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Thu November 23, 2023 Fresno, CA 93720 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready


12 and under only $25

5k Run/Walk

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
12 and under only $25

2 Mile Walk

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
Does not include shirt/medal

Kids (0-4)

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
Open to ages 4 and under.


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.

Packet Pick-up

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

Whats included?

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Long Sleeve Turket Trot Shirt
  • Personal Pie
  • Costume Contest
  • Turkey Talk Contest
  • FUN fast and family friendly course!
  • FREE Parking
  • Chip Timing
  • First race of our Holiday Series

Finisher's Medal

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

Holiday Series

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.

Transfer to the original Fresno Turkey Trot


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Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 Fresno 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

5k Age Group Awards

Awards will be available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the following Age groups:


(Awards are for the 5k only, not the 2 Mile.)

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