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The numbers are in, and with your help, the Sixth Annual Eastbay Turkey Trot to benefit the Marathon County Hunger Coalition raised a total of $40,954 and collected 439 LBS. of Food.

These donations would not have been possible without your support. We look forward to partnering with you in 2016 to raise the bar even higher.

On behalf of everyone at Eastbay.Inc. and the United Way of Marathon County, thank you for helping to fight hunger in our community. Happy Holidays!

Turkey Trot - Thursday, November 26, 2015

Eastbay Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

2015 Race Results:
Click Here to see 2015 Eastbay Turkey Trot Results

2014 Race Results:
Click Here to see 2014 Eastbay Turkey Trot Results

PLACE:
Easbay / Footlocker.com parking lot, 111 S. 1st Ave.,Wausau, WI 54401

TIMES:
Race Day Registration: 6:30 am - 8:00 am. 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 am.

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

REGISTRATION:
Online registration closes at 4 PM on Friday 11/20/2015.

ENTRY FEES:
Early Registration:$25
Race Day Registration: $30

The Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run is limited to a maximum of 1,500 entrants. Race day registration will only be available if the cap of 1,500 entries has not been reached by that time.

Proceeds from the registration fee will be 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.


All children ages 5 and younger run/walk for free

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 12:00pm - 7:00 pm at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance, 111 S. 1st Avenue, Wausau, WI.

RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP/REGISTRATION:
Thursday, November 26, 2015, from 6:30am - 8:00 am

T-SHIRTS:
Participants will receive a sport t-shirt. T-shirts only available while quantities last.

AGE DIVISIONS:
Male/Female: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

PARKING:
There will be parking at the Eastbay facility as well as on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

DIRECTIONS:
From the north: From US-51 S, take exit 192A/Stewart Ave - go 0.3 mi. Turn Left on WI-52 E - go 1.4 mi. Turn left on S 1st Ave. (US-51-BR N) - go 0.2 mi.
From the south: From US-51 N, take exit 192/Stewart Ave. onto WI-52 E toward Wausau - go 1.4 mi. Turn left on S 1st Ave, (US-51-BR N) - 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 1.4 mi. Turn left on S 1st Ave. (US-51-BR N) -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 2.0 mi. Turn left on S 1st Ave. (US-51-BR N) - go 0.2 mi.

REFRESHMENTS:
Refreshments available for all participants following the race.

HYDRATION STATION:
There will be a fluid station at approximately the halfway mark (1.5 miles).

TIMING:
Times will be recorded electronically. Check out the race results at performancetiming.com.

No Pets Allowed

Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Turkey Trot Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Need Answers? Find something specific here.

Q : How can I register for the event?

A : Online registration closes at 4 PM on Friday 11/20. Participation is limited to 1500 total. Registration will be available at the Early packet pick-up 11/25 from 12:00 - 7:00PM at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance pending availability. It will also be available on race day from 6:30AM-8:00AM pending the cap of 1500 has not been reached.

Q : What time does the Eastbay Turkey Trot start?

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

Q : When can I pick up my race packet?

A : Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 12:00-7:00 pm at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance, 111 S. 1st Avenue, Wausau, WI. Or before the event in the Eastbay parking lot on Thursday, November 26, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:00 am

Q : When is the last day to register?

A : Online registration closes at 4 PM on Friday 11/20. Participation is limited to 1500 total. Registration will be available at the Early packet pick-up 11/25 from 12:00-7:00PM at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance pending availability. It will also be available on race day from 6:30AM-8:00AM pending the cap of 1500 has not been reached.

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

A : Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.

Q : Can I bring food to donate?

A : Yes. Non-perishable food donations are encouraged and will benefit the United Way Hunger Coalition

Q : Are headphones, iPods or MP3 players permitted?

A : Yes, you may wear headphones 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 dogs allowed?

A : For safety reasons, dogs 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. We ask that strollers line up towards the back of the pack at the start of the event.

Q : Will there be water along the course?

A : We will have a water station around 1.5 mile mark.

Q : Is the course hilly?

A : The 5K Fun Run/Walk is a flat, fast course.

Q : Will this event be timed?

A : Times will be recorded electronically.

Q : Will the event happen rain or shine?

A : Yes.

Q : Can I contact someone with additional questions?

A : Yes, please contact Melissa Herbst at 715 261 9265 or email her at mherbst@eastbay.com

Q : Where can I park?

A : There will be parking at the Eastbay facility as well as on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
Wednesday, November 25th
12:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. in the Eastbay Corporate Entrance, located at 111 S. 1st Ave. Wausau, WI

DIRECTIONS to early packet pick-up at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance:

  • 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
Thursday, November 26th 2015
Race day packet pick-up: 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
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 Corporate Entrance
111 S 1st Ave

DIRECTIONS to early packet pick-up at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance, 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

Thursday, November 22, 2012

  • Turkey Trot Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Need Answers? Find something specific here.

Q : How can I register for the event?

A : Registration is online only. Online registration closes at 4 PM on Tuesday 11/20. Participation is limited to 1500 total. Registration will be available at the Early packet pick-up 11/21 from 3-8 at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance pending availability. It will also be available on race day from 6:30AM-8:00AM pending the cap of 1500 has not been reached.

Q : What time does the Eastbay Turkey Trot start?

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

Q : When can I pick up my race packet?

A : Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:00 - 8:00 pm at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance, 111 S. 1st Avenue, Wausau, WI. Or before the event in the Eastbay parking lot on Thursday, November 22, 2012, from 6:30 - 8:00 am

Q : When is the last day to register?

A : Online registration closes at 4 PM on Tuesday 11/20. Participation is limited to 1500 total. Registration will be available at the Early packet pick-up 11/21 from 3-8 at the Eastbay Corporate Entrance pending availability. It will also be available on race day from 6:30AM-8:00AM pending the cap of 1500 has not been reached.

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

A : Sorry, there are no refunds for cancellations.

Q : Are headphones, iPods or MP3 players permitted?

A : Yes, you may wear headphones 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 dogs allowed?

A : For safety reasons, dogs 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. We ask that strollers line up towards the back of the pack at the start of the event.

Q : Will there be water along the course?

A : We will have a water station around 1.5 mile mark.

Q : Is the course hilly?

A : The 5K Fun Run/Walk is a flat, fast course.

Q : Will this event be timed?

A : Times will be recorded electronically.

Q : Will the event happen rain or shine?

A : Yes.

Q : Can I contact someone with additional questions?

A : Yes, please email running@eastbay.com and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Q : Where can I park?

A : There will be parking at the Eastbay facility as well as on the surrounding neighborhood streets.