Zoom Turkey Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Thursday, November 28, 2024 • San Jose, CA • Course Map

The Zoom Turkey Trot Half Marathon is a Thanksgiving Day race held on the popular running, walking and biking Coyote Creek Trail in San Jose, California, and the race unfolds almost entirely along the creek that goes by the same name.

Runners will begin the out-and-back course for the race in Hellyer County Park, starting with a loop around the lake before racers cross under the highway. The trail continues south through Hellyer County Park with the Coyote Creek running parallel to the course.

Runners will make their way through Shady Oaks Park and towards Silver Creek Valley Road. The first aid station at Silver Creek will be available to racers.

As the course heads south, runners will make their way towards Silicon Valley Boulevard, home of the second aid station. Once beyond the second aid station, the trail takes runners into Metcalf Park. The creek widens a bit in this area and trail hugs the greenspace in between the water and the nearby residential neighborhoods.

At Metcalf Road, runners will reach the final aid station and the turnaround point for the race. The course will then make a u-turn and head back in the same direction as runners took coming out.

Runners will have an opportunity to refuel and rehydrate as they cross back through the aid stations at Silicon Valley and Silver Creek. As runners approach Hellyer County Park, they can begin to make their final kick towards the finish line.

All finishers will receive a custom medal. The first overall male and female runners will receive awards as well as the top three in each age group category.

Race Weather & Climate

San Jose, California has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. It has a slightly more semiarid climate than nearby cities due to be surrounded on 3 sides by mountains. November temperatures are quite mild with highs in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s.

Average race day (November 28) temperatures are 63°F for the high and 44°F for the low. The average rainfall in San Jose in November is 1.68 inches.

Past Results

Course Map

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

Starting Time

  • 9:00 AM – half marathon
  • 9:15 AM – 10K
  • 9:25 AM – 5K


  • $50 – $65 for the half marathon
  • $40 – $55 for the 10K
  • $35 – $50 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Zoom Turkey Trot Half Marathon, visit the event website below.

Official Race Website



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