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The Davis Turkey Trot will return for the 33rd year on Saturday, November 20, 2021

2021 marks the 33rd Annual Davis Turkey Trot. When the Turkey Trot began, it hosted some of the fastest runners in northern California. Today, the event still offers a very fast field, but places emphasis on the entire family. With seven different events and distances, there is something for every age group and ability. On event morning, along with an enjoyable run or walk through Davis’ residential neighborhoods and greenbelts, participants enjoy a post-race expo, refreshments and samples from vendors; an interactive area for both kids and adults; live music and arts and crafts for kids.



8:15 AM – 5K
9:00 AM – 10K RUN/WALK
10:30 AM – KIDS RUNS
updated 9/2/21

*the half marathon will be on hiatus in 2021.

Covid Protocols

In order to ensure the safety of our athletes, volunteers, and staff, please follow our safety guidelines below.

  • Wear A Mask:
    • we request all athletes, spectators, volunteers and staff wear a mask while in the registration area on race day and at packet pick up
    • we encourage athletes, spectators, and volunteers to wear a mask before or after the race any time social distancing is not possible, including the starting area, interacting with our volunteers or event staff, in the post-race expo, and when picking up awards.
  • ask all spectators attending on your behalf at the finish line to wear a mask when they are in close proximity of others.
  • do not attend if you have any covid symptoms.

Race results are typically posted within 2 minutes of your finish to the internet. QR codes will be posted around the venue for you to scan with your phone and access the results. Computers will not be available. You can also visit http://results.changeofpace.com in any mobile browser.

All post race activities and race logistics will be subject to appropriate Covid protocols, for which A Change of Pace will assess in early November.

All registration takes place online here https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Davis/DavisTurkeyTrot

T-shirt sizes are guaranteed for entries received by 11:59 pm on November 16th. Starting on November 17th, shirts and sizes are available at packet pick up first come, first served. Shirts are not held nor mailed for no-shows.

Discounts are available for youth (age 17 and under) entrants in the 2 mile, 5K and 10K. There is also a discount for registering multiple people (ie. families) at the same time; $5.00 will be deducted for the third and for each additional entry in the same transaction for 2 mile, 5K and 10K entrants (available through Nov. 18).

Online registration does not ‘close’. You may register online through race morning using your phone or computer. Entries submitted after Noon on Wednesday, November 17th should pick up their race bib at the ‘Will Call’ line at packet pick up/race day.

Registration is available in-person at packet pick up and on race morning, although we encourage you to register in advance on your phone/computer. Chromebooks will be available for your use. Cash is accepted at packet pick up and on race day.

What Entry Includes: 2 mile/5K/10K entries include a long sleeve technical shirt and a finisher medal, plus race timing and eligibility for awards. You may opt out of the shirt during the registration process for a discount.

Kids Run entries are $5 and include a finisher ribbon. You may add on a t-shirt or finisher medal (by Nov. 13) during the registration process for an additional fee.

Refund Policy: All entries are non refundable and non transferable. No refunds. Event happens rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel, postpone, and/or adjust the race format at our discretion should there be unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances that would make the event unsafe for participants, volunteers, sponsors, the Davis community, law enforcement, or our staff.

Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:

  • Friday, November 19, from 2 pm to 7pm* at Civic Park. Specifically, we will be located on the basketball court on the north end of the field, adjacent to MLK School You can park in that lot (adjacent to the Senior Center), along 7th Street, or in the City offices lot (7th/A Streets) when attending packet pick up. (* times are tentative)
  • Packets will include your bib and t-shirt.
  • You may pick up for friends
  • ID is not required
  • Masks must be worn at packet pick up when in proximity to others
  • Packets will be organized alphabetically by last name, for all entrants registered prior to Wednesday, 11/17 at Noon; all entrants who register after this time may pick up at Will Call
  • We will not be able to accommodate pick ups prior to 2pm or after 7pm, as this is the timeframes we have volunteers scheduled to assist.

