Berks Gymnastics Flippin' Fun 5K Turkey Run

Berks Gymnastics Flippin' Fun 5K Turkey Run Berks Gymnastics Team's Annual 5k Turkey run benefiting local youth gymnasts to help with competition expenses. Scenic, mostly flat course which has quickly become one of Berks County’s most popular races!

Flippin' Fun 5K Turkey Run - Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th through scenic Wyomissing, PA. Fun Run begins at 8:30am. 5K Run begins at 9:00am. Prizes for Top Male & Top Female finishers in age groups. The race will begin and end at the Quarry Soccer Fields, 2001 Old Wyomissing Road, Wyomissing PA 19610.

Finally getting around to posting photos of the winners! Feel free to tag yourself and if you have any good race photos ...
12/16/2019

Finally getting around to posting photos of the winners! Feel free to tag yourself and if you have any good race photos you would like to share, please post them in the comments!

Sending a warm THANKS to everyone who came out to spend your Thanksgiving morning with us.  We sincerely appreciate your...
11/29/2019
Turkey run a Thanksgiving tradition for some in Berks

Sending a warm THANKS to everyone who came out to spend your Thanksgiving morning with us. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you next year! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hundreds laced up their running shoes for the seventh annual Flippin' Fun 5K Turkey Run through Wyomissing Park on Thursday.

All ready!  Come on out...the wind is decreasing and the temps are a balmy 45 (almost tropical compared to last year!)
11/28/2019

All ready! Come on out...the wind is decreasing and the temps are a balmy 45 (almost tropical compared to last year!)

Raceday tomorrow is coming soon and weather is forecast for the mid 40’s (those of you who remember last year will be ve...
11/27/2019

Raceday tomorrow is coming soon and weather is forecast for the mid 40’s (those of you who remember last year will be very happy to hear this!). Just some last minute reminders:
If you have not yet registered we will be having walk in registrations starting at 7:30am. You can download and complete the registration form from the Pretzel City website to save some time. We accept cash, check, or credit card.

If you have pre registered but have not picked up your race packet yet, we will be handing these out also starting at 7:30 am.

Please do not park in Wawa or Sheetz lots. We will have people assisting—look for the orange vests! While the race starts at 9am (fun run at 8:30), plan enough time to park and make it to the start at the Quarry in back of Wawa by start time!

Hope to see everyone out tomorrow!

11/27/2019

If you have any questions about our run, please read this review from a gentleman who is involved with thousands of races a year. He knows his stuff!

"11/28/19 Wyomissing, PA – Flippin’ Fun 5k Turkey Run this popular event always draws 500-600 runners to one of the prettier areas of Reading to run. While it lists a Wyomissing address, it is actually at the Quarry soccer fields right behind the Shillington WAWA. With the same directors for several years, it is quite well organized. While the start area is narrow, that will be mitigated by Pretzel City Sport’s chip timing. You’ll still want to get toward the front if you’re running for an award so you can get into your racing “stride” quicker but all awards other than the top M and F will be based on net chip time. 5 year age groups from 9 & under to 70+. A REALLY nice event."

On-site registration starts at 7:30 tomorrow morning! We can't wait to spend our Thanksgiving with YOU!

11/26/2019

Packet pickup and walk in registrations tonight (Tues) 6-8pm at Berks Gymnastics (yes we take credit cards!). We are expecting a large turnout for the race so save yourself time standing in line on race day and come tonight!

11/25/2019

Packet pickup and walk in registration is tonight (Mon) and tomorrow (Tues) from 6pm to 8pm at Berks Gymnastics Academy
PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN VICTOR EMMANUEL OR BEER MART LOTS!

You can still register in person at our packet-pick up on Monday, 11/25 and Tuesday, 11/26 from 6-8 pm at the Berks Gymn...
11/24/2019

You can still register in person at our packet-pick up on Monday, 11/25 and Tuesday, 11/26 from 6-8 pm at the Berks Gymnastic Academy. We also have race day registration starting at 7:30 am on Thanksgiving morning!

The weather looks PERFECT! The medals (and pies) for the winners are ready! We have DOZENS of great door prizes! And, the Berks Gymnastic Team girls are excited to cheer you on! Please join us for this terrific event!

We have TWO course options ready for race day, depending on the weather this week. Our first option will have more distance in the enchanted forest and have a short, grass-area crossing. If the ground is too soft on race day, we'll use the other option with more paved/gravel surface.

11/23/2019

Just a reminder, tomorrow (Sunday) is the last day to sign up online! Weather is still supposed to be nice. What are you waiting for? Sign up now and eat more pie later!!

Thanksgiving is only a week away! Register now and don’t worry about that extra slice of pie!!
11/21/2019

Thanksgiving is only a week away! Register now and don’t worry about that extra slice of pie!!

