5k, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Run

Thanksgiving Day — 11.28.19 / Start: 9:00am
Benefitting Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Hospice of Northwest Ohio & Hannah’s Socks
Location: 730 N. Summit St., Downtown Toledo, Ohio

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Dave's Turkey Chase 5k — Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk

Dave’s Turkey Chase, Thanksgiving Day 5k Run, 1 Mile Walk

The annual Dave’s Turkey Chase 5K and 1 Mile Walk on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Toledo benefits Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Hannah’s Socks. It starts on Summit St. at WTOL 11, turning right onto Monroe St. passed 5/3 Field, then turns right onto Huron St. passing by the Huntington Center. The course continues on Huron St. across Cherry St. to Bush St; turns right on Bush St. going passed the YMCA, then turning right on Summit St., left on Lagrange and right on Water St. to the finish at WTOL 11.

Bring Canned Goods, Socks & Shoes to Donate

Join us for the ideal Thanksgiving Day family fun run/walk 5k & 1 Mile Walk. Share in showing thanks by giving to help others, and burn off some the days extra calories in the process.

Start Time: 9:00am
5k Course Open: 1.5 hours
Maximum Field: 4,000 Runners
Minimum Age: 6 on Race Day
Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup: Registration ends at 8:30am, packet pickup ends at 8:45am and the race starts promptly at 9:00am.

1 Mile Gobble Wobble

Walk 1 mile for charity with the entire family in one of Toledo’s largest Thanksgiving Day traditions.

Free Kids 1/4 Mile & 1/2 Mile Run

Kids 1/4 mile Turkey Chase run starts at 8:30am, immediately followed by the 1/2 mile option. There is no charge for these events, but all participants must be registered and wearing an official BIB to participate.

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Dave's Turkey Chase, Thanksgiving Day 5, 1 Mile Walk & Kids Run

Dave’s Turkey Chase Benefits
Dave’s Turkey Chase Is Made Possible By
Sylvan Studio

Kids Run

1 Mile Walk


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Simultaneous, Dual Packet Pickup

Race Week, Tuesday — 1200pm to 7:30pm
Dave’s Running Shop, Perrysburg AND Sylvania
Race Week, Wednesday — 12:00pm to 7:30pm
Dave’s Running Shop, Perrysburg AND Sylvania
Race Day, Thursday — 7:30am to 8:45am
WTOL 11 Parking Lot

Registration is available during packet pickup.

Turkey Chase 5k Awards

Commemorative Mug for the First 3,000 Finishers
— Top 3 Male & Female to 1 Mile
— Top Male & Female Overall
— Top Masters Male & Female

— Top 5 Male & Female in Each 5 Year Age Group
Under 9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


For getting to and from the Turkey Chase 5k start/finish line, the most convenient parking is at the Vistula Parking Garage. You will be required to pay $5 upon entering. The gates will be opened after the start of the race so that you can leave without any delay once you finish the race.

You may also park at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N Superior St., or any other downtown lot, meter and legal parking spot. All parking is at your own risk.

  • Maritime Plaza — Volunteers Only
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral — $5 Parking Donation to Church
  • Vistula — $5 Event Parking

Ample parking is available in the Vistula Parking Garage. Use the entrance off of Superior. — View Map