Turkey Trots and Thanksgiving Races in SLC

Young female and male runners racing along track above city in valley
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Communities and nonprofits around northern Utah sponsor Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving Day races for charity or just for fun. A great Thanksgiving run with a few friends is a lovely way to get your blood moving before Thanksgiving lunch or dinner.

  • 01 of 09

    Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Time: 9:00 am

    Location: Lone Peak Park - Gazebo 10140 South 700 East

    Early Registration Deadline: November 8 at 6 pm

    Fee: $20/individual or $15/family member *

    Online: Registration closes on November 9 at 7 am!

    Late Registration: November 9 - 11

    Fee: $25/individual or $20/family member *

  • 02 of 09

    The Annual Turkey Triathlon put on by Weber State Campus Recreation includes a 5k run, 10k bike, 300yd swim, and is a reverse sprint distance to introduce participants to Triathlons. The race circles the Weber State Campus, which offers gorgeous views of the Wasatch Front as you run and bike. 

    The race will take place on November 4th, at 9 am. Start line and transition area for the race will be at Swenson Gym, Parking Lot A7 on Weber State Campus. 

  • 03 of 09

    The Annual Turkey Leg 5K and Kids 1K in Farmington, Utah will be held on Thanksgiving Day morning. Come burn some calories before the big feast.

    When: Thanksgiving Day - November 23, 2017
    Where: Heritage Park - 1591 North 1075 West (just west of Highway 89)  Farmington, UT
    Time: 5K - 9:00 a.m.; 1K - 10:00 a.m.
    Fee: 5K - $20.00 (includes beanie or cap); Kids 1K - $10.00 (includes prize & beanie or cap)
    Register: Open now at www.runnercard.com.

  • 04 of 09

    Since 1982, Runner's Corner & the Orem Fitness Center have sponsored the most prize-laden Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk in Utah. For a modest entry fee, participants receive a T-shirt, great post-race food, an excellent opportunity to win turkeys and pies, and guilt-free feasting the rest of the day! The event is on Thursday, Nov 23, 2017, at ​8:00 am.

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  • 05 of 09

    Be a part of one of Utah's longest "running" Thanksgiving Day events. It is on November 23, 2017, at 09:00 am.

    7500 S. 2700 E.
    Cottonwood Heights, UT  84121
    801-943-3190

  • 06 of 09

    Enjoying Thanksgiving Day doesn’t mean gaining a few extra pounds. So come burn a few calories and Run with an Attitude of Gratitude at the annual Utah Human Race on Thanksgiving morning!  The Utah Human Race is one of the largest 5K/10K events in the state—with an average of 5,500 participants annually! This family-fun race is traditionally held every year on Thanksgiving morning in conjunction with Utah Food Bank’s statewide Holiday Food & Fund Drive. Every sponsorship dollar and registration fee raised from the Utah Human Race goes to provide food and services to Utah communities statewide.

    When: Thursday, November 23, 2017
    Where: Draper Spectrum

  • 07 of 09

    Dress in "historically inaccurate" festival pilgrim shirts, bonnets, and hats for this festive fun themed Thanksgiving Day race hosted by the race folks at Thanksgiving Point. Start/Finish at Thanksgiving Point Gardens.

    Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 8:00 am

  • 08 of 09

    Join Tom Turkey for another fun run! You might win a pie or take home a turkey!

    November 23, 2017: Turkey 10K & Family 5K – 8:00 AM and Gobbler 1K – 8:45 AM.

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  • 09 of 09

    Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. What better way to start it off right than to grab your family members and come out and run for a great cause. What’s the cause?

    Course: Beautiful Jordan River Parkway Trail
    Date: Thanksgiving Morning
    Location: Lehi, Utah @ MATC
    Half Start: 8 a.m.
    5K Start: 8:30 a.m.
    Kid's Run Start: 11 a.m.