Davis Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Saturday, November 23, 2024 • Davis, CA • Course Map

Set for the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Davis Turkey Trot features a flat, loop-style course that runs through downtown Davis, a city of some 65,000 souls that’s home to the University of California-Davis here in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley.

After finishing the race, all runners are invited to stay for the post-race expo featuring food and beverages, live music, and arts and crafts.

The start and finish lines are located within the same block of Civic Center Field. Runners will begin on 6th Street before heading north onto H Street. After crossing Covell Boulevard, just past the first mile, runners make a loop around Cannery Loop, California’s first farm-to-table new home community.

After finishing the loop at Cannery Loop, runners head north along F Street and then left onto the trail, which goes behind the residential neighborhoods and toward Vic Fazio Highway. The course loops out and back parallel to the Highway and runners will pass the halfway point along the highway.

Runners will then head south along another portion of the trail for a couple of miles before heading back north into Northstar Park. The remainder of the half marathon course is almost all parks and trails from here–from Northstar Park to Covell Park to Community Park.

The final mile will take runners through Community Park, across 14th Street, and along B Street. Once Civic Center Park comes into view, racers will kick their way to the finish line. All half marathon finishers will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line.

The top three overall male and female runners will receive an award as well as the top three in each age group category.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in Northern California’s Sacramento Valley, Davis has a Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and cool, rainy winters. Taking place in late November, typical race day highs are in the 60s with lows in the 40s.

On race day (Nov. 23), the average low is 41ºF and the average high is 61ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Davis Turkey Trot Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 8:00 AM – 5K, half marathon
  • 8:25 AM – 2-mile
  • 8:45 AM – 10K


  • $60 – $76 for the half marathon
  • $38 – $50 for the 10K or 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Davis Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website



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