Burn the Bird 5K & 10K
Thursday, November 28, 2019 | Fargo ND | Thanksgiving Day
You are invited to join over 1,000 of your closest friends for the 7th annual Burn the Bird Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K. Get yourself 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.
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. We are coordinating a canned food drive along with the race and welcome all runners to contribute food items to the drive.
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 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 26th
Click on the "Registration Form Download" button to download a PDF of the registration form to print and mail in.
Pickup a registration form at the YMCA and mail it in.
Walk-up Registration will be available from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 during packet pick-up at the Fercho YMCA.
Packet pickup WILL BE available on Thursday, November 28th (Event Day) starting at 7:00 AM at the Fercho YMCA.
There WILL NOT be race day registration available on Thursday, November 28th.
Register By November 4th
5K Run/Walk-12 & Under
Register After November 4th
5K Run/Walk-12 & Under
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Q – When is the FM 'Burn the Bird' Thanksgiving Day Run?
A – The 5K run/walk and 10K run is scheduled for Thursday, November 28, 2019 (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 1.5 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. For those of you that DO NOT want to be timed, you can make that choice when you register. 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 "Tubie" to the first 1,000 registrants, fruit, muffins, hot chocolate, and hot coffee back at the YMCA. We will hand out over $500 in sponsor gift cards from The Fargo Marathon, Blackbird Pizza, The Fargo Running Company & soleMOTION race management.
Q-Is there a packet pickup?
A- Packets will be available on Wednesday, November 27th at the Fercho YMCA from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The day of the run packet pickup will be at the Fercho YMCA from 6:45 AM – 8:15 AM.
Q- Can I register the day of the event?
A- No, walk-up registration at the YMCA will only be available on Wednesday during packet pickup from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM. You will need either cash, check or credit card.
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, and will mail the awards out and post the winners