Riverside Turkey Trot

2601 Fairmount Blvd
Riverside, CA 92501

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Join us for the 2nd Annual Riverside Turkey Trot!

We are “Bringing it Home for the Holidays.”

Race Distances:

  • 15K
  • 5K
  • Combo Run- 15K and 5K
  • Mini-Trot Kids race.


Do you know the average person consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day?

Yeah, just digest that for a minute.

We want to encourage you and your family to create a NEW tradition on Thanksgiving morning. Sign the entire family for a HEALTHY activity BEFORE the Thanksgiving feast. We want you to get out and DO SOMETHING to counteract those holiday calories. *This event is for all fitness levels and abilities.

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 starts and finishes at Fairmount park and weaves through the historic streets of downtown Riverside. Portions of the 15K course run along The Santa Ana River Trail.

Race Distance for Little Turkeys:

The Mini-Trot Kids Race will be a one-mile route around Fairmount Park.

(Ages 3-12)


All participants will receive:

  • Professionally timed finisher results
  • Commemorative technical fabric t-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Age group awards
  • Post race refreshments and more!

*First 200 participants to register receive a special gift

Costume Contest

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. 

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