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Davis Turkey Trot

Sat November 23, 2024 Davis, CA 95616 US Directions



$43.40 $39.16 8:05AM PST - 10:00AM PST Registration Opens August 10, 2024 at 12:00am PDT


$43.40 $39.16 9:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Registration Opens August 10, 2024 at 12:00am PDT

Half Marathon

$75.20 $67.78 7:50AM PST - 12:00PM PST Registration Opens August 10, 2024 at 12:00am PDT
Open to ages 15 - 99.

2 Mile

$32.80 $29.62 8:25AM PST - 10:00AM PST Includes (optional) Dog Division & prizes for Top Dogs

Kids Fun Run: 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile, 1/4 Mile & Toddler Trot (200 yd)

$10.54 10:30AM PST - 12:00PM PST 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile, 1/4 Mile, & Toddler Trot Fun Runs. Kids Fun Runs are not timed. All finishers receive a finisher's gift.
Open to ages 12 and under.

Support Runner or Sighted Guide for 2M/5K/10K/Half Adaptive Division Entrant

$14.78 8:05AM PST - 12:00PM PST Select this category only if you are a support runner/walker, sighted guide, or companion runner for an entrant in an Adaptive Division (e.g. Visually Impaired, Pushed Wheelchair, Duo Team, etc). One support runner/walker per Adaptive entrant.
Open to ages 16 - 99.

Virtual Participant

$43.40 $39.16 Virtual Participants can pick up race packet on Friday, 11/18 at packet pick up. If packet is not picked up, it will be mailed 11/22-27. Virtual participants can complete 2 mile, 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon distance.

Both 5K and 10K Events

$73.08 8:05AM PST - 12:00PM PST For people who would like to participate in both the 5K and 10K, select this option so that you only receive one t-shirt and save $12. Participants in this division will be issued a 5K bib and should use this for both races. There is no medal specific to participating in both races and no combined time offered, but participant will receive the 5K/10K finisher medal. Participants in this category will be eligible as usual for prizes in each the 5K and 10K. 

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Civic Center Park
6th and B Streets
Davis, CA US 95616


We offer multiple events and distances, with something for every age group and ability. On event morning, along with an enjoyable run or walk through Davis’ residential neighborhoods and greenbelts, participants enjoy our post-race expo, with refreshments and samples from vendors. Prizes for timed events to overall winners as well as the top three finishers in each category. Prizes to top finishers in special divisions for 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Half. 




2024 Start Times

2024 times are subject to change

7:50 AM - Half Marathon
8:05 AM - 5K

8:25 AM - 2 MILE 
9:00 AM - 10K 
Last Updated 1/8/24

Saturday, November 23, 2024

7:50 AM – Half Marathon
8:05 AM – 5K Run or Walk
8:25 AM – 2 Mile Run or Walk
9:00 AM – 10K Run or Walk
10:30 AM – Kids Events


Race Venue: Civic Center Park | Corner 7th and B Streets 
Google Map:  

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Friday, November 22 from 2-6pm at Civic Center Park
Lines will be longest at the beginning; arrive 3pm + to avoid
Friday Parking: Senior Center on 7th Street or street parking

Saturday (Race Day Pick Up): 6:30 am onwards at Civic Center Park
Arrive at registration 60-75 minutes early if picking up race day
Saturday parking: Downtown streets or at Davis High School
(suggested) and walk down B Street from 14th to 7th Street

2023 Race results:  

Divisions and Amenities

2 MILE/5K/10K/HALF Entries: Includes chip timing and eligibility for age group awards, long sleeve technical t-shirt (opt-out if you prefer no tshirt), and a finisher medal.  Age division awards in five-year age groups. Prizes to the top three finishers by gender in special divisions; prizes for "top dogs" in the 2 Mile. Tentatively, special divisions offered for 2024 will be: Adaptive Athlete, Cancer Champions Survivor Division, Dog Division, Stroller Division, UC Davis - Student, Faculty/Staff or Alumni, and US Military Veteran.  One may enter only one special division. Special division entry does not remove a person from their typical age group (it acts as a secondary division). Participants are eligible to win both age group and special division prizes. See bottom of page for more info. 

