According to the internets, people have fallen into two different camps: Those with the tradition of starting Thanksgiving Day with a Turkey Trot 5k with friends and family, and those who want to just enjoy the holiday with by relaxing or getting ready for the big day. Even if you are the latter, you can still get in some turkey-themed races just after the big day to burn off some of that extra pumpkin or pecan pie and celebrate the fall season.
Thanksgiving Day Races
Alpine Bank Boulder Thanksgiving Day 5K
Boulder – 9 AM
Back for its second year, the Alpine Bank of Boulder Thanksgiving Day 5k continues the tradition the Boulder Road Runners set out many years ago. The Kids 1k (9:00 am) and 5k (9:15 am) races will be held at the Flatirons Park in East Boulder. The race looks to host close to 500 runners this year and this event will be supporting Boulder’s Harvest of Hope Pantry with a donation from race proceeds.
Louisville Turkey Trot
Louisville – 9 AM
Started in 2013 to support the flood damage in Boulder County, this has grown to be one of the largest Turkey Trots in the area with nearly 15,000 participating in 2018. The event used to be free but this year they are are charging to help support the Community Food Share. Note, there is conflicting information on their website vs the signup link that was found on their Facebook page.
Broomfield Turkey Day Run
Broomfield – 8:30 AM: Kids Fun Run
9:00 AM: 10k and 5k Start
Get all the Goodies…
Bring the entire family out and earn your turkey t the Broomfield Turkey Day Run. The race features the 10, 5k and kids fun run and offers Free photos, pumpkin pie, race beanie, and the race is chip timed and even has live results.
NCMC Turkey Trot 5K/2K Fun Run/Walk
Greeley – 9:00 am
5K race on a scenic, USATF-certified 5K course beginning at 9:00 am and a 2K Gobbler Trek fun run beginning at 9:15 am.
Last year’s event was another success with approximately 3,000 runners and walkers participating in one of the largest Turkey Trot events on Thanksgiving Day in Northern Colorado!
Post-Turkey Day Runs
The Stuffed Turkey Run
Westminster – 10 am
Races include a 5k, 10k and Kids’ 1 mile, all of which will be held on the Big Dry Creek Trail and start at the Promenade in Westminster (Next to the WESTIN Hotel off 104th). There will be a souvenir logo mug for hot chocolate and an oatmeal bar. All racers also get a finisher medal.
Leftover Turkey Trot
Longmont – 10:30 am
Grab the kids, the friends, and maybe even the relatives and join us the Saturday after Thanksgiving for the 6th Annual Leftover Turkey Trot Run/Walk at Roger’s Grove Park in Longmont, Colorado.
This family-friendly activity welcomes all ages and all skill levels. We walk, we run, we eat, we play and we smile. With plenty of food, drink, laughter and fun, it’s the perfect holiday weekend event.
T-shirt and goodie bag complete with a bunch of amazing products included with your registration.