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Thu November 28, 2024 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$54.75 $38.85 8:00AM PST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

1 Mile Walk (Not Timed)

$54.75 $38.85 8:00AM PST Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT

Virtual Run

$54.75 Registration ends November 28, 2024 at 11:59pm PST


Welcome to the 6th annual Bakersfield Turkey Day Run!

What a great way to start your Thanksgiving!  Run or walk on Thanksgiving morning and then eat your Thanksgiving feast guilt free. We are offering a long sleeve Thanksgiving shirt and a Finisher's Medallion to all participants.

Event takes place at The Park at River Walk.  FREE PARKING!

Race takes place rain or shine!  No refunds!


Second race in the Classic Holiday Run Series!

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! 

Enjoy great amenities such as:

~ Long Sleeve Thanksgiving theme shirts!  

~ Turkey Day Run Medallion!

~ Donuts for every Finisher!

~ Age Group Winners for 5k! 

~ Overall Male & Female Prize Purse!

~ Gobble & Strut Contest!

~ Music!

~ Second Race in the Classic Holiday Run Series!


Special discount 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.  


Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) Food Bank

Your donation will move us closer to our goal of ensuring that children, families, and seniors of Kern County continue to receive nutritious food. Please donate during registration to support the CAPK Food Bank.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be held at:
Sole 2 Soul
9000 Ming Ave, Bakersfield
Wednesday Nov 27th

If you cannot make it to Wed's pick up you can pick up event morning starting at 7 am.

Event Day Schedule

Thanksgiving Day Schedule
7:00am late packet pickup begins
7:45am Costume, Gobble Contest, Spirit Award (largest registered group)
8:00am races start in waves

Please don't be late!  The Turkey can wait!


The Park at River Walk
11298 Stockdale
Bakersfield, CA US 93311

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