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Due to the terrain of the dirt trails, we recommend

NO strollers

Can I run with my dog?
Be aware that the trail is narrow, crowded, there are lots of children/families/etc., and sometimes loud, scary noises (music, air horn, etc). If you feel your dog will be able to handle this stimuli without injuring him/herself or someone else, and will be leashed the whole time, a dog is welcomed.


Is there a cut off time?
We ask all runners to be cleared off the 5k/10k course by 1100 and the half marathon course by 1200. This is 4 hours for the half marathon, approximately 18ish minutes per mile pace.

Will this event be cancelled due to weather?

Only if conditions are considered extremely dangerous (severe lightning, blizzard conditions, etc). On race day, if the race is cancelled, you'll be able to pick up your t-shirt and packet at Lake Cunningham, but no refunds will be given. In case of cancellation, an announcement will be made via the Feast and Feathers facebook/twitter/instagram pages, an email blast sent out to all registered participants, as well as posted on the main page of this website. 

I signed up but now I can't run this event; can I get my money back?

No refunds will be issued. 

Race Transfers ("I signed up for the 10k, but I want to run the 5k instead," etc.)

All transfer requests prior to race day will be handled through ultrasignup with approval from the race directors. Downgrades and bib transfer accommodations can be made with sufficient notice to the race directors. We will only accept downgrades between distances, without a refund. Please contact us at

Race day transfer requests MUST be handled through the event chip timers. Please see the very nice timing folks who will be located near the start/finish with your race day transfer requests.

**If you intend to drop down in distance on race day, you must tell the timing table at least 30 minutes BEFORE your race start.**

Aid Stations
There will be three aid stations for the half. Locations are TBD at this time as each year we will be keepin y'all on your toes and move the route around a bit! However, one will be water only and the other two will have water and Tailwind.

In an effort to keep our trails "clean and green", we have gone CUPLESS. Please bring your own water bottles to be filled at each aid station, our volunteers will assist you! This means NO CUPS at aid stations.

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Can I donate without running?


Check out the link to donate directly to the Food Bank for the Heartland without registering to run the race:

I'd like to sponsor, how do I?

Check out the info on our sponsor page:

Or email us at

I'd like to volunteer, how do I?

That would be awesome! Please signup using UltraSignup (you will have to create a free account, this helps our communication and organization immensely):

Volunteers get a **volunteer exclusive** stocking cap!


What shirts will be provided?
Shirts are unisex long sleeve cotton. Shirts and mugs are guaranteed until November 2nd.

Do you have a finisher medal, what about awards?

Our standing tradition is custom ceramic coffee mugs for half marathon finishers and a VILLAGE INN pumpkin pie for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male/female in each distance. PIES!!!!!!!!! 
(Shirts and mugs guaranteed until
November 2nd)

What are the details of the Lil Gobbler Trot?

Sign your 'lil gobblers' up at packet pickup, or on race morning. We will have a short "diaper dash" (for the under 4 kiddos), a 400m, and an 800m. Kids races will start at 10:30 am near the big blue shed near race start/finish. Lots of signs will be out. Head over to our "details" tab for the race day map/guide ( 

As always - any questions, please let us know!


Feast and Feathers is chip timed thanks to GOATZ!

I have another question you didn't answer here! 

Email us at

We try to be extremely prompt in answering any and all questions you send our way! 

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Additional Questions? Contact us at

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