Run Turkey Run

Thanksgiving Day morning. Downtown Billings, Montana.
The streets. The giving. The competition.
The fun. The refreshments.

The Cause: Hunger in our community

                Community Support Through Running
                                     Presented by Yellowstone Rim Runners

Our Mission

Thanksgiving Day is an important reminder to all to reflect on our family, health, and well-being.  Thanksgiving is also a time to think about others in our community, especially those in need.  The Run! Turkey Run! 5K and Street Mile were created to help put an end to hunger in our community.  From 2011 through 2022, race participants and sponsors came together to help raise more than $366,000!


Our cause this year is the same - to outrun hunger.    

Five area charities were chosen to share the funds raised so that we can have a greater impact on the community. 

  • Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to homebound seniors over the age of 60.  Throughout the year about 420 individuals across Yellowstone County receive these nutritious noon meals delivered by volunteers, Monday through Friday.
  • Family Service, Inc. has been around for over 100 years helping families in the Billings area with basic needs, most notably:  food.  1.25 million pounds of food was given out through this organization last year.
  • The Billings BackPack Program provides nutritious, shelf stable, ready-to-eat meals each weekend and school holiday to chronically hungry elementary school children in the Billings School District.  Volunteers help put meal packs together and put it in the child's backpack so that the child has food for the weekend.  Almost 300 students received food each weekend last year at a cost of $3.96 per child.
  • MSU Billings Yellowjacket Emergency Pantry (YEP) is an emergency food pantry designed to provide students emergency food and hygiene supplies, connect students to community and campus resources and identify and address any hunger and food  insecurities.
  • Rocky Mountain College Food Pantry


Let us enjoy family, fitness, fun, and of course, celebrate and support charities that battle hunger in our community.


Major Sponsor

Featured Sponsor


2013 Road Runners Club of America State Championship Mile

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