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Woodward Park Mountain View Shelter
7775 N Friant Rd
Fresno, CA US 93720
Sierra Challenge Express
the 24th annual
Fresno Turkey Trot @ Woodward Park
For 24 years, the running community has supported the hungry of Fresno through their registrations and donations at the Fresno Turkey Trot.
What a great way to start your Thanksgiving! Run or walk on Thanksgiving morning and then eat your Thanksgiving feast guilt free. For 2023 we are offering finisher's medal, a long sleeve Thanksgiving shirt for all participants and a personal fruit pie. The 5K is chip-timed with awards to overall male and female winners and for those who place in age groups. The 2 Mile course is timed, but there are no awards.
100% Returns to the Community
Sierra Challenge Express is a non-profit 501(c)3.
Not just your donations, ALL OF THE NET PROCEEDS... Registration and Donations are distributed to our beneficiaries, SCE Scholarships, and other SCE Charitable Giving.
Race Day Registration
We offer on-line registration up to race start, but no cash or checks will be accepted.
There may be a limited supply of shirts for late registrations.
Wednesday Nov 22 @ 2pm to 6pm Fleet Feet Sports 9447 N Fort Washington Rd #106 Fresno, CA 93730
Packet pickup will also be available at the event starting at 6:45am
Long Sleeve Turket Trot Shirt
Turkey Talk Contest
FUN fast and family friendly course!
First race of our Holiday Series
All participants recieve a huge (4 inch) Finisher's Medal
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
We are currently sold out of most sizes.
This years shirt is a Navy colored long sleeve by Gildan
5.5 oz., 50% USA cotton, 50% polyester
DryBlend® fabric wicks moisture away from the body
Made with 50% sustainably and fairly grown USA cotton
4" Personal Pie
The Fresno Turkey Trot is part of our Holiday Series including
Save 10% by registering for all 3 at once -and- get a Holiday Series Medal.
Race Day Schedule
6:00am Park Opens
6:30am Late Registration Begins
7:00am Pre Registered - Arrive Early to Find Parking
7:30am Costume, Largest Family & Turkey Talk Contests
8:00am First Wave Begins
8:30am "Grab and Go" awards
Avoid long lines on Thanksgiving morning by picking up your packet early on Wednesday
Race begins at 8:00am. We will be sending participants off in waves.
Please be at the start line and ready to go!
Awards will be available beginning at 8:30am at our "Grab & Go" awards table.
Are strollers allowed?
Yes, bring the whole family. The course is stroller friendly.
Kids 0-4 years old can come for free without a t-shirt or medal. T-shirts can be purchased for $12.
What about the DOG? ("Its a tiny dog")
As much as we love our canine friends, it is not safe to bring them to a small area with 3000 runners. So, for safety and insurance purposes, no dogs are permitted at the Fresno Turkey Trot... However, they will be welcome at the other races in our Holdiay Race Series (the Clovis Rudolph Run and Clovis New Year's Day 5k).
Transfer from another race
We have had many emails from runners who accidentally registered for a different race thinking they were signing up for the original Fresno Turkey Trot and want to run with friends already registered in Fresno. If this is you, click the link below to find out how to transfer.
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