Skinny Turkey 5K/10K

2020 Skinny Turkey Flyer

The Skinny Turkey 5K/10K is an annual event held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Run off those extra holiday pounds through the beautiful Boaz area in your craziest Thanksgiving attire. The route will follow through Snead State Community College, the Boaz Sportsplex, and Boaz Elementary School on all paved roads with some small hills. The 5K and 10K will begin and end at the Boaz Recreation Center with water stations and port-o-potties available along the route. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be given to each age group at the awards ceremony. There will be no refunds, the race will be held rain or shine! The race is administered by the Boaz Parks and Recreation Department. The course is certified, numbers AL18035JE and AL18036JE. Age Groups: 12 &under; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over

"At Second Chance Shelter our Mission is to find loving and lasting homes for adoptable companion animals." The Boaz Parks and Recreation Department is honored to work in partnership with Second Chance Shelter, a non-profit, no-kill dog shelter that saves and houses dogs until they can be adopted to their forever home. They believe every dog has a story and every story deserves a happy ending! Follow them on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates! Click HERE to donate or sponsor a dog from their website.

Give them a call or stop by today to change a dog's life!

Second Chance Shelter

130 County Road 398.

Boaz, AL 35957


2020 Skinny Turkey

We are excited to announce that registration will open for the 2020 Skinny Turkey 5K/10K on May 1st! This third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2020. 

Packet pick up will be the week of the race at the Boaz Rec Center, Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, and Saturday, November 21st (race day morning) from 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM.  

Click HERE to sign up online or click HERE for a pdf form.

Please mail forms and fees to:

Boaz Recreation Center

314 North King Street

Boaz, AL 35957

Peoples Independent Bank-1Our Diamond Sponsor, Peoples Independent Bank, presents this event.

We are incredibly grateful to our local businesses who support this event in any way they can. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring the 2020 Skinny Turkey 5K/10K or fill out the form provided below.


2019 Skinny Turkey

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Skinny Turkey 5K/10K! This event would not have been possible without our amazing workers, volunteers, sponsors, police, firemen and paramedics going above and beyond.

Click HERE to view results.

Click HERE to view pictures.