Race Morning Pick Up

  • Opens at 6:30 a.m.
  • Located on the basketball court on the north end of Civic Field; adjacent to MLK School
  • Packets will include your bib and t-shirt.
  • ID is not required
  • Packets will be organized alphabetically by last name, for all entrants registered prior to Wednesday, 11/17 at Noon; all entrants who register after this time may pick up at Will Call
  • Please arrive at least 60 minutes prior to your race start if you are picking up your packet on race day
  • On-site registration will be available. Cash, check, card accepted.
  • Masks must be worn while in the registration area.


8:15 AM – 5K
9:00 AM – 10K RUN/WALK
10:30 AM – KIDS RUNS
updated 9/5/21

*the half marathon is on hiatus for 2021.


8:15 AM – 5K (3.1 miles)
9:00 AM – 10K RUN/WALK (6.2 miles)
10:30 AM – KIDS RUNS (Ages 12 and under; 1 mile, 1/2 mile, 1/4 mile, 400 yd Toddler Trot)

The Davis Turkey Trot is the one event we host all year where you can participate in BOTH the 5K and 10K divisions.

Rather than register for each division separately and receive two bibs, shirts, and medals, we have created a unique opportunity where you can sign up for the “Unofficial 15K” and participate in both events.


  1. Register for the “Unofficial 15K”.
    1. Note: We do NOT accept entries for this division on race day. So, be sure to pre-register.
  2. When you pick up your packet, you will receive one bib which will ‘work’ for both events. A single bib makes things easier for our timers as well as photographers, and, of course, you! No switching bibs needed for each event.
  3. You’ll also receive one t-shirt.
  4. On race day:
    1. Run the 5K event at 8:15 a.m. You’ll need to finish in under 45 minutes to make it back in time for the 10K start at 9:00 am.
    2. When you finish the 5K, do NOT accept the finish medal that will be handed to you; otherwise you will be stuck carrying it for another 6.2 miles.
    3. Run or walk the 10K at 9:00 am
    4. When you finish the 10K, accept the medal at that time (both races have the same medal).

You will be eligible for overall and age group awards in both events and will be listed in both sets of results. There is not a separate medal for completing the unofficial 15K.

Any questions? Send us an email here.

Booth space is available on event day in our expo area. Booth space may be reserved online here. Questions? Email: Dave Miramontes.

The Davis Turkey Trot’s 2021 event will mark a thirty-two year commitment from A Change of Pace to providing Yolo County with a fun, safe health-oriented event. Our goal is to have a giant party afterwards (safely) and we want to invite everyone. To make that affordable for all businesses and community organizations, the exhibitor fee for this year’s event is $125 if you pre-register by November 13 ($150 with table/chairs; $100 for nonprofits). We hope you will decide to join us for the festivities.

This is a vendor registration page for the 2021 Davis Turkey Trot event, taking place on Saturday, November 23, in Davis,CA. Vendor booths are a 10′ by 10′ space. Tents, tablecloths and other items to be supplied by vendor. A site map and one-sheet will be emailed out on approximately Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.


The reservation website accommodates registration/payment via credit card.

* Please note there is a processing fee for booths purchased online, which is a cost / fee assessed by the online service provider and credit card companies.

Volunteering at the Davis Turkey Trot is a fun way to complete community service hours, give back to your community, meet new people, or fundraise for your group.

To sign up / view volunteer positions, please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/CA/Davis/DavisTurkeyTrot 

Nonprofits, youth groups or sports teams of 10 or more are eligible to fundraise. Contact Dave Miramontes by email for more info. A limited number of fundraising spots are available; please contact us at least 3 weeks prior to race day.

The Davis Turkey Trot is going to be riDOGulously fun this year!

A PAWfect event to bring your four-legged friends

We have always supported participating in the Davis Turkey Trot with your pup, but we have often suggested to start in the back for safety reasons.

However, this year for the Turkey Trot, we’ve coined our 2 mile run/walk the ‘Dog Jog’ and have partnered with the Yolo County SPCA on this division to use it to help raise funds for their programs.

SPCA and dog runner

Note: A dog is not required to participate in the 2 mile run/walk. Many people elect to participate in this division without a four-legged friend.

