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Turkey Day 5K

***Downtown meeting place: Butler Square, corner of 6th St and 1st Ave. We'll have a ORANGE balloon.

Breakfast at the West End/SLP Bruegger’s after the race!

Remember to bring Non Perishables to Donate to Second Harvest Heartland!*******

Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 2012 Life Time Turkey Day 5K! Since 1989, the TD5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for a morning of fun.

We will Meet at the Louisiana and 394 Park and ride at 7am carpool together to the race! Otherwise we will do our best to find everyone else at the Target Center before the race begins.


REGISTER EARLY AND Personalize Your Race Bib

Register online by September 21 and personalize your race bib with your name, nickname or even the name of your running group. Best of all, your race bib and limited edition long-sleeve T-shirt will be mailed directly to you. No need to stand in line on Thanksgiving morning. Plus you will be one of the first to own our new TD5k T-shirt design.


Course Description

The TD5K starts near the Life Time Fitness Target Center and offers up close views of City Hall, the Metrodome, the Guthrie Theater, Gold Medal Park and the Mighty Mississippi River.

Start on North 4th Street, turn left on Portland Avenue, turn right on South 2nd Street, turn left of 11th Avenue South, turn left onto West River Parkway, turn left on North 4th Avenue, turn left on North 1st Street, turn right on 1st Avenue North to the finish line.

Strollers are allowed, but must line up behind individual runners and walkers. Music players with headphones are allowed

Course Map


Starting Time
8:00 a.m. – Run / Walk
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. – Race day registration and number pick-up
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Kids Carnival

Race Day Material Pick-up
Material pick-up will be available inside the Target Center on Concourse 3 from 6:00 a.m. –7:30 a.m.

Race Results

This is a fun run so a display clock will be at the start, each mile and finish – no official results will be kept.

Race Day Logistics Map

Target Center Registration Map


Second Harvest Heartland


The Life Time Fitness Turkey Day 5K joined forces with Second Harvest Heartland to collect 733 pounds in 2006. By 2008 we collected 5,693 pounds of food. Last year, we collected 10,076 pounds of food for the less fortunate in our community. We are very thankful to all past and future participants whose generous donations allow us to serve Minnesota residents in need.

Second Harvest Heartland

Indoor Kids Carnival

Kids ages 3–8 years old will enjoy the Kids Carnival featuring fun fitness activities and games, plus their very own indoor Turkey Day Kids K. Each kid will receive a long sleeve Turkey Day 5K shirt (arrive early to ensure their shirt size) and snacks.

The carnival runs from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Life Time Fitness Target Center club. Admission is $5 per child, and at least one parent/legal guardian must be registered in the Turkey Day 5K. Registration for the Kids Carnival is only available the morning of the race.

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  • Bethany S

    Hoping everyone had a Great time in the HOT weather and had a Very Happy Thanksgiving!! So great to see many of you!

    November 24, 2012

  • Kristi :.

    Good Morning Everyone! I'll be at the run, but unfortunately, I won't be able to meet up with the group for breakfast. Have a great time everyone! :O)

    November 22, 2012

  • Bethany S

    I look forward to seeing you There!
    Minimize delays and maximize your TD5K experience by following these tips:
    1. Plan ahead. Visit to learn more about all your transportation choices.
    2.Know your parking options. Parking is available throughout downtown, most within 12 blocks of Target Center. If you prefer the most convenient access to Target Center, the adjacent A, B, C and Hawthorne ramps are great options.
    3.Consider public transit. Target Center is an extremely transit-friendly facility. It’s easy to get there by commuter train, light-rail and bus. Northstar’s Target Field Station, adjacent to the new ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, can provide important connections for participants, including Hiawatha Line light-rail service to the airport and Mall of America, as well as bus service from the nearby 5th Street Transit Center.
    4.Consider bicycling. Bicyclists are reminded to use headlights and taillights when conditions warrant.
    See you Thursday morning!

    November 21, 2012

  • Bethany S

    ***Downtown meeting place: Butler Square, corner of 6th St and 1st Ave. We'll have a pink balloon.

    Breakfast at the West End/SLP Bruegger’s after the race!

    Remember to bring Non Perishables to Donate to Second Harvest Heartland!*******

    November 16, 2012

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