Turkey Stampede



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Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021 is Thanksgiving!

Location: Elkhart Health & Aquatics, 200 East Jackson, Elkhart, IN.

8:20 am Gather outside where you can see and hear Monster Message!

8:30 am 10K Start Line up on Jackson Blvd- spread out by pace group- Yellow signs

8:34 am “Turkey rabbit” is released

8:35 am 5K RUN start – spread out by pace group- you will follow green signs

8:37 am 5K Walk start- you will follow green signs

8:40 am One Mile Walk

Packet pickup and onsite registration Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center- Community Side, 200 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart IN. As you face the building, enter on the far right side.

Wednesday, November 24 Noon – 7pm Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 6:30 am – 8:00 am.

NOTE: Masks are required to enter the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center.


Menu pricing: Race entry, timing chips and shirts are sold separately to keep the cost down.

$15 adult age 13+ , RACE DAY registration is $20

Youth age 4-12 $10, Infants and Todlers Age 0-3 are free, Chip timing $4, Long sleeve performance shirts are $15


5K route (green) and 10K route (yellow) The one mile+ route will be marked with pink signs, led by Gobbles and will be on the Riverwalk.


Every participant gets a finisher medal.

Here is the logo that will be on this commemorative shirt front for 2021. Shown is the female V-Neck cut, there is also a unisex crew neck shirt. Shirts are optional and an additional cost of $15. The shirt order went in Nov 10, but we ordered extras which will be available while supplies last at packet pickup.


***Thanks to everyone for following us around the planet to different locations! ***

We will be at the Elkhart Health & Aquatics, 200 East Jackson in 2021. There is plenty of parking and the race starting line will be on Jackson and Clark. (We will be staging people further back on Jackson due to the construction, so the start line is Jackson Blvd & Clark.)

We will have a chip start, so for those who purchase timing chips and want to keep track of their times, you chip time begins when you cross the mat, not when the “gun” goes off.

We encourage people to spread out and allow the faster runners towards the front of the line. We will have pace signs, and if you start with your pace, this will help a great deal! We strongly encourage runners to wear masks at the start, put on your wrist once you get going, and replace when you finish to get refreshments. Please don’t throw masks down at the start, it might be a trip hazard at the finish line.

The course is a loop course this year to – hopefully – eliminate bottlenecks. As always, if you are walking or running with a group- please make sure there is room for others to pass. The two distances separate and then re-merge on Strong Avenue @ Pleasant.


There is NO official awards ceremony, however if you choose to be chip-timed, there are awards for the top five male and female finishers, which we will mail to you in addition to a free entry to the race next year. Every participant gets a finisher medal.

Every participant will get a finisher award at the end of the race. Simply go through the finisher chute and get your goody bag.

The top three MF in both distances (you must be chip timed) will get a coveted gravy boat, free entry to next years race that is transferrable and a $25 gift certificate to Fleet Feet.

ALSO: $25 cash for the first male and female to “Catch the Turkey” in the 5K. [Not a real turkey, there is a person dressed up who will get a head start. This is on the honor system. You don’t have to touch our turkey rabbit, just pass him.]


Yes. We need volunteers. You can volunteer AND run on the day. We need help on Monday to sort and stuff group packets and virtual packets. We also need help for packet pickup at Elkhart Health & Aquatics on Wednesday, November 24 from Noon – 7pm (you can pick the time you are available).

Questions? Drop us an email at Paula@StoneSoupPromotions.com or call 574-293-1683


For those that elect chip timing, your results will appear immediately on the Monster Message and will be on the following sites. The link will also be on FB.

EpicRacetiming.com, Stonesouppromotions.com

Results from 2019 race!