Burn the Bird 5K & 10K
Thursday, November 23, 2023 | Fargo ND | Thanksgiving Day
5K & 10K start at 8:30 AM
Custom Designed BTB Shirt, Bib & Medal
Reduced Pricing For Kids 12 & Under
The 11th annual “Burn the Bird” 5K/10K !!!
Get some fresh air and a good burn going with either the 5K run/walk or the 10K run before sitting down to that big Thanksgiving Day dinner. Come and join 1,000 of you closest friends for a run/walk through beautiful mid-town Fargo.
The FM 'Burn the Bird' Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K is brought to you by The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties & SoleMOTION Race Management. A portion of the profits support the YMCA LIVESTRONG Training Program for Cancer Survivors. Bring a canned good to support the Great Plains Foodbank.
Pick an option to get yourself registered for Burn the Bird
Register online by clicking on the appropriate button below - Online Registration will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21st
Packet pickup WILL BE available on Wednesday, November 22nd from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Fercho YMCA.
Walk-up registration will be available on Wednesday, November 22nd from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Fercho YMCA.
The day of the run packet pickup will be at the Fercho YMCA from 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM.
There will NOT be walk-up registration on Thursday, November 23rd (Event Day)
Register By Thursday November 2nd
5K Run/Walk-12 & Under
Register After November 3rd
5K Run/Walk-12 & Under
Q – When is the FM 'Burn the Bird' Thanksgiving Day Run?
A – The 5K run/walk and 10K run is scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day). The 5K run/walk & 10K run will start at 8:30 AM
Q- Where will the FM Burn the Bird' Thanksgiving Day Run take place?
A – The start-line is located on the North side of the Fercho YMCA 200 1st Ave South, Fargo, ND. The route runs South through the Hawthorne & Clara Barton School neighborhoods and will return to finish at the same location as the starting line. The 10K route will split from the 5K route at about 1.75 miles and work its way to a turn around point in Lindenwood park. The 5K & 10K will both finish at the Fercho YMCA.
Q – How will I know my time?
A – Both races will be chip timed with results posted on our website. There will be a display clock at the finish line for you to check your time.
Q - What is included in my registration?
A – Runners/walkers will receive a custom designed running T-shirt, custom designed BTB Medal, fruit, muffins, hot chocolate, and hot coffee back at the YMCA. We will hand out over $500 in sponsor gift cards from some of our awesome sponsors.
Q-Is there a packet pickup?
A- Packets will be available on Wednesday, November 22nd at the Fercho YMCA from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The day of the run packet pickup will be at the Fercho YMCA from 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM.
Q- Can I register the day of the event?
A- Walk-up registration at the YMCA will only be available on Wednesday, November 22nd during packet pickup from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. You will need either cash, check or credit card. You will NOT be able to register on Thanksgiving Day
We cannot guarantee that you will get a shirt the day of the event if you are not pre-registered. We base our shirt on the number of people that are pre-registered. Everyone will get a shirt, but you may have to wait if you walk-up to register.
Q - Is this a handicap friendly event?
A - Yes, the race is handicap friendly. Wheelchairs, both manual and electric are welcome. Please position yourself near the back to ensure safety for all participants.
Q - Will there be showers available after the race?
A - Yes, the Fercho YMCA will provide showers.
Q - Will there be awards?
A - Yes, we will provide awards for the top 3 men and women in both the 5k & 10k. We will post age group results for both events as well. To get people back to their families for dinners, we will not have an awards ceremony.