Registration Open for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving 5K Benefiting Martha’s Village & Kitchen - Palm Springs Life %

Registration Open for the 16th Annual Thanksgiving 5K Benefiting Martha’s Village & Kitchen





Preparation is well underway for the highly anticipated 16th Annual Fortem Financial Thanksgiving 5K benefiting Martha’s Village & Kitchen. The event will be held on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 2022 on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert. The charity race, presented by NBC Palm Springs, is both competitive (certified course/timed race) and casual, with prizes for the winners in several age categories. This year, Toyota of the Desert will be presenting the top female and male runners with a prize of $500.00 each Desert will be presenting the top female and male runners with a prize of $500.00 each.



This annual Turkey Trot is one of the most popular 5K events in the Coachella Valley and attendance continues to increase exponentially each year. Approximately 4,000 participants, volunteers and spectators will join in on the holiday festivities on Thanksgiving morning. In addition to the race, the event features a Kid’s Zone, Beer Garden, Pet Station, and interactive sponsor booths. For the past 2 years we’ve gone virtual and this will be the first time back in person since the pandemic.

All registrants receive a long-sleeve, dri-fit shirt and a goody bag. Early registration and packet pick up is recommended to avoid long lines on Thanksgiving morning. Merchandise such as Thanksgiving Tutus, turkey leg boppers, Thanksgiving socks, and turkey hats will be available for purchase at packet pick-up locations and on race day.

Participants can register, donate, or become a sponsor by visiting MVK5K.COM. Those who sign up early can take advantage of huge presale discounts.


o Now thru July 31

o Promo Code: PRESALE25


o August 1 thru September 30

o Promo Code: PRESALE15

The revenue raised from this event benefits programs offered by Martha’s Village & Kitchen which help to better the lives of the impoverished and homeless in the Coachella Valley.

Volunteer opportunities for the 5K are also available. Please contact Dalaney Blackmore at (760) 347-4741 ext. 119 for more information about volunteering.

About Martha’s Village & Kitchen

Martha’s Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless and impoverished services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County with over 8,000 people in need passing through its doors yearly. The organization began in 1990 when the founders served meals to their homeless neighbors, fast forward to 2021 Martha’s now has its main campus located in Indio, CA and three satellite offices throughout the Coachella Valley. Today, from its campus and satellite offices Martha’s Village offers unique life-changing programs based on the nationally-recognized “continuum of care model” breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Through these gateways to hope, people regain their lives becoming responsible, healthy, self-sufficient and productive citizens while passing on their newfound independence and life skills to their children and families. Changing one person’s life, changes generations of lives.




Aug 08 2022 - Oct 12 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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83791 Date Avenue, Indio, CA, USA


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