California Turkey Trots, Runs & Fun


Each year around the last week of November people from all over the United States (and California) take a day off to celebrate the heritage of a nation. How do they do it? By declaring Thanksgiving Day as a day paying homage to the founding of a nation and its rich bounty.

In its current translation of an event that was started by pilgrims, Thanksgiving is a day of watching football games, over-eating big meals and closing all the stores the day before Black Friday when everyone is supposed to go out and buy Christmas gifts. Not everyone wants to sit around the table eating turkey and getting fattened for the "kill" so an amazing and popular event has sprung out of the need for healthier living in what is traditionally considered a day of binge and overeating. Turkey Trots and Turkey Runs poke fun at the favored Thanksgiving meal as people take to the streets and paths to exercise. Here are some events we've found throughout the State!

 DAVIS: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8 a.m.
Annual Turkey Trot, Kids' Run & Dog Jog 2022: Davis
Saturday Davis, CA
BENICIA: 'Hand Up' Thanksgiving Turkey Trot & Costume Contest November 24, 2022

FAIRFIELD: Thanksgiving Day Solano Turkey Trot & Kids' Fun Run November 24, 2022

ALAMEDA: Thanksgiving Turkey Dip or Roll November 24, 2022. Starts at 7:30 a.m. You can swim in the pool or do a 5K or 1 mile run. Swims at Emma Hood Swim Center and Encinal Swim Center (30 minute swim time). Registration:

ANAHEIM: Run Anaheim Turkey Trot 5K November 19, 2023, 6:30 a.m. opens for registration
East of JT SCHMIDTs, 2610 E Katella Ave. South of Honda Center.   Anaheim, CA US 92806
$, thanksgivingturkeytrot5k/
This is a family friendly event where you can run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course. Come dressed in a theme or in running attire.

APPLE VALLEY: Turkey Run 5K Walk, 5/10K Run on November 18, 2023, 8-11 a.m.
Town Hall Recreation Center
Apple Valley, CA

ARROYO GRANDE: Turkey Trot. This event is a fun run for kids only! November 13, 2022, 1-4 p.m.  Registration at 1 p.m. - Races begin at 2 p.m. Grades: Preschool - 8th Grade $  Location: Arroyo Grande High School Track 495 Valley Road in Arroyo Grande Divisions: Girls and boys will run the same distance and will compete separately.

BELMONT SHORE (LONG BEACH): Turkey Trot 5 & 10 K Run November 24, 2022, 7:30-10 a.m. approx.
Annual beach location running event on Thanksgiving Day is a fundraiser for causes. No native American costumes. Registration $40-45 approx. is online or in person. See

BIG BEAR LAKE: Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Meadow Park
41220 Park Ave.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
$45 approx., 
Big Bear Turkey Trot and Costume Contest includes 3 mile, 6 mile, and 9 mile Road Runs on Thanksgiving Day. The course is a relatively flat 3 mile loop through the neighborhood of Eagle Point, with 6 mile runners completing 2 laps and 9 mile runners completing 3, making it easy for all abilities to participate.

BURBANK: 1K, 5K, 10K Turkey Trot Run November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Downtown Burbank 321 E. Magnolia Blvd.
$45-55 approx.,
More than two thousand men, women and children will lace up their shoes a on Thanksgiving morning to participate in the annual Turkey Trot 5K/10K Run. Benefiting the Burbank Community YMCA's financial assistance program, the event features cash prizes for top finishers, a fun expo and costume contest.

CLAREMONT: Claremont Sunrise Rotary Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
This race starts and finishes at Claremont College. Last year there were 1,800 runners!

CORONADO:  Coronado 5K Turkey Trot  Thursday, November 24, 2022, 8 a.m. Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Dr. Coronado, CA 92118. $20-50 approx.
Coronado Unit of the Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary. All net proceeds benefit Rady Children's Hospital.

