Saturday, November 18, 20239:00 am CST
325 W McCarty Ln
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Turkeys and hams and pies, oh my! Come join us for the 20th annual Thankful Turkey 5K & Kids Run. Run well in this unique race and take home part of your Thanksgiving dinner - a turkey for 1st place in each age group, a ham for 2nd place or a pie for 3rd! All proceeds will go back into the San Marcos community to benefit local and Lions’ charities and youth programs.

The Bluebonnet Lions Club is a nonprofit community service organization that has been serving the San Marcos community for more than 35 years. If you are interested in visiting or learning more about the Bluebonnet Lions Club and our community projects, visit our website at or find us on Facebook at



Please consider using the blue "DONATE" button and bring a non-perishable food item to the 5K to help food-insecure families during the Thanksgiving holidays.

Race Day Schedule

08:00 AM - Late registration and packet pickup
09:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:45 AM - Kids Run

The 5K is on a rolling out-and-back course on McCarty Lane; the course has an elevation change of 85 feet (highest to lowest points). The Kids Run will be within the church parking lot.

Entry Fees

5K Run/Walk$30.00from Sep 01, 2023 until Nov 11, 2023
$35.00from Nov 12, 2023 until Nov 17, 2023
Kids RunFreefrom Sep 01, 2023 until Nov 17, 2023

5K entries received by Monday, 11/6/23 are guaranteed a “Thankful Turkey 5K” T-shirt. Shirts and/or requested sizes may not be available for entries received after that date or on race day. Kids Run does not include a shirt.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration

Onsite race-day registration for both the 5K and the Kids Run will be available. Race packets may be picked up on race day only at the registration area beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Award Categories

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age division of the 5K will receive awards as follows: 1st place, a turkey; 2nd place, a ham; and 3rd place, a pie. The overall male and female winners and the male and female Masters winners (40 and over) will receive a turkey and a medal. The awards presentation will be at 10:30 a.m. Participants in the Kids Run will receive an award as they finish.

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Masters Male/Female (40 +)
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-17, 18-27, 28-37, 38-47, 48-57, 58-67, 68-77, 78-99
Kids Run
No age group awards
Award to all finishers

Contact Info

Contact: Debby Lawrence

Phone (512) 393-8549