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Rhinebeck Ferncliff Forest 5K Turkey Trot

The Rhinebeck Ferncliff Forest 5K Turkey Trot will be held Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9 Astor Dr, Corner of Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY US 12572.

The entry fee is $25 plus a $2.50 sign up fee through November 16th when the price increases to $35 plus $3.00 sign up fee.

There are age-based discounts.

To register go to :

Here is the latest from race organizers:

“COVID UPDATE 10-05-20:    We currently have preliminary approval from the Town/ Village of Rhinebeck. But we also need County  / State approval.

We are optimistic that the event will happen.  There will be some changes to provide for social distancing. I will update again as soon as I have more info.   


Our event helps to fund all projects and operating expenses at Ferncliff Forest, we are a totally privately funded nature preserve and have NO paid employees. 100% of money raised will go to the forest fund. The forest is a great place for a Trail run, Hike or Mountain Bike ride.

Walkers Welcome!  Get a group together and come on out. You don’t have to be a runner.”

Course: All on Paved road- Montgomery St /Mt Rutsen Road from Astor Dr. to Ferncliff Forest and back. Paved road course out and back. Gentle rolling Hills.
Classes: Ages 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,70+

Awards:  Awards to top 3 overall male and female finishers, top 3 male and female age group finishers. All Kids under 10 get something.
When: Thursday Nov 26th, 2019 – Thanksgiving Morning
6:45AM Event Day Registration / Bib Pick up
8:00AM  Start        8:50 Awards ceremony

Free Food for racers- bananas, bagels, drinks etc.
Bonus: There will be a prize  for the best Thanksgiving related Costume. Turkey? Pilgrim? Bowl of Mash Potatoes? Get creative !!
Packet Pickup: Bib pick up and In person registration
When: Wed. Nov 25th 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Rhinebeck Bagels  31 W Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

You may also pick up your bib and shirt morning of the event starting at 6:45am in the Baptist Church Hall by the start

Strollers are OK. Well behaved dogs on leash are OK too, Just start to the side or back.

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