Trotting on Thanksgiving
Start 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 Second Harvest Food Bank, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, and the Children’s Health Initiative of Santa Clara County. 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 8th year and the total amount given to charity has exceeded $2.2 million.
There are several events to choose from in the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a kid’s fun run. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast and flows through neighborhoods and business areas.
Runners can choose between any of our timed or non-timed categories to participate in. For more information check out the pages on each of these categories. For any questions you need answered click here for our FAQs page.
The Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” is produced on behalf of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents 375 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley, including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one of every four private sector jobs in Silicon Valley.