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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.

How to enter the Oakland Turkey Trot

  1. 5k

    Run 5km
    $27–$69
    Entry Closed
  2. Stomper's Stomp

    Run 0.1mi
    $15
    Entry Closed

Oakland Turkey Trot routes

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

Event Details

What’s Included
5K PERKS FOR ALL
  • Premium Soft-Spun T designed by Oaklandish
  • Kids Shirt for all Youth and Stomper's Stomp
  • Custom 5K Finisher Medal
  • Exclusive Kids Stomper Medal designed by the A’s
  • Opening Ceremony Special Guests
  • Finish Line Festival with Live Music
5K VIP PRESENTED BY WINE.COM
  • Bottle of wine from Oakland's Dashe Cellars for your Thanksgiving table
  • Exclusive packet pick up at Start Area
  • Start Area VIP Zone access: continental breakfast (coffee, banana, bagels, etc.)
  • Exclusive sponsor gift
  • Private gear check
  • Includes (1) individual registration
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.

Schedule

7:00am: Late Pickup Opens

8:00am: Late Pickup Closes

8:20am: Opening Ceremony

8:30am: 5K Start

9:40am: Stomper's Stomp

100 yard dash for all ages with A’s Mascot, Stomper

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Oakland Turkey Trot weather forecast

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

    60°F
    Predicted highs
    48°F
    Predicted lows
    IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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