Miamisburg Turkey Trot Race Report – Amy Tackett

Race: Miamisburg Turkey Trot

Runner: Amy Tackett

Race Date: 11/25/2021

Location: Miamisburg, OH

Results: 40:33

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

The organization, gear, and community support.

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I enjoyed running with a new friend that helped support a consistent pace.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Getting there within a good time to avoid challenges in parking.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

I wouldn’t describe this course as pretty but goes through town and has energy with people consistently around.

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Nope. One minor hill within the first mile or so but has downhill thereafter and stays fairly flat for the remainder of the race.

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

It is run consistently each year.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

There are many people which gives a wide variety of competition.

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

Easy registration each year.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

There is one aid station with water halfway.

Weather and typical race conditions

This year was the first year it rained for me. It was also a bit warmer than years in the past where it is often much colder.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes! There is plenty of space for spectators to watch. Some challenges finding your spectators with how people there are!

How’s the Swag?

You get a quarter-zip or sweatshirt each year with a neck warmer. It’s neat to collect over the years!

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?