Brainerd Turkey Run

Brainerd, MN


Join us for the 14th Annual Brainerd Turkey Run on Thanksgiving morning! Our race starts and ends at the Brainerd Armory. We 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 Prices:

Youth (18 and under)
5k (Timed)
-$20 through November 1st
-$25 through November 21

1 Mile (not timed):
$15 through November 21

Adults (19 and over)
5k (Timed)
-$25 through November 1st
-$30 through November 21

1 Mile

$20 through November 1st
$25 through November 21

Virtual Race Option: We will mail your bib
After the event and you can participate on your own time and route. You can choose to ship your packet OR pick up. 
5k : $30.00 through November 21st.

-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
Must be registered by November 16th for 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 23rd
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 weather accordinly. We love to see your turkey costumes and holiday attire. Following the race, there will be after race refreshments, snacks and results in the gym inside the Armory. 

Parking is available in the Armory lot. There are a few local businesses who are not open and are allowing us to park in their lots. Be courteous and abide by signs that say No Parking in some of the lots. On street parking is available, do not park on the race course. Be aware as you leave if there are people still finishing. Many parking lots and street parking are near the race course.

Race Details:
-5k route starts and finishs at the Brainerd Armory. The course can been described as Industrial Scenic and is stroller friendly.
Use this link to view the route:5k
-There will be a lead biker for the 5k.
-Check your results as you finish(5k only) to be sure that you have results. Please talk with the timing team, Karma Race, located at the finish line if you have questions.

1 Mile:
-1 mile route is loop around the near by streets. Course is stroller friendly.
Use this link to view the route:1 Mile Walk
-The 1 mile walk will be signed for you to do on your own. This is NOT a timed event.

Virtual Racers:
-You will receive a seperate email explaining how to submit your results. 

After you finish: 
-Grab a cookie, water and banana before you head out to celebrate your Thanksgiving Day with friends and family. 
-Snap a photo at the photo backdrop or with a Shriner car. 
-Results will be posted to 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.

When & Where

Nov 23, 2023


9:00 AM

Add to Calendar

Event Schedule

Brainerd, MN

Brainerd Armory


Virtual Race App

Use your phone's GPS to find events, track your race and upload your verified time automatically.
Learn More

Trust Guard Security Scanned