Men’s Elite Invitational 5K and Silicon Valley Bank Elite Women’s Invitational 5K
**Please make sure to submit all the elite athlete information requested in the Elite/Invited Athlete Qualification Standards and Amenities section at the bottom of this page.
Outstanding Competition Guaranteed
The Association of Road Race Statisticians ranks the elite men’s and women’s races at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot high on their lists of 5Ks in the WORLD that have produced the most “quality performances.” In 2014, the U.S. 5K road record for Junior women (ages 19 and-under) was set by Alexa Efraimson, Read more here.
Prize Purse Total: $24,000 (includes U.S. record bonuses) – See entire prize money breakdown below.
- Separate races for elite men and elite women
- Men’s/Women’s 5K for the Pacific Association/USA Track & Field (PA/USATF) with $2,000 prize money.
Fast, 4-Loop Elite Course
The Elite Course is a 4-loop, criterium-style elite 5K course. The flat-and-fast, USA Track & Field certified course maximizes spectator interest, media accessibility, and allows athletes’ coaches an excellent opportunity to observe the race. Numerous fast marks have been recorded on this course and our elite athletes told us they wanted it back. To view a map of the course, which was originally created in 2006 (when our event was known as the Seagate 5K), click here.
The elite 5K races run separately from the general participant 5K and 10K events with elite women running first 1t 7:30 a.m., followed by the elite men’s race at 8 a.m. Check out the complete race-day schedule here.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company PA/USATF Men’s 5K and El Camino Hospital PA/USATF Women’s 5K Non-Championship Races
Both elite races take place concurrently with the respective Pacific Association USA Track & Field 5K women’s and men’s races, giving PA/USATF athletes an opportunity to run with world-class competition. In addition to elite and PA/USATF race prize funds, overall winners receive a commemorative trophy. The second place and third place men and women, plus first master (age 40 and over) athletes receive medals.