California’s Eastern Sierra

Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot

  • Location: Mammoth Creek Park West
  • Dates: November 23, 2017
  • Address: Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
  • Time: 9:00am
  • Price: $25 in advance, $30 day of race

If you think the only race that happens on Thanksgiving Day is seeing who gets a second helping of pumpkin pie first, guess again. Before lifting a fork, watching football, and taking a post-turkey snooze, hundreds of thousands of Americans start their holiday by giving thanks - with a turkey trot.

Kick-start your holiday season by committing to health and fitness with a one-mile road race in Mammoth Lakes, California. You'll get a taste of what training at 8,000 feet in winter is like while running on Sherwin Creek Road. The Mammoth Track Club will be there to cheer you on and celebrate with you over a cup of hot chocolate at the finish.

Event details and schedule


Race: Third Annual Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot

Distance: 2-mile Fun Run

Date and Time: Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 9:00AM

Early Registration (before 5:00PM on November 22nd): $25 (race shirt included) at Footloose Sports in Mammoth Lakes or online @

Race Day Registration: 7:45AM-8:45AM - $30 (race shirt included) at Mammoth Creek Park

Bib Pick-up: 7:45AM-8:45AM Race morning at Mammoth Creek Park 

Start and Finish: Mammoth Creek Park (West)

Course: Out and back course (Flat-ish).  Head East on the multi-use path under Old Mammoth Road to Lookout Point and back to Mammoth Creek Park

Parking: Mammoth Creek Park and The Plaza (501 Old Mammoth Road)

Post-race: Hot Chocolate Social

Weather: Could be chilly and snowing.

What to Wear: Be prepared for sun or snow. Hat, beanie, sunglasses, gloves, and layers of clothing are recommended. 

*This event is located on the National Forest. 

Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot
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  • Mammoth Creek Park West
  • $25 in advance, $30 day of race