Thanksgiving Day | Riverside Park | Watertown, WI
Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition: the Watertown area’s largest 5k run/walk .


Since inception in 2012 we have donated over $165,000 to our local charities: Watertown Family Aid, Watertown Girls on the Run, Watertown Area YMCA, Crossroads House of Watertown, and Watertown High School Track & Field and Cross-Country teams.

We are 100% non-profit, take nothing for administrative payment, and donate all proceeds to local charity.

Thank you for continuing to help us successfully fulfill this mission of helping families in Watertown!

Countdown to the Run Turkey Run








Event Details

With over 1000 participants in 2017 The Run Turkey Run has continued to be the largest charity fitness event in Watertown. It currently consists of a 5k Race (The Run Turkey Run), a 5k walk (The Walk Turkey Walk), and a 1k kids run (Trotter’s 1k Fun Run) which will include both Trotter and Santa running along side the kids. The kids run will not start until after the final walker has crossed the finish line so we’ll ensure you’re back in time to cheer them on!

Race Day Registration from 7:30am-8:45am.

5K Race and Walk start at 9am; Kids 1K starts at 10am.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and females along with top 3 in each age divison. The course is well-marked and safe.  Enjoy music before, during, and after the race. Stick around after the race for fun, fruit, muffins and coffee, and awards.


A 5K Run/Walk starting and finishing at beautiful Riverside Park

The Run Turkey Run route runs in a clockwise loop through the center of Watertown, WI. Beginning in Riverside Park the route heads south to Division St. Runners hit the 1-mile marker on Cady St. before begin their trek north on Water St. Once they reach Spaulding St. they head east followed by a right on Center St, taking them south back to the finish in Riverside Park.

Course will be run in reverse in 2022


Thank You To Our Partners

Presenting Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Domani Salon & Spa
CJ George – Support EMS
Piggly Wiggly
Thermo-Tech Mechanical Insulation, Inc.
Culligan Water Conditioning

Silver Sponsors:

Claris Eye Care
Koplin Excavating & Grading, Inc.
Berres Brothers Coffee
Latte Donatte Cafe
Striker Audio