Running of the Turkeys


Event Date

Thu, Nov 27, 2014


Woodland, CA

About This Activity

Yolo Food Bank presents the 6th Annual Running of the Turkeys 5k Run & Walk

From serious runners to families with children, the Running of the Turkeys offers a fun experience, heightens awareness about hunger in Yolo County, and raises funds to support Yolo Food Bank in providing food to our hungry neighbors.

Here's the Dish for 2014...

Date: Thanksgiving morning ~ Thursday, November 27, 2014
Time: Race starts at 8:00 a.m.
Location: Downtown Woodland ~ Start and finish in historic Heritage Plaza located at 600 Main Street
Distance: 5K run and walk


  • Online, click here, until Monday, November 24 at 12 p.m.
  • At Yolo Food Bank office: 1244 Fortna Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776
  • By Mail click here to download registration form for mailing to: Yolo Food Bank, 1244 Fortna Avenue, Woodland, CA 95776

Registration Fees

  • This $30 registration fee can provide enough food for 81 meals!
  • Adults 13 & up, through November 7 ~ $30 
  • Adults 13 & up, November 8 through race day ~ $35
  • Ages 6-12, now through race day ~ $15
  • Ages 5 & under ~ Free

Please note: There is a small "convenience" fee for online registration. This fee covers the costs associated with using credit/debit cards and online processing. We strive to keep the fees as low as possible. We also offer entry by mail and in person at the Yolo Food Bank office in Woodland, as well as at Heritage Plaza on race day and the afternoon before the race.

Packet pick up
Wednesday, November 26, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving morning starting at 7:00 a.m.
BOTH dates pick up at Heritage Plaza in Woodland

Event Features

  • Timing: BuzzWord Productions ~ Disposable timing chips for better accuracy
  • Event T-shirt included with registration ~ size guaranteed if registered by November 7. NEW! Choice of ladies or mens t-shirt 
  • Post race refreshments and awards ceremony
  • NEW! Awards for both men and women top 3 race finishers and for individual age groups 13 to 80+ years old
  • NEW! Certified Race Course!

Other Fun Details

  • Prizes for largest registered team, best dressed team, best dressed individual, and best dressed kid. Prizes for 2 NEW surprise categories ~ judged by Yolo County VIPs.
  • Runners / walkers are encouraged to bring frozen turkeys and canned foods for donation on race day.


  • Donations are gratefully accepted even if you can't participate - give today at
  • Donations of canned food and frozen turkeys will be accepted at the event.

Calling Volunteers!

  • Find out how you can lend a hand at . We're recruiting 150+ volunteers to help plan, organize and run race day activities! 
  • Join the pre-race planning committee and help plan the event, and watch it progress to the end!

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