DANA POINT Turkey Trot 5 & 10K Race and Costume Contest November 24, 2022, 6-11 a.m.
Dana Point Harbor
34624 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, California 92629
$40 approx.
Celebrating 41 years in 2019! The Dana Point California Thanksgiving Day Run with more than 10,000 participants is one of America's most scenic coastal runs hosted by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the Historic Tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor. From beginners to elite runners, this event is for everyone!

DAVIS: Davis Turkey Trot November 19, 2022, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Civic Center Field
Davis, CA 95616
Davis Turkey Trot offers 8 different events and distances. Enjoy a post-race expo, refreshments and samples from vendors; an interactive area for both kids and adults; live music and arts and crafts for kids.

ELK GROVE: Gobble Wobble November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 
California Correctional Health
8280 Longleaf Dr.
Elk Grove, CA
Start your Thanksgiving morning with a 5K or 10K run, and bring the kids for their own ¼ mile fun run. Elk Grove's Thanksgiving morning tradition has a new name and new beneficiary Chicks in Crisis. The Gobble Wobble Run continues the run event, but now benefits a local charity. 

ENCINITAS: Turkey Trot 5K/10K November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
D Street & S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA
Run or walk on Coast Highway and take in early morning views of the Pacific Ocean during the 5K or 10K Encinitas Turkey Trot. Event includes a Costume Contest with prizes. Parking is available at the Encinitas Library, Encinitas City Hall, Coaster Station, Moonlight Beach, and surface streets on 2nd and 3rd Street.

FAIRFIELD: Solano Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
Annual Solano Turkey Trot 5k walk/run and 10k at Solano Community College. The main staging area for all race-day activities is at Solano Community College  in Fairfield, California. Other race-day activities include food booths, awards and other fun activities for the entire family. In 2018 Turkey Costume Contest was added.

FALLBROOK: Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Thursday, November 24, 2022, 7 a.m.
Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens
220 Grand Tradition Way 1588 S. Mission Rd Fallbrook, CA 92028
Event raises money for the Fallbrook Rotary Club Foundation.

FOLSOM: Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Folsom Lion's Park / Rodeo Park (Folsom Zoo/Library)
200 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Folsom, CA 95630
Limited space, typically sells out

FREMONT: Quarry 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Turkey Run November 26, 2022
Quarry Lakes Regional Park
Fremont, CA
$45-up, approx.,
Thanksgiving themed costumes are encouraged for adults and children

GLEN ELLEN: Turkey Waddle Hike November 25, 2022, 10 a.m. at Jack London State Historic Park
2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA
Turkey Waddle Hike through mixed evergreens on to the majestic Ancient Redwood is moderate 4.5 mile hike. Please wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.  Rain cancels hike  Admission: Free

HEALDSBURG: Thanksgiving Turkey Trot  November 24, 2022 at 8 am. 
For 'Live Like Drew' Scholarships
Healdsburg Running Company, 333 Center St., Healdsburg, CA Starts at the Healdsburg Running Company 

HUNTINGTON BEACH Causelife Turkey Wobble November 24, 2022, 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Location: 21599 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
 Kids 1K also. Timed runs -- select your time. 

IRVINE: Orange County Turkey Trot 5k Thursday, November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618.

JACKSON: Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8 a.m. at Lake Tabeaud 6 miles east of Jackson. 2.7 mi. walk/run once around the lake. 6.4 mi. walk/run out-and-back. Entry: Please consider a Monetary Donation or a bag of non-perishable groceries. No tee shirts or registration. Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County $,

LAKE ALMANOR: 5K Turkey Trot  November 25, 2021, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Bailey Creek Golf Course Club House
433 Durkin Dr.
Lake Almanor, CA, Lake Almanor
Chamber of Commerce event, Kids under age 10 run / walk free.
 At Bailey Creek Golf Course. The Turkey Trot is a fun run, it's all about having a good time. Think of Bay to Breakers on Thanksgiving Day. Incorporate the themes or come as you wish. Rain, snow or shine, the run is on. There will music and fire pits for warmth. Quickly becoming the newest Lake Almanor family tradition!  5k course begins at the Bailey Creek Clubhouse and wraps through the quiet neighborhood of Bailey Creek. Runners, walkers, strollers and dogs welcome!

LA CAÑADA: Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk  November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Memorial Park
La Cañada, CA
$45 approx.,
The Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk has been a local tradition and a community favorite with families, athletes, and community supporters of all types for two decades. There's also a  Kids Mile Run geared for children 12 and under.

LANCASTER YMCA  annual 1K  and 5K Turkey Trot November 23 & 24, 2022
Antelope Valley YMCA event held at Lancaster City Park
43001 10th St.
Lancaster, Ca
1K Wobble Fun Run takes place on November 24, while all other races occur on November 25.
Turkey Trot is the biggest race of the year in the Antelope Valley and is just plain fun. Everyone gets a t-shirt, bib # and swag bag. Race is timed but not chipped and medals are given to each age group. It's a great community event that attracts many out of towners visiting family. Antelope Valley Family YMCA West Lancaster, CA. One of the most beautiful races in the Antelope Valley and held Thanksgiving day. Walk, run, jog or race! It's up to you.

LA QUINTA/ PALM DESERT: Thanksgiving Day 5K benefiting Martha's Village and Kitchen! Thursday Nov. 24, 2022 at El Paseo, Palm Desert

LOMPOC: Turkey Trot 1 & 3 Mile Runs November 20, 2022, 8 a.m.
River Park run.... This event is geared for all ages and ability levels for people to experience a great 3-mile race. A T-shirt will be included with your registration and prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd place in each category. Location: River Park, Fitness Trail

LOS ANGELES: Turkey Trot L.A. 5K/10K November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
City Hall
200 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA
 Plus 1K Widdle Wobble for the little runners in the family. Join 3,000 of your closest feathered friends on Turkey Day and run along historic Spring Street, Grand Park and the sights of downtown. The race starts and finishes in front of City Hall. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits the Midnight Mission. Parking at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave. 

MODESTO: Turkey Trot and Gobbler Walk November 24, 2022 8:45 a.m.
Tuolumne River Regional Park
1200 Tioga Dr.
Modesto, CA 95354 
$15-25, | 
Proceeds benefit MJC's track & field & cross country program. Course: The 3.1 mile course is on a paved path with some grass and dirt is just for walkers,  strollers and dogs allowed. Post-race refreshments will be available.

MORAGA: Thanksgiving Day  5K Run/Walk MCC Turkey Trot November 24, 2022,  8:30 a.m.
Moraga Country Club
1600 St. Andrews Drive, Moraga, CA
Annual MCC Turkey Trot Fun Run along the road and paths of the beautiful Moraga Country Club help raise contributions to the Food Banks of Contra Costa & Solano Counties

MOUNTAIN VIEW: MVHS Sports Boosters Spartan Turkey Trot  Nov 24, 2022 at 8:20 AM |
Annual Spartan Turkey Trot 5k run/walk
Mountain View High School Track, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View, Ca. 
Prizes are given to the top 3 M/F finishers of the 5k and the top M/F finishers of the Spartan Mile.
Come out on Thanksgiving weekend to gather with friends, family and neighbors, to have some fun, celebrate the holiday, burn some calories, and support an organization making a difference for the kids in our community! 

NAPA: Napa Valley Turkey Chase November 24, 2022, 8 a.m. - Noon
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway
Napa, CA
Napa Valley College, along the Napa River Trail, Napa, CA Athletic Feat hosts the Napa Valley Turkey Chase, a 5K and 10K fun run and walk, plus kids' 100m dash on Thanksgiving Day. Participants can run or walk in the 5K or 10K. 

NORTH HOLLYWOOD: Drumstick Dash 5K/10K November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Chandler Blvd. & Lankershim
North Hollywood, CA
$10-27 approx.,
Over 1,200 participated last year at the annual Thanksgiving Morning. There are water stops located at select points throughout the race, in addition to post race food and water. This is a family event with runners opting to run, walk, and even push strollers. 

