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November 23, 2023


Downtown Palm Springs • 100 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Palm SpringsCA  92262 Organized by P.S. Marathon Runners

About this event

It's the Palm Springs WILD TURKEY TROT 5K - the largest turkey trot in the desert!  Join us Thanksgiving morning and start out the season of gratitude!  ALL participants recieve a race bib, gender specific long sleeve t-shirt, zany turkey hat and awesome finisher medal!  Run this trot and Southland Events PS Tramroad Challenge and earn yourself a BONUS medal!

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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.
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 as well as other important local causes. This race is brought to you by the Palm Springs Marathon Runners with a reputation of awesome themed races supporting local charities! Complete Southlands Events Palm Springs TRAMROAD CHALLENGE and our Palm Springs WILD TURKEY TROT 5K and receive a BONUS medal post race!

Event Information

The Palm Springs TURKEY TROT 5K takes place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23rd 2023. The event will start at 8:00 am at the corner of Tahquitz & Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Race Day Location: 100 N. Palm Canyon
(in front of Starbuck Reserve Coffee)

Course Info

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!

Packet Pickup

Location: Ruth Hardy Park parking lot at 700 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs 92262
Dates: Tuesday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 22nd 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 18,19, 20 from Noon - 4pm for anyone who registers prior to November 15th.


Beautiful finisher medals for all!
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.
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! These are gender specific and kids sizes, too!

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.

More Information

Feel free to contact Molly Thorpe, Certified Race Director at psmarathonrunners@gmail.com or (760) 413-6508 (you can also use the links in Contact Details section above) with any race-related questions.


Downtown Palm Springs

100 N. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262 Palm SpringsCA  92262

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