Thu November 26, 2020 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready

5k Run

11/26 7:30AM PST

1 Mile Walk (Not Timed)

11/26 7:30AM PST

Good news Bakersfield runners and walkers!  The Turkey Day Run is going LIVE! with in-person running.  We have been approved by Kern County and the City of Bakersfield to host our 3rd Annual Bakersfield Turkey Day Run - Thanksgiving morning!  Please see our mandatory Covid-19 Protocols for Running Events below.

Turkey Day Run Fun

Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with family. Make this event your Thanksgiving Day tradition that the whole family will enjoy, with plenty of free parking, largest family contest, Timed 5k or non-timed 1 Mile Run/walk!  (Due to County protocols no youths under 18 permitted in the timed 5k event)

Enjoy great amenities such as:

  • Long Sleeve Thanksgiving theme shirts!  

  • Turkey Day Run Medallion!

  • 4" personal PIE for every Finisher!

  • Neck Gaiter!

  • Personal Hand Sanitizer!

  • Age Group Winners for 5k (Awards mailed)

  • Music!

Age based pricing of $25 for ages 9 and under automatically applied during registration!  

Strollers are welcome but for the safety of all please no pets.

All Donations benefit: Bakersfield's CAPK Food Bank.  



Protocols that MUST be agreed to during the registration process.  

  • At the time of the event if you are infected by COVID-19 or knowingly been in contact with someone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days you will withdraw from the event.
  • Due to County Health regulations, no youth under the age of 18 is permitted to enter the 5k event.  There is no age restrictions for the 1 mile walk.
  • No shirt exchanges permitted.
  • Arrival times will be issued to participants to maintain participant limits and promote Social Distancing.  DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME.
  • You agree to a Contact-free temperature check prior to entering the event space. A person with a body temperature reading of 100.4 or more degrees will not be permitted to enter.
  • You agree to maintain a social distance of 6’ from others.
  • You are required to use face-masks when not running, participants walking the 1 mile event are required to wear face-masks at all times including during the walk.
  • You will be released to run in 10 second intervals
  • No spectators or guests will be permitted, unless a participating minor is being accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • There will be no festival of any kind before or after event. No tables or chairs will be available.
  • There will be no awards ceremony or handing out of any awards. All awards will be mailed.
  • There will be no results posted at event site. All results will be available on-line and texted to participant.
  • Participants agree to leave event area immediately after completing event. You may not wait for a participant to complete their event.

Packet Pickup will be held at:
Sole 2 Soul
9000 Ming Ave, Bakersfield
Wednesday Nov 25th

The Park at River Walk
11298 Stockdale
Bakersfield, CA US 93311
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Bakersfield Turkey Day Run.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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