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Bishop Ranch Turkey Trot

Thu November 28, 2024 San Ramon, CA 94583 US Directions

Frequently Asked Questions

edited 10/10/2023

Are these races chip-timed

Yes, the Fast Turkey and the Festive 5k are both chip-timed.

What time do the races start? And where is the start?

Bishop Ranch Turkey Trot is a 5k race that has two start times. The FAST TURKEY starts at 8:00 am on Thanksgiving Day and is meant for runners who intend to finish in under 40 minutes.

The Festive 5 Turkey Trot starts at 8:40 am is also meant for folks who want to race, but aren't in as much of a hurry. The Start/Finish is at in City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon (directions) at 6000 Bollinger Canyon Rd.

There is also a TINY TURKEY for our littlest ones. This is a romp around City Center and is about 100 yards, tops. We will start this at around 9am.

When and where do I pick up my shirt and bib?

You have three chances: 

  • Tuesday, November 21 Fieldwork Brewing, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon 12pm - 6pm
  • Wednesday, November 22  Equinox Health Club, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon 12pm - 6pm
  • Thursday, November 23 6:30- 8:30am at the Start/Finish, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon

Can I register on Race Day (Thanksgiving Morning)

Of course! Just come to Registration on the Square in City Center Bishop Ranch and we will help you. Remember online registration is live until the races start, so you can also always sign up here at

Where do I park on race day? Does it cost anything?

Parking is free. Please park in the City Center parking lot and also in the lot of at 2600 Camino Ramon (directions), which is right next to City Center. 

Can I volunteer?

Yes, please do! Great volunteers are what makes this event wonderful. You can sign up here. 

What stuff do I get?

Each racer receives custom wooden finishers medal, long-sleeve Bishop Ranch Turkey Trot shirt, a custom bib and a GREAT morning! Register before November 5 and your bib will have your name on it.

Can I run with my dog? How about strollers?

Yes, we are dog-friendly! We do ask that you start near the back and use your best judgment with the crowd. We are also stroller-friendly!

Will you just mail everything to me?

We will not be mailing shirts and bibs. Contact us if you have a special request.

Should I wear my turkey suit?

Oh yes! You absolutely should! We will choose folks in costume for special gifts on race day. Post yourself running in turkey garb and tag us at #bishopranchturkeytrot and we may send you something nifty. 

Will there be prizes for the winners? Will there be Age Group Awards?

There are prizes for the top three male and female finishers (13 and above) and the top three young male and female finishers (0 - 12). We do not offer Age Group Awards, though all age group categories are reported in our results.

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