About This Race
Make room for that extra piece of pie by completing the Palm Springs Wild Turkey Trot in iconic Palm Springs, California on Thanksgiving morning. This is a fast and flat certified course where world records are meant to be broken! Start and finish downtown, in perfect racing weather, on beautiful Palm Canyon.
WE PROMISE YOU MORE BLING THAN ANY OF THE OTHER DESERT TURKEY DAY RACES!
All participants receive a long sleeved tech t-shirt, finisher medal, free finisher photo download and wild turkey hat! A portion of your entry supports the Mizell Center's Meals on Wheels Program, providing food for homebound seniors. This race is brought to you by the Palm Springs Marathon Runners with a reputation of awesome themed races supporting local charities! Complete the Palm Springs Trifecta (Run for Ike 5K, P.S. Wild Turkey Trot 5K, Santa Paws 5K) and receive a BONUS medal!
The Palm Springs TURKEY TROT 5K takes place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 24th, 2022. The event will start at 8:00 am at the corner of Tahquitz & Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Race Day Location: 110 N. Palm Canyon
(in front of Starbuck Reserve Coffee)
This 5K certified course is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly and starts and finishes in downtown Palm Springs on iconic Palm Canyon. Run through beautiful neighborhoods on this fast and flat course. Show your holiday spirit and run as a turkey, pilgrim or in another festive outfit. Keep an eye out for Santa Claus who will be there to welcome in the holiday season!
Location: Ruth Hardy Park parking lot at 700 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs 92262
Dates: Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd from 11AM - 4PM
Look for the Palm Springs Marathon Runners pop-up tent for pick-up.
Packet pick-up will also be available race morning, on site, at 100 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262 beginning at 6:30AM. Race begins promptly at 8AM.
Late registration will also be available at packet pick-up and race morning.
**Special EARLY BIRD packet pick-up on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, November 19, 20 and 21 from 11am - 4pm for anyone who registers prior to November 16th.
Awards Age group medals awarded 3 deep in 5 year age categories through 90+. Trophies for top 3 finishers male, female, challenged athletes, teams, strollers and 4-legged friends.
Finisher medals for all!
Special trophies for our TOP TEN FINISHERS!
**BONUS medal for participants who finish BOTH our Palm Springs WILD TURKEY TROT 5K and the Palm Springs TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE.
Super cool long sleeved tech T-shirt featuring our favorite turkey, Lucky, included with registration for all 5K participants!
Race Day Parking
Off-site parking available in city parking structure located at 235 S. Indian Canyon Drive (intersection of Indian Canyon and Baristo) and on surrounding streets and businesses.
Feel free to contact Molly Thorpe, Certified Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 413-6508 (you can also use the links in Contact Details section above) with any race-related questions.