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4
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DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
5
At the Great Turkey Escape 5K road race and 3/4 mile kids run, runners are spoiled with a long sleeve tech shirt, an embroidered winter beanie (hat), embroidered running gloves and a finisher’s medal along with 3 deep 5 year age group awards. The race begins and ends at the … MORE
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    RunnerGirlKT FIRST-TIMER '22

    I've done other races from this race director, but this was my first Turkey Trot. The roads are open for this one, but there is so little traffic you won't … MORE

    I’ve done other races from this race director, but this was my first Turkey Trot. The roads are open for this one, but there is so little traffic you won’t even notice. This year we had ideal running weather and if it weren’t for the last hill about mile 2.4 that doesn’t seem to end until you’re right about to finish the race, I would’ve had a better time haha.

    In terms of swag, few races give as awesome a collection of items as this one. Not only do you get a cute medal, you get a printed race bib, gloves, and a beanie. There’s also a nice selection of food including donuts and bagels and hot chocolate. Since the race start/end is right by the Redding Community Center and packet pickup is inside, you have a warm place to hang out waiting for race start as well as legit bathrooms (there are also porta potties). There is packet pickup available the day before, but I had no problem picking up day of.

    My only complaint is that I grossly underestimated how tricky it would be to exit the parking lot of the community center. I should’ve parked in the adjacent elementary school lot. The community center has one entrance/exit…which also happens to be the start/finish. Thus, there are so many people standing around it’s nigh impossible to exit and I’m slow so there weren’t a ton of people behind me. It would’ve been nice if there was some crowd control to keep the one lane clear for cars trying to get in/out. That being said, I’d definitely run this one again and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun trot, I’d just say avoid parking in the community center lot at all costs.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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