Thanksgiving is about to sneak up on you before the thought even enters your mind. This is my reminder because the one on your phone is probably set to 24 hours. That would be a disaster.

I feel like the Presidential Election took so much out of everyone that Thursday, November 26 isn't exactly at the top of our lists yet. Travel will look different this year and I have an event that you can put in your schedule for the family, Turkey Day 5k.

We won't be leaving Boise during that week due to the pandemic. It feels like a mask mandate is on the way, stages could change and the numbers could explode. Is that extreme? Yes. Though I'm not sure I'm not that far off so we might see more families staying in looking for something to do.

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The Turkey Day 5k in Boise will have a COVID-19 makeover. First, it's still happening and should be a great family event. This massive Turkey Run is an opportunity for you to dress up like turkeys on Thanksgiving and get that metabolism burning. This is like your get out of jail free Idaho.

Turkey Day 5k takes place on Thursday, November 26, 2020, in Garden City. There is COVID-19 changes which shouldn't be a surprise to any of us. Instead of thousands of people getting into line for the start as a Black Friday doorbuster, there will be safety precautions this year.

  • Turkey Day 5k starting line will be open for 90 minutes to give people a chance to responsibly social distance themselves from the pack.
  • Starting line opens at 8 a.m.closing at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Turkey Day 5k will be limited to 2000 participants do to COVID-19 protocols.
  • You can opt to run the event remotely which we have been seeing in other races and upload those results to your socials.
  • This race will operate at 25% when it comes to capacity due to current stipulations so please register early.
  • Start and finish location in Garden City is at 34th street and Carr.

Boise Rescue Mission Bonus: Some of these events are things businesses rely on each year to service the community. donate non-perishable items to assist Boise Rescue Mission and City Light Home for Women and Children food pantries.

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