NOVATO: Marin Turkey Trot 1 Mile, 5K, 10K,  November 24, 2022, 8:30 p.m.
1800 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA
$25-55 approx.,
Bank of Marin Turkey Trot runs on the roads out and back through the beautiful Indian Valley College campus and along Ignacio Blvd and finishes on the IVC fields

OAKLAND: Oakland Turkey Trot 5K November 24, 2022, 7 a.m.
Eastshore Park, Oakland, CA 94610
550 El Embarcadero
Oakland, CA US 94610
 Raise funds for Oakland Promise and art, music and fitness programs in Oakland schools.

OCEANSIDE: O'Side Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2022, 6:45 a.m.
Oceanside Civic Center
330 N. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA
Last year's O'side Turkey Trot attracted a record crowd to what is becoming an Oceanside holiday tradition.  Be a part of a race that has it all - scenic and fast courses, great costumes, local beneficiaries, and a festive, fun atmosphere. The event attracts 10K participants from 460 cities and 46 states. All finishers receive a custom finisher medal, t-shirt, goodie bag, free photos and complimentary finish line refreshments.

PALM DESERT: Martha's Village Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk November 24, 2022
El Paseo Drive & San Pablo Ave.
Palm Desert, CA
5K Fun Run to raise money to feed the hungry and homeless in the Coachella Valley. All participants receive a quality event t-shirt and complimentary continental breakfast. Ample free parking. Strollers, wheelchairs and pets are welcome. USA track and field certified course, chip timed event-race times and rankings posted immediately at the finish. All proceeds benefit Martha's Village & Kitchen and goes to feeding the hungry and homeless.

PALM SPRINGS: Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.
100 N. Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Iconic Palm Springs event starts and finishes downtown. Age group medals awards 

PASADENA: Rose Bowl 5K Turkey Trot  November 24, 2022,  9 a.m. race.
R0se Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Drive
Pasadena, CA
$30-35, |
Race or walk around the stadium grounds and Brookside Golf Course in the scenic Arroyo Seco. Event is all ages. Parking, Start-Line at North Lot K (Corner of West Dr. and Seco St.)  Awards for top male, female, and dog finishers. 

PERRIS: MVRRC  Annual Turkey Trot 5k Fun Run/walk November 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Moreno Valley Road Runners Club
Lake Perris State Recreation
17801 Lake Perris Perris, CA 92571

PETALUMA: Petaluma Turkey Trot November 26, 2022, 8:15 a.m.
Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
3890 Cypress Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954 |
You can participate in the Petaluma Turkey Trot from practically anywhere! Simply get together with friends and/or family on Thanksgiving Day wherever you may be, and conduct your own trot. The City of Petaluma presents a trail map of the 4.5 mile course through the Ellis Creek wetlands for those who are interested.

PIEDMONT: Piedmont Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Exedra Arch
Highland & Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, California 94611
Join the fun and stroll, walk and run to start off your Thanksgiving morning. All are welcome including babies in strollers and dogs on leashes. Net proceeds benefit the PHS Cross Country and Track and Field Teams and the City of Piedmont's Athletic Facilities Preservation Fund.

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO: Turkey Trot on the Ranch November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
Sendero Field
29201 Ortega Highway, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694
Benefits The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo

RIO VISTA: 5K or 1/4 Mile Kids Dash Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8-10:30 a.m.
The Gym at Rio Vista
40 N. 2nd Street
Rio Vista, CA
 Rio Vista's Turkey Trot is fast 5K course along the waterfront of our community. 100% of proceeds go toward supporting its High School Cross Country team. This is a perfect way to welcome Thanksgiving morning. 

ROSEVILLE: Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 9 a.m.
5k - 10k event
Starts & finishes on Vernon Street Town Square
$25-45 registration,
Help Feed the Hungry -- Bring canned food donations to the Roseville Sports Center during packet pickup or Vernon Street Town Square on race day.