Half Marathon: This 13.1 mile course (same route as 2023) starts at 7:50 a.m. and travels through Downtown Davis, the Cannery, into the country via F Street and Road 29, and through the Davis greenbelts, finishing on B Street at the same finish line as the other races. Pacers will be present to help you achieve your goal finish time. Water stops are every two miles (approx.). Course cut-off is 3 hours and 45 minutes. If you are not on track to finish within this timeframe, you will be offered a ride back to the finish line.  There are two "hills" on the half marathon route: 1) Covell Blvd overpass after the Cannery (to go up and over the train tracks) and 2) the footbridge to cross Covell and enter Community Park, near Catalina Ave. For the most part this is a very flat course. 

Virtual Entries: Includes packet mailing via USPS (packets sent postrace), commemorative bib number, long sleeve technical t-shirt (opt-out if you prefer no tshirt), and finisher medal. Virtual Entrants will be emailed information about how to upload their time to our results server. Complete your virtual run or walk anytime between November 1 and December 15th. Virtual entrants may pick up their packets at packet pick up 11/22  if desired.

Kids Fun Run Entries: A non-competitive, un-timed fun run with multiple distances. Exact distances and logistics for the Kids Fun Runs in 2024 TBA. 

Adaptive Divisions for the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon.  Divisions offered are: Wheelchair, Visually Impaired, Limb Difference, Duo Team (A duo team is comprised of an able-bodied runner or walker pushing a non-ambulatory person in a customized racing wheelchair),  Intellectual Disability, and Other Disability (any disability not included in above). The top three male, female, and nonbinary finishers in each adaptive division will receive a prize. Entrants in the adaptive divisions will be listed in the standard results list and will be eligible for age group awards/rankings, except for those participating in the Wheelchair divisions, who will be listed separately and also eligible for overall awards.

Guides/Support Runners for Adaptive Entrants: If you are a sighted guide for a visually impaired participant, or a support runner/walker for an entrant in an adaptive category (Limb Difference, Duo Team, Intellectual Impairment, or Visually Impaired), please do not enter the adaptive division. Support Runners (including sighted guides) for entrants in the Visually Impaired, Limb Difference, Duo Team, or Intellectual Impairment divisions must be registered for the event either as a standard paid entrant or as a support runner. Entering as a support runner is is offered at reduced charge. To register for the support runner/walker category, select "Support Runner" choice at registration (end of list). Those registering as a support runner will not be eligible for age group awards nor be ranked by age.   A race t-shirt and medal are included.    (No support runner entry available for wheelchair entrants except for pushed wheelchairs).  In the case that support runners  wish to receive the full race experience (eligible for awards, ranked by age division, etc) in that case they should register for the distance they are going to run/walk (2 mile, 5K, etc) instead of as a Support Runner, but be sure to not enter an Adaptive Division. Email with any questions prior to registering.  

- We suggest that support runners/walkers and guides wear high visibility clothing or a vest indicating that they are a guide or a support runner. However, it is not required. 
- Please do not register as a Support Runner if you do not already have an athlete you are paired with. At this time we do not have a matching program, but will post if there are adaptive entrants seeking support runners.
- The Half Marathon and 10K both have one location on the course where participants go up a curb. We will do our best to make a ramp in this location. 10K entrants cross this point one time and Half Marathoners cross it twice.  
- Please email us at with any questions. 

Packet Pick Up

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, November 22, at Civic Center Park. Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
  • Packets will include your bib and t-shirt.
  • You may pick up for friends
  • ID is not required
  • We will not be able to accommodate pick ups prior to 2pm or after 6:00pm, as this is the timeframes we have volunteers scheduled to assist. Please do not arrive early.

Race Morning Pick Up

  • Opens at 6:30 a.m.
  • Located on the basketball court on the north end of Civic Field; adjacent to MLK School*
  • Packets will include your bib and t-shirt.
  • ID is not required to pick up
  • Please arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your race start if you are picking up your packet on race day
  • On-site registration will be available. Cash and card accepted. No checks. Please bring exact cash if paying with cash.

