boulder thanksgiving day 5k
Thursday, november 22
After a 3 year hiatus, and in partnership with the Boulder Road Runners, T.E.A.M is pleased to bring back a Thanksgiving Day fun run event for Boulder! Whether you are young or old, fast or slow, the Boulder Thanksgiving Day event is about celebrating family and friends and the many aspects in our community that we can be thankful for. It is also a time to think about those who are less fortunate and in keeping with traditions, this event will be supporting Boulder's Harvest of Hope Pantry with a donation from race proceeds. We are also asking all participants to kindly donate non-perishable packaged and canned foods on the morning of the event which we will pass on.
In 1983, the CU Turkey Trot started out as an intramural event put on by the founder of the Boulder Road Runners, Rich Castro. The event became public in the early 90’s, and by around 1995, the Boulder race had over 1000 finishers and the event became a regular for many Boulderites and their families until 2015, which was the last year that the race was held. The event has donated over $100,000 for Community Food Share as well as many thousands of pounds of canned goods.
Harvest of Hope Pantry is the only food pantry in Boulder that serves everyone who comes to their door. By offering separate shopping times for Clients with Kitchens and Clients without Kitchens, they address the individual needs of both populations. For their Clients without Kitchens, the pantry ensures that their shopping experience allows them to leave with a daily amount of supplemental food to fill the gap that other services are unable to offer. Providing easy-to-eat foods, such as protein bars, pop-top canned items, yogurt, produce and fresh sandwiches, gives clients easy-to-transport foods.
The Boulder Thanksgiving Day 5K, is also a chance for us to acknowledge the many contributions that volunteers make in our local community. Each year, we will be recognizing one outstanding volunteer for their services to the community by having them featured on the participants finishers medallion. So come along with family and friends to enjoy the beautiful views of the Flatirons and Viele Lake in South Boulder, but also to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving.
Can't run in the event, but you would still like to be involved with the event as a volunteer? Please email Bill Buffum at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, the event is still pending City of Boulder final approval. Should the City of Boulder decline the application, your entry fee will be refunded.
Registration is open here for the Boulder Thanksgiving Day 5K.
Registrations close Tuesday November 20th at 12:00pm MST, and there will be NO race day entries.
Registration cost per person:
12 and Under - $10.00
17 years and Under - $15.00
Open - $25.00
Age Group 50+ - $15.00
Cost includes electronic timing, a medallion and the first 100 participants will receive a FREE long sleeve technical running shirt of our new Boulder Thanksgiving Day logo.
Should you have any issues with your registration, call Chronotrack support on 1-888-600-2298.
Boulder Thanksgiving Day 5K - Community Montessori 805 Gillaspie Dr, Boulder, CO 80305
9:00am 12 and Under 1K
9:15am Open 5K
*Prize money available for the Open Men and Women races:
1st Place $75.00
2nd Place $50.00
3rd Place $25.00
1st Place Master Male and Female $40.00
Age Group Awards: Top male and female 5K finishers in the following categories -
14 and Under/ 15 - 19/ 20 - 24/ 25 - 29/ 30 - 34/ 35 - 39/ 40 - 44/ 45 - 49/ 50 - 54/ 55 - 59/ 60 - 64/ 65 - 69/ 70 - 74/ 75 - 79/ 80+
Age Group Awards: Top male and female 1K finishers in the following categories -
5 and Under/ 6 - 9/ 10 - 12
Course Map can be found here.
*Please note, the event is still pending City of Boulder final approval. The City of Boulder may want further changes to be made to our proposed course.