101 South Palm Canyon
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Running > 5k

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Event Description

#RunPalmSprings! Make room for that extra piece of pie by running the best Thanksgiving race in the desert - Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot in iconic Palm Springs, California on Thanksgiving morning at 8AM.  Start and finish downtown, in perfect racing weather, on beautiful Palm Canyon. Enjoy this fast and flat certified course that starts and finishes on beautiful Palm Canyon. 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 Senior 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 Holiday Series - Our Halloween Race, THE GRAVEYARD 5K, our Thanksgiving Race, RUNNING WILD'S WILD TURKEY TROT and our Christmas Race, the SANTA PAWS 5K and earn yourself an EXTRA SPECIAL HOLIDAY SERIES MEDAL!

Event details and schedule


The 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, etc. and vie for special trophies for the first costumed holiday finishers.  Keep an eye out for Santa Claus who will be there to welcome in the holiday season!


Finisher medals for all!  Age group medals awarded 3 deep in 5 year age categories through 85+.  Trophies for top 3 finishers male, female and 4-legged. Special trophy for top finishing fully costumed runners 1st, 2nd and 3rd.


Super cool long sleeved tech T-shirt included with registration for all 5K participants.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd from 11AM - 5PM at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs or on race morning, onsite beginning at 6:30AM.  Race begins at 8AM. Late registraton will also be available at packet pick-up and race morning.


Off-site parking available in city parking structure and on surrounding streets.

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