Do you know the average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day?
Yeah, just digest that for a minute.
Add holiday travel time (sitting in a car) and not starting the day with a fitness activity and that’s a recipe for weight gain, lethargy and downright crankiness!
We want to encourage you and your family to create a NEW tradition on Thanksgiving morning. Sign up the cousins, aunts, uncles and the whole family for a HEALTHY activity BEFORE the Thanksgiving feast. No matter what your fitness level or ability is, we want you to get out and DO SOMETHING to counteract those holiday calories.
The course starts and finishes in Fairmount Park with a scenic run through the historic streets of downtown Riverside and the Mission Inn. Be sure to stick around the next day and catch the "Switch on Ceremony" of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa's Festival of Lights.
Event details and schedule
Race Day Timeline- Thanksgiving Day
6:00am Race Day Registration Opens
7:00am 15K Start
7:45am Beer Garden Opens
8:45am 5K Start
9:30am Mini-Trot Kids Race Starts
9:45am Costume Contest and Awards Ceremony
9:45-11am Post Race Party
Fairmount Park, Riverside
2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501
Parking will be located at Fairmount Park and the surrounding streets. Parking is free but limited. We strongly encourage carpooling.
Race Distances for Big Turkeys:
The event features two distances:
15K (9.3 miles)
5K (3.1 miles)
The course weaves through the historic streets of downtown Riverside with portions of the run passing the iconic Mission Inn and local state parks.
Race Distance for Little Turkeys:
The Mini-Trot Kids Race will be a one-mile route around Fairmount Park.
All participants will receive:
Professionally timed finisher results
Commemorative technical fabric t-shirt
Age group awards
Post race refreshments and more!
*First 200 participants to register receive a special gift
Grab your holiday party pants and bring on the costumes!
We want to see your best turkeys, pilgrims, Indians and any other crazy ideas you have. The more CREATIVE, the better!
Prizes will be awarded to best individual costume and best group costumes.