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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.
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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

2016 Turkey Trax 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

Registration Information

Children Under 12 Entry Fee: $25

Individual Entry Fees:
• Through 10/15/2016 = $30
• Through 11/23/2016 = $35
• Race Day Registration = $40

4-Pack Entry Fees:
• Through 10/15/2016 = $99
• Through 11/23/2016 = $130
• Race Day Registration = $140

2016 Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016:
• 3:00PM – 7:00PM: Packet Pickup & New Registration @ Boone Medical Plaza (Nifong)
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 Hospital is located at 1600 East Broadway, 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, as long as they have filled out a participant waiver.


Thanksgiving can challenge any routine, whether it be cooking, family events or travel. The TurkeyTrax 5K Run provides friends and family a chance to do something active before they start their traditional Thanksgiving celebration.

  • Each participant will receives a commemorative long sleeveTurkey Trax t-shirt – remember, you must sign up before 11/16 if you want your shirt guaranteed!
  • Ultramax Chip Timing and Live Results
  • Post-Race Food courtesy of Laura Lee’s Healthy Plate
  • Overall & Age Group Awards
  • Feeling Fast? Win your age division and take home a pie for Thanksgiving dessert!

Boone Hospital 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.
Your donation to Boone Hospital Foundation is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. To learn more about Boone Hospital Foundation, visit

Course Information:

The 2016 Turkey Trax Run will start and finish right in downtown Columbia at Ultramax Sports. The race goes through urban areas of the city and along through University of Missouri Campus. There will be one Aid Station located on the course.

Race Categories and Awards

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

USATF Event Sanctioning

The 2015 TurkeyTrax 5K is sanctioned with USA Track and Field. USA Track & Field competition rules will apply. The complete list of rules can be found at

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.
Registration/Packet Pick Up volunteers assist with distributing race packets to athletes and hand out t-shirts, goody bags, etc. Some posts in this area include keying names into a computer to print out registration receipts. Volunteers may need to be able to do some moderate lifting in this position. Registration/packet pick up typically takes place the day(s) prior to the event as well as on race day.
The best part of this post… you will have the opportunity to see how excited the racers are to participate in the event!
This is a good opportunity for groups, families and individuals. Aid Station volunteers offer refreshment and encouragement to racers at the designated aid station locations. Volunteers are responsible for setting up their aid station (all materials are provided) at a designated spot on the course.
The best part of this post… you get to cheer for the racers and they will be glad to see you and grab a drink!
This position is perfect for energetic volunteers who want to be directly involved with the racers. These posts require standing for long periods of time (1 or more hours). If you have friends or family racing this is a great way to be part of the action and cheer for them during their challenge! Runs Course Monitors are responsible for offering direction on the course (mostly at traffic intersections), cheering for the runners, and protecting them from traffic and spectators.
The best part of this post… you are playing a huge role in the safety and encouragement of the participants.
This position is a great opportunity for individuals, groups and families who want to be directly involved with racers. Finish Line volunteers will prepare the finish area to greet the athletes by setting out any finisher items (if applicable) and helping organize the water station.
The best part of this post… you get to celebrate with the racers as they cross the finish line and be the first to offer congratulations.
This position is best suited for those who don’t want a super early post and want to be directly involved with racers. Post race volunteers are responsible for setting up, preparing, and serving any food and beverages that will be available for the athletes after they’ve completed the race.
The best part of this post… You will get to celebrate the completion of the race with the athletes!