The fun starts Friday, November 19th with packet pickup in the Exhibition Hall at Century II, 225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202. We’ll be there from noon to 8 pm. Come pick up your bib and packet early to avoid waiting in line before the race! We will also hold packet pickup on race morning starting at 6 am.
As you enter the Century II expo hall, you will see packet pickup. Tell the volunteer your name and they will then give you your bib number, shirt, and packet. You are also welcome to pick up any packets for your friends and family. All you must do is know their name. Please be sure to let who you are picking up for know that you got their packet.
The 10 mile will start at 7:45 am with the 2 mile starting at 8 am and kids 250’ Tiny Turkey Trot starting at 10 am.
The start/finish line of all the races is on Douglas just in front of Century II. In the occurrence of lightning, the races will be delayed 30 minutes from the last visible lightning strike. Please listen for any announcements on race day.
Century II does have indoor restrooms and we will also have portable toilets just outside the building on Kennedy Plaza.
There will be pace signs held by volunteers at the start. To decrease the amount of congestion on the course, please line up according to your projected pace for the run. The race is chip timed and so your time will start when you cross the starting line. Be sure to wear your bib on your chest on the outermost layer of clothing to ensure the most accurate time possible.
Please run safely, listen to the directions of course marshals and police, thank the volunteers, and have fun! The course will be marked with directional arrows and cones at the turns. There will be a lead bike and volunteers along the course.
At the finish, be sure to smile, cheer for yourself and everyone around you, and enjoy the morning! There will be a photographer at the finish line to capture your accomplishment. Photos will be available on the Wichita Turkey Trot Facebook page following the race.
There are many public parking lots in downtown Wichita. With 3,000 runners all coming at the same time, please allow for extra time to find a spot. We recommend arriving an hour before the race and no later than 7:15 to allow you time to park, walk to Century II, and get ready for your big race! Please obey all traffic and parking laws.
The easiest way to access the race is to take Kellogg (US 54/400) to the “Central Business District” exit and take Main St.
On race morning, please be aware of the following road closures for the race and plan your route to the race accordingly.
Northbound McLean Blvd from N Seneca St to W Lincoln St
W Lewis St from McLean Blvd to S Wichita St
W Douglas Ave from McLean Blvd to N Water St
E Douglas Ave from S Waco St to N Water St
Southbound Waco Ave from W 2nd St N to W Douglas Ave
Eastbound Central Ave/Veterans Pkwy from Nims N to N Waco Ave
W 1st St N from McLean Blvd to N Waco Ave