The 31st Talking Turkey 6 Mile Cross Country Race

This is the 31st running of the Talking Turkey Road Race, sponsored in part by the Empire One Running Club. The race is approximately six miles and runs around Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke, MA. The footing ranges from loose gravel, pavement, and dirt trail. Parking and start are located at the #902 Holyoke Lodge of Elks, on 250 Whitney Avenue, right next to the reservoir. It's an easy ride in and out.

1:00 is the start time so get there early if you need to pre-register or stretch. It's $25 to register before November 21st and $35 to register after November 21st. Registration forms can be picked up at Fast Feet in West Springfield or you can register online at www.active.com...

They always have a great embroidered t-shirt. The race is popular and always heavily attended. Anyone interested can contact me and we can rideshare, or we can meetup at the event. Unfortunately, I'm ditching other obligations to run, so I can't stick around long afterward.

Runners can find me hanging around outside the front door to the Elks club before the event. I'll have a red Christmas hat on. I tried to get a turkey hat, but no such luck.

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    A former member

    And... Thanks to the great people at Locallyrun.com for some nice photos.

    November 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day. Evan is a hammer. He'll be a good anchor on our race team. :D

    November 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I reeled in Evan in in the last five minutes of the race. A few hundred feet before the chute, I pushed my open palm into Evans chest and passed him with a taunt. But I made the move way too early because that boy had a kick like a angry mule. He says he elbowed me, but I don't remember. He beat me by a shoulder. It was an awesome finish and great fun. Who knew the first meet would foster a new rivalry? I think we both had PR's (6:57 minute miles) and a great day. Next time, Evan... Next time.

    November 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gorgeous day (albeit a bit windy)...Bill and I had a great race to the finish side by side, but I beat him by 1 second :)

    November 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be hanging around the front door to the Elks club before the event. I usually arrive early. I'll have a red Christmas hat on.

    November 26, 2009

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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