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RACE IS ON

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EARLY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Wednesday, 11/27/13 from 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Located at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Thursday, 11/28/13, from 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

    Located at the Eastbay office
    Please see the race information tab for more details


100% of your registration fee is donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of The United Way. Your registration fee helps feed those in need throughout the year.

Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 28 2013

PLACE:
Eastbay parking lot, 111 S. 1st Ave.,Wausau, WI

TIMES:
5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 AM, Thursday morning, 11/28/13

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Course is 5K (3.1 miles). The route is fairly flat on paved city streets. Course starts and finishes in the Eastbay parking lot.

REGISTRATION:
$20 online registration closes promptly at 8 AM on Friday 11/22/13.

ENTRY FEES:
Race Day Registration: $25 - November 28, 2013. REGISTRATION opens at 6:30 AM and CLOSES at 7:45 AM SHARP! Those registering on race day are not guaranteed a t-shirt or registration.

The Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run is limited to a maximum of 1,500 entrants. Race day registrations and t-shirts cannot be guaranteed.


100% of your registration fee is donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition, an initiative of The United Way. Your registration fee helps feed those in need during the holiday season.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Wednesday, 11/27/13 from 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Salvation Army Corps Community Center - Wausau
103 S 2nd Ave
Wausau, WI 54401
(Located near the Eastbay office right next to The Chatterbox)

Note: This location will only be used for early packet pick-up


Parking is available on the street or in the Eastbay parking lots

Registrations will be available at this time for $25 (must be paid in cash only) until we are sold out.
Those wishing to register at this time are not guaranteed a t-shirt or registration.

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Thursday, 11/28/13, from 6:30 - 8:00 AM

Eastbay
111 S 1st Ave
Wausau, WI 54401

Race Day Registration: (must be paid in cash only) - November 28, 2013.
REGISTRATION opens at 6:30 AM and CLOSES at 7:45 AM SHARP! Those registering on race day are not guaranteed a t-shirt or registration.

T-SHIRTS:
Registered participants will receive a sport t-shirt. These are men's sizes S-2XL. No larger or smaller or women's or children's specific sizes are available.

AGE DIVISIONS:
Male/Female: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

PARKING:
Parking is available at the Eastbay facility and on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

REFRESHMENTS:
Available for all participants following the race.

WATER STATION:
Located at approximately the halfway mile mark (1.5 miles). Water will also be available at the finish line.

TIMING:
Times will be recorded electronically by performancetiming.com. Eastbay.com/turkeytrot will have an updated link to the final times. Times will also be posted at the event immediately afterwards.

STROLLERS & PETS:
Strollers should line up at the back of the pack at the start of the event. Pets are not allowed on the course.

WEATHER:
Event will take place rain or shine or snow.

OTHER QUESTIONS:
Please email running@eastbay.com

Course Route

Eastbay Turkey Trot

Race Information - Friday and Saturday

The 3rd annual Eastbay Half Marathon & 5k Fun Run/Walk is brought to you by Eastbay, the Wausau Police Department and the Special Olympics Wisconsin.

As a way of giving back to the community, event proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI). This statewide organization provides people with cognitive disabilities with year-round sports training and competition.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
Friday, September 28, 2012
Noon - 8 p.m. in the Eastbay retail store, located at 111 S. 1st Ave. Wausau, WI

DIRECTIONS to early packet pick-up at the Eastbay Retail Store:

  • From the south: From US-51 N, take exit #192 (Stewart Ave.) onto WI-52 E toward Wausau. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the north: From US-51 S, take exit #192A (Stewart Ave) - go 0.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the west: From WI-29 E, Take exit #164 (Merrill (WI-52)) - go 0.6 mi. Continue on WI-52 E - go 1.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the east: From WI-29 W, take the Wausau (WI-29 W)/Chippewa Falls exit onto US-51 N - go 4.9 mi. Take exit #192/Stewart Ave. onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.

RACE DAY
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Race day packet pick-up: 6:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. at Marathon Park in the grandstand area
Starting Times:
Half Marathon - 8:00 a.m.
5K Fun Run/Walk - 8:30 a.m.

