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Santa Rosa Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2024 Santa Rosa, CA 95404 US


What time do the races start? And where is the start?

Santa Rosa Turkey Trot takes place at Old Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa on Thanksgiving morning (directions). There are 3 events start and finish there. The start times:

  • The FAST TURKEY starts at 8:00 am is meant for runners who intend to finish in under 40 minutes.
  • The Festive 5k starts at 8:40 am is meant for folks aren't in as much of a hurry. 
  • The TINY TURKEY starts at 9am and is for our littlest ones. This is a romp around the grassy area in Old Courthouse Square and is about 100 yards, tops. 

Where do I park on race day? Does it cost anything?

Parking is free in the city garages on Thanksgiving Day. We highly recommend parking at Garage 12 (555 B. Street). Here are directions. This location is ideal because of the street closures. You can get in and out easily and you'll descend right into the start area!

Can I volunteer?

Yes, please do! Great volunteers are what makes this event wonderful. You can sign up here. 

What stuff do I get?

Each racer receives a custom long-sleeve Santa Rosa Turkey Trot shirt and a custom bib and a GREAT morning! Register before November 5 and your bib will have your name on it.

Can I run with my dog? How about strollers?

Yes, we are dog-friendly! We do ask that you start near the back and use your best judgment with the crowd. We are also stroller-friendly!

When and where do I pick up my shirt and bib?

You have three chances: 

        • Tuesday, November 21 Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, 720 Third Street Santa Rosa 10am - 6pm
        • Wednesday, November 22 Fleet Feet Santa Rosa, 720 Third Street Santa Rosa 10am - 5pm
        • Thursday, November 23 6:30- 8:30am at the Start/Finish, Old Courthouse Square (directions - see our note about parking in Garage 12 on race morning.)

Will you just mail everything to me?

We will not be mailing shirts and bibs. Contact us if you have a special request.

Are there Virtual Races?

We are not currently planning a Virtual Race for 2023.

Should I wear my turkey suit?

Oh yes! You absolutely should! We will choose folks in costume for special gifts on race day. Post yourself running in turkey garb and tag us at #santarosaturkeytrot and we may send you something nifty. 

Will there be prizes for the winners?

There are prizes for the top three male and female finishers (13 and above) and the top three young male and female finishers (0 - 12).

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