If you are entering this division and plan on bringing your dog, please ensure:

  • your dog is comfortable in crowds and around other dogs
  • your dog is on a non retractable leash
  • you have a means of cleaning up after him/her

Commonly asked questions about the 2 mile:

  1. Do I need to register my dog separately? – no.
  2. Does my dog get its own finisher medal? – no. 
  3. My dog(s) are elderly/small. Can I push them in a stroller or wagon? yes.
  4. Are there separate awards/results for participants with a dog vs. participants without a dog? – no.
  5. Is this a timed race? – yes
  6. Are there age group awards for the humans? – yes (see awards section below).
  7. Can I walk with my dog(s) and push my child in a stroller in the 2 mile? – yes

Davis Turkey Trot MapThe 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.


For 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:

Davis Turkey Trot MapOption 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.

Davis Turkey Trot age groups are designed to encourage fun and fair competition, particularly among youth runners. In the 5K, age groups are: 7 and Under, 8-9 Yrs., 10-11 Yrs., 12-13 Yrs., 14-15 Yrs., 16-19 Yrs., 20-24, 25-29, […], 75-79, 80+. Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers (based on net time) in each age group.

In the 10K, age groups start with 11 and Under, include 12-13 Yrs., 14-15 Yrs., 16-19 Yrs., 20-24 Yrs., 25-29 Yrs., and and continue in five year increments up to 80+.  Medals are awarded to the top three male and female finishers (based on net time) in each age group. Overall awards are presented to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 5K/10K. Overall awards are based on gun time; all age group awards and posted rankings are based on net time.

New this year: we have added age groups and awards (top 3 male/female per division) in the 2 mile race. Age groups in the 2 Mile will be scored based on net time and are: 11 and Under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Overall awards will be presented to the top male and female finisher (based on gun time). 

Event Records (1998+)

10K Men: Patrick Parsel, 30:27 (2008)Davis Turkey Trot 2013
10K Women: Catherine DuBay, 36:04 (2000)
5K Men: Johnathan Peterson, 14:37, (2008)
5K Women: Lorin Scott, 16:45, (2008)
5K Baby Jogger Men: Mark Murray, 17:39 (2004)
5K Baby Jogger Women: Nancy Rashid, 20:00 (2005)
Half Marathon Men: Ryan Waddington, 1:10.33 (2018)
Half Marathon Women: Kali Patterson, 1:24:48 (2017)

Results from 1998-2012:

2011 Davis Turkey Trot Results:

2010  2009   2008  2007  2006   2005

Past Winners and Top Finishes 1998-2012:

2012 Recap:

Davis Turkey Trot Photo

2012: The year it was a torrential downpour, right up until the kids fun runs started. I think the picture to the right sums it up. Mother Nature wanted the 25th Anniversary to be extra memorable, I suppose. This year was also the year the half marathon debuted.

2012 Results:

2011 Recap:

2011:  10K Men: Andrew Timmins won the 10K race this year in 32:53, with Davis runners Mark Pepin, Michael Park and Brian Gruenemay finishing first among Davis residents. 10K Women:The women’s race was won by Kristin Soloway, a Davis resident, in 38:52. Also from Davis, Nancy Rashid was second in 40:26.

5K : It’s 2006 all over again; the winning time is 15:35. This time it’s Matt Peterson of Davis who crosses first.  Other top finishers included Ben Deland (16:26), Xavi Morales (16:30), Danny Lu (16:42) and Pedro Flores (16:50). In the women’s race, Caitlin Schultheiss, of Kings Beach, won in 18:53. Sofia Castiglioni, of Davis, was second in 19:03.

5K Baby Jogger: Stroller racers duelled again this year and it was R. Matthew Wise of Davis crossing first in an impressive 17:41, just two seconds shy of the course record. For the women, Robin Soares took home yet another win with a finish of 20:12.

