We're going virtual with this year's Turkey Trot but that doesn't mean we won't be having a ton of fun engaging together with our community. This is your chance to help grow our Turkey Trot fun by having friends and families in other areas take part with you since we won't all be able to be in Vernon Street Town Square. Check out the details below and be on the lookout for some surprises as well! 


1 mile/ 5k/ 10k/ 11.26 mile.  You can even relay with others anywhere in the world. Mileage can be obtained in any method, run, walk, treadmill, crawl, skip, etc.


Thanksgiving Day or the week before...
Thursday, November 19 - Thursday, November 26


$25 for all ages and distances (service fees apply)
$7 option for swag bag mailing (estimated mailing date is Nov. 9)


The first 1,000 registrations receive a medal.
Register by 11/1 to guarantee a shirt.
Registrations after 11/1 are not guaranteed a shirt. Only 1,000 medals and shirts will be ordered.


You can run, walk or crawl, skip anywhere, whether it’s in your neighborhood, someone else’s neighborhood, in the comforts of your home on a treadmill or out in a city park. We have created multiple "suggested" course routes on our beautiful, well maintained trails. Start and finish signs will be posted along these routes starting November 1st.

When can I pick up my shirt and medal?

If you registered on or before 10/8,  shirts and medals will be available for pick up starting November 2nd at the Roseville Sports Center.  M-F 5:30am-7pm; Sat & Sun 8am-1pm.

For those who registered after 10/8, shirts and medals will available for pick up after November 13th.  

An email will be sent to you to confirm your shirt and medal are ready.  

When will my shirt and medal be mailed (only if you registered for this option)?

If you registered on or before 10/8,  shirts and medals will be mailed starting Nov. 1st.

If you registered after 10/8, shirts and medals will be mailed the week of Nov. 16th, if not sooner.

Community engagement

National Anthem Contest

The City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department is looking for a national anthem singer for this year’s Virtual Turkey Trot.  Record an audio AND video version, on your phone, of your rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.  Your rendition could be vocal or instrumental.  

Send your audio AND video to jnereson@roseville.ca.us. 

The event committee will select the top pick to be used in our kick off for this year’s Virtual Roseville Turkey Trot.  Your performance will be posted on the City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries web page, https://www.roseville.ca.us/residents/city_events/turkey_trot, and you will be recognized on our social media platforms.    

Submission deadline:  October 28th
Winner will be announced November 2nd.
Please include:
Your audio AND video
Your name and where you are from
A profile picture

Military Service Members:  Message to your Family & Friends

Are you or a loved one not going to be able to spend time with your family and friends during Thanksgiving due to your service for our country?  Would you like the opportunity to surprise them with a message?  The City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department is providing you the opportunity to do this.  We will be putting together a montage of messages from our military to be played during the week of the Virtual Roseville Turkey Trot, November 19-26, 2020.

Using your cell phone in LANDSCAPE mode record a 15 second or less message with the following:
o Wearing your military uniform 
o Your name 
o Where you are serving
o Who and where you are sending a message to
o Brief message

Try to record from the belly button up to provide the optimal video shot.

Send your message to jnereson@roseville.ca.us.  

Submission deadline:  October 28th
Videos will be available starting November 19th 
Your message will be uploaded to the following link:  https://www.roseville.ca.us/residents/city_events/turkey_trot


A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available ranging from placing items in the swag bag to T-shirt sponsorship to virtual shout outs. If you are interested in sponsorship information for this year's Turkey Trot, contact Jeff Nereson at jnereson@roseville.ca.us or (916) 774-5974. 
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Training schedule

If you are new to the 5K (or just getting back into it), we have a training schedule for you. Depending on when you are planning to do the 5K, you probably want to start in mid-October to complete for the Turkey Trot.

Download the Turkey Trot Coach To 5K Training Schedule.

5K Suggested Routes

Out and back, starting in downtown Roseville on Miner’s Ravine trail to Sculpture Park: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356128909

Out and back, starting at the Orvietto Dr. parking lot, on Miner’s Ravine Trail to Sierra College Blvd: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356173513

Loop, starting in Maidu Regional Park: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356180254

Out and back, starting at Nichol Park trailhead: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356215921


10K Suggested Routes

Out and back, starting in downtown Roseville along Miner’s Ravine: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356169526

Out and back, starting at the Blue Oaks Park trailhead, on the Pleasant Grove trail to Hughes North Park: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356207641

1 Mile Suggested Routes

Out and back, starting at the Roseville Aquatics Complex trailhead: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3356245030

Loop, starting in Maidu Regional Park: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3361405891


Packet pick-up

More details coming soon.

Sponsorship Info

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