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Palm Springs Turkey Trot

#RunPalmSprings! Make room for that extra piece of pie by running the best Thanksgiving race in the desert - Running Wild's Wild Turkey Trot in iconic Palm Springs, California on Thanksgiving morning at 8AM.  Start and finish downtown, in perfect racing weather, on beautiful Palm Canyon. Enjoy this fast and flat certified course that starts and finishes on beautiful Palm Canyon. More bling than any of the other desert turkey day races.  All participants receive a long sleeved tech t-shirt, finisher medal, free finisher photo download and wild turkey hat! A portion of your entry supports the Mizell Senior Center's MEALS ON WHEELS program; providing food for homebound seniors. This race is brought to you by the Palm Springs Marathon Runners with a reputation of awesome themed races supporting local charities! 

Event details and schedule



The 5K certified course is runner, walker, stroller and doggie friendly and starts and finishes in downtown Palm Springs on iconic Palm Canyon. Run through beautiful neighborhoods on this fast and flat course. Show your holiday spirit and run as a turkey, pilgrim, etc. Keep an eye out for Santa Claus who will be there to welcome in the holiday season!


Finisher medals for all!  Age group medals awarded 3 deep in 5 year age categories through 85+.  Trophies for top 3 finishers male, female, challenged athlete, stroller division and 4-legged friends. 


Super cool long sleeved tech T-shirt included with registration for all 5K participants.

Packet Pick-Up


Early packet pick-up is available for those registering by November 15th.

Packet pick-up will be held on Tuesday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 21st from 11AM - 5PM at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs or on race morning, onsite beginning at 6:30AM.  Race begins at 8AM. Late registraton will also be available at packet pick-up and race morning.


Off-site parking available in city parking structure and on surrounding streets.

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