2010 Recap:

2010: A rainy year; light rain persisted on and off until about 10am. 10K Men: Cisco Kidd brought home another victory with a time of 34:11 – exactly a full minute better than his 2006 10K finish. Brian Gueneman of Davis was the 2nd overall finisher and the first Davis resident with a time of 34:25.
10K Women: Berkeley’s Kimberly Williams posts a time of 40:09 to take the win. The top Davis finisher was Marrie Argentine, with a time of 42:11.
5K Men: Hailing from Guerneville, Jonathan Teeter broke the 16:00 mark with a time of 15:54. Second was Obbie Ehlinger of Davis, in 16:14; Mason Myers was third overall and the first Master’s finisher in 16:20.Davis Turkey Trot 20095K Women: A Davis resident takes the win! Kristin Arkin finishes first in 18:05. Jillian Brown of Sacramento was the next female finisher at 19:29.
5K Baby Jogger: Robin Soares TIES the Course record with a finish of 20:33 for the win in the Women’s Division; the overall winner was Brian Miller of El Dorado Hills, with a time of 18:33. Top Davis finishers were Nancy Rashid (22:13) and Steven Stoddard (26:12).

2009 Recap:

2009: 10K Men: Former Davis resident (now of Pilot Hill) Steve Sexton won the 10K in 32:47. It was a close finish with Davis’s Zach Bonner right behind him, at 32:49.
10K Women: Davis’ Stephanie Cello, just 13 years old, won the women’s 10K with a finish time of 39:50.
5K Men:Chris Badalato, of Reno, NV, won the men’s race in 16:10. Jake McHaffie was the top Davis finisher, and third overall, in 16:32.
5K Women: 
Napa’s Tammy Fraley took home the gold by finishing in 19:10, exactly three minutes after the top male finisher. Alexandra Rieger, just 13 years old, was the top female finisher with a time of 19:42 (4th overall).
5K Baby Jogger: The only course record set in 2009 was by Davis’ Jennifer Jackson, who bettered the previous women’s course record in the Baby Jogger 5K by 12 seconds (20:33). The top male finisher, also from Davis, was Justin Morejohn, in 18:12.

2008 Recap:

200810K Men: Davis’ Patrick Parsel broke a six-year old record, finishing in a quick 30:27, over a minute and a half ahead of the second place finisher. In the 10K Women, Megha Doshi of Berkeley was the top finisher, with a time of 38:31.
5K Men: Johnathan Peterson (Davis, CA) sets a nDavis Turkey Trot Photoew course record in the 5K, with a time of 14.37, smashing the old record by 16 seconds.
5K Women:It was a year for records, with a record-breaking performance in the 5K as well. Lorin Scott, also of Davis, was the first female finisher at 16:45, breaking the old record by 25 seconds.

2008 Results:


PDF files of the Overall Female and Male results for the 5K and 10K. (formatting revised 11/18/09)

2007 Recap

2007: 10K Men: For the second year in a row, a Davis resident claimed the men’s title in the 10K. This year it was William Tarantino, 24, who finished in 33:00. Erich Ackermann from San Ramon finished 2nd in 33:26.

10K Women: Davis residents ran strong today, as Kaitlin Gregg won the women’s title in 37:52, and a longtime Davis resident, Lisa Herrington, placed third overall in 39:26.
5K Men: Jason Sey defended his title successfully this year, winning the 5K in 15:19, sixteen seconds faster than his finish in 2006. He was followed by Kurt Ruegg (16:11) and Jason Carwile (16:15). Finishing fourth by one second (16:16) was Zach Bonner, the top Davis finisher in the Men’s 5K. 
5K Women: 
Audrey Amara of Auburn finished just in front of Claire Kelley of Reno, with finish times of 18:50 and 18:52. Natalia Gaerlan. of Rocklin, finished in a close third with a time of 18:58. The top Davis finisher in the women’s 10K was Maura Tyrrell, in 19:30.
5K Baby Jogger:Auburn’s Robin Soares set the new course record for the women in the Baby Jogger race, by bettering the previous time by 14 seconds (Nancy Rashid, 20:59, 2003). Scott Barnacle of Vacaville won the men’s race in 18:05. The top Davis residents to finish the Baby Jogger race were Ethan Walsh (21:56) and Amanda Walsh (22:03).

