Turkeys Against Cancer 5K & Fun Run

  • 11.06.2016 @ 09:00 AM
  • Acton, Massachusetts
Event Closed
Online registration is now closed! Do not fret! Day of race registrations will be accepted at NARA park beginning at 8:15 a.m.
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About This Event
Online registration is now CLOSED! But don't worry, if you still want to run for a great cause, we are happily accepting day of race sign ups starting at 8:15 a.m. Day of pricing: Adults - $28, Students - $22, Fun Run - $10. Please email the race director with any questions. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!! If you want to look up your bib number in advance, check it out here http://racewire.com/bib_assignments.php?id=6847

The American Cancer Society is excited to present the SECOND Turkeys Against Cancer 5K & Fun Run. This race bring together runners, walkers, families, and children for a fun filled morning of running, walking, games, and activities.

In addition to our 5K run/walk we are hosting a 1 mile fun run for kids under age 12. We are also offering special discount registration to students under 18 years old. There will be a variety of family games and activities (ball toss, corn hole, arts and crafts) for children at NARA Park free of charge!

All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society. To learn more about how the American Cancer Society is helping cancer patients and their families please visit www.cancer.org. If you or someone you know needs cancer information or support please call 1-800-227-2345 and a trained cancer information specialist will be able to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To learn about Relay For Life events in your area (Acton, Littleton, and Westford) please visit www.RelayForLife.org
The 5K course will follow the walkway around NARA Park for 3 loops.

There will be a water table along the loop.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and top three female finishers.

Prizes will be awarded immediately following the 1 mi Kids Fun Run.
New this year! We are excited to offer drawstring bags to the first 30 registered participants. Extra bags will be available for purchase and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
Number Pick Up and Day of Race Registration
Numbers can be picked up in NARA Park beginning at 8:15 a.m. on the day of the race.

Online registration will close on Friday November 04 at 11:59 p.m. Day of race registrations are happily accepted beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Post Race Fun
Stick around after the 5K walk/run to watch our 1 mile kids Fun Run (approximate start time 10:00 a.m.). There will also be a variety of family friendly games and activities for children to participate in free of charge.

We're also excited to have the Street Team from 103.3 AMP radio joining us for the event! They'll be playing some fun music and doing some giveaways!

There will be water and snacks available for all participants to enjoy.
There is a large parking lot adjacent to NARA Park that all of our participants are encouraged to use.
NARA Park is located in Acton, MA and is easily accessible via routes 495 and Rt 2.

If you are coming from the North, take 495 South to exit 31. Bear right toward Littleton Center MA-119 East (Great Rd.). Continue to follow Great Rd. into Acton (approximately 4 miles). Turn left onto Acorn Park Dr. and bear right onto Harris St. Follow Harris St. for 0.6 miles and then turn left onto Main St. Rt 27 N. Follow Main St. for 0.25 mi and turn left onto Ledge Rock Way (you should see a sign for NARA Park). Continue to follow Ledge Rock Way until you reach the NARA Park parking lot on your right.

If you are coming from the South, take route 495 North to Exit 31. Turn right on the exit ramp toward Littleton Center MA-119 East (Great Rd.). Follow directions above to reach NARA Park.

If you are arriving in Acton via Rt 2 take ext 42 (Acton/Hayward) and follow signs for Rt 27 N Main St. Acton. Follow Rt 27 North towards Chelmsford. Take a left onto Ledge Rock Way and follow the road until you reach NARA Park on your right.
Strollers and Dogs
Strollers and dogs are both welcomed at our event! All dogs must remain on a leash at all times and owners are required to pick up after their pets. We ask that participants running or walking with a stroller or dog please remain on the right hand side of the path during the race to allow others to easily pass on the left. Thank you for your cooperation!
Donors and Vendors
Thank you to the following businesses/individuals for being a part of our race!

Discovery Museums - Donated a Family 4 pack of museum passes

Shaper Edge - Donated passes for skating lessons

Matthew Merritt - Ameriprise Financial Services - Vendor

Orangetheory Fitness Concord - Vendor

103.3 AMP Radio Street Team - Vendor

Jena Khabazeh - Keller Williams Realty - Vendor

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Sub Event Cost Distance
$30.00 5km
$25.00 5km
$10.00 1mi
$15.00 5km
I, participant, in consideration of myself or my child being permitted to participate in the activity below in any way, hereby for myself, my family members, heirs, and personal representatives, successors or assigns, assume any and all risks which might be associated with this event. I further waive, release, discharge and covenant not to sue the American Cancer Society, Inc., (“ACS”) its affiliates, directors, officers, members, sponsors, organizers, employees, volunteers, legal representatives, agents, successors and/or assigns and all volunteers with the run, for any and all claims, costs, including attorney’s fees, demands, causes of action, suits, injuries, damages of any kind whatsoever, or death, sustained by me, which arise out of my participation in this event. I also agree to the use of film, photo, audio or videotape of my participation in this event for any reason. I understand that there are risks involved with my participation in a 5 Kilometer Run or any other type of distance running or hiking event. Falling, tripping, collision with other occupants and objects, dehydration, loss of breathe, strained muscles, asthma attacks, heart attacks or other types of potentially hazardous events including death are possible during involvement in such an activity. This constitutes my understanding of that involvement in a potentially dangerous activity with accompanying risks of personal injury or death and loss or damage to personal property, and I hereby voluntarily assume those risks. Activity: Turkeys Against Cancer 5K & Fun Run taking place on the 06 day of November 2016. This instrument shall remain in full force and effect indefinitely and shall inure to the benefit of my family members, heirs, agents, legal representatives, successors and/or assigns. I have read and understand the foregoing provisions of this WAIVER, RELEASE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE and I have executed this instrument voluntarily on this date.