November 23, 2017 7:30am to 10:30am

On November 23rd, 2017 join 7,500+ participants and spectators in Balboa Park for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K!  The turkey trot begins at 7:30am!

San Diego has the country's 4th largest homeless population, and also is tied for the lowest vacancy rates in the country. The result is that too many of our neighbors are being pushed to life on the streets. This lifestyle does not allow our neighbors to meet their full potential.

Thanksgiving Day 5K is not only the most fun turkey trot in town, it also generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joe's Villages' efforts to provide and serve close to 1 Million Meals each year!

Event Address: 

Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Race Description:

San Diego's original and longest-standing Thanksgiving Day turkey trot. Join over 7,500 participants and spectators for one of the most family-oriented holiday traditions!

Event offers a Post Race Festival featuring: Live Music, Beer Garden, Costume Contest and Award Ceremonies. Most importantly, this event provides a great atmosphere for your family to participate in the beauty of giving back to others.


Proceeds from this event will go towards helping Father Joe's Villages prepare and serve over 1 million meals to our homeless neighbors in need.


Fun Runner (Untimed)

Adult (18+): $42    |    Youth (17 & Under): $39    |    Military (Active/Veteran, 18+): $35

Speedy Turkey (timed)

Adult (18+): $45    |    Youth (17 & Under): $42    |    Military (Active/Veteran, 18+): $38


  • 6:30AM -  Registration opens at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park & Pancake Breakfast - $5 per plate
  • 6:30AM -  Roman Catholic Mass at stage in Plaza De Panama (Optional)
  • 7:35AM -  Speedy Turkey (Timed) Race Begins
  • 7:40AM -  Fun Runner (Untimed) Race Begins
  • 7:45AM -  Registration Closes
  • 8:15AM -  Start Line is Closed - NO MORE RUNNERS
  • 8:30AM - Post Race Festival


Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

Packet Pickup:

At Road Runner Sports in Kearny Mesa

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd 10:00AM – 5:00PM

  • BONUS! You'll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! OR join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don't miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! Restrictions apply. See store for details.


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