Walk, jog, or run at your own pace or try to beat the clock as you join the Department of Recreation at this traditional event! Join us for the 44th Annual Turkey Trot 5k/10k walk/run featuring breathtaking views of the ocean, campus lagoon, and Isla Vista! Open to UCSB students, staff, faculty, and community members, this event offers men’s, women’s, and open divisions and prizes for each length race.
Who can participate?
All UC Santa Barbara students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are encouraged to participate!
When is the event?
The event is held Saturday, November 20 with check-in starting at 8:30am. This is where you’ll recieve your race bib, Turkey Trot tank (as supplies last), etc. Join us for a live warm-up with a certified instructor before the 10k race starts at 9:30am and the 5k walk/run starts at approximately 9:40am.
Where is the event?
The walk/run features breathtaking views of the ocean, campus lagoon, and Isla Vista! Check-in at the Lagoon Lawn just behind the University Center. Please park in lot 23. Check out the Course Map!
How can I register?
Pre-registration is open now and continues until Friday, November 19 at noon. You can register and choose your division here. Day of Registration is also available at a slightly higher cost.
UCSB Students: $20
Day of Registration Rates:
UCSB Students: $25
What are the divisions?
We offer three different divisions per length race: Men’s, Women’s, and Open divisions. We know that gender is not binary, and we want to acknowledge, include, and celebrate our nonbinary, agender, and any other person who wishes to participate. We know that there are barriers for nonbinary, trans, and agender people to access exercise and be active. We hope this category extends an opportunity for anyone of any gender to participate.
Will there be prizes?!
Yes! Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of each length race and division.
I’ve registered! Now what?
Encourage your friends, family to walk/ run with you!
Start training! Don’t know where to start? See below!
No training? No problem! We Gaucho back!
Our Fitness team has created a training plan for 5k beginners. Check it out below.
UCSB Recreation currently offers fitness and mind & body classes called Get Up GAUCHOS! Learn more here and join our classes to supplement your training program.
Reach out to our Assistant Director for Events & Scheduling, Ashley Marsh, at [email protected]