50th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

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





Celebrating 50 Years of Denver's greatest Thanksgiving Tradition!

Since 1973, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition, drawing nearly 9,000 people to Washington Park each year!

By participating in this four-mile run/walk, you are joining Denver’s greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community. Each registration positively impacts families across Metro Denver – ensuring children begin school ready to succeed, young adults are prepared for college or the workforce and families are getting their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone year, we also celebrate the runners, volunteers and families who have made the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot a part of their Thanksgiving traditions for the last 50 years. Thank you.


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!


The 2023 T-shirt Design is Here

Thank you to everyone who voted on this year's t-shirt design! Register today to guarantee your race tee. Sizes are limited.

The winner is...



Lil Gobbler Family Fun-Run and Family Fun Zone

At just under one mile long, the Lil Gobbler Family Fun-Run is a perfect way to get the whole family involved.

NEW this year we're adding the Lil Gobbler Family Fun Zone to our Finish Village. Join us after the race for games, face painters, photos with Gobbles the Turkey and more!


Commemorative Knit Beanie

Celebrate 50 years of the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot by adding a limited edition knit beanie to your registration for only $20. While supplies last.


Furry Friends Registration

Register your furry friend to guarantee their very own pet bandana. Furry Friends Registration can be added on the second registration page for only $10! Quantities are limited, so register now to include your four-legged gobblers in the race day fun!


Personalized Course Signs

Cheer on your favorite Turkey Trotters along the course with a personalized message. Course signs can be purchased as a standalone item or alongside a registration for only $15. Last day to purchase a course sign is November 5. For questions, please contact info@halsports.net.


Start Waves - 4 Mile Run/Walk

The Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has four start waves, every 30 minutes, beginning at 9 a.m. Each wave has limited capacity, so register early! Click here to see the 2023 Course Map


Event Day Schedule 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Registration opens 
  • 8:15 a.m. - Wave 1 corrals open 
  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening ceremony 
  • 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. - Lil Gobbler Family Fun-Run starts 


Mailed Packets 

This option is only available through October 30 and must be selected at the time of registration. Please contact info@halsports.net with questions about your mailed packets. 


Advance Packet Pickup  

Mile High United Way is excited to partner with Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek for advance packet pickup. Packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet on the following days. Please have the first and last name of all runners you are picking up a packet for.

  • Sunday, November 19 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 21 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 22 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Runners also can pick up their packet 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 all city 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.