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Fit and Active

Chase the Turkey 2021

  • Sunday, 19 Dec 21 at 11:00 AM
£8 children, £10 adults, family ticket £30


Run, jog or walk a 3km, 5km or 10km route around The Helix Park this December. Yes, you will be in hot pursuit of a turkey (or someone dressed as a turkey)! Our turkeys will keep your pace so you can complete the route in your ideal time. The run will be chip timed.

This year we have partnered with UK Running Series to offer different distances. As always prizes are up for grabs for the best dressed, best group costume, those with the most festive cheer. There will be gold, silver and bronze places for each distance and all finishers get a Chase the Turkey medal to take home! You will receive a complimentary hot drinks voucher to exchange in the visitor centre as a well-earned treat once you’ve completed your run.  

Everyone is welcome to join in - all ages and abilities and feel free to stroll if you don’t want to trot!  The route is fully accessible for all and we welcome everyone to join in the fun.

If you can’t make it to Falkirk, don’t worry you can also take part in the Virtual Chase the Turkey and do it wherever you are in the world. Please enter on the link below and let us know. We will send instructions on how do the race virtually. Yes, costumes on the virtual run are most welcome – we love to see the pictures!

Sunday 19th December, race starts 11am at the visitor centre at the Helix. Registration opens 10am.  

Cost: £8 children and £10 for adults, family ticket £30 (2 adults + 2 kids or 1 adult + 3 kids)

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


Where do I go on the day?  Please arrive at the visitor centre and register on arrival, registration opens at 10am.

Can I bring my dog?  Of course, but please keep your dog on a lead at all times.

Can I take part in my wheelchair?  Definitely, we welcome everyone to chase our turkeys, the route is all on one level so accessible for wheelchair users.

What if the weather is bad?  On the day if the weather is really bad or very cold the event team will cancel and notify all registered participants no later than 9am.  Please make sure when you register there is a mobile number we can contact you on.  Cancellation notification will be via text and social media pages.

Where can I park?  For those travelling to the event by car there is plenty of parking at the main kelpie car park as well as a small car park. If these are both full additional parking is available at Falkirk Stadium.


Event is subject to cancellation in adverse weather conditions and information will be available on the day via social media.

Event Organisers accept no responsibility for injury, loss, damage sustained by a participant. Terms and conditions apply.

Dates & Times

Sunday, 19 Dec 21 at 11:00 AM The Helix, Home of The Kelpies 33 Book

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