2007 Results:


2006 Recap

2006: 10K Men: Matthew Wise of Davis won the men’s race with a quick 33:34. A minute later, another Davis resident, Steve Sexton, finished in 34:36. Sundance Kid (35:10) and Cisco Kid (35:11) came in 3rd and 4th, respectively.
10K Women: The women’s 10K race was one of the closest ever. First was Yvonne Liebig, of Citrus Heights, in 37:37. Just seconds later, Davis’ Darien Feary finished 2nd (37:40) and Kimberly Beason finished 3rd (37:43).
5K Men: The 5K race was led by Jason Sey, 18, of Vacaville, who finished in 15:35, a pace of 5:00/mile. Behind him was Reno’s Rob Vancleve, in 16:09. The top male from Davis to finish the 5K was Luke Gibson, 24, who finished 3rd in 16:32. 
5K Women: 
Kim Conley of Davis set the women’s course record in the 5K this year with a stunning finish of 17:10. Finishing behind her were Kaylin Pennington (17:44), from Benecia and Kristine Shedd, from Davis (18:24).
5K Baby Jogger: Davis’ Mark Murray wins another title in the Baby Jogger event with a finishing time of 18:25, just barely edging out Dixon’s Greg Ngo, who finished in 18:30. Susan Kelley of Woodland finished first in the women’s division with a time of 23:07. Sharon Lydon of Yuba City took second and Shirley Lewis of Petaluma placed third.

2006 Results:


Davis Turkey Trot Photo

10K Men: Justin Hurd of Monterey won the men’s race with a time of 32:24. Other top finishers in the men’s race were Cisco Kidd (33:00) and Andrew Boudreau (33:10). The top Davis finisher was C. Gustafson, who finished in 14th place with a time of 35:16.
10K Women: Caroline Radke, of Fairfield, took first with a quick time of 37:13. Davis’ Pam Runquist finished second in 38:29.
5K Men: The 5K Men’s race was extremely close, with Davis’ Orlando Velasquez edging out El Dorado Hills’ John Mann by just two seconds. Their times were 15:46 and 15:48, respectively.
5K Women: Wheatland’s Karen Jeffers took home first with a finish time of 18:17. Second and third went to Katie Ross-Smith (Sutter Creek; 19:33) and Ashley Lapray, 14 years old, from Roseville (19:45). The top Davis finisher in the women’s 5K was Katherine Flanagan, just 13 years old, who finished in 12th place with a time of 21:08.


5K Baby Jogger: Mark Murray won the men’s race again, this time with a time of 18:46. Behind him was Greg Ngo, who crossed the finish line at 19:09. In the women’s race, Davis’ Nancy Rashid finished first in 20:00. Sharon Lydon finished second in 24:29.

2005 Results:


Strollers at the start of the 2005 Davis Turkey Trot Baby Jogger 5K.


2004: 10K Men: Top finishers in the 10K came not only to run fast but to provide us with humorous pseudonyms. Winning the men’s race was Cisco Kidd (32:57), who calls Mountain View home. Following him were Vacaville’s Chad Connor (33:30), and two San Francisco runners: The Sundance Kid (33:56) and Butch Cassidy (34:26). The top Davis finisher, Steve Young (32:57), was just thirty seconds behind Mr. Cassidy.
10K Women: Winning the race was Allison Kerr of Vacaville (36:45). 2nd and 3rd place went to Sarah Shuler (37:16) and Sally Daganzo (38:08). The top Davis finishers were Amanda Kohler (41:24) and Jen Lister (42:02).
5K Men: The 5K course this year was 0.1 miles short due to an unfortunate volunteer marshall oversight in the latter part of the course. Consequently, almost all times were affected. However, we still want to recongnize our winners: In the men’s race, Vacaville’s David Monk reached the finish line in 15:13, followed closely by last year’s winner, Jeffrey Lease of Stockton (15:18). The top Davis finisher in the Men’s 5K was Matthew Post, who finished 10th overall in 16:08.
5K Women: In the women’s race, Melanie Cleland brought home yet another title, winning in 16:12. Emmy Barr (Granite Bay) and Kristine Shedd (Davis) followed in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, with finish times of 17:24 and 17:52.
5K Baby Jogger: The competition grows stronger each year in the Baby Jogger race. Davis’ Mark Murray smashed the 5K Men’s Baby Jogger record this year by running a fast 17:39. Close behind was Dixon’s Greg Ngo, in 17:43. In the women’s race, Jennifer Miramontes from Davis took home the title with a 21:20 finish.

