Race Info


Join us for the 14th Annual Brainerd Turkey Run!

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 21
$30 Race Day

1 Mile (Not Timed):
$15 through November 21
$20 Race Day

Adults (19 and over)
5k (Timed):
$25 through November 1st
$30 through November 21
$35 Race Day

1 Mile (Not Timed):
$20 through November 1st
$25 through November 21
$30 Race Day

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

All participants registered by November 10th will be guaranteed a shirt.

Race Schedule and Details:

Wednesday November 22nd 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 23th 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: Follows the 5k start
Awards: Around 9:45

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:)


Please park near the Armory. Watch for signs and if it says No Parking, please don't park there.

Race Details:

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 9:45 am

Awards to top three male and female in each age group:
14 and under
70 and over