One thing we know many of you wait for before registering is the weather forecast, and after last year’s record breaking...
11/20/2019

One thing we know many of you wait for before registering is the weather forecast, and after last year’s record breaking cold we don’t blame you!! Things are looking good so far for raceday this year so get those registrations in now!!!

We still have shirts available for those who register soon!  This year’s terrific design was drawn by one of our team gy...
11/15/2019

We still have shirts available for those who register soon! This year’s terrific design was drawn by one of our team gymnasts!!

Are you one of those families? Register today! And please pay attention to this page over the next 2 weeks for important...
11/15/2019

Are you one of those families? Register today! And please pay attention to this page over the next 2 weeks for important race updates! We are nearly finished finalizing this year’s course, shirts design are soon to be revealed, and packet pickup info is coming soon!!!

11/12/2019

Currently, we have people registered from 17 different states, ranging in age from 3-76! If people are coming from California to run this race, it must be fun!!
See you on
Thanksgiving morning!!

Thank you Veterans!
11/11/2019

Thank you Veterans!

Just a reminder, you only have today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) to get in on the early bird registration fee. Pric...
11/07/2019

Just a reminder, you only have today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) to get in on the early bird registration fee. Prices go up Sat Nov 9. What are you waiting for? Register now!

We have 84 turkey medals ready to be won on Thanksgiving!!  One of these could be yours!!  Sign up today and beat the pr...
11/03/2019

We have 84 turkey medals ready to be won on Thanksgiving!! One of these could be yours!! Sign up today and beat the price increase!
🦃 🥇 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃🏽

Every year we have great door prizes and this year is no exception!  Here are just some of the things you can win:Tubs o...
10/16/2019

Every year we have great door prizes and this year is no exception! Here are just some of the things you can win:
Tubs of Sturgis Pretzels, Brickstones gift card, A Fitness Basket sponsored by Anytime Fitness, Fleet Feet Runners Shop gift cards, a basket sponsored by Kelly’s Kleaning, and lots of discount coupons ... and more still to come! Register today at https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/calendar_event/flippin-fun-5k-turkey-run/

If your business would like to donate a door prize, please contact us!

Back by popular demand! Once again this year we will be awarding pies for age group winners!  What better way to start t...
10/08/2019

Back by popular demand! Once again this year we will be awarding pies for age group winners! What better way to start the day than pie? Register today!!

Race FAQ:What is this? Our 5k is held annually on Thanksgiving morning in scenic Wyomissing Park with a start at the Qua...
10/05/2019
Flippin Fun 5k Turkey Run | Pretzel City Sports

Race FAQ:
What is this? Our 5k is held annually on Thanksgiving morning in scenic Wyomissing Park with a start at the Quarry Soccer fields. We also have a 1 mile fun run! Our 5K is chip timed by the wonderful folks at Pretzel City Sports.

Who does this benefit?
Profits help fund competition expenses for Berks Gymnastics Team, comprised of dedicated youth gymnasts who compete across the country. We also collect non perishable food items every year for local food banks. Oh, and it benefits YOU to run off those pie calories!!! 😃

What kind of race course is this? Our race is mostly flat with some very gentle hills. It is mostly paved/cinder trail with some dirt/grassy areas. We even run through an enchanted forest!

Can I walk? YES!!! Every year we have many people who walk our course! Walking still burns off those pie calories!

Can I bring my dog? YES! Well behaved (please!) dogs that get along well with other dogs and people are welcome.

Can I push a stroller? YES! Due to the dirt/grass sections we recommend all terrain or jogging strollers.

Where do I park?
Look for our helpful parking attendants on race day to guide you once you get near the venue!

What time? The fun run starts at 8:30 am and the 5K starts promptly at 9:00am. We average 600 to 700 runners, so please plan to arrive early to ensure you can park, get to the venue, and warm up before the race.

Will it be as cold this year as it was last year? Hopefully not, as last year’s record lows reeked havoc with even our chip timing equipment. Plan to dress accordingly and watch the weather forecast closely!!!

Can I wear a costume? Absolutely! We have had all sorts of turkeys and pilgrims, along with tutu and festive hat wearing participants. We have even had a runner carrying a huge American flag!

How do I register? Register by mail or online at https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/calendar_event/flippin-fun-5k-turkey-run/

Oh no! I didn’t register, can I still participate? YES! We have onsite registration on race morning but please come AT LEAST one hour prior to start time as you will need to fill out a form, wait in line, get your number, and get to the start line. And yes, we will again be accepting credit card payments!

I already registered. Can I pick up my race packet before raceday? Yes! We encourage you to pick up your packet early to save yourself time on race day. Early packet pick up will be held at Berks Gymnastics 325 Morgantown Rd, Reading PA 19611 on Monday 11/25 and Tues 11/26 from 6pm to 9 pm. Please respect our neighbors and do not park at Beer Mart or Victor Emmanuel lots.

