Thanksgiving Day 5K - Race Details

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.


Fun Runner (Untimed)

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

Speedy Turkey (timed)

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


  • 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

Event Address: 

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


Packet Pickup:

Wednesday, Nov. 22nd 11:00AM – 6:00PM at Road Runner Sports in Kearny Mesa: 5553 Copley Dr, San Diego, CA 92111roadrunner.jpg

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. 

Course Map:

#NeighborRun #1MillionMeals

Thank you to our generous event sponsors & supporters: