Ashton Gardens

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Begins at 8:00am


Registration edits available HERE.


This year you have the special opportunity to be part of the first Scarecrow 5k. The annual Scarecrow Festival is one of the most popular events at the Ashton Gardens. Enjoy a perfect fall run with the whole family while enjoying creative scarecrows made by members of the community. 

Participants who remained registered for the Tulip 5k are automatically registered for the Scarecrow 5k. No extra work is needed from you - just arrive ready to run on race day! 

Scarecrow 5k

Begins at 8:00 am

Scarecrow 5k is the special rescheduled event from the canceled Tulip 5k. All participants receive a Scarecrow 5k race shirt, Tulip Festival 5k medal, and the sheer satisfaction of running this amazing 3.1 mile race! The 5K is also a wheels-friendly run so strollers and other running aides are welcome. 


About the Race

The health and safety of our employees and runners are top of mind amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We are monitoring expert recommendations, including guidance from the CDC, and advice of the federal, state, and local officials.


Thanksgiving Point staff and volunteers will all be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our runners.


  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the packet pickup, start, finish, and aid stations
  • Gloves/Masks will be worn by volunteers and staff
  • Equipment will be disinfected and sanitized
  • Runners will start in different waves/heats to encourage distancing
  • We strongly encourage small groups and to space out the best you can



Your safety is important to us and we encourage you to stay informed and up to date on COVID-19. Please be mindful and stay home if you are symptomatic (having fever, cough, or shortness of breath) or have recently traveled to a high-risk country.


We value our runner’s training and time. We also understand the gravity of this health situation and we thank you for your continued support.

Join us for Packet Pickup

Friday, October 16th, 11 am - 8 pm
Garden Room, Ashton Garden Visitors Center

Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, at the packet pickup the day before the race. You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their race registration. Packets will NOT be available to pick up the morning of the race. If you are for some reason unable to pick up your packet from the packet pickup, please send us an email at

Awards Ceremony begins at 9:00am

Prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions: 
Open Division:

  • 1st Place Male / Female: Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership
  • 2nd Place Male / Female: Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership
  • 3rd Place Male / Female: Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership

ALL 5K finishers receive a custom Tulip 5k finisher medal.

Age division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions:

Age Divisions: 
11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Each 5k registrant will receive:

  • Scarecrow 5k Race T-shirt
  • Tulip 5k 2020 Finisher's Medal

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 1.6 stocked with water and POWERADE.

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 Tulip 5k 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 September 4th, 2020. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all transfers completed before September 4th, 2020. Registrations made between September 5th and September 30th, 2020 will incur a $15 transfer fee. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to by September 30th, 2020, or online through race entry website. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all deferrals.

Bib numbers may not be transferred, given, or sold to another participant after the transfer/change deadline. Consistent with race industry standards, attempting to sell or transfer a race entry/bib to another person/participant, and/or picking up another participant's race entry/bib for their use, or participate in a race using another participant's race entry/bib, will have said race entry/bib cancelled and/or revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund, and may not be allowed registration in future races at Thanksgiving Point.

If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged or lost, please call the Thanksgiving Point race committee at (801) 768-2300 or send an email to


Course Questions/Comments/Suggestions:
Austin Brown

Registration Questions/Issues Contact:

Vendor Information:
Austin Brown

Volunteer Information:
Ashley Clouse

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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