49th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, Colorado, 80210, USA


THANK YOU for another great year of the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot. Thank you to the nearly 10,000 runners, spectators, and volunteers that make this Denver's greatest Thanksgiving tradition. Together, we raised over $475,000 to help families meet their basic needs this season and all year long.

Click here to join us next year at the 50th anniversary of the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot!


The Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition since 1973, drawing nearly 9,000 people to Washington Park each year for a four-mile run/walk and community celebration. By participating in the Turkey Trot, you are joining Denver's greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community!

Celebrating 135 Years of Mile High United Way!

This year, Mile High United Way is celebrating our 135th anniversary as the first United Way in the world. As we celebrate our rich 135-year history, we also celebrate the runners, volunteers, and families who have made the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot a part of their Thanksgiving story, year after year.

With each registration, you have positively impacted the lives of families across Metro Denver - ensuring children enter school ready to succeed, that young adults are prepared for college or the workforce, and that families are getting their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

Our story began 135 years ago, but today, Our Story Continues with the 49th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot. Register today and be a part of our history!

Win Cool Prizes AND Support Our Community:
This year, you could win a FREE pair of running shoes from Boulder Running Company or a year membership to Chuze Fitness by creating a fundraising page and sharing the work of Mile High United Way! By creating a page, and inspiring others to give, you are helping families meet their basic needs this season. The top fundraisers will win awesome prizes and further their impact in our community. It takes less than 5 minutes to create a page! Learn more


Event Details 

Your Mile High United Way Turkey Trot registration includes: 

  • Collectible t-shirt (100% soft cotton available in sizes Youth Small - 3X)
  • Bib with timing tag 
  • Pre- and post-race festivities for the whole family!  


Check out this year's t-shirt design!


Start Waves - 4 Mile Run/Walk 

For continued safety and ease, the Turkey Trot has four start waves, every 30 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Each wave has limited capacity, so register early! 


Little Gobbler Family Fun-Run 

At just under a mile long, the Little Gobbler Family Fun-Run is perfect for the whole family to get moving before the day’s festivities begin.  

Click here to see the 2022 Course Map! 


Furry Friends Registration

Register your furry friend to guarantee their very own pet bandana. Furry Friends Registration can be added on the second screen of the registration process for only $5! Quantities are limited, so register now to include your four-legged gobblers in the race day fun! 


Event Day Schedule 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Registration opens 
  • 8:15 a.m. - Wave 1 corrals open 
  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening ceremonies 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Wave 1 starts  
  • 9:30 a.m. - Wave 2 starts 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Wave 3 starts 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Wave 4 starts 
  • 10:40 a.m. - Little Gobbler Family Fun Run starts 


Mailed Packets 

This option is only available through November 10 and must be selected at the time of registration. Please contact info@halsports.net with questions about your mailed packets. 


Advance Packet Pickup  

We are excited to partner with Boulder Running Company x Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek for advance packet pickup. 

  • Sunday, November 20 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 22 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 23 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Packets can also be picked up on race day starting at 7:30 a.m. 



Parking will be available at South High School, around the perimeter of Washington Park, and in the stadium lot south of South High School.  


What to Bring 

Colorado weather in November can be unpredictable, so plan to dress accordingly. Thanksgiving-themed attire and costumes are encouraged!  

If you plan to participate in the post-race craft beer garden, please remember to bring your ID.