SACRAMENTO: Run to Feed the Hungry 10K, 5K November 24, 2022, 8-11:30 a.m.
Sac State
J Street entrance to University
Carlson Drive at J Street
Sacramento, CA
In 1994 the inaugural Run to Feed the Hungry was launched on Thanksgiving morning. This Sacramento tradition, boasting 30,000 participants, is not only the largest run in Sacramento, but also the largest Thanksgiving Day fun run in the country! Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) owns, plans and hosts Run to Feed the Hungry. 

SAN BERNARDINO: Turkey Trot 5K,10K Family Fun Run November 24, 2022, 6:30 a.m.
San Bernardino International Airport
295 N. Leland Norton Way
San Bernardino, CA
Bring your family and friends to wobble before you gobble. Flat, scenic race featuring a 10K, 5K Family Fun Run and Kiddy Walk. Course starts and ends at San Bernardino International Airport, 105 N. Leland Norton Way,  with the route going on Perimeter Road. Turn around is on Hangar Way.

SAN DIEGO: Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Balboa Park Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
$30-45 approx.,
Annual walk or run through beautiful Balboa Park with your family, friends and furry companions. Enjoy a post-race festival including live music, a beer garden, optional pre-race mass and a meet-and-greet with characters. Proceeds from support Food Services program.

SAN DIMAS: Turkey Triathlon & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon November 20, 2022, 9 a.m.
Bonelli Park
120 Via Verde Park Road (South Shore)
San Dimas, CA 91773
Special awards to the best Thanksgiving themed costume.

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Turkey Trot 5M, 3M and Kids Gobbler Chase 100Meter Thanksgiving Run & Walk  Thursday, November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94122

SAN JOSE: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot November 24, 2022 
Arena Green
San Jose, CA
Billed as Largest Thanksgiving Day Race in the nation. Takes place in downtown San Jose. Race Day Packet Pick Up Opens   Costume Contest, 10K Wheelchair, 10K Run; 9 a.m. Kids activities begin in Family Fun Zone, and many things going on  with the goal of raising funds for special causes.

SAN LUIS OBISPO:  Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run 2.5 or 5K Walk/Run November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
LOCATION Avila Beach or Pismo Beach
$25, |
Gobble with a 2 mile walk. It's fun for the whole family! Benefit for the SLO Food Bank. Donate a non-perishable food item on race day for a free child entry.

SAN MATEO: Gobble Wobble 5K, 10K, 1 Mile, Kids Dash November 24, 2022, 8-10 a.m.
Coyote Point Park
San Mateo, CA
ARM up and give thanks!

SAN PABLO: Nitro Turkey 5K & 10K Run November 24, 2022, 8:45 a.m.
Point Pinole Regional Park
5551 Giant Highway
San Pablo, CA
Costumes encouraged. There will be a 5K and 10K, as well as the Little Turkeys Race: a run for the kids (roughly 100 yards) against the Nitro Turkey. Ages 10 years and under attending with 5K/10K runners will receive free entry into Little Turkeys and receive special medals and a goodie bag. Nitro Turkey is also hosting a food drive for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano and encourages every little turkey to bring at least one canned good on race morning. Thanksgiving-themed costumes for children and adults are highly encouraged! Walkers and families are welcome!

SANTA BARBARA: UCSB Turkey Trot November 19, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
Department of Recreation, Lot 23
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
 The Saturday before Thanksgiving, the UCSB Recreation Department presents the Turkey Trot at the UCSB Lagoon. The charity event is a 5k run/walk or 10k run open to the community. The courses feature scenic routes that start on campus, circles the lagoon, passes Campus Point and other breathtaking sights of Isla Vista.

SANTA CLARITA: College of the Canyons Turkey Trot 3 Mile Run November 24, 2022, 8:30 a.m.
 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA US 91355
The three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, begins near the Track & Field stadium and winds through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, finishing inside Cougar Stadium. Sponsored by College of the Canyons Athletics Department,  the public is invited to run, walk, or jog in the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot benefiting cross country and track & field programs.

