Anthem Turkey Day 5k

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November 26, 2015

A great family event!  Bring your relatives and neighbors to kick-off Thanksgiving Day right at the Anthem Turkey Day 5k in Broomfield.
The race features a Kids Fun Run for ages 3-7 and a family-oriented atmosphere with fun activities for everyone!  See website for specifics!

<Registration closes at 1000 participants!>  If registration is closed online, then the race is full and there are no more spaces available and there is no ‘race day’ registration.  If spots are available, race day registration is $45.

There is race-day registration for the Kids Fun Run until it sells out at 150 kids! ($10).  Kids get a T-Shirt when they sign up (7:30-8:30 AM) and receive a prize at the finish line.  Kids Fun Run starts at 8:45 AM!

DIRECTIONS to Parkside Community Center

Parkside Center Drive at Indian Peaks will be closed to traffic, so to reach the Parkside Community Center, please travel along Indian Peaks Parkway to Alexander Way.  Turn southwest onto Alexander Way and travel for two blocks.  Turn RIGHT onto Parkside Center Drive.  The Community Center parking area will be on your LEFT.

Schedule – Race Day

We will race rain or shine….or snow!

7:30 – 8:30  Late Packet Pick up in the Parkside Community Center

8:45  Parkside Community Center building closes and will not reopen.

7:30 – 10:00 Expo/Kids Zone open

8:45  Kids Race Start

9:00  5k Start

9:45  5k Awards, Pie Eating Contest

10:00 Expo closes; have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Packet Pick Up

Monday, November 24

4-7 PM at Parkside Community Center

Tuesday, November 25

4-7 PM at Parkside Community Center

You may pick up for your friend/family member/teammate.

If you entered a ‘team name’ during registration, all team members packets will be grouped together for easy pick up.  Please go to the ‘group pick up’ line.

Please come to advanced packet pick up.  Those who pick up their packets at advanced packet pick up will be entered into a raffle for EVEN MORE PRIZES!  Drawing for winners will be held on Wednesday and winners’ names will be posted on the results board during the race.  Check in with the 3W Races tent to claim your prize if you won!


Volunteers make sure that you and your family are safe and cared for during the event.  If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE to learn about what positions are available.  Please be considerate of all of the volunteers during the race, as they are generously donating their time and skills on Thanksgiving morning to support our Charity Partner.  Volunteers love it when you thank them for helping make your race a success!


Park at the Parkside Community Center on the morning of the event in available spaces.  Our parking marshals will gladly help you find an open space.  When the PCC lot is full, you are welcome to park on the North side of Parkside Center Drive or along neighborhood streets, but please be mindful of all of our neighbors and residents and make sure you don’t accidentally block a driveway or park on soft surfaces such as grass.

Charity Partner – In Kind Donations

 Anthem is pleased to partner with CASA as the beneficiary of the 2014 Anthem Turkey Day 5k.

With the holiday season approaching us, all donations will be given to the families of CASA. For more information on donating further with CASA, visit

Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.
Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

Their current focus for donations on Thanksgiving Day: Sports Equipment


Sports Equipment for 5-13 year olds in the $5-$15 range: sports balls, rackets, shin guards, mouth guards, gloves, helmets, etc.


Dogs are welcome!!  Please make sure that your well behaved dog is on a leash at all times.

Unless you’re "in it to win it," we ask that all racers who will be running with their dogs start in the designated ‘dog wave.’  Look for the volunteers with pace group signs as you line up to start the race.  The dog wave will be near the end, before the walkers.


We’ll be taking LOTS of pictures during the race and you’ll be able to find pictures in these locations in the days following the event:

Anthem Turkey Day 5k Facebook Page: Random candid pictures and pictures from the free silly photo booth!  These should be posted by Saturday midday.  The pictures are free for you to download. Finisher pics and more.  Look for the Anthem Turkey Day 5k logo on this page and click to enter the album.  (Sorry, we don’t get the link in advance!) These should be available by Monday.  These pictures are also FREE for downloading – the code to use for free photos will be posted on the first page of the album near the prices on the right hand side of the screen.


We have so many great things to GIVE AWAY during our event this year.  Our sponsors continue to be generous and this year’s raffle prizes include some sweet stuff!

ALL 5k participants who sign up by November 25 will be entered to win a raffle prize.  Winners will be drawn on Wednesday, November 26 and their names will be posted on results board in the outdoor expo area during the race on Thursday.  Check to see what you have won, and then claim your prize at the 3W Races tent!

Raffle prizes will not be mailed.  Must be present to win.  Collection is only available during expo hours on race day.


Shirts are gender specific.  Women’s sizes are fitted and run very small!  The shirts are black, short sleeved and made of a poly/cotton blend material.

There will be no shirt exchanges during packet pick up.  However, if you would like to make a shirt exchange or purchase an additional race shirt, stop by the Anthem booth at the expo and you’ll be able to exchage or purchase while supplies last.

Course Information

Visit to view the course map and information.  The course will run CLOCKWISE.  The first mile is generally uphill (150 ft gain.)  The last 2 miles is generally downhill.  The view is majestic for all 3.1 miles.



There are plenty of restrooms outdoors near the race expo.  All doors to the Community Center will close and be locked at 8:45 AM.  Please plan your morning accordingly.


This is a chip timed race.  All awards are based on GUN TIME.  If you think you will place overall or in your age group, start in the first wave!

The top three men and women overall will be awarded as well as the top three men and women in each age group.  Must be present to claim your medal.  Medals will not be mailed, but may be available for collection at the Parkside Community Center during the week following the race.

The Children’s Fun Run is NOT timed.

Age groups for the 5k are:

9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Kids Zone

Join us in the kids zone this year where you will find FREE facepainting, hula hooping and other fun KID STUFF including a FREE Kids Craft!


Strollers are welcome!

Please start with the stroller wave.


Like us on Facebook to get timely announcements and view race day photos!


Cup free finish area: All 3W Races events maintain a cup free finish area.  This means that water will be available for refilling your personal water bottles.  Bins for holding your water bottle near the Finish Line will be available on race day morning.  Biodegradable cups may be used on the course, but no cups will be available at the finish line.

On the course there will be one water station.  This station will have biodegradable cups, although you are welcome and encouraged to refill your own water bottle at the station.

Contests and Teams

Make sure you’ve ‘joined your team’ during registration, as the largest team wins a prize!

Stick around after the run for the PIE EATING contest.  Not for those weak in the stomach…. Sign up to enter this contest at the 3W Tent anytime before 9:45.

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


Kids Fun Run (Approx 150 yards)

November 26, 2015 (Thursday) - 08:45
150 yards

Children Ages 3-7 are welcome to join us in the Kids’ Fun Run. We will be offering two heats in this run depending on the number of children at the start line! The first will be for 3 and 4 year olds. The second heat will be for 5-7 year olds.
Each child will receive a child’s sized fun run T shirt during packet pick up and a prize at the end of the race.
Registration fees for the fun run are not eligible for coupons, discounts or group pricing. The fee will not increase over time. It will remain $10 per child through race-day. The fun run is limited to the first 150 registrants.


November 26, 2015 (Thursday) - 09:00
5 kilometers

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