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

11/23/23 -- Thanksgiving Day

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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.

Thanksgiving Quad specials -- ​​register for the first three days 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, and the 4th day is free!  Email for information about Thanksgiving Quad - 4 races in 4 days

Family/group discounts - Turkey Trot special discount for a group of 4 or more participants - email for 11/23 family discount

 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 - 6:50-7:20AM

- 10k - 6:50-7:20AM

- 5k - 6:50-7:40AM for 7:45AM wave, 9-9:30AM for 9:30AM wave


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


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 street sweeping from 7-9AM.  Please check the signs on the meters to indicate where there is no parking on from 7-9AM.  The beach parking lot has an all day flat fee that can be paid through machine, or when the booth is open.  The price varies from $8-12 depending on the season.

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