Thanks!

Thanks for everyone who came out today – even though it was cold it turned out to be a great day and we had an amazing turnout of over 500 people!

It couldn’t have come together as great as it did without the help of a lot of amazing people in our community.  Our committee members: Matt Stork, Stephanie VanDelinder, Sarah Saunders, Julie Miller, Kelly Saner, and Heather Tillman.  All I can say is you guys rock!  Police Chief Mark Hulse and his officers who helped including Officer Dawes on the course this morning.   Don Rapalee, Doug Marchionda, and Dan Doyle who coordinated and did an unbelievable job clearing our course after the snow and ice and kept our runners safe.  BrIan Murphy for our EMT onsite.  Our race day volunteers:  Jack Flynn, Olivia Rodriguez, Dan Wheeler, Felicia Smalley & Family, Jared, The Clancy crew, Kathy Waye, Judson Reid, Wade Saunders, Morgan & Bonnie Basler, Bonnie & Dick Curbeau, Bob VanDelinder, Alexander Family, Jason Saner, Amy Banach, Brenda Nielsen, Amber Brady, Liz Castner, Anna Hurley, and David Hull.

Thanks Sean Dallos for giving us an awesome CrossFit warm-up before the race!

We we thank Fr. Jack for being a part of our day and his kind words and support of St. Michaels’s School.

Thank you Bonnie Basler for arranging to clean up after us and for all your help.

Thank you Finger Lakes Realty for being our title sponsor and all of our sponsors especially our archangel sponsors:  Curbeau Realty, Eaves Dental, Bully Hill Vineyards, Stork Insurance, Matthew Conlon, Penn Yan Eye Care.

Carol Flynn for taking some great finish line photos (check back for these soon).

We have an amazing community and it was exciting to see so many people from other areas join us for this exciting morning!  We hope you all come back and bring more people with you for next year.  We will continue to improve on the event!

Results will be posted on http://www.pcrtiming.com.  We are working on photos and will send out to a link to them soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Shirt Pickup Change – Keep Checking In With Us for Any Updates

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

**SHIRT PICKUP CHANGE:  DUE TO TODAY’S BAD WEATHER WILL BE HOLDING SHIRT PICKUP TODAY FROM 12-3 ONLY (NOT UNTIL 6 AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED)  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PICK UP YOUR SHIRT TODAY – YOU CAN GET IT ON RACE DAY IF WEATHER IS TOO BAD FOR DRIVING. **

*****ALL BIBS (RACE NUMBERS WITH CHIPS) ARE GIVEN OUT ON RACE DAY SO PLEASE DO NOT COME OUT TODAY TRYING TO PICK UP BIBS******

*****For the latest updates and to check for any changes please keep checking our blog at www.stmikesrun.wordpress.com******
Your safety is our first concern and if any changes need to be made they will be posted on our blog.

Race Day News

Hi All!

Well we have some great news – due to the cold weather we will be holding bib pickup, registration, race day shirt pickup, awards and serving refreshments INDOORS at the St. Michael Church basement.  It is directly across from the school and the starting line.  Volunteers and signs will be out front directing people.

Participants and spectators are welcome to stay indoors as long as they want and bathrooms are indoors as well.

We are doing our absolute best to clear the course and the race will go on!!!

PARKING:  Please note the church parking lot will be for church parking only as a mass will be going on upstairs in the church from 8-9.

Stay warm and see you soon!  Nothing like a run (or walk) in some fresh snow to make you feel like a kid again (or just a kid if you are one!)

Race Day is Approaching….

4 days away from race day!!! If anyone has checked the weather (or stepped outside) you’d see our weather for the big day looks a bit chillier than last year. Don’t let that stop you from coming out for this fun morning!

We have a few things to help keep everyone warm:

* A refreshment stand with hot chocolate, coffee, and lots of treats if you don’t have time to make breakfast on your way out the door!

* Outdoor heaters!! (thanks Carey’s Rental)

* CrossFit Penn Yan’s Sean Dallos will be there to give everyone a great warmup before the race (be ready by 8!)

