Much like they are preparing for holiday guests and hearty meals, those in the Folsom community are gearing up for the annual Folsom Turkey Trot, a beloved Thanksgiving tradition. This year’s event promises to be as exciting as ever, with the return of the 5K and 10K Run/Walk and the Family Fun Run.

The Folsom Turkey Trot has become a staple in the community, drawing in approximately 4,000 participants each year. It’s not just a race; it’s a festive celebration that brings friends and families together to express gratitude and kick off the holiday season on a healthy note, all for a good cause.


Whether you’re a seasoned participant or a newcomer, the Folsom Turkey Trot is the perfect way to kick off your Thanksgiving morning with family-friendly fun and fitness. The event benefits the Twin Lakes Food Bank, The Folsom Athletic Association and the Johnny Cash Trail Project.

Participants can expect a scenic route through Folsom’s beautiful park areas and trails, offering a picturesque backdrop for this fitness-oriented family gathering. The event caters to all fitness levels, with the 5K and 10K options accommodating both seasoned runners and those looking for a brisk morning walk. 


Whether you’re a competitive runner or just looking for a fun way to start Thanksgiving Day, the Folsom Turkey Trot has something for everyone.It all starts Thanksgiving Day morning  at Rodeo Park and Lions Park. Here is your need to know details below. 

Event Details:


What: 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Family Fun Run


When: Thanksgiving Morning, 11/23/23

8:50 am – 10K Run


9:00 am – 5K Run/Walk

Where: Rodeo Park/Lions Park, 200 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Registration Information:

Registration: $40 

Packet Pick-Up:

Pick up your shirts, bibs, and timing chips on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 12-6 pm at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. For more details and to register, visit the official Folsom Turkey Trot website at