2004 Results:

 10K Overall Results / 5K Overall Results


2003: 10K Men: Top finishers in the 10K came from afar this year; Matt Sartor of Redding won the Men’s 10K in 32:24, following by Rhodes Waldon of Mountain View (32:42) and a third male runner from San Francisco who participated under the name “Sundance Kid” (33:07). Top Davis runners in the Men’s 10K included James Allen (34:47), Justin Morejohn (35:29) and Steve Young (35:44).
10K Women: In the women’s race, Pamela Hayes of Fairfax captured the win in 39:18. Roseville’s Amy Davidson-Shaw took second in 40:26 and Davis’s Courtney Palko came in third in 40:36. Other top female finishers from Davis included Marianne Hernandez (40:53) and Danielle Widenmann (41:19).
5K Men: The 5K race was a quick one, with Stockton’s Jeffrey Lease crossing first in 15:29. Lease was followed closely by Davis’ Bryan Burnley (15:38) and Sean Marzolf of Lodi (15:49). Other top Davis finishers included Ben Jarrett (17:10), Justin Lakin (18:42) and Ken Hiatt (18:44). Senior runners in our 75+ division ran amazingly fast and included the following age group winners: Bill Ballantine (79, 29:18), Peter Yuen (75, 29:23) and Spido Webb (78, 34:10).
5K Women: The women’s race saw two young runners battling for first place. Coming across the finish line first was Michelle Born, 16, from Roseville, in 18:17. Abbie Galloway, 19, from Davis finished second in 18:58, and Redding’s Megan Johnson came in third in 19:29. Davis residents Carolyn Menard and Laura Mason finished top amongst the Davis runners in 20:50 and 21:28, respectively. Hats off to our distinguished winners in our 75+ divisions: Jean Risley (79, Davis, 48:09), Marilyn Halliday (75, Yuba City, 59:01) and Carole Johnson (84, Davis, 59:18).
5K Baby Jogger: Two new course records were set this year in the 5K Baby Jogger division. Crossing first was 37 year old M. Woodward in 18:10. Nancy Rashid of Davis finished first among the women in 20:59.

2003 Results

 10K Overall Results | 5K Overall Results | Baby Jogger 5K | 5K Wheel


200210K Men: Davis runners take first place in both the Men’s and Women’s 10K Races. Jorge Murillo, 19, wins the Men’s 10K in a stunning 31:47, which averages to a 5:06 pace. Second place is David Nichols of Suisun City, who finishes in 32:09, which the exact same time he finished the 10K in 2002 when he was the overall winner.
10K Women: In a photo finish, 18 year old Erna Forgo clinches the victory in the women’s race with a 39:12 finish. Inches behind Forgo was Diana Perun, 35, of San Francisco, who finished a second later at 39:13.
5K Men: Stockton runners Jeffrey Lease and Marty Jellin go 1-2 in the Men’s 5K, with times of 15:24 and 15:37, respectively.
5K Women: Jennifer Pfiefer, 31, of Folsom, takes home another gold in the women’s 5K with a time of 17:23.
5K Baby Jogger: Mike McGuire of Davis wins again with a 19:09 finish. Also from Davis, Michele Mantay wins the Women’s 5K Baby Jogger race with a time of 21:01. A record 157 people run/walk this year’s 5K Baby Jogger event.

