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Registration is Open for the Turkey Day 5K

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Frisco Turkey Day 5k, held on Thanksgiving Day; Thursday, November 25, 2021, at 9:30 am. Frisco’s Turkey Day 5k, presented by The Steadman Clinic and Philippon Research Institute, is open to all ages, and will draw hundreds of costume-clad participants. The 5K will begin and end one block off Frisco Main Street.  

“This fun run is such a great way to celebrate with friends, family, and the Frisco community before sitting down for a big Thanksgiving meal. It’s so cool to see everyone out in costumes and enjoying the fresh air, regardless of the weather Mother Nature throws at us that day,” says Grant McKay, Town of Frisco recreation programs coordinator.

The Course

The Turkey Day 5k will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path and Town of Frisco side streets. Portions of the course will potentially include surfaces with packed snow and/or ice, and the event will take place snow or shine. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome, but snow on the route may make pushing a stroller challenging. Participants should dress in layers and be prepared for winter running conditions.

The race begins and ends at the old community center at 3rd Avenue and Granite Street (110 South 3rd Avenue, Frisco, CO). The route includes many Frisco side streets, in order to avoid potentially deep snowy conditions on parts of the County Recreation Path. Streets will remain open during the race, but there will be marshals on course to assist runners. 

Online registration is now open, and pre-registration is encouraged, as this event will sell out. Registration includes a Turkey Day 5k t-shirt OR socks for all paying participants. Item choice is only guaranteed for those who register on or before October 25, 2021. Items will be available on a first come-first served basis to those who register after this date. Adult (18+) registration is $25, and youth (6-17 years old) registration is $15. Kids under 5 race for free. Participants should visit to register.

  • Pre-registration will close at noon on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, and
  • In-person registration will be available from 5:00 pm -7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 and from 8:00 am-9:15 am on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave)
  • Runners may pick up their packet on Wednesday, November 24 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave).
  • Day-of packet pick-up will be from 8:00 am-9:30 am on Thursday, November 25 at the Old Community Center.

Runners will receive their race bib and commemorative Turkey Day 5k gift at this time. All participants must complete a waiver in order to receive their racer packet. If you are picking up a friend’s bib, you must also have them print and sign the waiver.

Post-Race Party

The post–race party will be held at the Old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave) and will offer treats and a chance to win prizes.

Non-Profit Love

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Elementary School’s S.T.E.M. program. All participants are also encouraged to make a non-perishable food donation at the event. Donations will benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County. For every five items donated, participants will receive an additional door prize ticket to put into the chance auction.

Volunteers Needed

The Turkey Day 5k needs many volunteers to assist with day of registration and course marshaling.

Questions about this event and volunteer signup should be emailed to

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