It's time for the Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, 15k, or Half Marathon! This is a fun run that is clock timed (not chip timed).
This is on Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
This is an open course. Please be courteous to other pedestrians, runners, and cyclists on the beach path.
* Want to run for free? Have a friend or family member volunteer while you run (minimum 2 hrs.) so you can run for free. Please email us at for info. *
* 90% full as of 11/21, registration will close early
* 10k at 7AM and 5k at 7:20AM are now full and closed, registration is open for the 5k and 10k at 8:30AM
*NO BANDITS- all bibs will be checked by security and will be strictly enforced.
*No late starts, please arrive at your schedule start time only. Arrive early and on time to have time to park and pay for parking in the lot and use the restroom.
*All participants must finish by 10:15am.
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:
Aid stations have water cups, water bottles, Gatorade cups, Gu gels. Other snacks on the tables may include bananas, granola/snack bars.
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 with about 100-150 participants. Everyone will get a finishers medal as well as a goodie bag. We will have bananas, snacks, water, etc. 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!
Bibs must be visible in front or there might not be photos or results recorded.
NO REFUNDS. NO BANDITS.
Bib Pick Up -
- 6:30-7:00AM for 10k, 15k, Half Marathon 7:00AM start
- 7-7:15AM for 5k 7:20AM start
- 8:15-8:30 for 5k/10k 8:30AM start
Start Time -
- 7:00AM 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
- 7:20AM for 5k
- 8:30AM for 5k/10k ONLY
Date - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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. ** On Saturday there is street sweeping from 7-9AM. Please check the signs on the meters to indicate where there is no parking on Saturday 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 $8-10 depending on the season.
5k, 10k, 15k, Half Marathon
11/28/19 -- 7:00AM & 7:20AM & 8:30AM
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