12th Annual Levis JCC Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk

Run Now, Gobble Later In-Person and Virtually!

Join us for our 12th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk – it's become a local tradition! On Thursday, November 26, “Turkey Day,” we invite the whole family flock to run, walk or trot. We are excited to offer one of the only in-person (limited capacity) races in South Florida, plus, an at home virtual option.

The first 800 to register will receive a FREE dri-fit t-shirt and commemorative finisher medal.  

Proceeds from the Paul Markhoff Racing with the J 5Ks benefit the Levis JCC programs and services utilized by children and families in our community.

Tag us on social media using #racingwiththej wearing your race shirt!

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JONATHAN BESKIN | Paul Markhoff Racing with the  Chair

LAUREN KOBLICK | Special Events Director | 561-852-3257 | laurenk@levisjcc.org


About this 5k

Option #1 – In-person 5k
Participants will race in-person at South County Regional Park adhering to county ordered social distancing requirements (limited capacity).

This race will start in timed waves every 10 minutes from 7:00 am- 8:20 am. Each timeslot will have a set capacity. Two people will cross the start mat every 10 seconds. A mask is required to be worn at all times. Once you cross the start mat you can remove your mask on the race course until you cross the finish line.

There will be no after party. Vendors will have the opportunity to set up a table with pre-packaged food for participants to enjoy at home.

Option #2 - Virtual 5k At Home
Participants will choose their own course and race virtually at home (unlimited capacity).

Register online before Thursday, November 26 at 7:30 am EST

  • Run or walk, track your 5k (3.1 miles) time, and submit it on the open results page using the Enter Time icon next to your name.
  • If you run with a GPS watch or fitness app on your phone, we encourage you to upload the weblink to your course map (not required). Your course map will be viewable for everyone to see.
  • Open results page will stay open until 2:00 pm EST.
Youth 1 Mile Fun Run - Virtual At Home
Non-timed. All kids will receive a special medal for completing the Youth 1 Mile Fun Run.

All Race Participants will receive:
  • Dri-Fit T-shirt*
  • Commemorative Finisher Medal*
  • Bottle of water
  • E-mail Virtual Race Bag with Coupons
Virtual Participants will also receive:
  • Printable Race Bib
  • Personalized Printable Finisher Certificate
*for the first 800 people registered

Pricing

In-person 5k and Virtual 5k At Home

  • Ages 10 and under: $20 until November 15; $25 November 16-25
  • Ages 11 and over: $35 until November 15; $40 November 16-25
Youth 1 Mile Fun Run - Virtual At Home
$12 until November 15; $18 November 16-25

T-shirt & Medal Pick up

All registrants in-person and virtual must pick up bibs, medals and shirts prior to race day.

1. Drive-Thru Pick-up Location:

Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428.

Please have a valid I.D. to enter campus. A mask is required when interacting with staff and volunteers.

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

2. In store Pick-up Location:
Runner’s Edge, 3195 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton
Masks are required while in the store.

Saturday, November 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 22, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday, November 23, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

There will be no race day packet pick-up or race day registration. Please plan to register prior to race day and arrange to pick up at one of the above locations.

Awards

In-person 5k
Commemorative finisher medals will be given out prior to the race.

Awards will be announced via Facebook Live on the Paul Markhoff Racing with the J Facebook page at 9:30 am EST for in-person 5k participants.

Awards will be given to:

  • Top 3 male and female in the following age group categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.
  • Top 3 male and female overall. Awards be available for drive-thru pick up on Monday, November 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Levis JCC Sandler, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
Virtual 5k At Home
Commemorative finisher medals will be given out prior to the race.

Results will be automatically tabulated by the following age group categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Results will let you see how you are faring against other runners while maintaining a safe, social distance during your run.

  • Top 3 male and female virtual 5k participants will be personally contacted and announced via a Facebook Post on the Paul Markhoff Racing with the J Facebook page. Awards be available for drive-thru pick up on Monday, November 30 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Levis JCC Sandler, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton, FL 33428.
  • No performance-based age group awards will be given, but everyone who participates and posts their time will be automatically entered into a raffle for great prizes.