Thanksgiving 2018 Stats

TurkeyTrotAs you can see from the chart above, it was the busiest day of the year for the running community – Thanksgiving and Turkey Trots! The chart shows the busiest peak was about 2,000 page views per minute – about 33 requests per second.

We are very thankful for all of the race directors, timers, partners, and runners who used RunSignUp yesterday. We are also thankful that our self-serve technology worked so well (and that we didn’t have too many support calls!).

At RunSignUp, we always want to share our data on the trends and drivers of registrations to provide relevant and actionable information to our customers and the industry at large. Here is our review of 2016 – 2018 Turkey Trot statistics.


While there are more Turkey Trots (reports of 1,0001,300 nationwide), it looks like RunSignUp continues to gain market share, with somewhere around 30-40% of Turkey Trots using RunSignUp.

2016 2017 2018
Races with Registration 253 340 408
Online Registration Open on Thanksgiving 88 115 150
Registrations 307,805 365,618 423,306
Registered Thanksgiving morning 4,271 4,499 6,180


There was good growth of our check-in app this year. The new version of the Check-In app has brought more customers.

2016 2017 2018
# Races using Check-in App 36 40 82
# of people checked in 57,000 66,926 109,816


Turkey Trots are typically not the most competitive races of the year, but there is still a lot of enthusiasm for people wanting to know their time and share their experience. We continue to see growth in the use of our Results platform and scoring software, as well as good initial uptake on our free Photo platform. And primarily on their mobile devices (85%!).

2016 2017 2018
# of Races using RSU for Results 142 190 202
Races using Notifications 56 73 85
Result Notifications sent 74,000 112,937 115,118
Pageviews on Thanksgiving Day 566,000 868,000 970,000
% Pageviews from Mobile or Tablet 83% 85% 86%
Finishers Scored by The Race Director software
278,673 336,118

If you are interested in more trend data like this, visit for our annual Registration Trends Report with Running USA. And stay tuned for an updated report coming in February.

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