Juniper Men’s Elite Invitational 5K and Silicon Valley Bank Elite Women’s Invitational 5K

This race is by special invitation only** for qualified elite/invited athletes. For consideration, please contact the Elite Athlete Coordinator.  For elite qualifications, please click HERE.

**Please make sure to submit all the elite athlete information requested in the Elite/Invited Athlete Qualification Standards and Amenities section at the bottom of this page.

Outstanding Competition Guaranteed
The Association of Road Race Statisticians ranks the elite men’s and women’s races at the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot as one of the 5Ks in the WORLD that have produced the most “quality performances.” In 2014, the U.S. 5K road record for Junior women (ages 19 and-under) was set by Alexa Efraimson, Read more here.

Prize Purse Total: $26,100 (includes U.S. record and course bonuses) – See entire prize money breakdown below.

  • Separate races for elite men and elite women
  • Men’s/Women’s 5K for the Pacific Association/USA Track & Field (PA/USATF) Grand Prix with $2,000 prize money.

Fast, 4-Loop Elite Course – See Official Course Map: Elite 5K HERE
The Elite Course is a 4-loop, criterium-style elite 5K course.  The flat-and-fast, USA Track & Field certified course maximizes spectator interest, media accessibility, and allows athletes’ coaches an excellent opportunity to observe the race. Numerous fast marks have been recorded on this course and our elite athletes told us they wanted it back.

The elite 5K races run separately from the general participant 5K and 10K events with elite women running first at 7:30 a.m., followed by the elite men’s race at 8 a.m. Check out the complete race-day schedule here.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company PA/USATF Men’s 5K and El Camino Hospital PA/USATF Women’s 5K Non-Championship Races

Both elite races take place concurrently with the respective Pacific Association USA Track & Field 5K women’s and men’s races, giving PA/USATF athletes an opportunity to run with world-class competition. In addition to elite and PA/USATF race prize funds, overall winners receive a commemorative trophy. The second place and third place men and women, plus first master (age 40 and over) athletes receive medals.


Elite Athlete Air Travel Provided By Alaska Airlines

2018 Results

Prize Purse Details Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Thursday, November 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving)

Prize Money Total Purse: $26,100 ($14,000 + $10,000 U.S. Record Bonuses and +$2,000 course record bonuses)
Elite Men’s and Women’s 5K Races ($12,100)

  • 1st Place Male & Female Overall: $2,500
  • 2nd Place Male & Female Overall: $1,500
  • 3rd Place Male & Female Overall: $850
  • 4th Place Male & Female Overall: $500
  • 5th Place Male & Female Overall: $250
  • 6th Place Male & Female Overall: $100
  • Master Male & Female:
    (40 years of age and older)

    • 1st Place: $200
    • 2nd Place: $100
    • 3rd Place: $50

Pacific Association/USATF – Men’s and Women’s ($2,000)

  • 1st Place PA/USATF Male & Female: $500
  • 2nd Place PA/USATF Male & Female: $200
  • 3rd Place PA/USATF Male & Female: $150
  • 4th Place PA/USATF Male & Female: $100
  • 5th Place PA/USATF Male & Female: $50

* Double dipping is allowed for PA/USATF athletes between the Elite Men’s/Women’s 5K and PA/USATF prize purses. PA/USATF prize money is awarded to PA/USATF members only.

*Run in conjunction with our Women’s Elite pro race. Entrants must be current PA/USATF members with a 5K qualifying time of 18:59 within the last 18 months.
*Run in conjunction with our Women’s Elite pro race. Entrants must be current PA/USATF members with a 5K qualifying time of 16:59 within the last 18 months.