The Town of Frisco will be hosting the 8th Annual Frisco Turkey Day 5k on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25 at 9:30 am. This event will draw hundreds of costume-clad participants, some with leashed dogs and strollers, and will require a closure of 3rd Avenue to vehicles between Granite and Teller Streets from 6:00 am to noon, as well as marshaled street crossings along the route. The 5K will begin and end at the old community Center (110 South 3rd Avenue) one block off Frisco Main Street.
The Course and Street Closures
The Turkey Day 5k will take place rain, snow, or shine, on Town of Frisco and County side streets, which generally see less traffic than the downtown area, as well as the Summit County Recreation Path.
The race begins and ends at the old community center at 3rd Avenue and Granite Street, and the route includes:
- South 3rd Ave (closed to vehicles between Granite and Teller Streets from 6:00 am – noon)
- Pitkin Street
- Stellar Jay Road, Bobwhite Way, and County Rd 1000 (outside of Frisco Town limits)
- South 7th Ave
- Temple Trail, which is also part of the Summit County RecPath system
- 2nd Ave, before returning to Pitkin Street
The Town is encouraging motorists to drive extra cautiously if they cannot avoid these areas between 9:30 and 11:00 am.
Online registration is still open and will close at noon on Tuesday, November 23. Registration includes a Turkey Day 5k t-shirt OR socks for all paying participants, however item choice is based on availability. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Frisco Elementary School’s S.T.E.M. program.
Adult (18+) registration is $25, and youth (6-17 years old) registration is $15. Kids under 5 race for free. Participants should visit FriscoTurkey5k.com to register online; in-person registration will be available from 3:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24 and from 8:00 – 9:15 am on Thursday, November 25 at the old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave).
- Runners may pick up their packet on Wednesday, November 24 from 3:00 -7:00 pm at the Old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave).
- Day-of packet pick-up will be from 8:00 – 9:30 am on Thursday, November 25 at the Old Community Center.
Runners will receive their race bib and commemorative Turkey Day 5k gift at this time. All participants must complete a waiver in order to receive their racer packet. If runners are picking up a friend’s bib, then they must also have them print and sign the waiver.
The post–race party will be held at the Old Community Center (110 S. 3rd Ave) and will feature treats and a chance to win prizes. All participants are also encouraged to make a non-perishable food donation at the event to benefit the Family & Intercultural Resource Center. For every five items donated, participants will receive an additional door prize ticket to put into the chance auction, which starts at 10:45 am.
The Turkey Day 5k still needs volunteers to assist with day of registration and course marshaling.
Questions about this event and volunteer signup should be emailed to Recreation@TownofFrisco.com.