*in the event of rain, registration location may change


  • Dogs must be leashed (non-retractable) at all times, and comfortable around crowds and other dogs. Dogs may also be carried, pushed in doggy strollers or in wagons in the 2 mile. Please plan to pick up after your four legged friend. We also suggest bringing a portable water bowl. 
  • DO NOT bring dogs that are prone to jumping or lots of barking around any of the following: other dogs, strangers or amid loud noise.
  • Strollers are permitted in the 2 mile run/walk; must start toward the back of the 5K or 10K. Please do not line up right on the starting line. If you wish to run a faster time in the 5K or 10K, we suggest you do not run with a stroller, or you will be doing a lot of weaving. 
  • Anyone with a dog in the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon must start towards the back. If you do not want to start towards the back, we suggest participating without a dog.
  • If you are participating with a dog, please bring a portable water bowl so you can keep him/her hydrated.
  • Wheelchairs are permitted in all distances. Racing wheelchairs may start at the front. Non-racing wheelchairs should start in the back. All wheelchair entrants will be scored separately in a wheelchair division
  • All events are scored and placed using your chip time, therefore, feel free to hang back from the crowd at the start. Your time does not start until you cross the starting mats. Only overall awards (top three by gender) are based on gun time. 
  • Unclaimed awards are not mailed. 
  • Shirts are not held for no-shows and packets are not sent for no-shows. 
  • If you would like to participate in more than one event, please register for each event separately. For example, both the 2 Mile and 10K, or both the 2 Mile and Kids race. You will be issued one bib (for the longer of the two distances) for both events. 
  • Need to change your race distance after you have registered? (E.g. Registered for the half marathon, wish to switch to the 10K). You may do so within your runsignup account OR send us an email asking us to make the switch (Email deadline is 11/19). Division transfers may also be made when picking up race bib. No refunds for the difference if you "downgrade". 
  • Interested volunteer groups, please email us
  • Interested booth vendors: more information is available here. 
  • Scooters, bikes, hula hoops, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards, roller skates, trikes, and sports balls are not allowed on the course. Wagons are allowed in the 2 mile for dogs; dog must be leashed. No children in wagons unless there is a seatbelt.

Refund Policy

Please Note Refund Policy: Start times are subject to change. Event happens rain or shine. All entries are strictly non refundable and non transferable. We reserve the right to postpone, delay or cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances or acts of God which would make staging the event unsafe for event participants, volunteers, sponsors or staff. If we, the State of California, Yolo County, or the City of Davis deem this event unsafe to occur in person due to current health conditions (including disease, or air quality due to wildfires) we will notify you of our decision to postpone or cancel, or move to virtual, by email as well as on our website and social media pages. There will be no refunds should this occur, and all entry fees will be first used to cover incurred expenses and then donated to our charity.  If you become ill prior to event day, have to go out of town for work, or cannot attend due to family issues, we can transfer your entry to the virtual division and you can participate virtually. We also allow transfers to a friend/family member IF your request is submitted on or before Thursday, 11/19. We do not, however, grant refunds should the aforementioned circumstances occur. 

Special Divisions

Special Divisions are an additional division that participants can enter in addition to their age group. We have created these categories to make this event unique, inclusive, and fun for people who are a part of the below groups.

  • Entering a special division will not remove you from your age group and you will still be ranked and eligible for age division awards.
  • Participants may enter one special division only.  
  • Wheelchair entrants will be scored separately and eligible for overall as well as age group and special division awards.
  • All special divisions will be scored and ranked by NET time, which is the elapsed time from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line. Take your time at the start and don't rush to cross the starting line when the horn is blown. 

Divisions are as follows: 

Baby Jogger/Stroller Division: This is for parents, guardians, grandparents, and caregivers who will be pushing a child in a baby jogger / stroller in the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon.

  • Please note that strollers MUST NOT START AT THE FRONT of the starting line for safety reasons.
  • Do not enter this division if starting towards the back will inhibit you from reaching your race goals such as desired pace or age group ranking.
  • If two people will be pushing a stroller/participating together, only one should enter the stroller division.
  • Must be 16+ to enter this category.
  • Awards to the top three finishers by gender. 

Dog Division. Dogs must be well behaved, including: not barking at other dogs in crowds, no jumping (at people or other dogs), comfortable around lots of people and noise, obedient on leash, and on a non-retractable leash.

In the 2 Mile only, we will ask you to classify your dog division entry as one of four dog size types:  
-- SMALL DOG (Chihuahua, Pomeranian, e.g.)
-- MEDIUM DOG (Cocker Spaniel, Border Collie,e.g)
-- LARGE DOG (Golden Retriever, Husky, Boxer, e.g.)
-- EXTRA LARGE DOG  (Great Pyrenees, Great Dane)

  • Absolutely NO dogs in the first 300 feet of the line up for start for the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon. Be prepared to start towards the back.
  • Do not enter this division if starting towards the back will inhibit you from reaching your race goals such as desired pace or age group ranking.
  • Dogs in dog strollers are permitted, but not eligible for a 'top dog' award. Do not enter dog division if your dog will be carried or pushed.
  • If you plan to run a fast pace (eg 8:00 or better) and try for an age division award, we suggest you do not run with a dog, because you will be required to start towards the back.
  • Only one dog size can be attributed per human runner/walker for the 2 Mile; pick the size that represents the slower of the two dogs. If two people will be running with one dog, you should only enter dog division on one of the human's entries (not both).
  • Must be 16+ to enter this category.
  • Anyone participating with a dog must clean up after their pet. We also encourage you to bring a portable water bowl.