DIRECTIONS to event location at Marathon Park:

  • From the south: From US-51 N, take exit #192 (Stewart Ave.) onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi.
  • From the north: From US-51 S, take exit #192A (Stewart Ave) - go 0.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi.
  • From the west: From WI-29 E, Take exit #164 (Merrill (WI-52)) - go 0.6 mi. Continue on WI-52 E - go 1.3 mi.
  • From the east: From WI-29 W, take the Wausau (WI-29 W)/Chippewa Falls exit onto US-51 N - go 4.9 mi.
  • Take exit #192/Stewart Ave. onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi.

Eastbay Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run/Walk:
The half marathon and 5K follow the same route until mile 1.5. At that time, the 5K participants will turn around and head toward the finish at Marathon Park, while the half marathon participants will continue on the trek up Rib Mountain. This course will take place as fall approaches and foliage changing colors reaches its peak, will take the runner through scenic areas of Wausau and Rib Mountain. Runners will be surrounded by the beauty Rib Mountain has to offer as they run up the 670 ft. climb to the top and then race back down. Designed as a challenge, this course will give all participants a reason to celebrate as they cross the finish line.

  • Free Gear Check Service: drop off your gear at the gear check area by registration. All of your gear can be picked up after the event in the same location.
  • Single-Use Timing Chip: half marathon participants will be provided with a timing chip on the back of their race bib. This will provide individual overall race time and splits for Rib Mountain.
  • Personal audio devices are permitted.
  • Refreshments and porta potties at the start/finish line and along the course
  • Mile markers present at every mile
  • Medical aid and volunteers available along the course
  • No pets will be permitted on any course
  • Strollers will only be allowed in the 5K Fun Run/Walk
  • Half marathon participants receive a commemorative finishers medal as they cross the finish line
  • Celebrate your success of finishing the 5K or half marathon by rocking out to a live band and enjoying some post-race nourishment
  • Awards for Half Marathon announced for:
  • TOP THREE male and female overall times will receive a commemorative item
  • FASTEST male and female times up and down Rib Mountain will receive a commemorative item

Travel Information

» Camp sites at Marathon Park may be available. Please contact Marathon Park (715) 261-1550 for information.

Marathon Park
1201 Stewart Ave

DIRECTIONS to event location at Marathon Park, 1201 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI:

  • From the south: From US-51 N, take exit #192 (Stewart Ave.) onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi.
  • From the north: From US-51 S, take exit #192A (Stewart Ave) - go 0.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi.
  • From the west: From WI-29 E, Take exit #164 (Merrill (WI-52)) - go 0.6 mi. Continue on WI-52 E - go 1.3 mi.
  • From the east: From WI-29 W, take the Wausau (WI-29 W)/Chippewa Falls exit onto US-51 N - go 4.9 mi.
  • Take exit #192/Stewart Ave. onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi.

Eastbay retail store
111 S 1st Ave

DIRECTIONS to early packet pick-up at the Eastbay retail store, 111 S 1st Ave, Wausau, WI:

  • From the south: From US-51 N, take exit #192 (Stewart Ave.) onto WI-52 E toward Wausau. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the north: From US-51 S, take exit #192A (Stewart Ave) - go 0.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the west: From WI-29 E, Take exit #164 (Merrill (WI-52)) - go 0.6 mi. Continue on WI-52 E - go 1.3 mi. Turn Left onto WI-52 E - go 0.6 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.
  • From the east: From WI-29 W, take the Wausau (WI-29 W)/Chippewa Falls exit onto US-51 N - go 4.9 mi. Take exit #192/Stewart Ave. onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 0.7 mi. Turn left onto S 1st Ave - go 0.2 mi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday, September 29, 2012

  • Half Marathon Race Start 8:00 a.m.
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk Race Start 8:30 a.m.

Need Answers? Find something specific here.

Q : What time does that half marathon start?

A : The half marathon will start promptly at 8:00 a.m.

Q : What time does the 5K Fun Run/Walk start?

A : The 5K Fun Run/Walk will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Q : When is the last day to register?

A : Registration closes for the Half Marathon and 5K Fun Run/Walk on September 21, 2012 at midnight. The Half Marathon does have a cap of 750 and can close sooner if the cap is met. THERE IS NO RACE-DAY REGISTRATION for either event.