The course will be plowed, salted and sanded and ready for everyone on race morning!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

RACE DAY INFO AND NEWS

Thanks to all those who have already signed up for this year’s Turkey Trot!!  What a great way to start of Thanksgiving morning with family and friends.  No one will feel quilty laying around and watching football the rest of the day or having a few extra slices of pie after getting a fun 3.1 mile run in that morning!

Here’s what you need to know about the race:

PACKET PICKUP

***BIBS*** Our timing company – PCR Timing – will have all racer’s bibs available on RACE DAY.

Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your bib.  Please make sure you wear your bib pinned ontop of all clothing and on the front of you for your timing to be recorded accurately.

-Pre-Race Packet Pickup will take place on Tuesday (11/26) from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at St. Michael School and then again on Wednesday (11/27) from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Stork Insurance Agency (136 Main Street, Penn Yan).
-T-shirts and packets will be given out when you pickup your packet.
-Please take advantage of the pre-race packet pickup as it will make race morning a lot easier for you and us! (Race Morning Registration starts at 7AM sharp!)
COURSE MAP
-Please take a moment to visit out website and review the course.  We will have many volunteers on the course and it will be well marked, but it’s always a good bet to have an idea of what it will look like.

-IMPORTANT- One section of the course (near Indian Pines Fruit Stand) will utilize 54A.  This is the only time that the race course is on a major road.  It will only be for a very short distance but everyone should be aware of this and use caution when they are running on this section of the course.

Course map is available at http://stmikesrun.wordpress.com/course-map-2/.  Maps are available there for downloading as well.

PARKING

- Parking will not be permitted in the church parking lot as a mass will be going on that morning.  Keuka Street will be closed from St. Michael School up towards Court Street.

- Parking is available at the Penn Yan Academy and Penn Yan Middle School parking lots which are a block or so away.

KIDS RUN

- Kid’s Run will start at 9:30am following the 5K for children 12 & Under

- Kid’s signed up for the 5K can also participate in the Kid’s Run (no extra charge)

- All Kid’s Run participants recieve a super cool “Turkey” medal!!
- There will be a sign infront of St. Michael School showing the Kid’s Run starting line.
- It will be a 1/4 mile race partically up Keuka Street and back (street is closed off).
- Race day registration for Kid’s Run is still only $5 — advanced sign-up is greatly appreciated however.
AWARDS
- The tradition will continue by awarding the overall Male and Female Champion with a “Champion” Turkey Trot Shirt and a Turkey!
-The Awards and Raffle will take place promptly at 9:45AM following the Kid’s Fun Run.  You MUST be present to claim prize.
- Awards will also be given to the top 3 M/F in each of these categories:  10&Under, 11-13, 14-15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
- Winners will be recieving some great prizes includes gift certificates to Flour Shop Cafe & Bakery, La Cocina, The Olney Place, MaryKay, The Curtis Museum, PY Xpress Lube, Tropic Salon, Cam’s Pizzeria, 31 Bags, Road ID Bracelets (See the Road ID website) and some amazing wine to go with your thanksgiving turkey from Anthony Road Wine Company.

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RAFFLE

- Each race participant will receive a raffle ticket when they pick up their packet.  Your name and information will have already been recorded.  So this means that just by entering the race you are also entered into our super special Raffle.  Additional tickets will be made available on race morning at the Registration Table for $1/ticket.  You can also obtain an additional ticket when you donate canned goods. Just bring the canned food items to the registration table and for every 5 items you will get an extra ticket.  What this means is that for canned items 1-5 you will get 1 ticket, items 6-10 will earn you another ticket and so on-WHAT IS UP FOR GRABS?  2 iPod Shuffles again this year, two amazing wine gifts from Anthony Road Wine Company, and a few others

STROLLERS & PETS

- If you plan on using a stroller please plan on lining up behind all other racers at the start of the race.
- Due to the high number of children running and limited space through the cemeteries we ask that pets not be taken on the 5k course with racers.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

We’d like to say a huge thanks to all of our amazing sponors this year.  The community support has been unbelievable and we hope everyone remembers to shop locally at these businesses as the holiday season kicks off!!
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