Event Details

Date: Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Location: Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Downtown Walnut Creek, California

Event Distances: 5K, 10K, Kids’ fun run, ½ mile, ¼ mile, 100yd dash

Packet Pickup is located at: Forma Gym, 1908 Olympic blvd., Walnut Creek CA

Time and date: Nov. 22nd and 23rd from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Start Times

November 24 Thursday

Race registration opens


Late Reg and Packet pick up closes


Race starts


Costume Contest starts


Kids Race starts ¼ mile and ½ mile


Start of kids’ 100yd dash


Festivities conclude

Packet Pick Up

Misplaced your email? Look up your bib number HERE by typing in the participant FIRST or LAST name in the white search box at the upper right hand corner of the grid. Note: allow 2 business days to appear on this list from time of entry.Civic Park is the start/finish area for the event and is located at 1375 Civic Dr in Downtown Walnut Creek. Race day registration and packet pick up will be set up near the library at Civic Park on race day, starting at 6:30 a.m. Your race packet includes your bib number and t-shirt.

Course Information

Both the 5K and 10K go through beautiful downtown Walnut Creek. The 10K also extends out on to the Iron Horse trail. Both the 5K and 10K are paved and flat.

Aid Stations

Aid stations along the 5K and 10K will be stocked with water and fluid replacement.

Chip Timing

The 5K, 10K are chip-timed. The timing chips will be adhered to the back of your race bib and there is nothing to put on your shoe. Simply wear the bib on the front of your body free of race belts, clothing, etc. Pin the bib on the outermost layer of clothing. Please do not fold or alter the race bib.

Timing points will include the start and finish lines.

Awards & Age Divisions

Awards will be presented to the overall male and female finisher in each the 5K, 10K , as well as to the top three finishers per age division.

Age divisions for the 5K and 10K are: 9 and Under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.

The kid’s fun runs are not timed or scored; each finisher will receive a ribbon

Awards will not be given out at the race because of the race falling on a holiday, which causes most people to not stay for the award ceremony. Instead Awards will be available for pick up starting Wednesday, Dec.2nd at Forma Gym, 1908 Olympic Blvd. Walnut Creek Ca. If you live out of the area you may call Forma Gym or email the race director at to have your medal mailed.

Medal standings will be available for viewing on line after the completion of the event at

Sweat Check

Due to the size of our event we will not be offering a sweat check this year. If you bring layers make sure you have someone to leave them with. Otherwise we suggest you place them back in your car. The Forma Gym Turkey Trot will not be responsible for lost or missed placed clothing.

Event Photography

Professional event photographers will be on-site to capture your image. Photos will be available on their site approximately 4 to 7 days following the event.