Fea99d60 95ae 4ecd bb43 df1cfd0b92e1

Riverside Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Fairmount Park 2601 Fairmount Blvd RiversideCA  92501
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Fairmount Park 2601 Fairmount Blvd RiversideCA  92501

About This Activity

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. 

Organizer Info

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®

Couch to 5K®

The best way to get new runners off the couch and across the finish line of their first 5K.

Available for iOS | Android


Map & Direction

Fairmount Park 2601 Fairmount Blvd RiversideCA  92501
Get Directions

Discuss This Activity