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The Boone Hospital Turkey Trax Run provides friends and family a chance to do something active before they start their traditional celebration while benefiting a local charity.

About Boone Hospital

Boone Hospital Center is a 397-bed full service hospital located in Columbia, Mo. It is a regional referral center located in the center of the state. The hospital provides progressive healthcare programs, services, and technology to people in 25 mid-Missouri counties. 

To learn more about Boone Hospital, visit

About Boone Foundation

The Boone Hospital Foundation creates opportunities for individuals, families and organizations to provide support that directly improves patient care and the outreach programs and services of Boone Hospital Center. We support efforts such as enhanced patient care, advanced technology, community benefit programs and staff education. 

To learn more about Boone Foundation, visit

Event Information

Event Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Start Time: 8:30AM

Event Location: Ultramax Sports in Downtown Columbia, MO

Event Distances: 5K = 3.1 Miles

2016 Pricing


$30Thru 10.22
$35Thru 11.23
$40Race Day

Family 4-Pack

$99Thru 10.22
$130Thru 11.23
$140Race Day

2016 Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016:

3:00PM – 7:00PM: Packet Pickup & New Registration @ Boone Medical Plaza – 900 W Nifong, Columbia MO

Thursday, November 24, 2016:

7:00AM – 8:15AM: Packet Pickup & Late Registration @ Ultramax Sports – If you wait to pick up your packet or register on race morning, please arrive EARLY to avoid long lines!

8:30AM: Race Begins

8:45AM: Post-Race Food and Awards Available

10:30AM: Course Closes

Packet Pickup:

Runners may pick up packets at Boone Medical Plaza on Wednesday, November 23 any time between 3:00PM and 7:00PM. Boone Medical Plaza is located at 900 W Nifong, Columbia MO. Packets will also be available for pickup the morning of the race from 7:00AM until 8:15AM at the race site (Ultramax Sports). Be sure to get there early if you wait to pick up your packet on race day, as there can be long lines! For the Turkey Trax 5K, you are allowed to pick up packets for multiple friend or family members,


  • Family-friendly thanksgiving day themed event

  • Proceeds from the event help support a local charitable organization

  • Each participant will receives a commemorative long sleeve t-shirt thanks to Chapman Heating and Cooling

  • Ultramax Chip Timing and Live Results
  • Delicious Post-Race Food courtesy of Laura Lee’s Healthy Plate

  • Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Top three in each Age Group receive pies

  • FREE downloadable professional grade photos searchable by bib # courtesy of Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy

  • Flat course running through the major districts of downtown Columbia and University of Missouri

Course Information:

The 2016 Turkey Trax Run will start and finish right in downtown Columbia at Ultramax Sports. The route is relatively flat through urban areas of the city and along through University of Missouri Campus. It is very beginner friendly course with one Aid Station containing water and light first aid. The Turkey Trax 5K is sanctioned with USA Track and Field. USA Track & Field competition rules will apply. The complete list of rules can be found at

View Course Map

Race Categories and Awards

Distinctive awards will be presented to:
First Place Overall Male and Female

First, Second and Third Place Male and Female in the following age categories: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over.

Pick up your award after you finish! We know that most everyone has plans for the Holiday after they finish running, so to get you on your way quickly, there won’t be a formal award ceremony. You will be able to pick up your award at your convenience

Event Rules and Policies

Refund Policy: 50% of your entry fee will be refunded up until 30 days from race date. Refunds are not available for any reason, other than active military service, less than 30 days prior to an event. Event entries are transferable between persons, Event entries ARE NOT transferable between events or years. We are sorry but we will not be able to make exceptions will to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. 

Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed as long as possible in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the event is cancelled a 25% credit for next year will be issued for all registered and paid in full participants in the event. No refunds or transfers will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Please review the following rules prior to registering:
Dogs & Strollers will be allowed but they must start at the rear of the start wave. This is for everyone’s safety. With a mass start, it is easy for runners and walkers to get tripped up on a dog, leash or a stroller. We will strictly enforce this rule.
Roller blades will not be allowed on the race course.
Race numbers are required to take part in the race. If you are caught as a bandit or running with another person’s bib, you will be banned from participating in Ultramax events for a period of two years.
iPods & Other Audio Devices – We strongly recommend that you do not use iPods or other audio devices during the race. Choosing to use an audio device will not result in disqualification, but you will compromise your safety and that of others. If you are unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, approaching vehicles or course marshals on bicycles because of your device, you may be asked to relinquish it and face disqualification. Please use consideration and good judgment in this area.

Parking Information

Free parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. Parking garages are available close to the race site. Parking locations can be found here

Volunteer Information:

Running and multi-sport events rely on volunteers. Our volunteers not only create a safe environment for the athletes to compete in but also have a lot of fun doing it. Not to mention the sense of accomplishment that comes with being part of something that means so very much to the athletes.

Ultramax Sports has great pride in the team that we bring to our races and contributing back to the community. Our staff and volunteers are comprised of individuals with a team spirit and camaraderie that makes our events memorable and fun for everyone, not just the athletes.


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