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Run or walk in one of our family-friendly races this Thanksgiving. We offer two courses, a 5K and a 5 mile. 

5K Run/Walk Race Event

The 5K will find you shoulder to shoulder with fun runners and families, and those ready for a bit of exercise prior to a Thanksgiving Celebration. Adults, and children are welcome to join in on the fun, strollers are allowed. Dogs are not allowed to be on Thirlby Field  and/or participate this year but are welcome to cheer on their humans from any other location on the course! 

5M Flier

The 5 Mile Flier is great for those seeking a longer distance.  The course is similar to the 5K and travels a little father towards the bay. The runners will then travel to finish on Thirlby Field.

Dogs

Because of course confusion in years past, dogs are not allowed to participate this year. Thirlby Field does not allow us access to have pets on the field and we are trying our best to make this an enjoyable event for everyone! Sorry for any inconvenience! 

Location

Thirlby Field Stadium
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Maps

 

Packet Pick-up/LEAP Under the Lights

At Thirlby Field Wednesday, 11/23 from 4:30-7pm. Day of, Thursday, 11/24 from 7-8:30am.

Tshirts

Participants will each receive a long-sleeved orange t-shirt with registration. T-shirts will be given to the first 2325 registrants!  Volunteers receive a long-sleeved white tee.

Tshirts

Day of Schedule

7:00am Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup opens
9:00am  5 Mile Flier 9:15am 5K Run/Walk (Faster runners please line up in front!)
Awards for Top Finishers will be available starting at 9:30AM. 

Awards

Awards will be available after the race in the registration room. Wooden plaques & medals will be given away this year to the following categories: 

Wooden plaques for the following:

5k - 1st Overall Womens
5K - 1st Overall Mens
5k - 1st Overall Womens Masters
5K - 1st Overall Mens Masters
5 mile - 1st Overall Womens
5 mile - 1st Overall Mens
5 mile - 1st Overall Womens Masters
5 mile - 1st Overall Mens Masters

Medals for the following categories: 

5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 1-10
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 11-19
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 20-29
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 30-39
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 40-49
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 50-59
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 60-69
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 70-79
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 80-older
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 1-10
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 11-19
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 20-29
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 30-39
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 40-49
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 50-59
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 60-69
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 70-79
5k 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 80-older
   
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 1-10
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 11-19
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 20-29
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 30-39
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 40-49
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 50-59
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 60-69
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 70-79
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Womens 80-older
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 1-10
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 11-19
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 20-29
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 30-39
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 40-49
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 50-59
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 60-69
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 70-79
5 Mile 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Mens 80-older
   

 

Donations

Canned food donations are welcome and will be given to local Food Pantries. Please bring along two or more cans of food to the race site. 

Weather

This event will take place no matter the weather, so be sure to bring an extra layer. No gear check at the event. The Event is not responsible for any lost items.

Parking

Parking is available at Thirlby Field Stadium Parking Lots. There is NO charge. FREE neighborhood street parking is also available, but plan to arrive early. 

Race Results 

Results will be posted online as well as the Record Eagle after the race. 

2016 Race Results

2015 Race results

2014 Race results