Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd, 2023 San Jose, CA 95113 US
RaceJoy Ready


Memories That Last Forever!


Founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is the largest Thanksgiving Day race in America and, in 2022, was the largest race in California. It allows participants to start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot by celebrating generosity and wellness with a diverse group of runners and walkers committed to investing in their community. All event proceed are donated to four valuable beneficiaries: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, The Health Trust, Healthier Kids Foundation, and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.

This family-focused event welcomes participants of all fitness levels -- elite runners, joggers, and walkers -- to enjoy the flat and fast course that flows through downtown San Jose's local neighborhoods and businesses.

So kick-off the holiday season by joining your Silicon Valley neighbors at the biggest Thanksgiving Day block party in the country. Sign up to make the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot your newest tradition!


Start Line:
11 S 1st St
San Jose, CA US 95113

Race Day Timeline


7:00 AM  -  Bib/shirt pick-up and gear check open in the festival area
7:45 AM  -  Costume Contest judging at the start line
8:30 AM  -  Bib/shirt pick-up closes in the festival area
8:30 AM  -  5K Run/Walk & 10K Run start
9:00 AM  -  Kids Fun Zone opens in Arena Green West
10:00 AM -  Awards ceremony at festival area stage
10:30 AM -  Kids Fun Run (ages 2-7) starts in Kids Fun Zone
11:00 AM -  Gear check closes in festival area
11:30 AM -  Event conclusion

*Race times subject to change.


Begin your run anytime from November 23rd through November 29th! You have seven days to complete your 5/10K and you can utilize our RaceJoy run tracking app for automatic result upload, or manually upload your results here

Learn how to use the RaceJoy app here!


Love to Run?

Love the Turkey Trot? The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation produces three annual races for local charities and organizations. Check out our events!


Race Contact Info

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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 Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To


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