Alaska Airlines & The Mercury News Costume Contest


1. Thanksgiving Theme (1 or 2 people) – Prizes:  TBA

2. Non-Thanksgiving Theme (1 or 2 people) – Prizes:  TBA

3. Team Competition (3+ people) – Prizes:  TBA

 How do you participate?

Be sure to select the Costume Contest during online registration and dress up on race day to compete against other runners/walkers in costume. You must be a registered participant of the Turkey Trot to participate.


Judging will take place on First Street at Santa Clara Street at 7:45 am. There will be four categories that each contestant will be scored:  originality, materials used/complexity of design, how memorable the costume is and the overall presentation. Judges will include representatives from Virgin America, the San Jose Mercury News and other guest judges. Be creative, gather your family and friends and join the fun in this year’s Costume Contest!