Turkey Day 5k

Turkey Day 5k Fun Race

Day of Registration (this includes November 22 packet pickup) is pending we stay under our permit capacity of 1,000 runners. Please arrive early to Wednesday Packet pick up to guarantee a spot.

Start a new family tradition and join us for the 5th Annual Turkey Day 5k in Frisco on Thursday, November 23, 2017! We encourage you to come out and burn a few calories before celebrating with food, family and fun! This event is open to all ages and will take place on the Summit County Recreation Path and Town of Frisco side streets. We invite all racers to make a non-perishable food donation at the event which will benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Elementary’ s S.T.E.M. program.

 Race will take place on the Town of Frisco Recreation Path and Town of Frisco Side Streets. Race course will be plowed to the best of our ability! The event will take place snow or shine!

Race Details:  The race will start from the old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave) at 9:30am and will finish in the Peak One Neighborhood (roughly 4 blocks away from the start). Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome. Please keep in mind that pushing a stroller may be challenging at times with snow on the course. This is a fun run and the race will NOT be timed. 

Registration and Fees: 

Late Registration (October 31-November 22 at noon)- $25

Day of Registration (November 22 &23 at Packet Pickup)- $30 

Please note that youth 17 & under will receive a $10 discount on the race fees listed above, kids 5 and under are free. See information about day-of registration below.

Registration fee includes a commemorative Turkey Day 5k item for all paying participants. Pre-registration closes at noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

Day-of Registration:  Day-of registration will take place on Thursday, November 23 from 8:00am – 9:30am at the Old Community Center. $30/adults 18+, $20 for youth ages 6-17, kids 5 and under are free.  Participants may also register in person from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 22.

Bib/Packet Pick-Up:  Runners may pick up their bib/packet on Wednesday, November 22 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave). 

Day-of bib/packet pick-up will be from 8:00am-9:30am on Thursday, November 23 at the Old Community Center.  Runners will receive their race bib and commemorative Turkey Day 5k item at this time.

In order to pick up your bib and racer gift you must sign a waiver; if you are picking up a friends bib, you can find the waiver here.  Please have them print and sign the waiver; no waiver = no bib/gift.

Turkey Day 5k

Make a donation:  We encourage all racers to make a non-perishable food donation at the event. Donations will benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center of Summit County.


Our preferred lodging sponsor for the Turkey 5k is Baymont Inn & Suites.   Call 970-668-5094 and mention you’re racing in Turkey Day 5k, and you’ll receive a special rate of $89.99 for a standard room.  This rate will only be honored over the phone depending on availability and is only valid over the weekend of the race.

Course Map and Description:  Start at 3rd Ave/Granite intersection> 3rd Ave> Pitkin>Miner’s Creek>Stellar Jay Rd>Siskin Ln>Miner’s Creek Road>7th Ave> Summit County Recreation Path>2nd Ave>Finish in the Peak One Neighborhood. Click here to view the course map.

Parking:  There is no designated parking area for this event; Frisco has parking available on Main Street as well as many side streets.  Please carpool if possible and plan to arrive early to allow  time to walk to the Old Community Center to pick up your bib/packet. There is no parking available at the finish area in the Peak One Neighborhood, please be prepared to walk the four blocks back to your car. 

Post-Race Party:  The post-race party will be in the Peak One Neighborhood, where the 5k will finish.  We invite you to stick around for prize giveaways (must be present to win) and some delicious refreshments.

Attire:  Summit County weather varies in November so we recommend dressing in layers for this run; don’t forget to pack a beanie and gloves! If you forget anything at home you can swing by Vertical Runner to pick up running apparel, shoes, socks, gloves and more!

Footwear:  We recommend any type of running or hiking shoe for this fun run!  As mentioned above,  portions of the course will not be plowed or shoveled and runners will pass through areas of packed snow. There are many options out there that provide additional traction for runners.  Vertical Runner carries the following winter traction devices in their store: Yak Trax Run, IceSpike and Hillsound running crampons.

Volunteer:  Not interested in running the 5k? We need volunteers to help on the course; contact Sara if you can help out!

Lodging:  Holiday Inn Frisco is our lodging sponsor.  Please use the code KEY upon booking a room and you will receive a rate of $89.99.

For additional information on this event, email Sara Skinner at SaraS@townoffrisco.com

Check out 2015 Turkey Day 5k Photos taken by Vertical Runner!

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