SANTA CRUZ: Santa Cruz Turkey Trot November 19, 2022, 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz
Antonelli Pond at Delaware Ave.
2300 Delaware
Santa Cruz, CA
Scenic ocean view, flat and fast out and back courses that begin and end on Delaware street by the back entrance to Natural Bridges State Park. Race takes place rain or shine. Awards for 10k, 5k & 1k!

SANTA MARIA: Turkey Trot 1 Mile Fun Run and 5K November 19, 2022, 9 a.m. 
Santa Maria River Levee Trailhead
off North Preisker Lane
Santa Maria, CA
The 5K starts at 9 a.m. and is open to participants ages 14 and older. The one-mile fun run is open to ages 6-13. The 5K is an out-and-back course.

SANTA MONICA:  Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon Thursday, November 24, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Santa Monica by the beach path
2000 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Clock timed (not chip timed) open course fun run consisting of counter clockwise marked loops

SEAL BEACH: Turkey Trot November 19, 2022, 7 a.m.
Start & Finish on Main Street Downtown
$15-55, |
 The Annual Seal Beach Turkey Trot consists of a 5K, 10K, Gym Challenge and the Kids "Don't Be A Turkey" Trot. A portion of every registration goes back to our 2 official Charities Project SEEK and Grateful Hearts.

SOLVANG: Turkey Trot November 25, 2022, 10 a.m.
Sunny Fields
Proceeds from this annual event help support a local charity. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join this turk-tastic 5k run at 10 am at the Sunny Fields Park.   Walk or run, all for fun and for a good cause. All ages are welcome to participate in this little post meal exercise amongst friends.

SOUTH EL MONTE: Turkey Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1K Trot Turkey Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1 Trot Saturday, November 19, 2022, 8:30 a.m. at City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue
Registration is required  $10,

TEHACHAPI: Hot Chocolate 5K Turkey Trot November 19, 2022, 8 a.m.
Brite Lake
22902 Banducci Road
Tehachapi, CA
Electronic timing, great course, run beanies, finisher medals, hot chocolate and refreshments after the run.

TORRANCE: Turkey Trot November 24, 2022, 8-10 a.m.
Sam's Club Parking Lot
2601 Skypark Drive
Annual Turkey Trot Harry Sutter Memorial 3 Mile Fun Run -- The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the entire family to participate in our Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. This three-mile fun run on Thanksgiving morning usually includes a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt for those who pre-register.

TURLOCK: 47th Annual Turkey Trot Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9 a.m. - Noon.
Donnelly Park
600 Pedras Rd
Turlock Ca
Children's and Adult run the Saturday before Thanksgiving offers a day filled with fitness and fun for the entire family! Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers!

UPLAND: Upland Turkey Trot 5K  & 1K Run November 24, 2022, 8 a.m.
San Antonio Park
2393 N. Mountain Ave.
Mountain Avenue & 24th Street
Upland, CA
$25-35, |
Start/Finish At San Antonio Park/Historical Waiting Station located at Mountain Ave. & 24th St., Upland.  Prizes awarded 

VENTURA: Ventura Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Kids 1K Thursday, November 24, 2022, 8 a.m. This loop course is fast and flat, participants are  asked to bring non-perishable food items donated to Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Food Drive. The event takes place at the Ventura Auto Center on Hofer Dr between Ventura Toyota and Paradise Chevrolet. Parking is primarily off King Dr.  $15-40,

VISALIA:  Turkey Trot 5k November 24, 2022, 7:30-10 a.m.  Visalia Emergency Aid Race Against Hunger at Garden St Plaza. $15-40,

WALNUT CREEK: Forma Gym Turkey Trot 5K/10K November 24, 2022, 8-10 a.m.  
Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, California
$40-60 approx.,
Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning tradition begins and ends at Forma Gym. It benefits Walnut Creek Schools! 5K, 10K and Kids' Fun Runs, which are all a perfect way to celebrate the holiday with your friends and family!  Annual Forma Gym Walnut Creek Turkey Trot helps raise money for special causes.

