2017 Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

7:30am to 10:30am

Balboa Park, Spreckels Organ Pavilion
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

Event Description:

On November 23rd, 2017 join 7,500+ participants and spectators in Balboa Park for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K, presented by AimLoan.com! The turkey trot begins at 7:30am!

San Diego has the country's 4th largest homeless population, and also is tied for the lowest vacancy rates in the country. The result is that too many of our neighbors are being pushed to life on the streets. This lifestyle does not allow our neighbors to meet their full potential.

Thanksgiving Day 5K is not only the most fun turkey trot in town, it also generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joe's Villages' efforts to provide and serve close to 1 Million Meals each year!

Race Festival

When you cross the finish line, grab a water and enjoy the race festival! We will have a great atmosphere ready for you to cool down after the turkey trot. All participants and spectators will enjoy live music, refreshments and a beer garden (21+), a live costume contest and the award ceremony for race winners!



Relax and enjoy a post-race beer with this year's featured brewery, Latitude 33 Brewing.



This year's event, more than ever, is catering to you and your family. Our Kids Area is going to be the perfect place for children 12 & under to enjoy Disney-Inspired Characters, face painters, arts & crafts, games, and more!


Individuals, groups, and teams can enter our costume contests by tagging a social media post of their costume(s) with #NeighborRunCostume before the race. Dogs are welcome to enter too!


We would love for you to bring your dog! All you have to do is register your dog to let us know s/he is coming with you. At the festival, dogs of all sizes will enjoy some water and treats!


We will be selling Thanksgiving Pies, made from our very own Culinary Arts Program, dedicated to preparing unemployed neighbors-in-need for work in the restaurant industry.


Peruse all of our wonderful vendors looking to provide the best, most convenient services for your family. It's the perfect chance to buy gifts for the holiday season! Click here for more information.


Rock out with the Bill Magee Blues Band-- a Thanksgiving Day 5k staple and the best of Southern Blues.

BENEFICIARY: Proceeds from this event will go towards helping Father Joe's Villages prepare and serve close to 1 million meals to our homeless neighbors in need. See how they help in the video below.