03/01/13-Registration is open for 2013 races!
11/14/12-Skinny Turkey Half Marathon pace groups added to the event. You can signup at Inside Out Sports on Wednesday of packet pickup. Here are the groups!
1:40 7:38 pace
1:50 8:24 pace
2:00 9:02 pace
2:10 9:55 pace
2:20 10:41 pace
2:30 11:27 pace
2:40 12:13 pace
11/06/12 - Registration will open backup tonight at Midnight! 750 is the maximum number of participants for 2012!
11/05/12 - Skinny Turkey Half Marathon sells out 3 weeks in advance!
11/01/12 - Skinny Turkey Half Marathon to offer great swag! Long sleeve tech shirt, socks, arm warmers, medal and finisher gift.
8/1/2012: Custom Skinny Turkey Medals are here! The medals feature a bottle opener cut out! Great for post race turkey celebration!
9/11/2012: Signup by Nov. 9th to receive your technical tshirt!
9/11/2012: Inside Out Sports of Raleigh and Cary is the official store of the Half Marathon and 5k! Visit them at www.insideoutsports.com. IOS will provide all the gift cards for awards!
There is a special student fee for the 5k of $15 regardless of when they register.
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The JUST THINK FIRST Program seeks to raise awareness on various topics that affect teens in society today including violence, sex, drugs, alcohol, gangs and negative peer pressure.Through education, we continue to be committed in our efforts to provide powerful messages to our students regarding safe and responsible choices they can make
WATCH THE VIDEO and see where the monies raised go!
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The 2nd Annual Skinny Turkey Half Marathon will start and finish at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh. The half marathon course will run through Wakefield Plantation and Wake Falls neighborhood. The course is a rolling design with a few hills that are sure to test fitness. The course is very scenic especially in the Wake Falls neighborhood.
The JUST THINK FIRST 5K Road Race, held each year in the fall, is the major fundraiser for the program.The appeal of the JUST THINK FIRST teaching videos relies largely on the fact that they tell the story of something that happened to real people; rather, real students who attended school at Wakefield High. Besides funding for the video projects, proceeds from the 5K race also pay for speakers and various activities planned during the school year. In addition, scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the spring.This year's JUST THINK FIRST Road Race starts and finishes at the school on Thanksgiving Day with the 5K run beginning at 8:00 am. The entry fee is $25.00; $15.00 for students. All pre-registered entrants receive a t-shirt if signed up by November 9th, 2012. Race day t-shirts will be given out to race day registrants as long as they last.
The races start and finish at Wakefield High School which is located at 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614.The event will utilize RFID timing with a disposable tag attached to the back of each bib. We used this same system when timing Running Events and the Tobacco Road Marathons.
JUST THINK FIRST 5K Pricing:
The last day to register online for the JUST THINK FIRST 5K is Monday, November 18, 2013. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
DONATE to JUST THINK FIRST Pricing:
There is no fee to register online for the DONATE to JUST THINK FIRST . The last day to register is Monday, November 25, 2013. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
Skinny Turkey Half Marathon Pricing:
The last day to register online for the Skinny Turkey Half Marathon is Monday, November 25, 2013. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
Wednesday, November 21st from 3:00 - 7:00 pm at Inside-Out Sports of Raleigh - 8111 Creedmoor Rd Unit 124
Thursday, November 22nd from 6:00 - 7:15 am for half marathon and 7:45 for 5k at Wakefield High School
Half Marathon Finisher Medal
Skinny Turkey Half Marathon with Elevation
USATF Course Certified #NC11124NW
Skinny Turkey Turn by Turn Directions
Just Think First 5k
USATF Course Certified #NC06120NW
Hammer nutrition will be the energy sponsors of the 2013 race! Heed, electrolyte and gels.
Water stations will be provided on Miles 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 (Mile 9, 7 and 6 are passed on the way back)
Mile 6 Water Station will have Hammer Gels
Restrooms are located at mile 3 and 9 of the half marathon.
In the 5K the first-place male and the first-place female will each receive $50. Awards will also be given to the second-place male and female, to the third-place male and female, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.
In the Half Marathon the top 3 male and female overall, top 3 masters male and female, and top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups: 14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over.
Hampton Inn of Wake Forest
Rate: $89.00 (You must call hotel and ask for SKINNY TURKEY RATE)
Signup at the top of the page under registration areas for the events you would like to help with on Wednesday or Thursday!
You will be contacted race week about your volunteer position!
Special thanks to Rosenedesign
Event photos will be posted by saturday 12pm here:
Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy
5k has no refund policy!
Skinny Turkey Half Marathon will give 50% refund on registrations on or before 11/01/12. After that no refunds, deferrals or exchanges are excepted.