• 11.28.2024 @ 08:00 AM
  • Palm Springs, California
Event Details
11 .28 .2024
starts at 08 :00 AM
ends at 11 :00 AM
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Event Information
About This Race
Make room for that extra piece of pie by completing the Palm Springs Wild Turkey Trot in iconic Palm Springs, California on Thanksgiving morning. This is a fast and flat certified course where world records are meant to be broken! Start and finish downtown, in perfect racing weather, on beautiful Palm Canyon.

All participants receive a long sleeved tech t-shirt, finisher medal, free finisher photo download and a wild turkey hat! In addition, this year, we will be giving all participants crazy Thanksgiving themed knee highs. A portion of your entry supports the Mizell Center's Meals on Wheels Program, providing food for homebound seniors as well as other important local causes. This race is brought to you by the Palm Springs Marathon Runners with a reputation of awesome themed races supporting local charities! Complete Southlands Events Palm Springs TRAMROAD CHALLENGE and our Palm Springs WILD TURKEY TROT 5K and receive a BONUS medal post race!
Event Information
The Palm Springs TURKEY TROT 5K takes place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28th, 2024. The event will start at 8:00 am at the corner of Tahquitz & Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Race Day Location: 100 N. Palm Canyon
(in front of Starbuck Reserve Coffee)
Course Info
This 5K certified course is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly and starts and finishes in downtown Palm Springs on iconic Palm Canyon. Run through beautiful neighborhoods on this fast and flat course. Show your holiday spirit and run as a turkey, pilgrim or in another festive outfit. Keep an eye out for Santa Claus who will be there to welcome in the holiday season!
Packet Pickup
Location: Ruth Hardy Park parking lot at 700 Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs 92262
Dates: Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th, from 11AM - 4PM
Look for the Palm Springs Marathon Runners pop-up tent for pick-up.

Packet pick-up will also be available race morning, on site, at 100 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262 beginning at 6:30AM. Race begins promptly at 8AM.

Late registration will also be available at packet pick-up and race morning, if room allows. This race has sold out for the past three years and so we urge you to register early!

**Special EARLY BIRD packet pick-up on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, November 23, 24, 25 from Noon - 4pm for anyone who registers prior to November 20th.
Beautiful finisher medals for all!
Age group medals awarded 3 deep in 5 year age categories through 90+. Trophies for top 3 finishers male, female, challenged athletes, teams, strollers and 4-legged friends.
Special trophies for our TOP TEN FINISHERS!
BONUS medal for participants who finish BOTH our Palm Springs WILD TURKEY TROT 5K and the Palm Springs TRAM ROAD CHALLENGE.
Super cool long sleeved tech T-shirt featuring our favorite turkey, Lucky, included with registration for all 5K participants! These are gender specific and kids sizes, too!
Race Day Parking
Off-site parking available in city parking structure located at 235 S. Indian Canyon Drive (intersection of Indian Canyon and Baristo) and on surrounding streets and businesses.
More Information
Feel free to contact Molly Thorpe, Certified Race Director at or (760) 413-6508 (you can also use the links in Contact Details section above) with any race-related questions.
Sub Event Cost Distance
$40.00 5km
$50.00 5km
I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decisions of race officials relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effect of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, lightning, high winds, and extreme cold, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Palm Springs Marathon Runners, this event, event volunteers, the Road Runners Club of America and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims of liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event of carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I am aware that the foregoing organizations assume no liability in the event of cancellation of this event for any reason and that the entry fees are not refundable. In the event of cancellation due to COVID or any other circumstances, all participants will be transferred to the virtual category. Further, I grant permission to all the foregoing to use my name and images of myself in any photographs, motion pictures, results, publications or any other print, video graphic or electronic record of this event for legitimate purposes. Race takes place rain or shine!