Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”

$6.9 million donated to local charities and their programs:

  • Contributed to 23,000 vision screenings and 1,000+ pairs of glasses for children

  • Directly assisted in the placement of 3,738 individuals into affordable housing

  • Provided 2.9 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to feed hungry families

A Silicon Valley Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Emphasizing Health, Hope and a Home

S tart Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! Many have made the “run” or “walk” a Thanksgiving Day tradition.

You’ll also be giving “thanks” by helping Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County and The Health Trust. These charities provide families with their most basic needs for “health, hope, and a home.” The “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot”, founded and produced by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation, is now in its 13th year and the total amount given to charity is $6.9 million.

There are several events to choose from within the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a kids fun run. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast and flows through downtown neighborhoods and business areas. Don’t miss out on this holiday tradition so join us in 2017!