Turkey Trot
5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
11/24/22 Thursday, Thanksgiving

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It's time for the Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day 11/24/22!  This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed). 

* Turkey Trot Quad Special -- sign up for 3, 4th one is free (email abetterworldrunning@yahoo.com *


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

 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 abetterworldrunning@yahoo.com 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 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 24th, 2022

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.