Denver Turkey Trot Guide

Turkey Trots have become an essesntial part of Thanksgiving tradition. The holiday best known for food comas, family and football now includes a morning Turkey Trot in preparation for the 5000 calories headed your way. Thanksgiving has become the largest running event of the year as participants flock (no pun intended) to events across the country. 

We have two things for you in this article

1 - A list of Turkey Trots happening around the Denver area that you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides Denver Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you

Longmont Turkey Trot

Longmont Turkey trot
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Distance: 10k and 2 miles
Run Size: 1,000

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, GO!  Sign up to run one of the most scenic, fastest, 10k or 2 mile courses around happening in Longmount! The 10k course also has a wheelchair division.  Don’t just run for the fun of it, all of the Longmont Turkey Trot proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship Fund.

> Get more info about the Annual Longmont Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Prediction Run

Broomfield Turkey Day
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2023
Distance: 5k and Fun Run 
Run Size: 500

A prediction run, what is that? This event requires each runner to predict how long it will take them to finish the 5km course. The winners are not the first to finish, but those that finish closest to their prediction. Winners will receive, yep, you guessed it, a full-sized turkey.

> Get more info about the Turkey Trot Prediction Run

10k Turkey Trek & 5k Turkey Trot

10k Turkey trek Arvada
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Distance: 10k Trek, 5k Trot and 2k Toddle
Run Size: 1,000

This is the perfect pre-Thanksgiving outing to lift the whole family's holiday spirits! Just a few days before the big day, you can “earn your turkey” by run/walking the rolling hills of beautiful Long Lake Ranch Park. If you're into gobbling delicious treats and winning prizes while you run, every participant can compete in the Longmont Dairy Eggnog Chug Challenge and the Fill Your Pie Hole Challenge! Otherwise, make sure to get some delicious post-race treats and a warm drink at the finish line! The whole family goes home with matching Souvenir Trekker Trucker Hats that you'll be wearing for years to come.

 > Get more info about the 10k Turkey Trek & 5k Turkey Trot

Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K

Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Distance: 5k and 10k
Run Size: 500

This November just wouldnt be the same without Pumpkin Pie and what could be better than a race named after the favorite tradition? Exactly, nothing! This run takes place right in the beautiful Denver City Park and of course all finishers get a sweet slice of pumpkin pie among other Thanksgiving goodies.

> Get more info about the Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K

Turkey ROCK Trot

Turkey Rock Trot
Date: November 23, 2023
Distance: 5k 
Run Size: 1,000

Come out and trot, stroll, run, or walk and join Castle Rock's Turkey ROCK Trot annual Thanksgiving tradition. The Turkey ROCK Trot is a family Fun Run where you get the opportunity to "Run to Change Lives"! The Turkey Rock Trot is touted as one of the most premier Turkey Trots for families in Colorado by Colorado Runner and Hal Sports. Oh and we should mention there's free beer, delicious snacks, live music and the HealthFit Family Medicine expo to top it off!

 > Get more info about the Turkey ROCK Trot 

Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Mile High United Way
Date: November 23, 2023
Distance: 4mi
Run Size: 1,000 - 5,000

The Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition since 1973, drawing nearly 9,000 people to Washington Park each year for a four-mile run/walk and community celebration. By participating in the Turkey Trot, you are joining Denver's greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community!

 > Get more info about the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Looking for More Runs?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around the Denver area go to

Denver Turkey Trot Map


Published on Oct 11, 2023