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Rhinebeck Ferncliff Forest 5k Turkey Trot

Thu November 23, 2023 Rhinebeck, NY 12572 US Directions



Thanks for your interest in the 2023 Ferncliff Forest Turkey Trot !!  This event keeps Ferncliff Forest free for all to use year round. We are a private preserve and get no government money. Your generous support has allowed us to maintain the forest since 1964.  We have no paid directors or executives.   

 The first 550 entries will get a soft cotton T shirt. You can reserve your shirt when signing up. Enter now the shirts do sell out.

Race time is 8am   We will do a gun start with chip timing, so if you are back in the pack your time will start when you cross the start line . All runners and walkers must start by 8:15 !     

Kids under 5 are free,  Kids in Stroller are Ok.  Well behaved dogs on a leash are permitted. 

Walkers are welcome, bring the whole family. Many others do!

!! Raffle !!   For every $5 Donated you will get 1 raffle chance!   We will have a raffle of goods and services from local merchants, Gift Certificates, gas cards, frozen turkeys etc. Please use the Donation button to be entered in the raffle. $5 for each chance at winning a prize!   


Church hall will open at 6:45 for all runners.  Thurs morning entry available till 7:45

Thursday Nov  , 2023 - Thanksgiving Morning  Race Start 8:00am -     


The First Baptist Church,  9 Astor Dr, (Corner of Astor and Montgomery) Rhinebeck NY.   

The Course 
All on Paved road- Montgomery St /Mt Rutsen Road from Astor Dr. to Ferncliff Forest and back. Paved road course out and back. Gentle rolling Hills.
Male and Female
Ages under 10,  11-14,  15-19,  20-29,  30-39,  40-49,  50-59,  60-69,  70+
Awards to top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female age group finishers. All Kids under 10 will receive an award.

Awards ceremony at 9am sharp

Registering : Please enter here on line    

Before the Event
-If you have Cold or Flu symptoms please stay home. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Packet Pick-Up
We will be using the hall at the Baptist Church the morning of the event.

Please try to pick up your bib and shirt the night before.

-Option #1: Pick up your bib and shirt at Rhinebeck Bagels, 31 W Market St, Rhinebeck. Wed Nov 22nd  between 5:00pm till 6:30pm.  Please try to attend the Wednesday night pick-up option if possible. 

-Option #2: Race Day bib pick-up starting 7:00am in the Baptist church Hall 

Start Line
 Located just to your left as you leave the church parking lot.
On Course
-When passing another racer, please announce your presence and intent to pass. 

Finish Line
-Results will be posted online at as the runners come in. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


9 Astor Dr
Corner of Montgomery St
Rhinebeck, NY US 12572



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