Turkey Trot Victoria

Thu November 28, 2024 Directions



  • When is the VARRA Turkey Trot?
    • The VARRA Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 at 7:30 AM at Patriot Park (formerly Saxet Lakes).


  • How do I register?
  • How much is it to register?
    • The age based pricing is as follows:
      • 1-10 years: $10
      • 11-18 years: $15
      • 18+ years: $35
      • VARRA members automatically receive a 20% discount at checkout!
  • When does registration end?
    • Registration ends at 7:15 AM on Thursday, November 23, 2023.
  • Are refunds allowed?
    • No, race entries are non-refundable.


  • When and where is packet pickup?
    • Packet pickup is only being offered the morning of race day, Thursday, November 23, 2023 from 6:00 AM to 7:15 AM at Patriot Park.
  • What is included in the packet?
    • You will receive 2 plastic chip tags and 1 bib.
  • What is being used as chip timing equipment?
    • The 2 plastic chip tags you receive are the chip timing equipment. These tags hang on your hips, one on each side. Make sure that there is no clothing covering the tags or otherwise your time may not be recorded properly. 
  • What is the bib used for if not for timing?
    • The bibs will be used for photo identification purposes and need to go on the front of your shirt, uncovered and visible at all times.
  • Can I keep the tags and bibs?
    • You must return the tags to the race volunteers after crossing the finish line to receive your finisher items, but you can keep your bib. 


  • What time should I arrive to the race?
    • You can arrive any time between 6:00 AM and 7:15 AM to pick up your packet, stretch, and get ready for the race.
  • Where do I park?
    • There is plenty of field parking available.
  • How do I get to the park?
  • What is the race day schedule?
      • 6:00 AM - 7:15 AM: Packet pick-up and race day registration at Patriot Park
      • 7:30 AM: Race start
      • 8:30 AM: Race finishes
      • 9:00 AM: Awards
  • What if there is inclement weather?
    • Every effort will be made to get the run done. If there is light or heavy rain, the run will still go on at 7:30 AM. If there is lightning, the start will be delayed until it is safe to run, so please plan accordingly.


  • What is the course?
    • The course is an out-and-back route that starts and ends at Patriot Park. Most of the surface is paved, but there is a slight portion at the turnaround where it is unpaved. Check out https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4700503675 for the official race course.
  • Are there cutoff times?
    • There is a 1 hour time limit, so all finishers must be across the finish line by 8:30 AM. This is a 19:18/mile pace.
  • Will there be water stations on the course?
    • There will be a water station at the turnaround point, and water will be available before and after the race.
  • Will the course be marked?
    • Mile markers will be painted on the ground.
  • Will there be cars on the course?
    • There is a chance that cars will drive by, but there will be volunteers to watch for cars and direct them away from runners. Orange traffic cones will also be placed on the course to indicate the turns.


  • Where are the post race festivities being held?
    • The post race festivities are being held in the covered patio area at Patriot Park. There will be some snacks, coffee, hot chocolate, and water for all to enjoy!
  • Is there anything that needs to be returned to the race after crossing the finish line?
    • Yes, the 2 chips that are used for timing purposes must be returned to a race volunteer before you will receive your finisher items.
  • What are the finisher items?
    • You will receive an embroidered performance cap and fall-themed socks after you cross the finish line and return your 2 chips. 
  • Where will results be posted?
  • How quickly will results be posted after I finish?
    • Results will be posted on the race website after the event is over.
  • What do I do if I notice my results are off while at the race?
    • If you have questions or think your results are off, please go to timing table to discuss this with the timing personnel. After age group awards begin, no more race result disputes will be entertained.
  • Are there age group awards?
    • There will be an Overall Male and Overall Female award, along with awards 3 deep for 10 year age increments. Runners may not win both overall awards and age group awards, meaning that the overall male and female winners will not be able win 1st place in his and her respective age groups. 
  • When is the award ceremony?
    • The award ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM. All race result disputes and questions must be addressed before 9:00 AM.

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