Frequently Asked Questions

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What should I know about the course? It is a loop-course, starting and ending at Stacy Park. You will travel first on paved roads before transitioning to an asphalt bike path.  The route is rolling, with one smaller hill near the end of the course.

Are awards given for different age division?Yes! Awards are given to the overall top three males and females, as well as the following age divisions: <19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 Where do I park? Parking is available at Stacy Park and Old Bonhomme School (across the street from Stacy).  Police will be on hand to help direct parking.

Will there be restrooms? There are both inside restrooms and porta-potties for the event.

Can I walk the course? YES!! This is a 5K run/walk.  Everyone starts at the same time (although for safety we ask walkers to start in the back of the pack).  Each year many people walk with friends and family.  

Can I run with my child in a stroller? Olivette Turkey Trot is a family event, so we want you to come with your children!! The only stipulation is that persons with strollers start in the rear to eliminate the risk of tripping other runners. 

Can I run with my dog?  Dogs are not prohibited, but we require that all dogs be on a leash and that you start in the back of the pack to reduce the risk of tripping other runners.  Please use common sense – if your dog is not accustom to being around 900 people in a run, might be best to keep him at home. 

What if I have the wrong shirt size?  You can exchange t-shirts, but only after the registration has closed. This insures that everyone gets a t-shirt.

Can I register the morning of the run?  Absolutely! But make sure to come early on race day to register, as we will close registration 15 minutes before the start of the race.

How early should I arrive? If you’ve already registered, and have picked up your packet you can come closer to the start of the race.  But remember that we will be closing Old Bonhomme Road prior to the race. If you need to register or pick up your race packet, we suggest you arrive closer to 7:00am.

Are there attendance prizes?  You betcha!!  Attendance prizes will be drawn after the race, but you must be present to win.

Will there be snacks at the end of the race?
Yes! You will be able to refresh with light snacks and (if you’re over 21) delicious local craft beer donated by Urban Chestnut and 4 Hands Brewery.

Can I register a team? We do not have team registration. But we do encourage you to come with friends and family!

Can I pick up my race packet the morning of the run?
You sure can.  But come early.

When can I pick up my race packet? Packets can be picked up on Tuesday, November 21 from 8:00am until 7:00pm, and Wednesday the 22nd from 8am until 5pm at the Olivette City Center 1140 Dielman Road.  Packets can also be picked up on Race Day, starting at 7am.

If I register the day of can I pay with a credit card check or cash?  We accept credit cards and cash.