Following a short jaunt through the mall area, we were spit out into the neighborhood after just a few short minutes. There is a tiny s-curve under the railroad tracks which has the potential for bottlenecks. I have been able to avoid congestion over the past few years, but I am guessing it is more of a challenge later on in the race. The run through the neighborhood area is extremely simple with a few arrows guiding runners, as well as volunteers in certain spots in the few spots traffic needed to be monitored.
For those who need all their precious Thanksgiving morning hours to cook, packet pick-up will be available on 11/25 from 12-6pm. Although this is obviously a low-key family friendly run, it does bring out a pretty solid number of runners (2014 had a whopping 745 finishers!). Thanksgiving Day dinner pies will be awarded to the winners of various age groups. All finishers will receive a commemorative mug, race shirt, and post-race refreshments (don’t eat too much though!). Here is a quote from my post-race experience last year: