Turkey Trot Predict


Nov 23, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Turkey Trot Predict

PO Box 9454

Colorado Springs CO, 80932


Entry Fee $10
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $20
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 5600

High Point: 6450

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 20%


This is a prediction run with a staggered start format.

When you register, you predict your finish time for the 5K course. The clock is set to the highest predicted finish time of all the runners and set to count down. As the clock reaches the prediction time of each runner, that runner starts running.

With this format, the slower runners start first, followed by the middle of the pack runners, and then finally the fast runners. If everybody predicts their time perfectly, they will finish at the same moment.

Of course, that never happens, as some runners are overly optimistic with their prediction, while others are overly conservative. Once the last runner starts, i.e., the one with the fastest predicted time, the clock is covered.

Thus runners cannot see the time on the clock when they are approching the finish line, and therefore, don’t know if they should speed up or slow down before the finish line. This creates a very unique racing strategy. If you find yourself alone along the course in the latter portions of the race, it means your prediction was way off. If you find yourself amongst a mass of runners finishing close to one another at the finish, it means you’ve predicted well.

Runners are not allowed to wear watches or have ipods, walkmans, etc. Strollers are also not allowed.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Nov 23, 2024

Held on Nov 18, 2023

Held on Nov 19, 2022

Held on Nov 20, 2021

Held on Nov 21, 2020

Held on Nov 23, 2019

Held on Nov 17, 2018

Held on Nov 18, 2017

Held on Nov 19, 2016

Held on Nov 21, 2015

Held on Nov 22, 2014

Held on Nov 23, 2013

Held on Nov 17, 2012

Held on Nov 19, 2011

Held on Nov 20, 2010

Held on Nov 21, 2009

Held on Nov 22, 2008

Held on Nov 17, 2007

Held on Nov 23, 2006

Held on Nov 19, 2005

Event Results