Thankful Turkey Mermaid 5K
Saturday, November 19, 2022Time: 8:00 am CDT
325 W McCarty Ln
San Marcos, Texas 78666

For years the Thankful Turkey 5K has been put on by Bluebonnet Lions Club, its biggest annual fundraiser, to raise funds to give it all back to the community through grants and scholarships. We love adding this funny twist in honor of our beloved San Marcos!


We can't wait to see you!  Invite your friends to join you for this one-of-a-kind race theme and enjoy celebrating the season as we hand out turkeys, hams, and pies to age group winners!  


Need help getting started on a training program?  Here's a plan you can adapt to you!


Bring your team to this For the Love of Go race and #repyourteam! No need to register together or name your team when you register for the race. Just bring all your peeps to the race, scan the QR code near the starting line to check in each team member. Once the race starts, the team with the most check ins WINS fantastic prizes and bragging rights! So, get it together, and come #repyourteam!


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Entry Fees

5K Run/Walk$15.00 for ages 1 to 18
Kids Dash$15.00

Read Additional Info Section for FAQs

5K Run/WalkFBC SM 5K3.11 mi / 5.00 km
Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Early Packet Pick Up and Late Registration - TBD

Race Day Pickup and Late Registration
1 Hour Before Race Start Time – Near Start/Finish, Look for Signs

Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM - Late registration and packet pickup
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:00 AM - Kids Dash

Award Categories
5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 +)
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-99
Kids Dash
No age group awards
Directions and Parking

Location is at the address listed above. Ample parking on site.

Additional Info

Must register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline to guarantee receipt of shirt requested.

Shirt Guarantee Deadline is 14 days before race day.

Extra shirts are ordered conservatively so as not to expend funds on shirts that could go to the cause.  If having a shirt is important to you, please register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline.

Races start and finish at First Baptist Church on McCarty, at the address listed at the top of this page.

We are Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. 

5K is chip timed.

Medals are not awarded to 1K participants.  All participants 10 and under receive a finisher token. 

Online Early Registration will close 4 days before race day. Online Late registration is available up until race start time.

If you register after early registration closes, you are considered late registration and you can still sign up online!  When you get to packet pickup or race morning, follow the signs for Late Registration.

Late Registration closes 15 minutes before race start time.

No refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

Packets may be picked up by another person.

All Registration Changes must be handled on race morning with the timing company.

If offered, Packets to be shipped will be shipped following the close of the race.

All packets not retrieved by the end of race morning will be donated to Hays Clothing Closet.

Contact Info

Jennifer Crosby,

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