Q : Why is there a cap on the half marathon?

A : We want to ensure all of our participants have an enjoyable experience and return next year.

Q : When can I pick up my race packet?

A : Race packets for both events can be picked up on either Friday, September 28, 2012 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Eastbay retail store (111 S 1st Ave, Wausau, WI) or on race day, Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 6: 00 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. in Marathon Park grandstand area. In order to pick up the race packet for either event, each participant MUST have a signed waiver with them. If you plan to have someone else pick up your race packet for you, they MUST have your signed waiver when they pick up your packet.

Q : Can I get my packet in advance of the pick-up dates?

A : Race packets for both events will only be available during designated pick-up times. Early packet pick-up is Friday, September 28, 2012 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Eastbay retail store (111 S 1st Ave, Wausau, WI) or on race day, Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. in Marathon Park grandstand area.

Q : If I register for the half marathon, can I switch to the 5K?

A : Yes, you may switch your event. The switch must be done by email notification, no later than September 17, 2012. Please contact the Race Director, Brian Mastel, at brian@masteleventmanagement.com or Eastbay at running@eastbay.com.

Q : If I register for the 5K, can I switch to the half marathon?

A : Yes, you may switch your event. The switch must be done by email notification, no later than September 17, 2012 and only if the 750 cap has not been reached at the time. You will need to provide payment for the additional cost of the event. Please contact the Race Director, Brian Mastel, at brian@masteleventmanagement.com or Eastbay at running@eastbay.com.

Q : If I decide not to race after registering, can I get a refund?

A : Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.

Q : Is there a place I will be able to keep my extra clothes and other items?

A : We will have a gear check open to all participants the morning of the event. Please bring a bag for all of the items to be stored in. This area will be located by the registration area in the grandstand area at Marathon Park.

Q : Will my event be timed?

A : The half marathon will be chip timed.

Q : Are headphones, iPods or MP3 players permitted

A : Yes, you may use headphones and audio devices during either event, but they are not encouraged, as you will be running on roads and we would like you to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Q : Are pets permitted?

A : For safety reasons, pets are not allowed on either course or during the pre- or post-race activities.

Q : Are strollers allowed?

A : Yes, strollers are allowed in the 5K Fun Run/Walk only. We ask that strollers line up towards the back of the pack at the start of the event.

Q : Can I have a friend follow me by running, walking or biking with me for part or all of the course?

A :If you would like someone to run or walk with you during the event, please have them sign up as a participant. We will not be able to allow anyone to join you for part of the course or the entire course while walking or riding a bicycle, as it can provide safety issues for the rest of the participants.

Q : Will there be water stations, nutrition and restrooms along the course?

A : We will have water stations, nutritional items and restrooms for you along the course. There will be both beverages and energy nutrition available.

Q : Is the course hilly?

A : The half marathon course is a challenging 670-foot climb up and down Rib Mountain. The course map is available on the Half Marathon page. The 5K Fun Run/Walk is a flat, fast course. The course map is available on the 5K page.

Q : How long do I have to finish?

A : Both courses will be open until the last participant crosses the finish line.

Q : Can I walk the half marathon?

A : Since the half marathon course is a challenging course, we would like all participants to run, part or all of the event. If you would like to walk, we encourage you to participate in the 5K Fun Run/Walk.

Q : Where is the Eastbay retail store?

A : The Eastbay retail store is located at 111 S 1st Ave, Wausau, WI.

Q : Where is Marathon Park?

A : Marathon Park is located at 1201 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI.

Q : Are there directions to the event?

A : Please visit our Race Info page for the directions. Marathon Park is located at 1201 Stewart Avenue, Wausau, WI.

Q : Will the event happen rain or shine?

A : Both events will take place rain or shine. We do have an emergency plan in place if anything should take place during the event.

Q : What happens if I need medical attention?

A : Medical personnel will be available along the course.

Q : Can I contact someone with additional questions?

A : Yes, we will be happy to answer your questions. Please contact the Race Director, Brian Mastel, at brian@masteleventmanagement.com or Eastbay at running@eastbay.com.