Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K

Turkey Vulture Stretch 5K

Event start: 10 am

Onsite registration: 8:30 am

Every March, sometime around the first day of spring and St. Patty's Day, the Turkey Vultures return to Ely after a relaxing winter in South America. Dust off your running shoes and join us in a 5K run/walk in honor of these unique birds!  The route takes you past the Ely City Cemetery where you can catch a glimpse of the Turkey Vultures stretching and warming their wings in the cottonwood trees!  

Event Details: 

  • Shirts are long-sleeve cotton.
  • Medals will be awarded to top three male and female, and top three kids.
  • This is a chipped timed event.  
  • The route will NOT be closed to traffic.  All participants must run/walk on left side of road.
  • There are no dogs allowed on course.
  • Strollers are allowed on course.
  • This event will occur rain, snow, or shine!


Adults with Shirt - $30

Adults no Shirt - $20

Kids with Shirt - $20

Kids no Shirt - $10

Kids 4 and Under  - FREE

$5 off/person for groups of 10!  

To receive discount email, elyoutdoorenthusiasts@gmail.com

or contact Nancy Herms @ 702-994-5722

To guarantee you will get your shirt, you MUST register by March 5th.  

The Course:

The route has changed and it is now a counter-clockwise loop course.  All participants will start on Clark Street near the Duck Pond.  You will run up Campton St, left on Orson, left on Aultman St., left on Mill St., left on 2nd, left on Murry St., right on Campton St., left on 7th, right on Clark St. to the finish line.  On Aultman St, all participants must stay to the left of the cones.