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Turkey Trot

“Running at altitude is a lot more fun when it’s through beautiful environs like Denver’s scenic, tree-lined Washington Park – and toward a beer garden.” - Runner's World Magazine

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Please join us at the 45th annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot!

In its 45th year, this fun Thanksgiving tradition draws more than 20,000 people to Denver’s beautiful Washington Park for a four-mile run and walk supporting Mile High United Way’s work in the community.

Proceeds from the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot go towards ensuring that children enter school ready to learn and are reading at grade level by the end of third grade, young people graduate from high school ready for a career or college, and families have the opportunity to move towards self-sufficiency.

We hope to see you on Thanksgiving morning!

Event Details

Packet pick-up and on-site registration will take place at Runners Roost Denver, 1685 S. Colorado Blvd. on the following days:
Sunday, November 18 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20 from10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Event Day registration and final packet pick up at South High School will open at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m.

Corral 1 will start at 10:15 a.m. Additional corrals will begin approximately every two minutes.

The Family Fun Run will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Bring your ID if you want to partake in the Great Divide Brewing Company beer garden after the race!


As an added perk for making the Turkey Trot part of your Thanksgiving tradition, Mile High United Way has partnered with the Denver Nuggets to provide discounted tickets to three upcoming games. Click here to view the options. Go Nuggets!

Run, Gobbles, Run!

“With mild weather forecasted, a start village featuring coffee and a post-race party stocked with live music, booths and a beer garden, this year’s classic Denver Turkey Trot is sure to be the best yet.”

Colorado Runner Magazine

Get in on the Fun

Walk or Run the Race

Walk or run the four-mile course in Denver’s beautiful Washington Park supporting Mile High United Way’s work in the community. The entry fee includes a collectible t-shirt, bib with timing tag, and great pre- and post-race expos.

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Volunteer at Turkey Trot

By volunteering at this event, you are not only helping to improve the lives of children, families, and individuals in our community, you will be part of one of the “best Thanksgiving events in the country,” according to the Forbes travel blog.

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Become a Sponsor

Your brand will have the opportunity to be integrated into pre and post-race communications, Turkey Trot collateral (t-shirts, flyers, registration forms, etc), and have the opportunity to join us at our Start and Finish Villages. Contact us for more information at events@unitedwaydenver.org.

Sponsorship Packet
Thank You to This Year's Sponsors

Great Divide Brewing Co., Unite Launch Alliance, Metro PCS, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Groove Auto, Nissan, Pepsi, Target, Waste Management, University of Denver Athletics, Runners Roost, 5280, KBCO, Colorado's Own Channel 2, Fox 31, and Colorado Parent Magazine.