2020 Tulip Festival 5k




Out of concern for your safety, this Thanksgiving Point Closure due to COVID-19 has also been extended to the 2020 Tulip Festival 5K. With regret, we are announcing that we will reschedule the 2020 Tulip Festival 5K as a 2020 Garden 5K.

The 2020 Garden 5K will be scheduled through the same course in Ashton Gardens once public gathering restrictions are lifted. As a registrant of the sold-out Tulip Festival 5K, your registration will be automatically transferred to this race. While there will not be tulips lining the course, there will be thousands of other beautiful flowers blooming and many one-time special additions to make the race a memorable celebration. We’ll make an announcement with the date and details as soon as we are able, and we hope you will join us.

Again, if you wish to participate, there is no need to do anything. For those runners who do not want to participate in the 2020 Garden 5K, we have some options for you.


  • Thanksgiving Point can refund 50% of your entry fee. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Point is not able to offer a full refund on entry fees. This is due to the large amount of expenses incurred for this event up to this date. If you would like a refund, please email raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org. With Thanksgiving Point being closed and very limited on staff, we will be processing refunds towards the end of April. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this tumultuous time.
  • Runners may transfer their registration to the 2021 Tulip Festival 5k. A $10 transfer fee will incur for the transfer. You will be able to process that transfer by clicking here.
  • If you do not wish to participate in the 2020 Garden 5K but would like to help Thanksgiving Point during these turbulent times, we will gratefully transfer your full race registration payment to a donation to support our Thanksgiving Point mission of transformative learning. As a nonprofit institution, we will provide a donation letter for your tax purposes. To do this, please email raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org and let us know if you would like that donation letter.


We are sorry to share this unfortunate news and look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Garden 5K. We appreciate your support and understanding and look forward to welcoming you back soon.




Saturday, April 25, 2020


Race begins and ends at the Ashton Gardens, just North of the Museum of Natural Curiosity


Registration edits available HERE


Spring at Thanksgiving Point means the Tulip Festival Race Series is finally here! Dust off your running shoes and come shake off the cobwebs of winter for our Tulip Festival race. It's the one-of-a-kind 5k that actually runs through the Tulip Festival and inside the Ashton Gardens. It’s a challenging race that is equally as beautiful. Come run with us this year! 

Tulip Festival 5k

Begins at 7:30 am

Tiptoe through the tulips in the Ashton Gardens with the entire family. All participants receive a race shirt, medal, and the sheer satisfaction of running this amazing 3.1 mile race! The 5K is also a wheels-friendly run so strollers and other running aides are welcome. Be sure and stick around for the post race party as well. 


Registration Fees - SOLD OUT

$35         January 1 - 31

$40         February 1 - March 31

$45         April 1 - April 24 

$50         April 25 


About the Race

Join us for Packet Pickup:

April 24th, 12pm- 8pm 
Show Barn, Water Tower Campus

Please pick up your packet, bib number, shirt, at the packet pickup the day before the race. You may pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their race registration. Packets will NOT be available to pick up the morning of the race. If you are for some reason unable to pick up your packet from the packet pickup, please send us an email at raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org

View the Course Map HERE

Awards Ceremony begins at 9:00am



Prizes will be given to the top three male/female finishers in each of the following divisions: 
Open Division:

  • 1st Place Male / Female: Hand-crafted Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership
  • 2nd Place Male / Female: Hand-crafted Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership
  • 3rd Place Male / Female: Hand-crafted Award + Thanksgiving Point Family Membership

ALL 5K finishers receive a custom finisher medals.

Age division awards will be given to the top three Men’s & Women’s finishers in each of the following age divisions:

Age Divisions: 
11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Each 5k registrant will receive:

  • Race T-Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 1 Complimentary Admission pass to the 2020 Tulip Festival

We wish to thank our numerous volunteers for their time and efforts in providing the following aid stations. Please be courteous and express your appreciation to this wonderful group of volunteers.



In addition to the finish area, the 5K will have one aid station at mile 1.6 stocked with water and POWERADE.


Consistent with industry standards, entry fees are non-refundable.

Runners unable to participate after registration fees have been submitted may opt to defer their registration to next year’s race or they may choose to transfer their registration to another participant via our transfer/deferral program. All transfers and deferrals must be completed in writing by April 13, 2019. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all transfers. Please submit all transfer/deferral requests to raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org by April 13, 2019, or online through your registration site. A processing fee of $10 will apply to all deferrals. 

Bib numbers may not be transferred, given, or sold to another participant after the transfer/change deadline. Consistent with race industry standards, attempting to sell or transfer a race entry/bib to another person/participant, and/or picking up another participant's race entry/bib for their use, or participate in a race using another participant's race entry/bib, will have said race entry/bib cancelled and/or revoked, be disqualified, and be removed from the race without refund, and may not be allowed registration in future races at Thanksgiving Point.

If inaccuracies appear on the bib number, or your bib number appears damaged or lost, please call the Thanksgiving Point race committee at (801) 768-2300 or send an email to raceinfo@thanksgivingpoint.org

Course Questions/Comments/Suggestions:
Austin Brown

Registration Questions/Issues Contact:

Vendor Information:
Austin Brown

Volunteer Information:
Ashley Clouse

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