Want to get weekly updates on the races coming up this weekend and next? Or emails on deadlines for race price breaks, race cancellations or postponements, extensions of entry deadlines, etc? Then sign up here to get Pretzel City’s eblasts, your BEST source for information on races in our region.

Are you thinking about registering but not sure you can run a 5K?  No worries!!!  We encourage people of all abilities t...
10/02/2019
How to Walk/Run Your First 5K

Are you thinking about registering but not sure you can run a 5K? No worries!!! We encourage people of all abilities to come out. You can run the whole thing, run/walk, or walk the entire race! Want to push a stroller? No problem! Want to bring your well behaved canine friend? No problem! Want to do the whole thing on your hands? Um, maybe problem (though we are a gymnastics team sponsoring it so 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️). https://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a20860878/how-to-walk-run-your-first-5k/

Relax, find your spot, and enjoy the 3.1-mile journey.

For those of you who want to get an early jump on registration, here is our form. We will also be working with Pretzel C...
08/17/2019

For those of you who want to get an early jump on registration, here is our form. We will also be working with Pretzel City Sports and will have online registration in the near future.

Our race may not be until Nov, but here at Turkey Run Central we are hard at work planning for another great year of one...
08/03/2019

Our race may not be until Nov, but here at Turkey Run Central we are hard at work planning for another great year of one of Berks County’s largest 5k races. Want to know how you can get your business name on our coveted race shirts? Or want to have your business promotional pen/keychain/kazoo in one of our runner swag bags? PM for details!!

Thanks people who wished for this while running our race last year on one of the coldest Thanksgivings in history!  😂
07/19/2019

Thanks people who wished for this while running our race last year on one of the coldest Thanksgivings in history! 😂

Pi Day has us thinking about Thanksgiving here at Turkey Run Central!!
03/15/2019

Pi Day has us thinking about Thanksgiving here at Turkey Run Central!!

11/27/2018

In case you did not see the reply to the post below, if you won a medal that you could not stick around for, it can be picked up at Berks Gymnastics Monday - Friday 4-8 pm or Saturday 9am - 2pm!

11/25/2018
www.pretzelcitysports.com

In case you are wondering how you did, check out Pretzel City Sports official results athttps://www.pretzelcitysports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/18-READING-FLIPPIN-FUN-RES.pdf

We apologize that the timing equipment did not like the bitter cold temps anymore than you did and that it took longer than normal to get the results on race day. We realize a lot of you who won medals had to leave before the awards were handed out. If you won a medal, you will be contacted this week by our Race Director!

Just wanted to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who came out and ran today on this very chilly, windy morning!  We had cl...
11/23/2018

Just wanted to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who came out and ran today on this very chilly, windy morning! We had close to 600 runners registered! Thank you for bearing with us through both weather related glitches (and human ones too!). With the exception of the amazing staff from Pretzel City Sports, we are just a group of parent volunteers who donate hours upon hours of time to make this a run we hope you will want to return to every year. Here are some photos. Feel free to tag yourselves!

It’s a balmy 21 degrees at turkey central! Warmer than expected!  Come on out and work off that pie before you eat it!  ...
11/22/2018

It’s a balmy 21 degrees at turkey central! Warmer than expected! Come on out and work off that pie before you eat it! Registration starts at 7am. Race is at 9am. Other details in post below.

Some final race information: in case you have not heard, it is going to be cold! Please dress accordingly. We will have ...
11/21/2018

Some final race information:
in case you have not heard, it is going to be cold! Please dress accordingly. We will have some propane patio heaters but they probably will not make you warm and toasty.

Race course/registration/packet pickup starts at 7am at the Quarry behind Wawa (gps intersection of Museum Rd and Lancaster Ave/rt 724. Race starts at 9am. We will have some staff there to help guide you.

We will have a free bag check/coat check.

Registration available onsite (form you can print at home posted in separate post below). Cash, check, and credit cards accepted.

Non perishable items will be collected for Berks Food Bank.

Thanksgiving/winter costumes are encouraged!

Strollers and well behaved dogs welcome but we ask you to please line up near the back of the pack at the start.

Have fun and Thank you all for supporting our run!!

*****If you plan to register onsite you can save yourself time standing out in the cold by preprinting and completing th...
11/21/2018

*****If you plan to register onsite you can save yourself time standing out in the cold by preprinting and completing this form and bringing it with you. We will have plenty of registration forms at the race, but with the temperatures expected to be in the “warmer in Antarctica” range, we thought you’d all appreciate the ability to get as much done in the warmth of home before heading out!*****

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Quarry Soccer Fields 100 West Lancaster Pike
Wyomissing, PA
19610

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Flippin' Fun 5K Turkey Run - Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th through scenic Wyomissing, PA. Fun Run begins at 8:30am. 5K Run begins at 9:00am. Prizes for Top Male & Top Female finishers in 14 age groups. The race will begin and end at the Quarry Soccer Fields, 2001 Old Wyomissing Road, Wyomissing PA 19610.

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