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Turkey Day Boise – 11.27.14

Thanks to all of our 2013 participants and volunteers! It was a beautiful morning in downtown Boise for so many friends and families to come together, and to be thankful for all that we have and help others! You helped us donate $10,000 to local non-profit organizations. We can't wait to see you again in 2014.


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. 


And remember to PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS TO THE START AREA ON THANKSGIVING MORNING to help us fill up the Boise Rescue Mission and City Light Home for Women and Children pantries!

Entry Fees

Category Dec 1 - Dec 31 Feb 2 - Aug 8 Aug 9 - Oct 1 Oct 2 - Nov 26 Nov 27
Adult 5K $20 $25 $30 $35 $40
Youth 5K (17 & under) $10 $12 $12 $12 $15

Free with Registration

All adult Turkey Day 5K Boise participants will receive a shirt with their race registration! Shirts will be available at pre-race packet pickup and at the race.

Register for Thanksgiving 2014!

Date: November 27, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Downtown Boise


2013 Results & Photos

Thanks for joining us in 2013!


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Pre-Race Packet Pickup

With the additional parking and extra goodies, pre-race packet pickup allows extra time to relax a little longer on Thanksgiving morning. Packet pickup will be held at Whole Foods Market. A parking lot next to the store will be available for use in addition to the store lot. Participants who pick up their packets at Whole Foods will receive their event shirt and race bib with timing chip. Packet pickup times will be announced closer to the event date.


If you're registered under a group pickup name, please check in with this name at any of the packet pickups to quickly get all of the bibs and shirts for everyone in your group.

Course Description


Enjoy a scenic, 5K course with your family and friends in Downtown Boise! Walk, jog, or run along the flat course, which starts on Main Street at Capitol Blvd, heads through downtown, and finishes back in front of City Hall on Capitol Blvd.


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. Leashed dogs are also permitted, and pet owners must line up with their dogs behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed.

Course Map



Thanksgiving morning is usually chilly, but we can't anticipate the exact weather. Dress yourself and your little ones warmly. Last year there were many chilly hands and feet, so be prepared. Hats are a great way to stay warm. We will be waiting at the finish with hot chocolate, coffee, muffins and cookies.

Race Timing


The 2014 event will be timed. More details will be available on race timing closer to race day.

Good Donation & Community Support


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.


Food Donations
Please help us fill up the local area food banks by donating non-perishable food items in the start area on Thanksgiving morning.


Want to learn more about how the Turkey Day Run provides community support?
> Check out our charity infographic



We're delighted to have the support of our wonderful sponsors! Click here to view the complete list.

Schedule of Events - Please Bring Canned Goods!

Please not the schedule below is tentative, and times are scheduled to change.


Race Day
• 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race-day registration and packet pickup.
• 9 a.m 5K starts


Race Photos
We will be taking photos in the start and finish areas and out on the course. We will also be taking photos of groups of family and friends in a designated spot near the finish area. These family and friends photos will be available for free download after the race.


Awards will be given to the top 10 adult and the top 5 youth participants. Top 3 participants in the following age groups will also receive an award:

  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-17
  • 18-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-65
  • 65-69
  • 70+


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!


All metered street parking is free on Thanksgiving Day. The Eastman garage, located at Main Street between 8th and 9th Street, will be available primarily for complimentary volunteer parking; early bird participants might find a spot left. All other downtown Boise garages will have a $5 maximum fee for parking.


Other nearby garages include:
City Centre Garage at Front and 9th
Myrtle Street Garage at Myrtle and 8th

Contact Us



Lisa Spenner

Race Director & Volunteer Coordinator