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Saturday, November 30, 2013 -- Green Bank, WV / National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank Turkey Trot 10K Trail Run + 5K Run/Walk (iPO Event Id#: 14949)

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2013 Registration

  • $20.00 if completed on-line by Nov. 25, 2013 (guaranteed a T-shirt)
  • $23.00 thereafter and on race day (may not get a shirt)
  • Race day registration starts at 12:00 noon at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (directions below)

Photo submitted by Mike Stennes
Enjoy a beautiful and unique course at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Races begin at 1:00, and 1:10 pm

Both races begin and end at the Green Bank Science Center on the NRAO campus.

The 10K trail run begins at 1:00 PM and features a fun mix of flats and hills with fields and wooded single track, offering behind-the-scenes views of new and historic telescopes and nature areas.

The 5K course follows paved site roads for the most part. Short sections are on well groomed trails. While you race, you will have a great view of our telescopes including the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable single aperture antenna!

Age divisions for the RUN are 13 and under; 14-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over. Prizes will be awarded to each divisional winner.

Water stations will be located at the half-way points for each the course.

An awards ceremony and post-race Pizza supper and fellowship will finish out your afternoon.

To Benefit the William Dilley Scholarship and the Pocahontas County High School Track Team.

Proceeds from the event will support the high school track team and the William Dilley Scholarship. William was a graduate and member of Pocahontas Track team in the 1970's. A scholarship fund was set up to assist high school graduates who are participants in the track program.

Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope Photo
Race Location

National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Green Bank Airport
P.O. Box 2, Rt. 28/92
Green Bank, West Virginia 24944

[Google Map]

Directions, more maps, and other information can be found on NRAO's website at:

Bring Family and Friends

Tour the NRAO and see first hand all 11 telescopes, one being the Tatel Telescope which is best known for being used by Frank Drake for the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence; most of the time was spent in basic exploration of the radio universe.

Visit the science center which features exhibits, a cafe, and gift shop. Find out more about the race location on the Pocahontas County CVB website.

What's close by?

This race location is located in "Nature's Mountain Playground," Pocahontas County, West Virginia close to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park and many other attractions. View this PDF map of the county and for lodging and activity information go to

Start Date: 2013-11-30     Start Time: 1:00pm
Event Name: Green Bank Turkey Trot 10K Trail Run + 5K Run/Walk
Location(s): Green Bank, WV 24944
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Event Type(s): Run
  Off Road
Event Distance(s): 5K 3.1mi
Contact(s): Sue Ann Heatherly
   Phone: 304-456-2209
Offsite URL: