Race Day- Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22)
Can’t join us race day? Join our Virtual Run!
Sign up for the Virtual Run and choose your distance. Run in any location on Thanksgiving and we will mail you an official Riverside Turkey Trot t-shirt and medal. This is a great way to stay connected with friends and family on Thanksgiving. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Please note: All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The event will take place RAIN or SHINE.
Race Day Timeline
- 6:00am Race Day Registration Opens
- 7:00am 15K Start
- 8:45am 5K Start
- 9:30am Mini-Trot Kids Race Starts
- 9:45am Costume Contest and Awards Ceremony
- 9:45-11am Post Race Party
Pre-Race Warm Up
Join us for a pre-race warm up hosted by Riverside Fit 4 Mom! Get your heart pumping and your Thanksgiving calories burning!
Fairmount Park, Riverside
2601 Fairmount Blvd, Riverside, CA 92501
We strongly encourage carpooling. Race morning will be very busy. All parking is free and available in Fairmount Park at the following locations:
- Main Lot- Locust Street
- Dexter Dr. and Redwood Dr.
- Redwood Dr. and Banks Dr.
- Overflow Parking on Dexter Dr.
- Bowling Green Dr.
- Dexter Dr. in front of Golf Course
- CA National Guard Armory- 2501 Fairmount Blvd.
- Street/ Neighborhood parking
Race Distances for Big Turkeys:
The event features two distances:
- 15K (9.3 miles)
- 5K (3.1 miles)
The course starts and finishes at Fairmount Park and weaves through the historic streets of downtown Riverside. A large portion of the 15K course (approx. 6 miles) will take place along the Santa Ana River Trail.
Strollers are allowed on the 5K course only. Strollers will not be permitted on the 15K course route due to safety precautions.
Race Distance for Little Turkeys:
The Mini-Trot Kids Race will be a one-mile route around Fairmount Park.
Click here for course maps!