2023 Morley Turkey Dash

Saturday November 11th, 2023

West Hartford, CT

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DATE: Saturday, November 11 @ 10am.  Rain Date, Sunday, November 12 (same time). 

COURSE:  View the map HERE.  The entire event will be outside.  Morley will be open if you need to use the bathroom or refill your water bottle.  

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR HAITI: Mr. Cleary has learned of an immediate need for school supplies at Morley’s sister school in Haiti.  Please consider bringing 1 school supply item on race morning.  Drop in the box by the DJ table.  Items needed are: tissue paper, pipe cleaners, crayons, markers, colored paper, glue, and string. 


  • 1 school supply item for Haiti

  • Race bib affixed to front of runner

  • Water bottle

  • Comfortable clothes for running

  • Dress warm and in layers

  • Don’t forget gloves, hat, jacket/coat (if needed)  

  • Race bell (if you have one) & your best cheering smile and voice

  • $ (or Venmo) if you want to buy my raffle tickets

  • Leave dogs at home, please  

VOLUNTEERS:  We still need volunteers! Sign up here: Morley Turkey Dash Volunteer Signup 2023. Volunteers, please check in with Kim at the raffle table when you arrive.

PACKET PICK-UP: Race bags will be available for pick up on Friday, November 10th from 3:15-5:30 pm in the vestibule of the Morley auditorium (through the doors at the top of the front stairs).  Pickup according to your runner(s) last name A-H, I-P, & Q-Z.  Packets may also be picked up between 9:15-9:30 am on race day, BUT FRIDAY IS PREFERRED!!

RAFFLE: Each registered runner will receive 1 raffle ticket at packet pickup.  Browse the AWESOME raffle prizes HERE and choose where you’d like to add your ticket, at packet pickup.  Write the bib number on the ticket.  Increase your chances to win and buy additional tickets!  $1/ ticket.  Cash or Venmo (@MorleyPTO).  There are seriously great prizes!  Not sure what to pick?  Tickets can be dropped off on race morning too.  $1 for lost ticket. 

REGISTER: You can still register.  Registration (online only) will be open until 9:30am the day of the race; however, depending on supplies, we will likely only have bibs for same-day registrants. 

DONATIONS: Please help us reach our $7,000 Goal!  We are so close!  Donations can be accepted anytime, but to determine our top fundraisers, we will review donation totals at 11:59pm ET on 11/10/23. You can donate even if your children aren’t running! You can support a runner or just make a general donation by scrolling to the bottom of the “Donate” page here. 


- 9:50 am: Younger Siblings gather at the start of the 50-yard dash.  Stretch, smile, and get excited to run your (maybe first!) race!
- 10:00 am: Younger Siblings run; K-1 runners gather in the staging corral (look for your cone)
- 10:15 am: K-1 students run 1-2 laps.  Try your best and choose the distance that’s a good challenge for you! Grades 2-3 gather in staging corral (look for your cone)
- 10:30 am: Grades 2-3 run 3 laps; Grades 4-5 gather in staging corral
- 10:45 am: Grades 4-5 run 4 laps; Alums/siblings gather in staging corral
- 11:00 am: Alums/older siblings run 4 laps

*Whatever the race, encourage your runner(s) to do their best – no times are being recorded – it’s just for fun!  So, have fun!  

During/After the Race:

MUSIC & EMCEE: Music from former Morley dad, Brad Hayami and current Morley dad, Jay Stange, our awesome emcee.

FOOD: Eat breakfast at home so you’re powered up!  But we’ll also have some treats for your runners AFTER their race: coffee (adults only), hot chocolate, apples, bananas, cider donuts, granola bars.  Bring your own water bottle.

PHOTOS: Former Morley dad, Chris Whalley will be taking pictures again for us!  Smile if you see him capturing action shots from the morning!

PRIZES: We will announce the winners of the raffle and top fundraisers at the end of all race waves.  Please stick around!  

THANK YOU: Can you believe the generosity?!  We’re SO grateful to our GOLD-level sponsors: Carlsen Systems, Daley Pawz, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lux, Bond & Green, Miale Team Realty, More Italian Pasta Lab & Co., M & S Paving, RSM Avon, and Dave Persa of State Farm Insurance.  BRONZE-level sponsors: Hartford Sweat and Eat Le Mazet.

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Start Location

Morley Elementary School, West Hartford, CT

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