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Experience the “Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot” in Mammoth Lakes

Start your Thanksgiving with some fun and fitness with the 5th Annual Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot. This two-mile run is a perfect way to get everyone up and out and about for Thanksgiving. Sponsored by the Mammoth Track Club, this two-hour event is a family event that everyone can enjoy. If you plan on visiting Mammoth Lakes, California, over the Thanksgiving holiday, consider making this annual Turkey Trot part of your holiday festivities.

Registration for the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is at the Sierra Center Mall Lobby starting at 7:30 a.m. Right before the start of the run, there will be a group photo as well as a participant briefing about the run at the start line located at Old Mammoth Road. For this upcoming Turkey Trot, there is an added course on the streets of Mammoth Lakes. All participants will receive a complimentary Signature Mammoth Lakes Turkey Trot Beanie as well as hot chocolate at the end of the event.

The registration fee is $25 per person. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume for added fun! Winners of the race will receive medals, and there will also be the opportunity to win raffle prizes.

Places to Run in Mammoth

If you are planning a trip to Mammoth Lakes and enjoy running, there are a number of places that are excellent for a quick morning run or even some exploratory fun. Mammoth Lakes is considered one of the top locations for high-altitude running. You may want to consider booking local townhouses and condos for rent so that you can thoroughly enjoy exploring the area to the fullest.

There are a number of popular running sites throughout Mammoth. Mammoth Rock Trail offers one of the most stunning running experiences in the area. You’ll get to enjoy views of the popular Mammoth Rock, limestone and marble rock as well as an exceptional view at the top. The Mammoth Town Loop is a seven-mile paved path that takes you around the town. From Mammoth Creek Park, you’ll get to see the White Mountains, Mammoth Mountain as well as Sherwin Ridge. The Loop passes by the Brother’s Skate Park as well as a forested and residential area before joining into Old Mammoth Road and returning back to Mammoth Creek Park.

More Races to Try in Mammoth

In addition to the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, there are a number of other Mammoth Lakes running races to try for fun and exercise all year long.

Crowley Lake Trail Run is a 5K/10K for both walkers and runners of all ages. This is a fundraising event with proceeds going to support the local community via workshops, classes and neighborhood improvements. This walk/run offers diverse terrain and beautiful scenic views for walking and running. Prizes will be awarded for the overall run as well as first and second place prizes for each 5k/10k age group winner.

Mammoth Half Marathon is the annual 5K high-altitude race that offers scenic views in the Mammoth Basin Lakes. Offered at the end of June, this race starts at the Mammoth Basin Lakes and then heads downhill on a paved bike path. This is a must-do running event for those that enjoy challenging races.

Footloose Freedom Mile is one of the most popular running events in Mammoth Lakes as it occurs before the Fourth of July parade. This is a one-mile, high-altitude race whose proceeds go to support the Disabled Sports of the Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Track Club.

If you are planning a trip to Mammoth Lakes for the Thanksgiving holiday, consider Mammoth Mountain lodging so you can experience the assortment of California running races available in Mammoth Lakes. Contact us today for more information about events in the Mammoth Lakes area, as well as all of our available lodging options.


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