By: Sharon Aron Baron
Time to put on those running shoes because the 38th annual Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K run is just around the corner.
All ages can participate, and trophies will be given to the first three finishers based on Gun Time as well as to first place age group winners. Awards will be also be awarded to second and third place age group winners. Age group winners based on Net Time and awards will be presented at Tamarac City Hall after the race.
The run starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, November 22, and Special Events Coordinator Melissa Petron recommends registrants plan to arrive early to have enough time to find parking and get to the start line. She also said that strollers are allowed, but they do discourage pets on the race course.
Commemorative T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 1,800 runners that pick up their packets. T-shirts are not guaranteed on Race Day.
Tamarac City Hall, 7525 NW 88th Ave. (Pine Island Rd.) Tamarac, FL 33321. Map it.
Race begins at 7:30 a.m.
Early registration (ends November 9th): $25
Late registration (Nov 10th – Nov 21st): $30
Race Day Registration (Nov 22nd): $50 – closes at 7:00 a.m. sharp.
Register on-line at www.active.com. Online registration closes at 2:00 p.m. on November 21. Participants who register on Wednesday, November 21 can pick up their packets on Race Day.
November 19 – 21, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tamarac Community Center
8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351
Male/Female – 9 & under, 10 – 12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Please arrive early as roads start to close at 6:45am. Parking will be available at City Hall until 6:45am or until lot is full. Additional parking is available south of City Hall in the shopping plaza on the corner of McNab Rd. and Pine Island Rd (NW 88th Ave). A shuttle bus will be available from the shopping plaza by Dairy Queen.
Course is flat and fast with many corners through the Woodmont area of Tamarac. Race starts at 77th St. on Pine Island Road, east on 75th, north on 80th, loops back to Pine Island Road, then south to finish line at City Hall.
For more information on the Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K, please call The City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation Department at 954-597-3620.
Trophies and gift baskets to first overall three finishers based on Gun Time. Trophies and gift baskets to first place age group winners. Trophies to second and third place age group winners. Age group winners based on Net Time. Awards will be presented at Tamarac City Hall after the race.
T-Shirts & Finisher Medals
Commemorative T-shirts guaranteed to the first 1800 runners to pick up their packets. T-shirts are not guaranteed on day of race. All finishers wearing a race bib will receive a medal.
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.
Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac.