Race Info


Join us for the 13th Annual Brainerd Turkey Run! We are back in person and can't wait to see all of you!!

Run or walk your 5k or 1 Mile distance. All proceeds benefit the Shriners Healthcare for Children Twin Cities.

Registration Information:

Youth (18 and under)
5k (Timed): $20 through November 1st $25 through November 22, Race Day $30
1 Mile (not timed): $15 through November 22, Race Day $20

Adults (19 and over)
5k (Timed): $25 through November 1st, $30 through November 22, Race Day $35
1 Mile : $20 through November 1st, $25 through November 23, Race Day $30

Virtual Race Option: We will mail your shirt after the event and you can participate on your own time and route.
5k or 1 Mile: $30.00 through November 22nd

-All kids 5 and under are free but will not receive a shirt.
-Dogs that are friendly are allowed but please use caution around other racers. You must start at the back of the pack and be responsible and clean up after them. All dogs MUST be on a leash.

Racer Swag

This year racers will receive a 2022 Race Shirt if registered by November 15th. Image coming soon!

Race Schedule and Details:

Wednesday November 23rd 5-7 pm Packet Pick up and Registration. This will take place at the Brainerd Armory.
It is highly suggested to register and pick up packets on Wednesday night. Thursday morning is VERY busy.

Thursday November 24th 7:00-8:30(hard cut off time) Packet Pickup and Registration at the Brainerd Armory.

5k Starts: 9:00 am in front of the Armory
1 Mile Walk Starts: 9:03 am
Awards: 9:30 am

Dress warm!

We will have after race refreshments, snacks and results in the gym following the race.
We highly suggest to pick up your packet/register on Wednesday night and arrive to the race Thursday morning ready to go:)


More details to come with parking

Race Details:

-Our start and finish will be in front of the Grandstand within the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.

-5k route is the same as in past years start and finish at the Brainerd Armory. . Use this link to view the route: 5k
-There will be a lead biker to lead the 5k

1 Mile:
-1 mile route is loop around the near by streets. Use this link to view the route: 1 Mile
The 1 mile walk will be signed for you to do on your own. This is NOT a timed event.
-Grab a cookie, water and banana before you head out to celebrate your Thanksgiving Day with friends and family.
-Results will be posted to BrainerdTurkeyRun.com after the race. You will also receive a finishers email that includes a link to your results and finisher certificate.
-Photos will be posted the week after the race under Race Info, Gallery on the website.


Begin at 9:30 am

-Overall Male and Female Winners
-Age Group awards to top three in each age group (overall will only win in the overall category not age group also)
14 and under
70 and over