YUBA CITY: Hands of Hope Turkey Trot 5k/10k November 19, 2022, 7:30 a.m.
Riverbend Elementary
301 Stewart Road
Yuba City CA. 95991
5k/10k Walk/Run to benefit Hands of Hope


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.







Past Events

PLEASANT HILL:  Turkey Trot Trail Run  NO RUN IN 2022!
Briones Regional Park - Bear Creek Entrance
16 Bear Creek Rd.
Lafayette, CA
Annual 8.4 mile run in the beautiful hills of Briones Regional Park including uphill to Briones Peak (elev. 1483 ft.) starts and finishes at Bear Creek Staging Area. Divisions include: 13 yrs and under; 14-18 yrs; 19-29 yrs; 30-39 yrs; 40-49 yrs; and 50 yrs and above.

ANAHEIM: Plymouth Rock N Run Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot 1k, 5k, 10k, Usually held at Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E La Palma Ave. Anaheim, CA 92807. Registration: $,
We are so sorry to announce that we will not be holding our event this year (2021). We very much miss everyone and are crossing our fingers we will be back in 2022. Legacy status will carry over from 2019.

CARSON: Turkey Blast November 26, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Get a 2 hour workout packed into 20 minute sessions for 2 hours at Veterans Sports Complex,

CHATSWORTH: Chatsworth 5K Turkey Trot November 24, 2019, 6:3-11:30 a.m.
Chatsworth Park South
22360 Devonshire Street
Los Angeles, CA 91311
$25-35, |
Andora trailhead, off of Larwin Ave. The B marker is registration and start. Anytime Fitness Chatsworth family in our 3rd Annual Turkey Trot! Start-Line & Registration Table at the Santa Susana Trailhead near Larwin Ave. & Devonshire St. Parking at Chatsworth Park South.

CONCORD: Concord Turkey Trot 5k/10k Run Walk  canceled 2021
Todos Santos Park
 2151 Salvio St Concord, CA 94520

EUREKA: Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Back in 2022
 Begins at 2nd & F Streets - starts & finishes at the Gazebo. $10,

PACIFIC PALISADES: Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot COVID CANCELED IN 2021
15777 Bowdoin St.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272.
Start and finish at Pali High Football Field

SAN DIEGO: Run For The Hungry 10k & 5k Walk/Run Cancelled in 2021
 Thursday, November 28, 2019, 7 a.m.
Westfield Horton Plaza - Broadway Circle Turnaround
San Diego, CA 92101
$40-55 approx.,
10K Run - 5K Run/Walk - Thanksgiving Day Downtown San Diego. The race runs through the beautiful Gaslamp District and East Village and is the only downtown race in San Diego before sitting down for a feast.

SAN GABRIEL: City of San Gabriel Turkey Trot & Costume Contest has been canceled in 2021
Vincent Lugo Park
Wells & Prospect Ave.
San Gabriel, CA
1K Youth, 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run. Vincent Lugo Park. Best child costume and best group costume contest. 

TRABUCO CANYON:  Turkeys on Trails 5K, 10K & Lil' Turkeys 1 Mile Kids' Run November 9, 2019, 8 a.m. (no info 2021)
Rock It Racing Trabuco Canyon, CA
Irvine Regional Park and on the trails on Santiago Oaks Regional Park -- both courses are on trails and the 10K has some tough, hilly, technical sections.

VAN NUYS: Lake Balboa Turkey Trot  No info 2021
Thursday, November 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Woodley Park
6350 Woodley Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91316
Invigorating run around Lake Balboa Park with abundant trees and scenic views of the lake. Stay and enjoy the after race festivities, all runners receive a finishers medal. All children in 1K Gobble Gobble run will receive a medal.

WALNUT:  Thanksgiving Morning 1K, 5K Race COVID Canceled 2021
Thursday, November 28, 2019, 6:30 a.m.
Southern California Road Runners of Walnut
Creekside Park
780 Creekside Park
Walnut, CA 91789

WEAVERVILLE : 11th Annual Turkey Trot no info 2021
Location: Trinity High School Victory Lane Weaverville fundraiser for Trinity High School athletics.


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