Grab your sneakers and get ready for the annual Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot Race through beautiful downtown Burbank. Everyone is welcome. Join us on Thanksgiving morning for this healthy, family-friendly and fun holiday tradition. All the proceeds from the Turkey Trot directly fund the YMCA financial assistance program, which enables the Burbank Y to provide services to members in our community on a sliding scale, fulfilling our promise to turn no one away from membership for inability to pay. Run – for a better you, for a better Burbank, for a better us.
Thanksgiving Day 5K: San Diego’s Original & Longest-Standing 5K
|Join 7,500+ participants and spectators for a San Diego tradition.
The Thanksgiving Day 5K is not only the most fun turkey trot in town, it also generates awareness and funds to help support Father Joe’s Villages’ efforts to provide and serve close to #1MillionMeals each year. The race includes: Live Music, Beer Garden, Costume Contest and Award Ceremonies. Most importantly, this event provides a great atmosphere for your family to participate in the beauty of giving back to others.
Put your turkey in the oven, pack up the family and come and run or walk San Diego’s only Turkey Trot that has 3 distances to choose from: 15k (9.3 miles), 10k (6.2 miles), 5k (3.1 miles). Looking for a Thanksgiving Day run in San Diego where everyone can be happy? Look no further!. Whether you want to walk the 5k or run your tail off on any of the 3 courses, everyone will have a blast this Thanksgiving at this year’s San Diego South Bay Turkey Trot and Food Drive.
The XTERRA Turkey Trot is race #2 of the series and features three exciting courses: the 15k, 10k and the 5k fun run on the scenic trails at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park on November 22, 2018. The event field is limited, so enter early. This event normally sells out in early November, so don’t wait! See below for course preview run details.
NOTE: The event is on Thanksgiving Day! What better way to say thanks than running on the trails at Topanga State Park!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits the Midnight Mission – an amazing organization that offers a path to self sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness. Register today and help make a difference! Turkey Trot L.A. is also proud to partner with BOMBAS this year. Make a difference in the lives of Los Angeles’s neediest individuals by registering and buying a pair of Bombas socks. For each pair sold, another pair is donated to The Midnight Mission along with a donation of $6.00!
Join us for the XTERRA holiday trail run in beautiful Crystal Cove State Park! Race #3 takes place at CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK, which is located five miles south of Newport Beach and/or five miles north of Laguna Beach on December 8, 2018. The race features two distances – an introductory 6k trail run and a longer 15k trail run for the more experienced runner. This all takes place on fire roads and single track trails in the El Moro area of Crystal Cove State Park. Race field is limited, so enter early. This is the perfect trail run to keep you in shape over the holiday season.
You’ll run along the 101 freeway in Nyeland Acres, near Oxnard. The runners follow a flat and fast course, along the fragrant strawberry fields, through Downtown Oxnard and the Henry T. Oxnard Historic District decorated for the holidays, to the beach, and finish at Channel Islands Harbor.
What started in 2003 as a toy drive to celebrate the relocation of the world’s largest Santa Claus from Carpinteria to Oxnard has grown into a robust running event, toy drive, community fundraiser, and holiday season celebration.
The San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is a fast 13.1 mile course that starts on Penasquitos Drive in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly, the Doubletree Golf Resort) then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only ‘real’ hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path and finishes at the beautiful Torrey Pines State Beach (pictured above!). The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the rolling downhill bike path, which also makes it a personal best candidate. This popular winter half has been a sell out event every year and sure to sell out for 201. Get your end of the year PR!!!
The 22nd annual Solar Turbines 5K run will take place on the corner of Harbor Drive and Ash St. and finishes in Ruocco Park. Athletes will run past 100,000 spectators. Runners, families and spectators can watch the remainder of the parade that features colorful floats, bands and huge inflatable characters. Awards are three deep in all divisions.
The race begins at the corner of Harbor Dr. & Ash St. and heads south on Harbor Drive to 8th St., behind the San Diego Convention Center. It continues north along the marina walkway making a loop through Embarcadero Park N., finishing on the walkway just past G Street in time to catch the first band and balloons as they parade by.