Cancer Champions' Cancer Survivor Division.This division is for anyone who is currently receiving or has received treatment for cancer (any type) and would like to be recognized in this division.

  • Anyone entering this division will be invited to the Cancer Champions Survivor Hospitality tent before and after their race, on event day.
  • A special second bib, designed as a survivors bib, will be available for pick up for all entrants in this division at the Cancer Champions Survivor Hospitality tent on race day. (Optional). Be sure to check in at registration for your race bib and t-shirt as usual.
  • Are you participating in the Davis Turkey Trot in celebration of someone? Join the Cancer Champions email list (available at their booth) and receive a customized "I'm participating in celebration of" bib/card to wear during the event. On it, you can write in the name(s) of the person/people you are participating in honor of.
  • Awards to the top three finishers by gender in each distance.

US Military Veteran. Since Veterans Day is just a few days before the Turkey Trot, we would like to extend our thanks to those who have served our country. This division is for Veterans of the US Military. Thank you for your service.  Awards will be presented to the top three finishers by gender in each distance.

Adaptive Divisions. There are the following Adaptive Divisions for participants with disabilities. Awards to the top three finishers by gender in each distance.

  • Wheelchair
  • Visually Impaired
  • Limb Difference
  • Duo Team (A duo team is comprised of an able-bodied runner or walker pushing a non-ambulatory person in a customized racing wheelchair)
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Other Disability

UC Davis Student, Faculty/Staff, or Alumni

We have three divisions for those affiliated with UCD: Student (current student, grad, undergrad, VMTH, etc), Faculty/Staff, and Alumni. If you fall into more than one category (e.g. Faculty/Staff and Alumni) you must choose one category in which to participate (each athlete may be allocated to only one special division). Unique winner's medals will be awarded in the 2 Mile, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon to the top three finishers by gender (male, female, and nonbinary) for each the Student, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni categories for each distance. 


Cancer Champions

Cancer Champions is an online fitness, nutrition, and mindset program designed specifically for those battling cancer. Members receive a wide variety of resources including safe workouts designed specifically for the needs of those undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment; recipes formulated with cancer-fighting ingredients; mindset and meditation practices; access to a members-only community that understands the cancer journey.

Your donation helps Cancer Champions provide our members with all of these amazing resources when they need them most. $57 covers a month of membership to a survivor who may not be able to afford it during this important time in their life.

 Those contributing donations of $57 during the registration process are eligible to receive the pictured Cancer Champions hat as a thank you gift. Hats are available through November 2 or while supplies last following that date. Hats to be picked up on event day at the Cancer Champions booth and will not be mailed. 

We welcome donations of any amount - every dollar helps patients directly.  

Hear what our members have to say:

Yolo County SPCA

Your generosity saves the lives of abandoned animals. Your tax-deductible gift enables the Yolo County SPCA to help more of these deserving companions find permanent, loving homes. Please donate today. Your today is their tomorrow!

About the Yolo County SPCA:

The Yolo County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or YCSCPA, was founded in 1974 by a small group of dedicated people committed to improving the lives of animals in the area. Through the years, we have grown and expanded our programs to help better serve the animals, and people, of Yolo County. Through adoption events, public education and outreach, and active promotion of the benefits of spaying and neutering, Yolo County SPCA strives to provide a better future for the people and pets in our community.

Thanks to the contributions of our members, volunteers, and the public, we can create a more humane tomorrow.

Mission Statement
To continuously improve the welfare of animals in the community through programs that promote the adoption of homeless animals into permanent, loving homes; humane education; spay/neutering; and the trapping, altering, and releasing of feral cats.

Course Maps

All races start on 6th Street halfway between B Street and C Street; this includes the Kids Races (New routes for 2023).  The timed events will finish on B Street in their usual location. The kids events will finish on B Street just north of 6th (Same space as 2022).  See below for link to printable PDF of courses. 

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