CEO/Executive 5K

As a CEO, we know you can lead but can you lead the way in our 5K against other Silicon Valley movers and shakers? Come see how your 5K PR measures up in the CEO/Executive 5K Challenge sponsored by Perkins Coie.

All premium-level CEO/Executive entries come with a long-sleeved tech shirt and gift bag with over $250 in value. CEOs/Executives (and their plus ones) also gain access to our VIP area on race day, which is fully equipped with refreshments and private bathrooms!

CEO Registration Levels

  • CEO/Executive Gold - $1,000
  • CEO/Executive Silver - $500
  • CEO/Executive Bronze - $250

Age Categories

49 yrs & under

50 yrs & over

“The CEO/Celeb 5K Competition is a blast. I sign-up again almost immediately after the race for the next year. The event is really well run, easy to get to, and has special perks for CEO’s and celebrities. Come join me at the race!” - Mark Fischer-Colbrie, CEO Labcyte Inc.

“The Turkey Trot VIP bag is one of the few goodie bags where I actually use everything in the bag – with pleasure! As I write this I have my Poly earbuds in and I’m drinking from my Turkey Trot branded YETI mug! The VIP area is a great place for delicious snacks and to enjoy a massage – but the best part is just catching up with people post-race.” - Leslie Bacho, CEO of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

“Running in the Turkey Trot is always a great family outing on Thanksgiving – and participating in the CEO Challenge makes it even that much better. Not only do we know that our extra donations go straight to the race beneficiaries, who are providing Health, Hope and Home for the community, but I love the extra thank you gifts such as access to the VIP area on the day of the race with warm hot chocolate, coffee, and refreshments; and a generous goody bag – who doesn’t love wine and the latest Bluetooth headphones?” - Kevin Zwick, Former CEO of The Housing Trust

“I love going to the VIP area because there are some friends I see each year in the area reserved for us and I get a massage also.  I have not met a person that was not happy and excited about the effort they made to help those in need in our community on Thanksgiving Day.  My husband  and I both sign up and our adult children get the Yeti mugs and the earbuds for Christmas gifts.” - Kathleen King, CEO of Healthier Kids Foundation

“The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is a fantastic team building opportunity for Second Harvest staff and board members, knowing that their funds go directly back into making Santa Cruz a healthier community.  Many of our board join the CEO challenge and enjoy the goodie bag (perfect timing for Christmas!) as well as being pampered in the VIP lounge area.” - Willy Elliot McCrea, Former CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

“Not only does the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot help me with my exercise goals, it also raises millions for good causes in our community.  I particularly enjoy participating in the CEO Challenge with other community leaders, and the whole family enjoys the goodies in the VIP swag bag.  I use the cool Yeti mug from the 2019 swag bag every day!” - Michele Lew, CEO of the Health Trust