and can no longer attend the race, please contact email@example.com 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 – coming soon!