Thanks4Giving presented by New Jersey Law Enforcement as part of the year-round fundraising of Law Enforcement Torch Run® events is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes by running on an iconic boardwalk and jumping into the chilly Atlantic waters during November.

Schedule & Event Location

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Turkey Dash 5K Check-In ONLY
(Pick Up Race Packet)

11:30 a.m. – Turkey Dash 5k Begins

11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. – Turkey Splash Check-In
(Pick Up Splash Sweatshirt)

1:00 p.m. – Turkey Splash Begins

1:30 p.m. – Thanks4Giving Bash at the Wonder Bar

Asbury Park Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Event Map

Registration Deadlines

Turkey Dash 5k (in-person) online registration will close, Monday, November 14th at 11:59 p.m.

Turkey Splash online registration will close, Thursday, November 17th at 11:59 p.m.

You can still register on event day. It will be $45 for the Turkey Dash 5k, $125 for the Turkey Splash, or $170 for both.

Registration Information

Turkey Dash 5k

The cost to participate in the Turkey Dash is $35 and all runners will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, race bib, and finisher medal. All items will be picked up on race day, Saturday, November 19th. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place medals will be awarded to the Top 3 male and female finishers.

As part of your registration, all Turkey Dashers gain free entry to the Thanks4Giving Bash at the Wonder Bar.

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Turkey Splash

The cost to take the Turkey Splash is $100. However, you can register for $25 and fundraise the remaining $75 to reach $100. All Splashers will receive a hooded sweatshirt. Great incentive items are available for those who fundraise beyond the $100, so go as high as you can to earn some cool Splash gear!

All teams must be registered before online registration closes. Each Turkey Splash team must have at least 10 members. Each team member must raise $100.

As part of your registration, all Turkey Splashers gain free entry to the Thanks4Giving Bash at the Wonder Bar.

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