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

Flippin' the Bird - Virtual Turkey Trot

Date: Nov 24th, 2022 - 8:00 am (or any date & time you choose) 
Distance: 1 Mile, 5K, or 10K
Coupon: Save $10 with code RG10
Are you unable able to participate in your live local turkey trot this year? Prefer to run on a different date and time? Or maybe you'd prefer to select your own route? Then join the flexible 'Flippin' the Bird' - Virtual Turkey Trot for some fun shedding some of those extra Thanksgiving calories!
Choose whichever date and time you'd like to run and invite your family and friends. Once you select your distance, you'll be asked if you'd like to add an awesome custom Flippin' the Bird finisher medal and super-soft t-shirt for only $15. You're also able to manually track your distance and time and submit them after the race for a little friendly competition. 
Share your Flippin' the Bird story on social media with hashtag #FLIPPINTHEBIRD.

> Learn more about the Flippin' the Bird Virtual Turkey Trot

Longmont Turkey Trot

Longmont Turkey trot
Date: Saturday November 12, 2022
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

Arvada Turkey Trek

10k Turkey trek Arvada
Date: Saturday November 19, 2022
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

Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K

Pumpkin Pie 5K & 10K
Date: Saturday November 19, 2022
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 24, 2022
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

Broomfield Turkey Day

Broomfield Turkey Day
Date: Thursday November 24, 2022
Distance: 10k, 5k and 1/2 mile kids Fun Run 
Run Size: 500

The annual Broomfield Turkey Day welcomes all runners, walkers, and pumpkin pie eaters alike! Bring the whole family out for this fun-loving event. The kids dash, the 5k, and the 10k finishers will be feeling warm and cozy all year with winter knit beanie hats plus theres finisher medals for participants.

Want to be a part of something bigger on Thanksgiving? This event benefits local non-profit, Broomfield Fish, with a huge food drive at the event. Bring 5 donations and be entered into a race raffle to win sweet prizes! 

> Get more info about the Broomfield Turkey Day 5K & 10K


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Published on Sep 06, 2022