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2019 Turkey Trot

From all of us at Mile High United Way, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for running for a stronger community! We are grateful for your support. 

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Thank you for joining the 46th annual
Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving Day, Wash Park
1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210
10:15 AM - 01:15 PM

By participating in the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot, you are experiencing Denver's greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community.

Mile High United Way believes every person that calls Colorado home deserves the opportunity to thrive. Because of your support, especially on a day like Thanksgiving, we are one step closer. Thank you! Below is the full schedule as well as useful information about the event.


The safety of our runners and volunteers is our number one priority, so we wanted to share a few quick updates and tips for an enjoyable fun run tomorrow!

• We have worked with Denver Parks and Rec and South High School to ensure the course path and parking lot are as cleared as possible.
• Be sure to wear appropriate footwear given the snowy conditions in areas.
• The Family Fun Run course has been plowed as well. As with both courses, exercise caution and wear appropriate footwear.
• For those enjoying our post-race Beer Garden (21+), please note that much of the area is in grass, which will be not be plowed, so keep your footwear in mind, and don't forget your ID!
• As always, exercise caution no matter what route you plan to take.
Last but not least, have a great time and enjoy your Thanksgiving morning with us!

Packet Pick-Up and On-Site Registration:

Entry fee includes an awesome, soft, collectible t-shirt, bib with timing tag, and great pre- and post-race expos. The first 9,500 runners to pick up their packet will receive a t-shirt. Packet pickup and on-site registration will take place at Runners Roost Denver, 1685 S. Colorado Blvd. on the following days:

• Sunday, November 24, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m
• Tuesday, November 26, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m (NEW TIME)
• Wednesday, November 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event day registration and FINAL packet pick-up at South High School will open from 8 a.m. –  9:30 am. on Thanksgiving morning.

Mailed Packets:

If you paid to have your packet mailed to you, packets will start being sent out November 12th and you will receive it no later than November 19th. This option is only available up through November 8th and must be done at the time of registration. For any questions concerning your mailed packets, please email

Event Day Schedule:

8:00 a.m. - Registration and corrals open
10:00 a.m. - Opening ceremonies
10:15 a.m. - First Corral start (each additional corral will start approximately every two minutes)
10:45 a.m. - Family Fun Run start - a shorter, quarter mile path partially around Grasmere Lake.
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Important Note:

Your safety and enjoyment of the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot are our number one priority. To ensure this, we utilize a corral assignment system for all participants. Your corral placement will depend on the selected estimated per mile time you will run or walk the event. Don't worry, your official time will not start until you cross the start line.

We know many of you want to participate with friends and family. If you are not in the same corral, no worries, you can move back to a later corral, you just cannot move forward to the faster corrals. Strollers and your well-mannered leashed K9 friends are more than welcome. For your safety, the safety of others, and your K9 friends, you will be assigned to the last corrals.

Lastly, our Start and Finish Villages will be packed with Mile High United Way partners and sponsors, offering goodies and fun handouts for all!

What to Bring:

Don't forget to bring your ID if you want to partake in the Great Divide Brewing Company beer garden after the race.


Parking will be available at South High School, around the perimeter of Washington Park, and in the stadium lot south of South High School. We recommended you arrive in plenty of time to allow for getting any event materials and to the start line on time.

Pint Glasses:

Mile High United Way is partnering with our friends at Runners Roost to offer commemorative pint glasses for the Turkey Trot. Pre-purchase yours today to guarantee a glass. All proceeds will benefit our work in the community.

Please note: Turkey Trot pint glasses will ONLY be available for pick up at Runners Roost during Packet Pick Up. In compliance with Washington Park regulations, we are no longer allowed to have glassware at the race.

• For registration or packet mailings, email:
• For sponsorship or event day details, email:

Thank you again for making the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot part of your Thanksgiving day tradition. We can't wait to see you there!

Event Day Photos

Some preliminary photos will be posted on Mile High United Way's Facebook page just after the event. Photos from Gameface Media will be posted the following week. Photos are brought to you, free of charge, thanks to our Photo Sponsor: CHUZE Fitness!

Follow us on social media for more updates on event day photos and video. We would also love to see your photos! Please tag @unitedwaydenver and use hashtags #TurkeyTrotDenver and #TurkeyTrot46.

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Mile High United Way 46th Annual Turkey Trot Sponsors

Thank You to This Year's Sponsors

Alpine Bank, Great Divide Brewing Co., Metro by T Mobile, Chuze Fitness, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Groove Auto, Pepsi, Tough Mudder Bootcamp, ULA, Fastlane Productions, Orange Theory Fitness, Runners Roost Colorado, Target, UC Health, Waste Management, Colorado Parent Magazine, 5280, KBCO, Colorado's Own Channel 2, and Fox 31.