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Oakland Turkey Trot

Thu 28th Nov 2019
Macarthur Blvd & Lakeshore Av, Oakland, CA 94610, USA

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What better way to celebrate turkey day than with a 5k fun run? This flat, lakeside 5k is perfect for all ages and abilities. Come along to celebrate Thanksgiving and for the finisher’s medal and t-shirt.

From the organizer

Organizer's website

More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K is a fun way to give back while you give thanks!

In partnership with the Mayors Office, Alameda County Community Food Bank, Oakland Public Schools and local sponsors and charities, we are honored to bring Oakland its first Thanksgiving Day community fitness event that is 100% The Town.

Distances in this event

  1. 5k

    Run 5km
    8:30am Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Entry Closed
  2. Stomper's Stomp

    Run 0.1mi
    9:45am Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Entry Closed

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

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What’s Included

Packet Pick Up

We dynamically assign your bib and timing chip, so you’re free to come to either location on Wednesday



  • Lake Merritt Pergola (599 El Embarcadero)
  • 12pm – 3pm


  • Sports Basement (2727 Milvia St)
  • 1pm – 7pm
  • 20% off entire store during event
  • Bring food donations for Alameda County Community Food Bank.

Thursday (Thanksgiving Morning)

Lake Merritt Pergola, Start Line Location

  • 7am – 8am

Where do I register for Stomper’s Stomp Kids Event on race morning?

You can register your child starting at 7am at the Oakland Athletics tent.

Course Details

The Oakland Turkey Trot is a 5k around Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.

Raceday Logistics

The race starts at 8:30am on El Embarcadero between Lakeshore Ave and Grand Ave in front of the Lake Merritt Pergola.

On Wednesday pick up your race bibs, timing chip & event shirt at Sports Basement in Berkeley from 1pm – 7pm, Lake Merritt Pergola from 12pm – 3pm and then on race morning from 7:00am – 8:00am.


  • 7:00am: Check-In Opens

With the holiday, all meters are free and there is quite a bit of street parking available along Lakeshore and Grand Ave. We strongly suggest carpooling and arriving early, so we’re able to close streets and start the race on time.


Are bikes, hoverboards, scooters, skateboards, push bikes, unicycles or wagons allowed on course?

No, due to safety concerns, only baby strollers/joggers and wheelchairs are allowed on the course. We ask those with baby strollers/joggers to stage toward the back of the start line chute and stay to the right to not impede faster participants.

Where do I register for Stomper’s Stomp Kids Event on race morning?

You can register your child starting at 7am at the Oakland Athletics tent.

Where are the restrooms?

Restrooms are located on the south corner of the Pergola Park festival area, along with hand washing stations.


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