The thirteenth annual Treasure Valley Turkey Trot occurred Thursday morning in Boise and Caldwell. The event benefits the Boise Rescue Mission, Camp Rainbow Gold, and the Cathedral of the Rockies.

While some are sleeping in or starting to cook Thanksgiving Dinner, thousands of runners, walkers, trotters, and various folks dressed up like their favorite characters or turkeys spend the morning making a difference.

Three Turkey Trotters

Although today is a holiday, the early morning hours in the Boise area saw the staff and volunteers working to transform the streets of Boise and Caldwell into a fun racecourse. We did notice that folks were already working at grocery stores, fitness centers, gas stations, and other retail and hospitality locations.

Read our salute to Idaho workers spending their holiday working while others have the day off here.

The morning was a mix of young and old runners and many folks who took their kids with them for a memorable Thanksgiving morning. Check out our photos of the fun below! 

Check Out Boise Area Turkey Trotters!

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Gallery Credit: Kevin Miller

A look at last year's.

Boise Turkey Day 5 K Photos

Thousands of Idahoans woke up early to run for a good cause. The Turkey Day 5K benefits the Boise Rescue Mission and the Special Olympics of Idaho.


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