Thu November 23, 2023 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
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Sorry, the Bakersfield Turkey Day Run is SOLD-OUT!


Welcome to the 5th 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 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 Holiday Run Series!


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.  


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 22rd

If you cannot make it to Wed's pick up you can pick up event morning starting at 6:30 am.

Event Day Schedule

Thanksgiving Day Schedule
6:30am late packet pickup begins
7:15am Costume, Gobble Contest, Spirit Award (largest registered group)
7:30am races start in waves

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


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

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

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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