Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day 5K! The Boise TD5K brings family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Come dressed the part, and join runners, joggers and walkers for this lighthearted run. We can’t anticipate the weather, but we can guarantee fun.
2012 was a record-breaking year here in Boise and we're looking forward to an even better 2013. Thanks to your participation and food donations, nearly 2,500 pounds of food was collected for the Boise Rescue Mission and Turkey Day 5K Boise was able to make financial contributions to the following organizations:
Local Special Olympics Teams: Boise Community Stars and Ghostbusters • Boise Rescue Mission: City Light Home for Women and Children • Boy Scout Troop 49 • North Star Charter School • Boise YMCA Swim Team
A special thank you, too, to the supporting volunteers who helped make the event such a success for both TD5K participants and their organizations!
Want to be a part of this great event? Register today!
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Date: November 28, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Downtown Boise
Enjoy a scenic, flat 5K course with your family and friends! The course was designed to let runners and walkers experience downtown Boise in a unique, unhurried way. The TD5K starts on Main Street at Capital Blvd. and follows a very flat course around downtown.
Participants will be staged according to anticipated pace to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone. Strollers are allowed, but must line up behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed.
We know you want to get together with your friends and family for this festive event, so spend less time in line at packet pickup by using a group pickup name during the registration process. We'll match the group names and put all packets together in advance for easier pickup.
Boise Rescue Mission and Local Special Olympics Teams
Proceeds from the Boise Turkey Day 5K benefit the Boise Rescue Mission's City Light Home for Women and Children, as well as our local Special Olympics teams. Special Olympians from the Boise Community Stars and Ghostbusters teams will be on course serving Thanksgiving holiday cheers at the aid station and finish line.
Please help us fill up the local area food banks by donating non-perishable food items at packet pickup and in the start area on Thanksgiving morning.
A Thank You Note to 2012 Participants
"The Boise Community Stars Athletes had a great season, with your support they ran in 33 races, covering 9,950 meters. They brought home 7 gold medals, 11 silver medals, 10 bronze medals and 4 fourth place ribbons. Thank you SO much for making this possible!" —Pam Twilegar, Boise Community Stars
7 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race day registration and packet pickup at US Bank plaza
8:45 a.m. Stretching led by lululemon
9 a.m 5K starts
New for 2013, we will have ChronoTrack live timing for this year's event! The top 10 male and female runners will receive a commemorative Turkey Day 5K prize and all finishers will enjoy Great Harvest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and hot chocolate or coffee from Goldy's Corner.
Raffle & Costume Prizes
The winners of this year's many raffle prizes will be drawn prior to race day, to help make sure you're not late for your family's feast. Be sure to register in advance if you want to qualify, and look for the raffle prize board in the finish area to see if you were a winner! This will also leave more time to see all those awesome costumes up on stage for official judging. Prizes will be awarded to the best youth and adult costumes, based on judging by the Ghostbuster and Boise Community Stars athletes.
Participant and volunteer parking is available at the Eastman Parking garage for free. It is located on Main Street between 8th and 9th street. All metered street parking is free.
Race Director & Volunteer Coordinator