Running Tradition 15 Years Strong!
The Turkey Day 5k is a South Metro Denver tradition. Held annually on Thanksgiving morning, this event signals the start of the holiday season for Colorado’s active lifestyle enthusiast.
Starting and ending near Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch, experienced runners and families alike join the more than 3,000 participants.
Founded in 2004, the Turkey Day 5k is designed to encourage an active lifestyle and provide people of varying physical capabilities the opportunity to participate in a large-scale running event. Key elements of the 5k include:
¨ Family Friendly 5k Run/Walk– Thanksgiving and family go hand in hand. Our fun course serves not only the elite runner but the average family as well. Runners, walkers, baby strollers and canine best friends are all welcome.
¨ Support the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund – The Chamber of Commerce of Highlands Ranch is helping to support the Douglas County Fallen Officer Fund through this 5k. The purpose of the Fallen Officer Fund is to provide assistance to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office members who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.
¨ Post Exhibitor Village and Beer Garden – Located beyond the Finish Line, participants and
spectators alike will be able to enjoy exhibits, free swag, pancake breakfast, music, and free beer in the always popular beer garden.
Sponsorship of the Turkey Day 5k will provide a tremendous marketing and communications platform before an anticipated 3,500 participants and 2,000 spectators. The runners reflect a demographic profile of the active lifestyle participants primarily in the 25 – 54 age range with 53% being female and 47% male. The majority of registrants live in our community with 80% of registration coming from Highlands Ranch, Littleton and Centennial combined. The median household income for Highlands Ranch is approximately $111,000.