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Additional race information can be found at http://changeofpace.com/event/davis-turkey-trot/.
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.
2023 are subject to change
7:50 AM - Half Marathon
8:05 AM - 5K
8:25 AM - 2 MILE
9:00 AM - 10K
10:45 AM - KIDS RUNS BEGIN
Last Updated 7/25/23
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. Special divisions offered for 2023 are: 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: The half marathon is back! This 13.1 mile course (same route as 2022) 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 man-made "hills" on the half marathon route: 1) Covell Blvd 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 on 11/21-11/25), 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 11/17 if desired.
Kids Fun Run Entries: A non-competitive, un-timed fun run with four distances: Toddler trot, 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and One Mile (double loop of Half Mile course). Finisher's medal to all finishers. Parents / caregivers may run/walk alongside a child in the kids fun run if that makes the child more comfortable. Parent does not need to register for the Kids Race to do so. A short sleeve t-shirt may be added to the entry for $5. The one mile and half mile races will have heats by age this year to reduce congestion. The adaptive kids event will start at 10:45 am with the other races following in order of longest to shortest.
Heats and Ages:
Adaptive Kids Event: Ages 18 and Under
One Mile: Heat 1: Ages 10-12, Heat 2: Ages 8-9, Heat 3: Ages 5-7
Half Mile: Heat 1: Ages 7-12, Heat 2: Ages 4-6
Quarter Mile: One Heat, All ages (3-12)
Toddler Trot: One Heat, Ages 5 and Under
Note: Kids Fun Runs course and start/finish layout will be revamped for 2023. Scroll to bottom of this page for course maps.
Heats will be used for the 1 Mile and Half Mile distances, sorted by age. Select heat during registration. Start line will be located halfway between B and C Streets on 6th Street; finish line on B Street.
Adaptive Kids Fun Run, Walk, or Roll: A non-compeetitive, untimed 50 yard option for kids ages 18 and under with disabilities at 10:45 am. All assistive mobility devices are welcome, including wheelchairs, electric strollers, canes, orthotic devices, etc. One parent or caregiver may assist each child during their event and parent/caregiver does not need to register to do so. Course is paved, starts on C Street between B and C Streets and finishes on B Street (new course for 2023). Finisher's gift to all finishers. A short sleeve t-shirt may be added to the entry for $5.
We will start with the Adaptive Kids Event first (50yd) at 10:45 am, using heats if needed based on participation. Following that will be the 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile, 1/4 Mile, and lastly the Toddler Trot (about 220 yds). Heats willl be used for the 1 Mile and Half Mile distances, sorted by age. Select heat during registration.
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 email@example.com with any questions prior to registering. Parents or caregivers assisting a child in the Adaptive Kids Race do not need to register as a support person unless they would like to receive a tshirt and bib.
- 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.
- The Half Marathon has one unpaved mile and may not be suitable for wheelchairs, depending on recent precipitation,
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed for entrants by November 14th at 11:59pm; after that time it is first come, first serve, limited to stock on hand.
*in the event of rain, registration location may change
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, 11/16. We do not, however, grant refunds should the aforementioned circumstances occur.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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 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: https://youtu.be/HIUnmOgvi2Yhttps://cancerchampions.org/
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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.
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.
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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