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Turkey Trot
5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon

11/23/23 -- Thanksgiving Day

It's time for the Thanksgiving 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/23/23!  This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed).  


This is an open course.  Please be courteous to other pedestrians, runners, and cyclists on the beach path.

100% FULL as of 11/22

 Course map: The course is super easy to follow.  It will consist of counter clockwise loops around the beach path that will be marked.

5k (1 loop), 10k (2 loops), 15k (3 loops) with an aid station at every loop:


Half marathon is 3 x 4.36 mile loops with aid station at every loop:


Participants are not allowed to run with dogs.  Running/walking with a stroller is allowed.  3:15 time limit for the half marathon.  If more time is needed, please email us at for early start.


This is a small informal event.  Everyone will get a finishers medal as well as a goodie bag.  To keep costs low we do not offer any special awards or t-shirts. This is not your normal large festival like race.  We are a low key race that emphasizes a more personal satisfaction to racing.  Thank you and look forward to seeing you out there! 




Start times -- please make sure to start in the wave for your distance and your bib is in the front and visible or your time might not be recorded correctly

- half marathon & 15k - 7:30AM

- 10k - 7:30AM 

- 5k - 7:45AM & 9:30AM (Late start 5k non competitive family walk/jog, finish by 10:45AM)

Bib pick up times --

- half marathon, 15k - 6:20-7:20AM

- 10k - 6:20-7:20AM

- 5k - 6:20-7:40AM for 7:45AM wave, 9-9:30AM for 9:30AM wave only


Date - Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Address -  2000 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA

Off of beach path off of Bay St. & Ocean Ave. near Crescent Bay Park

Google Maps


Start Map - Please see image below


Parking -  Meters on the street are free until 9AM. After 9AM, you are responsible to pay for the parking meter with quarters, or credit cards.  ** There is no street sweeping on Thanksgiving but meters are still in effect.  Please double check the signage where you park.  Give yourself extra time to park and pay for parking and then walk to bib pick up.  There is a second parking lot off of Bicknell as well.  The beach parking lot has an all day flat fee that can be paid through machine.  There is only one machine in Bicknell so there will be a line to pay for parking.  Give yourself extra time!  The price varies from $8-12 depending on the season.

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