Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for Celebrating 31 years of Minneapolis tradition!

November 26, 2020 – Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with the 32nd Annual Invisalign Turkey Day Minneapolis 5K!

Since 1989, the Invisalign Turkey Day Minneapolis 5K has brought family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way. Join runners, joggers and walkers for Minneapolis’ first and Minneapolis’ favorite Thanksgiving day – turkey trot – tradition.


Register for the 2020 Invisalign Turkey Day Minneapolis 5K and receive the following:

  • Limited edition long sleeve race shirt (*2019 shirt pictured right*)
  • Finisher medal for all those who cross the finish line (*2019 medal pictured right)
  • Timed 5K for all participants
  • Race photos available for purchase courtesy of FinisherPix
  • Access to the Turkey Day Tailgate Finish Festival
    • Thanksgiving inspired games such as Turkey Bowling and Cornhole
    • Warm cider and cocoa
    • Spiked Cider Bar (21+) drink in partnership with Gray Duck Vodka

The Largest Colony Contest

Walkers, speedsters and strollers alike, gather your whole family, friends and turkeys to join you at the Turkey Day Minneapolis 5k’s Largest Colony Contest! Colonies of 10 or more people will be rewarded with a FREE Turkey Day 5k gift for everyone in your colony. *2019 gift pictured right*

  1. While registering for the race, be sure to write the “colony” name you’ll be affiliated with to participate in the contest.
  2. Designate a Colony Captain
  3. Each colony with 10 or more registrants will receive a turkey inspired gift for each colony member.
    1. Colony Captain will pick up their teams gifts at the Turkey Day Tailgate in the finish festival, at the orange Turkey Day 5k tent.

*2019 gift pictured right.

*Program sells out at 300 participants, or on Tuesday, November 24th at midnight – whichever happens first.

*Teams participating in the Fastest Flock Team Challenge are not eligible.

The Fastest Flock Team Challenge

Local racing teams, running groups, running clubs, and whoever else is feeling fast are invited to participate in the 4th edition of the Fastest Flock Team Challenge! Team Challenge details include:

  1. Prize Money
    1. The 1st place team in the Fastest Flock Team Challenge will win $1,000, 2nd place will win $750 and the 3rd place team will win $250.
  2. Age-Graded Scoring
    1. Team scores will be calculated using age-graded scoring (the current world record for your age/gender divided by your actual finish time) of the top 5 team members, meaning all teams can compete against each other in one BIG team challenge regardless of age/gender for bragging rights, glory, and of course the prize money!

If your team would like to participate or if you have any questions, email our Team Challenge Coordinator here and more in-depth details about the Team Challenge will be sent to you.

2017 Results here

2018 Results here

2019 Results here

*Participants competing in The Fastest Flock Team Challenge are not eligible to participate in the Largest Colony Contest.

*Any and all MSHSL/NCAA/High School or Collegiate athletes are not eligible to contribute to a Fastest Flock Team Challenge team.


Sign up online at any time before race morning and receive special perks for registering early.

In person Registration & Packet Pick Up
Register in one of our pre-race packet pick up locations (locations and times Visit the Schedule page for packet pickup details.

Race day 
Race-day registration will be offered between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. at the Target Center. Beat the lines and register online!

*Please note that there will not be access into the Target Center after 7:30 a.m.

2019 Registration Fees

Dec 1 - Oct 1Oct 2 - Oct 24Oct 25 - Nov 6Nov 7 - Nov 24Nov 25 - Nov 28
Adult 5K$30$35$40$45$50
Youth (17 & under)$20$20$20$25$30
Tiny Turkeys Kids Race$15$15$15$15$25

Race Discounts

**Discounts do not apply to  Early Bird pricing**


The Invisalign Turkey Day Minneapolis is fun for all ages. Youth age 17 and under are encouraged to participate and may have their parent or guardian register the participant in the youth division.

Youth registration is $20 thru November 26 and $25 for race day registration. Registration includes youth t-shirt and all the perks that come along with the Turkey Day Run.

*Race discounts are not applicable to the Youth 5K division.


Members and employees of Life Time, Inc. save $5 when you enter your member or employee number during registration.

**New in 2018**
Life Time members and employees will receive a Thanksgiving inspired gift!

To redeem – register for the Invisalign Turkey Day 5K. Then on race day, stop by the Life Time tent located in the Turkey Day Tailgate and show your race bib and membership card.


Active and retired police, fire, military and first responders are eligible for exclusive discounts via GovX. Click here to claim your discount.


To get College Student pricing, please email a photo of your student ID to mnevents@lt.life. We will email you a promotional code to use during registration.


To receive our Top Age Group Discount (60+ years old), please email a photo of your photo ID to mnevents@lt.life. We will email you a $5 off code to use during registration.



This event has a strict no refund policy. Please refer to the information below for registration options.

Entry Deferrals

Deferrals allow a participant unable to attend this year’s event to defer their current year’s registration to the following year. The deferral is applied only to the event in question. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please log-in to your Chronotrack account, select said event and then select the “Race Change” option. Follow the instructions to “Defer my entry.”
Please noteA deferral fee of $30.00 will be administered prior to check out. Once you complete your purchase, you will be sent an email confirmation of your deferral that will contain an alpha numeric code which you must use to register for the next year’s event as soon as registration opens. Deferrals must be processed before two weeks prior to the current year’s event, unless otherwise noted. For questions regarding deferrals, please contact Athlete Services at mnevents@lt.life.

Bib to Bib Transfer

You may officially transfer your race entry to another non-registered runner. Before completing the transfer process, please note:

  • You will not be refunded/reimbursed for your original registration. Any transfer compensation must be arranged between you and the transfer recipient. The race organizers are not responsible for the terms of payment between parties in the transfer process and we do not condone the resale of registrations at elevated prices.
  • The race entry recipient will be charged a $30 transfer fee to complete the transfer for full and half marathon distances and $10 for any race distance less than a half marathon.
  • A new bib will be assigned to the race entry recipient only after new registration is complete online.
  • Race Entry Transfer Steps:
    1. Find a non-registered runner interested in officially participating in the said event. Race organizers do not participate in this part of the process.
    2. To complete the transfer, the registered runner must provide the race organizers with the name and email address of the person you are transferring your entry to.
      • You will be withdrawn from the event.
      • The transfer recipient will receive an email with a registration code. The transfer recipient is required to register with code, and pay the transfer fee.
      • Once the transaction is finalized, the transfer recipient will receive an email confirming race registration.

Any participant who transfers his or her race entry or race bib without following the above process will be removed from official race results and disqualified from participating in any future Life Time event.

Note:  This policy is strictly available for race entry only. This policy does not apply to add-on packages.

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