Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the kids’ race?

The Kids Fun Run will take place on the Balmoral Street track.

What time is the kids’ race ?  What time should I get there?

The kids race is 7:45 a.m. We recommend families arrive at the track by 7:30 to get ready for the race. 

How long is the kids’ race?  

Our young runners are divided into age groups and run along the track.  The youngest kids will run the shortest distance and the oldest kids will run 1 lap around the track. 

Can my child run in the kids race and the 5K?  Do I need to register them for both races?

Yes and Yes. All 5k/5M participants are expected to be registered.  Click 5K 12 and under when registering – kids save $10. 

What time does the race start?

 The 5k/5M races start together at 8:30 a.m. in Shawsheen Square, Andover. 

Do walkers have a separate start area?

There is not a separate start area but we ask that you line up in your expected pace area.  

Are strollers allowed on the race course?

We are a very family friendly race and love kids, so having your little ones in tow in the stroller is great with us.  We only ask that you line up in the start line at the designated area ( announced on race day) for your safety and the safety of other runners.

Are dogs allowed on the race course? 

We are dog friendly. We only ask that you use a short leash, line up in the designated area (announced on race day), and hopefully show your dog’s rabies tag.

What if I am unable to run the race after I have registered?

Consistent with past races, our race policy states that all entries are non refundable.  

Where do I park and what time should I get there?

There are parking lots at Brickstone Square, enter from Kenilworth Street as well as Stop and Shop plaza 209 North Main Street, Andover, and at the Merrimack Valley YMCA, 165 Haverhill Street Andover, MA. This is a large race, so we advise runners to arrive early to park and walk to the starting line. 

What if it rains or snows?

Thanksgiving Day in New England can be unpredictable.  The Feaster Five will go on rain or shine or snow.  We encourage participants to dress in layers based on the conditions.  In the case of extreme weather conditions, the Feaster Five race director would work with the Town of Andover to ensure safe conditions for participants and make any adjustments as needed.

Where do I pick up my bib and what time?

Bib pickup will be at the Merrimack Valley YMCA,165 Haverhill Street, Andover, MA 01810 

  • Monday 11/20  12:00 pm – 7 pm
  • Tuesday 11/21  12:00 pm – 7 pm
  • Wednesday 11/22  12:00 pm – 6 pm

Bill Deluca Chevrolet in Shawsheen Square 339 N Main Street, Andover 

  • Thursday 11/23 7 am – 8:30 am
Is number pickup available the day of the race?

You can also pick up your bib beginning at 7 am on race day morning, right near the starting line, at Bill Deluca Chevrolet in Shawsheen Square

What are the 5K and 5 mile courses?

Click here for course maps

5K course https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/589973968

5 Mile course https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/904544159

Can I create a TEAM in registration?

During registration you will have the option to create or join a team.  If this step is missed during your registration process, you can email us directly at  [email protected] and we can edit and update your registration.

How do I change my registration from the 5K to the 5 mile race?

You can either email us as [email protected] or use the Race Roster app which allows you to transfer your own registration.  When you login to Race Roster there is an TRANSFER option on the right side of the menu. When you select this you will have the option to transfer to a new Sub -Event.


Can I register on race day? 

Yes. Online registration through Race Roster remains open until the race starts at 8:30 am. You can register online Thanksgiving morning and come pick up your bib.

You can also register in person starting at 7 am at Bill Deluca Chevrolet in Shawsheen Square where bib pick up is on race morning. 

If I register on site will I get a race shirt?

Race shirts are guaranteed only for the first 5,000 registrations.  Please register early to guarantee a race shirt! 

Where will I be able to find my race results? 

Results will be emailed to participants and posted on our website and Race Roster event pages.