Skinny Turkey Trot 10k Race Report – Bill Maples

Race: Skinny Turkey Trot 10k

Runner: Bill Maples

Race Date: 11/25/2021

Location: Raleigh NC

Results: 2d AG

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

  • Well supported
  • Out & back route
  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the finish!!

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you


Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?

1mi/5K/10K/Half marathon all on the same course so even with a staggered start, I was weaving around walkers for the last 2mi to the finish.

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

Happy with my results and the fact that it was out & back so I knew where I was and how to manage my effort to finish strong.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Prepare for the hills, no flat terrain on the whole race.

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

Hilly. Lots of other race runners mixed in along the course.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Not a difficult race, just rolling hills.

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

Well run.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Decent field.

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.

Logistics were easy. Had a friend pick up all 14 race bibs for our group. Parking right next to the start. 0745 start for the 10k so not too early.

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


Weather and typical race conditions

Great weather. Low 40’s and cloud cover. Not much wind.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

Nothing special

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Spectator friendly finish but not along the course as it winds through local neighborhoods and police have roads locked down.

How’s the Swag?

Ok swag, race medal and cotton long sleeve.

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

5 ⭐

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