Directions & Parking

The Davis Turkey Trot will take place at Civic Center Field, located in Downtown Davis on B Street between 5th and 7th Streets. Parking is available at Davis High School (intersection of B St at 14th St) and on the surrounding residential side streets.

 parking mapFor those wishing to park close to the start, we suggest using the Davis High School/Community Park on 14th Street. It’s just 7 blocks from the finish line, so it’s a gentle warm up. There are several lots here for parking: main high school lot, library lot, North Davis Elem. lot, high school gym lot, high school teachers lot, and Art Center lot (off Covell Blvd.). See the course map on our website for a visual.On race day, we suggest arriving at least one hour early prior to your race start, in order to allow sufficient time to use the restrooms, park, warm up, pick up bib if needed, etc.


We suggest using the below freeways and exits to avoid traffic congestion:

  1. – From Woodland or I-5 North of Woodland: Take Hwy 113, or Road 102, to Davis. Exit at Covell Blvd., and head to the High School for parking. You can turn south on either Oak Ave or F Street to reach 14th.
  2. – From the Bay Area on I-80: Take 80 east towards Davis and exit at Hwy. 113 North. Exit at Russell Blvd. and turn right to head towards downtown, or exit Covell Blvd and turn right to head towards the High School parking lot. To get to downtown, you can also use the Old Davis Road exit.
  3. – From Sacramento, Elk Grove, Roseville, Folsom: Take I-80 west towards Davis. Exit at Mace Blvd. and turn right. Stay on Mace Blvd. as it does a big 90 degree left hand turn and turns into Covell Blvd. Stay on Covell heading West until F Street and turn left, then right onto 14th Street if parking at the high school.
  4. – Many will still use the Richards Blvd. exit to get to Downtown Davis. As this gets very congested. We suggest considering the alternative exists listed above or or listed on the attached maps.  All directions provided will guide you to a parking larger parking venue to avoid residential area streets.
  5. Please see our website for detailed parking maps and options.


There will be NO parking at Martin Luther King HS, the Davis Senior Center on 7th Streets or the City Offices as this parking is reserved for vendors and staff.

Directions from Sacramento:

map of davis

Option 1: Take I-80 West to Davis. Exit at Richards Blvd. and turn right towards downtown. Richards Blvd. becomes E Street. Continue to desired parking area.

Alternate route #1: Exit at Mace Blvd. and turn right. Continue on Mace as the road makes a sweeeping 90* left turn and turns in to Covell Blvd. Continue on Covell Blvd. until reaching F Street / Oak Avenue to park at Davis High School. Turn left on F Street or Oak to reach 14th Street and Davis High School.

Alternate route #2: Exit at UC Davis (Mondavi Center exit). (Next exit past Richards Blvd). Head towards the Mondavi Center. After you pass the Mondavi Center, turn right onto Old Davis Road. Continue until A Street and turn left. You can either park at the lot at 1st and A, or you can continue North on A Street until Russell Blvd/5th Street. From here you can head straight on A Street, or turn left onto Russell, and take your next left on Howard Way to the parking structure on campus.

Directions from the Bay Area (and Vacaville/Dixon):

Take I-80 East towards Davis. Exit at Hwy. 113 North (towards Woodland). Continue approximately 3/4 mile. Exit at Russell Blvd and turn right. Continue approximately 2 miles to reach the intersection with B Street. Continue to desired parking area. Please note: Due to the large size of this event, we strongly encourage all participants travelling to Davis from the West to use the 113/Russell Blvd. option rather than exiting I-80 at Richards Blvd. Due to traffic concerns, this is the best route to take).

Alternative route#1: Follow above directions but exit one exit past Russell Blvd. at Covell Blvd. Turn right on Covell and continue to Oak Avenue. Turn right on Oak Avenue. Davis High School will be on your left.

From the North Valley (Redding, etc.)

Take I-5 South to Woodland. Exit to Hwy. 113 South to Davis. Continue approximately 20 minutes. In Davis, exit at Russell Blvd. Turn left. Continue approximately 2 miles to reach the intersection with B Street. Continue to desired parking area.