Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey

Please note that by lack of information, the event has been archived.
November 07, 2015

LOCATION – Dalton Elementary and Middle School! 2nd year at our new location. 250 North Church Street, Dalton. The course is USATF certified. 

8th Annual, fun-filled, family event created to raise money for leukemia research and benefit local families with leukemia. This is the race to be at this fall if you are looking to help a good cause, run/walk a fun course, and participate in fun fall festivities! We have a 5k, 2-Mile, and a Kid’s Fun Run to draw participants of all ages and abilities, plus tons of food, prizes, giveaways, one of the best goodie bags and a large health fair that has over 10 booths with tons of free information! YOU CAN ALSO ADD AN ADDITIONAL DONATION IF YOU WISH BY CLICKING ON THE DONATE TAB!

About This Event:
This race was founded by the Dalessandro family in memory of their son and brother, Rich Dalessandro. Rich passed away after a strong battle with leukemia on April 29, 2007. The race will run throughout the Village of Dalton, where Rich was from. Proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to help fund research for this disease and local families battling leukemia.

What’s new this year? VIP parking and check in!
Want VIP parking and VIP check-in on race day? When registering for your event, click the option to "Become a Fundraiser" and be a part of Michele’s Miles for a Cure! In exchange for front row VIP parking, along with VIP check-in (no wait time!) for race day, you raise just $100. But feel free to raise as much as possible! There will be a special plaque given to the participant who raises the most money! This category is an official part of our race and will be part of the proceeds raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and our local families. All funds raised should be turned in on race day or submitted through the online fundraising option. Now family and friends can donate directly to you through this website! Quick and easy!

Special Features:
There will be fun for everyone with a DJ, raffles, donuts & cider, and much more! Post-race massages will again be offered this year to participants! There will be multiple basket raffles and you can purchase tickets to benefit the above mentioned causes. Family discount for fmaily of 4 under one roof is $15 each and is available by mail-in only using the paper registration form listed on this site. 

Team Challenge:
Largest three teams win no matter the time or event!  Gather up everyone you know to be on your team. Participants can do either the 5k, 2-mile run, or 2-mile walk. Each team member signs up individually for their event and can create/join a team when registering for the event. Get your friends and/or co-workers together, come up with a unique team name, and come on out! Team members must cross the finish line at the race to count!

The biggest team gets a family-style dinner at Das Dutch Kitchen and a plaque!  The second and third biggest team will receive a pizza party. AGAIN THIS YEAR: We will then draw one team from random to receive a pizza party! So no matter what size your team is, you can still win! Gather up anyone you can find for your team, even if it is just a few people! 

Top three teams will be listed on the results.  

Team Name must be the same for all team members.  Spelling Counts (ex. Smiths and Smith’s are two different team names)!

Your team leader should create the team and then you can choose it from the list of existing teams so that no spelling errors occur! 

Incentive Categories:
We will award the top finishers in the following categories of both the 5k and 2-Mile: Jogging Stroller, My 1st 5k, Pregnant/Postpartum, Cancer Survivor, and Wheelchair. PLUS, everyone in these categories gets a prize just for showing up and running or walking!

Be sure to stop at the Incentive Category booth at the registration area on race day to pick up your prize! 

If you enter the jogging stroller division (or bring your child in a stroller) please do not enter the child you are pushing in the race. We are awarding age group awards for young kids this year and don’t want the results to be skewed. Thanks!

Awards/Giveaways:
All preregistered runners and walkers will receive a short-sleeve tech or long-sleeve cotton T-shirt. No guarantee for shirts on race-day. Overall winners of each event get a frozen turkey and 1-hr massage gift cert! Top 3 overall of each event get a Vertical Runner gift cert and a massage gift certificate! Unique wooden awards created by Star Laser will be given to the top 3 overall in the categories Walkers, male/female 5k, & male/female 2-mile run and the top 3 in each of the following 5k and 2-mile run/walk age groups: 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & older. There will also be awards for the oldest and youngest participants. Participants can also enjoy donuts and cider, post-race Subs, chocolate milk, apples/bananas & more, and will be entered into drawings for a variety of giveaways. Each participant will also receive a large “Goodie Bag.”

PR Certificates:
Again this year we will have certificates available if you set a 5k or 2-Mile PR time! Stop at the awards table after the race and we will sign it and put your name and time on the certificate. We also hope to have a new PR bell that you can ring at the finish!


Course Map


Course Map


Platinum sponsor


Thank you to our new Platinum Sponsor, Vertical Runner Wooster!

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]

Races

Kid's Fun Run

November 07, 2015 (Saturday) - 08:40
Running
400 meters
 

The Kid’s Fun Run is a free event for kids age 6 and under. Kids will run approximately 200-400 meters with Tom the Turkey, cross the race finish line, and get an award and goodie bag! Parents may run with their child in this event if they wish. Optional t-shirts are available this year for $5 each!

2 Mile

November 07, 2015 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
2 miles
 

Note that price goes up to $25 on October 1 and Race Day Registration is $30!

Overall winners win a frozen turkey!

1st place OVERALL in Male/Female Run & Walk will receive a $25 gift certificate to Vertical Runner.
2nd place OVERALL in Male/Female Run & Walk will receive a $15 gift certificate to Vertical Runner..
3rd place OVERALL in Male/Female Run & Walk will receive a $10 gift certificate to Vertical Runner..

Unique wooden awards created by Star Laser will be given to the top 3 overall in the categories Male/Female Run & Walk and the top 3 Male/Female in each of the following age groups: 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & older.

Special awards in the incentive categories for overall winners in the categories Male/Female in the following groups Cancer Survivor, Jogging Stroller, Pregnant/Up to 1-yr Post-Partum, and Wheelchair Division.

Special event awards for Oldest, Youngest, and Team Challenge.

5K

November 07, 2015 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
5 kilometers
 

Note that price goes up to $25 on October 1 and Race Day Registration is $30!

Overall winners win a frozen turkey!

1st place OVERALL in Male/Female will receive a $25 gift certificate to Vertical Runner.
2nd place OVERALL in Male/Female will receive a $15 gift certificate to Vertical Runner.
3rd place OVERALL in Male/Female will receive a $10 gift certificate to Vertical Runner.

Unique wooden awards created by Star Laser will be given to the top 3 overall in the categories Male/Female and the top 3 Male/Female in each of the following age groups: 1-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & older.

Special awards in the incentive categories for overall winners in the categories Male/Female in the following groups My 1st 5k, Cancer Survivor, Jogging Stroller, Pregnant/Up to 1-yr Post-Partum, and Wheelchair Division.

Special event awards for Oldest, Youngest, and Team Challenge.

While you are in Dalton