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Turkey Day Boise


2015 registration is now open. We hope to see you for another fun Turkey Day Run this year!


Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the Turkey Day Run Boise! The Turkey Day Run Boise 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 PACKET PICKUP AT GEORGE'S CYCLE OR 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!


BONUS: When you bring non-perishable food items to packet pickup you will be entered into a special drawing to be announced as we get closer to turkey day.

Entry Fees

Category Dec 1 - Dec 31 Feb 2 - Aug 10 Aug 11 - Nov 25 Nov 26
Adult 5K $20 $25 $30 $35
Youth 5K (17 & under) $10 $12 $12 $12

Life Time members receive a $5 discount just by entering your member number during registration. Life Time members can also redeem your LT BUCK$ to register.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup allows you to have extra time to relax on Thanksgiving morning, gives you the opportunity to show off your fun shirt and offers a chance to enter into a drawing. Advanced packet pickup is available at George's Cycles on Front Street (251 E. Front Street, Boise, ID 83702) located just east of the Downtown Boise Winco and can be accessed easily from Front or Myrtle. At packet pickup you will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing that will be held each day. The earlier you come pick up your packet, the more chances you have to win!


Packet pickup will be at George's Cycles (Front Street) on the following dates:

Saturday, November 21: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (10% off everything in the store for all Turkey Day Run registrants)
Sunday, November 22: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday, November 23: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


If you do need to pick up your packet on Thanksgiving, please plan to arrive very early to give yourself enough time to get to the start area by 9 a.m.



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.


REMINDER: Please help us fill up the Boise Rescue Mission Food Bank by bringing non-perishable food items to packet pickup and the start area on Thanksgiving morning.



Date: November 26, 2015

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Downtown Boise

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Too Stuffed to Race?


Be a volunteer!


Volunteers are essential to the Turkey Day 5K. Come out to cheer, encourage and support your family, friends and other athletes all before you butter your yams.


Please email us for more information. We can't have this event without YOU! 



Free with Registration


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

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 6th Street, heads through downtown and finishes on Capitol Blvd. and Idaho Street. Enjoy the finish area fun in front of City Hall.


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.

2014 Course Map
2015 course map coming soon. 

Race Timing


The 2015 event offers the choice of a timed run or a run just for fun.


Results & Photos


Having fun is a win in our book! But if you're looking for results and photos, check them out:
> View the results and photos

Schedule of Events - Please Bring Canned Goods!


Please note the schedule below is tentative, and times are subject to change.


Race Day
6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Race-day registration and packet pickup
8:30 a.m. Thank you presentation from Boise Rescue Mission and Special Olympics
• 8:45 a.m. Warm up by lululemon
• 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.


Goodies and gift certificates for all finishers 12 and under! For those choosing to be timed, look for the results kiosk in the finish area. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers in the following categories at the results tent immediately following the event:‚Äč


  • 4 and under
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-15
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+



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.




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

All metered street parking is free on Thanksgiving Day. All downtown Boise garages will have a $5 maximum fee for parking.


Nearby garages include:
Eastman Garage: Main and 9th
City Centre Garage: Front and 9th
Myrtle Street Garage: Myrtle and 8th

Food Donation & Community Support


Boise Rescue Mission and Local Special Olympics Teams
Proceeds from the Turkey Day Run Boise 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.

> We want to thank you all for your donations and support!


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.


Contact Us



Keith Hughes

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