2002 Results:

 10K Overall Results | 5K Overall Results | Baby Jogger 5K | 2 Mile


200110K: David Nichols of Suisun City wins in 32:09. Justin Rau of Davis places second in 32:49. In the Women’s 10K Race, Jennifer Pfiefer, wins in 38:24; Kazumi Nigro of Shasta Lake places second in 38:37. Megan Canova (38:51) is the top Davis finisher in the 10K.
5K: The 5K run is 1/10 of a mile short, so times reflected are for a 3-mile finish. Taking first place in the Men’s race is Stuart Eastman of Davis (14:55). The women’s race saw Midori Sperando finish first with a time of 16:38.
5K Baby Jogger: Davis’ Mike McGuire wins in 20:54. Linda Casilas, also of Davis, wins the women’s title with a finish of 23:00.





200010K: Miguel Tibaduiza of Reno (33:22) edges out Davis runner Gregg Morin (33:25) for the first place finish. Megan Canova of Davis takes home the victory in the Women’s race with a 37:39 finish.
5K: D. Simm, of Rochester, MN, wins the Men’s 5K in 15:37. Simm also holds the record for the fastest finish at the Davis Stampede 5K, which ironically is also a time of 15:37. The battle for 2nd and 3rd is close, with Stuart Eastman placing second (15:44) and Nate Moroski in third (15:49).  In the women’s race, Midori Sperando takes first with a 17:34 finish.

2000 Results:

5K Overall | 10K Overall |


199910K: Ben Turman of Berkeley wins the 10K in 30:56. Jeff Hildebrandt (31:53) and Adam Bessie (33:53) take second and third. In the Women’s 10K, Santa Rosa’s Catherine DuBay finishes first in 36:04. Nearly one minute later, Diane Peterson finishes second in 37:09. Davis runner Mika Jekabsens takes third 37:45.
5K: Chris Gaston of Cotati wins in 14:53. In a close finish, second place went to Stuart Eastman (15:17) while third was awarded to Bryce Lighthall (15:21). San Anselmo’s Linda Gill finished first in the Women’s 5K in 17:45. Second place was awarded to Stacy Worthen (17:56).

1999 Results:

5K Overall | 10K Overall | 2M Overall | 5K Awards | 10K Awards


1998: 10K: Reno’s Nick Bingham finishes first in 31:33. Local runner Jean Harvey of Woodland wins the Women’s 10K in 36:46. Top Davis finishers in the Men’s 10K include: Tim Naylor (34:16), Paul Cox (34:43) and Bryan Thoreson (34:59). For the women, Deborah Tipton (38:49), Andrea Kivsch (41:59) and Melissa Reid (43:12) are the top Davis finishers.
5K: Davis runners Greg Phister (14:56) and Eric Hyde (15:31) finish first and second in the Men’s 5K. 17:39 was the winning time in the Women’s 5K with Melanie Cleland of Oakland taking home top honors. Second place was awarded to Jamie Whitmore of Elk Grove (18:23). Top female Davis runners in the 5K were Pam Runquist (18:57) and Erna Kessel (19:13).

1998 Results:

5K Overall | 10K Overall

Participating in an event such as the Davis Turkey Trot is a great way to gather coworkers, teammates, fraternity/sorority members, etc., and participate together! For those wishing to take part as a group, we offer the option to sign up as a team.


Community teams (with ten or more members) are invited to set up a team hospitality tent in our team area (at no cost to you, bring your own tent/tables). Your team can gather before and after the event and use your booth as a gathering place. You can also leave your warmer layers here (if you have someone who will be there while others are out on the course running or walking).

How to sign up as a team:

  1. Create a team name when you register online.
  2. Remind your teammates to select your team from drop-down box when they register for the event.
  3. Be sure to email us no later than November 13 if you would like us to reserve a booth space for you in the Team Area in the post-race expo
  4. Show up to the event and have fun!

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In this section you will find an archive of email communication to race participants.


Civic Center Field
Davis, CA 95616 United States + Google Map

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33rd Annual Davis Turkey Trot
DATE: Saturday, November 20, 2021

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   2M  •  Kids Run

– Finisher Medals
– Technical T-shirts
– Dog and stroller friendly

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