Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day 5K! Since 1989, the TD5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fun.
Like the temperature of your bird in the oven, the price increases the closer we come to Thanksgiving dinner, so register today for Turkey Day 5K 2013 to receive best pricing!
|Category||Nov 23 - Feb 1||Feb 2 - Aug 1||Aug 2 - Oct 1||Oct 2 - Nov 22||Nov 23 - Nov 28|
|Life Time Member||$20||$25||$30||$34||$49|
|Youth 5K (17 & under)||$20||$20||$20||$20||$20|
Date: November 28, 2013
Time: 8 a.m.
Location: Downtown Minneapolis
Personalized race bibs available! Create a custom, 12-character name or message on your 2013 Turkey Day race bib. Offer expires September 2, so register today!
The TD5K starts near the Life Time Fitness Target Center and offers up close views of City Hall, the Metrodome, the Guthrie Theater, Gold Medal Park and the Mighty Mississippi River.
Start on North 4th Street, turn left on Portland Avenue, turn right on South 2nd Street, turn left of 11th Avenue South, turn left onto West River Parkway, turn left on North 4th Avenue, turn left on North 1st Street, turn right on 1st Avenue North to the finish line.
River City Rhythm will be cheering you on and drumming away at the Gold Medal Park Spectator Zone.
Strollers are allowed, but must line up behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed.
Kids ages 3–8 years old will enjoy the Kids Carnival featuring fun fitness activities and games, plus their very own indoor Turkey Day Kids K. Each child will receive a long sleeve Turkey Day 5K shirt (arrive early to ensure their shirt size) and snacks. Grover from Sesame Street Live will also be on hand to play with the kids and cheer them on in their race.
The carnival runs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Life Time Fitness Target Center club. Admission is $5 per child, and at least one parent/legal guardian must be registered in the Turkey Day 5K. Registration for the Kids Carnival is only available the morning of the race.
The Turkey Day Kids K is an indoor fun run that will be held at the Life Time Fitness Target Center Club. Starting with the youngest participants, the kids will run on our indoor track.
Kids K Race Times
8:45 a.m. 3- and 4-year-olds will run 1 lap around the track
9 a.m. 5- and 6-year-olds will run 2 laps around the track
9:15 a.m. 7- and 8-year-olds will run 3 laps around the track
Registration is available only the morning of the event.
Second Harvest Heartland
The Life Time Turkey Day 5K joined forces with Second Harvest Heartland to collect 733 pounds in 2006. By 2009 we collected more that 10,000 pounds of food. This year we are hoping to collect more than 15,000 pounds of food for the less fortunate in our community. We are very thankful to all past and future participants whose generous donations allow us to serve Minnesota residents in need.
6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Race day registration and packet pickup at the Target Center, Concourse 3 (600 1st Ave, Minneapolis)
7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Kids Carnival
8 a.m. 5K starts
This is a fun run so a display clock will be at the start and finish. No official results will be kept.
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female participants immediately following the race.
The Turkey Day 5K starts and finishes near the Life Time Fitness Target Center, located in the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis.
600 North 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
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When coming down to the Turkey Day 5K, there are three tips people should remember to minimize delays and maximize their enjoyment of the event.
There are many parking lots and ramps throughout downtown within a short walk. The ABC and Hawthorne Ramps adjacent to Target Center are great options.
Northstar’s Target Field Station, adjacent to the new ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, can provide a critical connection for runners, including Hiawatha Light Rail service to the airport and Mall of America, as well as bus service from the nearby 5th Street Transit Center.
Contact us with questions!