Scarecrow 5k

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Ashton Gardens

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Begins at 8:00am

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The Scarecrow 5k returns for a second year! 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. 


Scarecrow 5k

Begins at 8:00 am

All participants receive a Scarecrow 5k race shirt, Scarecrow 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

Join us for Packet Pickup

Friday, October 15th, 11 am - 8 pm
Ashton Garden Visitors Center Roundabout 

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

View the Scarecrow Festival 5k map HERE

The 5K course starts and finishes at the Ashton Gardens. The 5K course runs through the of the Ashton Gardens during our annual Scarecrow Festival.


* Strollers will be allowed on the 5K course.

** Bikes, scooters, skateboards are NOT allowed—participants must run/walk course under their own power (excepting wheelchairs)



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 Scarecrow 5k finisher medal.

Don't miss out on the additional awards for Best Costume and Best Group Costume!


Each 5k registrant will receive:

Scarecrow 5k Race T-Shirt*
Scarecrow 5k Finisher's Medal (at finish line)


*T-shirt sizes are guaranteed for all participants registered before September 30th, 2021. 

Scarecrow 5k participants do not receive admission to the Scarecrow Festival.


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 the half-way point stocked with water and POWERADE in cups spaced out on a table.

Restrooms will be available at the Aid Station.

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 30th, 2021. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all transfers completed before September 4th, 2021. Transfers made between September 5th and September 30th, 2021, will incur a $15 transfer fee. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to by September 30th, 2021, 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


If spectators are coming please have them ride in the same vehicle as you to help with our parking capacity.

Spectators are allowed at the start/finish area and along garden drive. Spectators are not allowed inside the Ashton Gardens

Course Questions/Comments/Suggestions:
Austin Brown

Registration Questions/Issues Contact:

Vendor Information:
Austin Brown

Volunteer Information:
Ashley Clouse

Sponsorship Opportunities:

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