Mile High United Turkey Trot

Washington Park

Since 1973, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition, drawing nearly 9,000 people to Washington Park each year!

By participating in this four-mile run/walk, you are joining Denver’s greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community. Each registration positively impacts families across Metro Denver – ensuring children begin school ready to succeed, young adults are prepared for college or the workforce and families are getting their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone year, we also celebrate the runners, volunteers and families who have made the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot a part of their Thanksgiving traditions for the last 50 years. Thank you.


Event Day Schedule 

  • 7:30 a.m. - Registration opens 
  • 8:15 a.m. - Wave 1 corrals open 
  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening ceremony 
  • 9:00 a.m. - Wave 1 starts  
  • 9:30 a.m. - Wave 2 starts 
  • 10:00 a.m. - Wave 3 starts 
  • 10:30 a.m. - Wave 4 starts 
  • 10:40 a.m. - Lil Gobbler Family Fun-Run starts