Pilgrim 5k | November 28



Pilgrim 5K at Thanksgiving Point…a costume run unlike any other! Registration includes your pilgrim wear. An iconic (and historically inaccurate) giant buckle hat or bonnet and a long-sleeved, cotton tee styled to look like a jacket or dress.


The course is marked with iconic pilgrim scenes and culminates with your own finishing moment at Plymouth Rock. Finishers feast on apple cider and pumpkin bars. Top three finishers in men's, women's, and masters recognized.


Race Information


Through September 30th


October 1st - October 31st


November 1st-November 24th


Late Registration November 25, 26, 27*

*T-shirt not guaranteed for Late Registration


Day-Of Registration (on-site only)

Wednesday, November 27th

Packet Pick-Up

Located at the Ashton Gardens, upstairs in the Garden Room.


Late Registration, On-site only

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 6:30 am

Late Packet Pick-Up begins

Late Registration, on-site only begins

8:00 am

Official 5k Start Time at the Ashton Gardens

9:00 am

Awards Ceremony, Stage-Lawn Outside Garden Visitor’s Center

Presentation of Overall Men’s & Women’s, Master’s Awards and Best Costume Awards (Gift Cards)

Costume Prizes

Add your own special brand of pilgrim flair to your race wear and win fabulous prizes for:

-Best Costume 

-Best Group

Open Division:

1st Place Male / Female: Artisan House Baked Pumpkin Pie + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership
2nd Place Male / Female: Artisan House-Baked Pumpkin Pie + $50 Gift Card 
3rd Place Male / Female: Artisan House-Baked Pumpkin Pie + $25 Gift Card


Master’s Division: Ages 40+

Overall Men’s and Women’s Champion will receive Artisan House-Baked Pumpkin Pie + $50 Gift Card


Age Divisions

Miniature (5”) House-Baked Pumpkin Pies will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions:

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

Course Description

The 5K course starts and finishes at the Ashton Garden Visitor’s Center. From the Garden Visitor Center, the race route travels down Garden Drive heading south to until turning onto the Golf Course cart path at mile .5. The course then loops counter clockwise around the Golf Course on the cart paths until it connects back to Garden Drive, leading runners back another half mile to Garden Visitor’s Center start/finish area.  

Pilgrim 5K is a chip timed event.

Strollers and wheels are allowed on the 5K course and kindly requested to start at the back of the pack.

 View a Course Map HERE

Aid Stations and Volunteers

We wish to thank our numerous volunteers for their time and efforts in providing the following aid stations. Please be courteous and express your appreciation to this wonderful group of volunteers.

In addition to the finish area, the 5K will have one aid station at mile 1.7 stocked with water and POWERADE.

There will be one on-course Porta-Potty at the 1.7 mile Aid Station in addition to Porta-Potty’s and bathrooms at the start/finish.


Refund Policy

Consistent with industry standards, entry fees are non-refundable.
Runners unable to participate after registration fees have been submitted may opt to defer their registration to next year’s race or they may choose to transfer their registration to another participant via our transfer/deferral program. All transfers and deferrals must be completed in writing by Sunday, November 24, 2019. A processing fee of $5.95 will apply to all transfers/deferrals and all registration changes. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org.
No defer or transfer requests will be honored after the deadline.

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