SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 15, 2022) — The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, America’s largest Thanksgiving Day race, returns in person on this year’s Thanksgiving holiday. The Turkey Trot has donated more than $11 million to date in support of local charities. More than 15,000 registrants are expected to participate in person and virtually this year.
This year’s Turkey Trot will feature thousands of entrants running, walking or jogging the course in person on Thanksgiving morning. There are several events to choose from with the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a Kids Fun Run and a costume contest. Elite runners, joggers, and walkers enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast, and flows through local neighborhoods and business areas. This year’s event will continue to offer the flexibility of a virtual race anytime between November 24-30.
WHEN & WHERE:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Downtown San Jose, W. Santa Clara Street and 1st Street
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“The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot has become a beloved Thanksgiving tradition, raising millions to support our most vulnerable families in San Jose and across the region. I’m delighted to see the race return in person this year and can’t wait to see everyone in person on race day,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
“We are delighted that the 18th Annual Turkey Trot returns to an in-person event this year,” said Silicon Valley Leadership Foundation Chairwoman Sonu Ratra. “We’re proud that we’ve raised more than $11 million over the history of the Turkey Trot. During this time of increasing economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that our Silicon Valley community – and our friends beyond the Bay Area – participate by walking, running, or supporting the event through their financial pledges.”
“As a founder of the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, Applied Materials couldn’t be more excited to see this important event bring people back together to support our community,” said Joe Pon, Corporate Vice President, Applied Materials, Inc. “Through the hardest days of the pandemic, the race moved online to raise vitally needed funds for the community, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing everyone on the starting line on Thanksgiving morning to keep this tradition going strong.”
Beneficiaries of the Turkey Trot include: Second Harvest Silicon Valley, The Health Trust, Healthier Kids Foundation, and Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://svturkeytrot.com/.
About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation works to improve the quality of life in the region by raising and distributing funds for food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education and other needs. For more information, please visit: svlg.org/foundation.