Elk Grove FAQ
When and where can I pick up my packet?
Packet pick up information will be announced closer to race day.
Do you require ID for packet pick up?
No, we do not.
Will I get a shirt?
We are happy to announce that our 2016 Elk Grove Turkey Trot will offer shirts to every registrant for the 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Fun Run. Entries must be received by November 15, 2016, to guarantee receiving a shirt. After November 15, shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis (limited quantities).
What time should we be there on race day?
Depending on your race we recommend you get there 45 minutes to an hour ahead of time to find parking, warm up and stretch.
If I cannot race, can I give someone else my race number?
No. Race entries are non-transferable.
Can I run/walk with my dog?
We’re sorry, but pets are not allowed, except for registered service dogs. While we realize it is fun for both you and your pet to run/walk together, this policy has been established by both our insurance company and us for safety reasons.
Can I run/walk with my child in a baby/jogging stroller?
We do permit baby joggers/strollers for this event, but we ask that you start in the back of the pack, whether you are running or walking. This is for your safety and for the safety of those around you. Children in a stroller do not need to be registered, but they will not receive a race shirt. Please note that scooters, bikes, skateboards, and roller blades are not allowed on the course.
Can I wear an iPod during the race?
We discourage the use of iPods or other music devices during the race. We love music, but we want you to be safe. The reason we discourage headphones is because they impair your ability to hear the directions of volunteers and police on the course, emergency vehicles, and other runners around you. If you do elect to wear headphones, we ask that you only wear them in one ear or keep the volume at a level that allows you to hear people and vehicles/traffic around you.
Is there a Kid’s Fun Run associated with this race?
Yes. We offer a ¼ mile fun run for children 10 and under.
Do you have porta-potties on the course?
Yes. Portable toilets will be available at the start/finish line as well as on the 10k course.
Will you have a sweat/gear check for this event?
Do you have race day registration?
Yes, race day registrations opens at 7:00 A.M. for all events. It will be located at the start/finish area for the race.
How many miles is a 5K/10K?
A 5K is 3.1 miles and a 10K is 6.2 miles.
What kind of aid stations will be available on the course?
The 5K will have one aid station and the 10K will have two.
What is chip timing?
Each 5K/10K participant will be issued a “bib” with his/her number on it. On the back of each bib is a disposable timing chip. This timing chip is encoded with the athlete’s name and race number. The computer chip allows for the most accurate race time.