Run up your appetite in Irvine! Join thousands of Turkey Trotters at Orange County's Best Turkey Trot at Irvine Valley College.
Two New Race Choices! Choose the best race for you and earn a custom finishers medal and slice of fresh pumpkin pie!
Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course. A scrumptious SLICE OF PIE awaits you at the finish. Along with So Cal's best custom cast finisher medal. Get your friends and family together and kick off the holidays together! Guaranteed to be a picture perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY!
New 1 Mile Turkey Dash: 7:30am
Holiday 5k Race: 8am
New Turkey Feast Combo: 1 Mile and 5k: 7:30am
Kids Gobble Wobble: 9:15am
Run up a mini appetite with our family friendly 1 Mile or kick it up a notch with our 5k. For those who plan to really indulge your can double down and enter our Turkey Feast Combo and run the 1 Mile and the 5k back to back! This flat, friendly course is walker friendly and stroller ready. Come out and see why it's become a holiday tradition for thousands of people !
We'll DECK out your Thanksgiving trimmings with:
*. Awesome Custom Cast Medals.
*. Soft Comfy event shirts for all.
*. Tasty pumpkin pie at the finish.
*. Custom Race bibs.
* Chip timing by Itz About Time.
*. Division awards for top three male and female in each age division.
*. Trophies for top three overall finishers male and female.
*. Holiday Expo to jump start your shopping.
1 Mile Turkey Dash: 7:30am Start. This division is a fun run/ walk and non timed event. This is great start for those who want a shorter distance to keep their whole tribe together. It’s and out and back course so you’ll see everyone both directions! If you gotta skip out quick then come on out for this one and earn some fast bling with a fantastic medal for everyone who finishes.
Holiday 5k: 8:00am Start. This is open to all ages and takes place around the perimeter of the college campus. It's a speedy course that swings by citrus grove tree's and some pumpkin patches! it starts and finishes in the same spot so you won't miss seeing your friends somewhere along the way!
Turkey Feast Combo: 7:30am Start. This is for the those who like extra helpings at Thanksgiving! We love this challenge! Each participant will start at 7:30 with the 1 mile race. You'll need to complete the 1 mile in 30 minutes so you'll have time to line up for your second race, the 5k at 8am. You’ll receive 1 shirt and two medals if you complete both races! Rally up! You may pick up your 1 mile medal after your 5k race so you don't have to run with it!
Gobble Wobble Kids Event: These kids races offer shorter distances if they don't want to do the 5k. 9:15 A.M: Diaper Dash - 50 yards (3 and under)
9:20 A.M: Tot Trot - 100 yards (4 to 5 years old)
9:25 A.M: Youth Race -1/4 Mile (6 to 10 years old)
9:28 A.M: Youth Race - Half Mile (11 to 12 years old)
Kid's Gobble Wobble Race Details
All participants receive a race bib, custom cast medal, event t-shirt, and slice of pie! 5k is chip timed and kid's runs are for fun. We will start lining the kids up at 9:05 per age group. All the kids races are on a out and back loop and start and end in the same spot. The course will be closed and lined with volunteers to direct all kids to the turnaround spot. They can turn early if they want with no penalty if they think it's too far. One adult per child can run with their participant and the parent does not have to register but will not receive the shirt, medal, bib or pie.
If you have a child that just wants to ride in a stroller with you on the 5k course, they can do so without registering. They will not receive a medal, bib, shirt or pie but they can share yours!
Professional Chip timing and results for all 5k participants. Age Division awards will be given 3 deep in the following age categories: 1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59 60-64, 65-69, *70-74, *75-79, *80 and over. Yes! We split the final divisions to celebrate our 70 and over rock star field! We're happy to celebrate this growing category and look forward to seeing everyone earn their race bling!
Costume Awards will be given for Best Dressed so come decked out and you may take home a prize! Win as an individual or a group (6 people max)!
Early Packet Pick Up: Optional
Packet Pick up will be held on Wednesday, November 25th from 12 pm to 6 pm at Road Runner Sports in Laguna Hills.
24291 Avenida De La Carlota; Suite P-5; Laguna Hills, CA 92653
- Pick up your bib and shirt
- One person can pick up for others
- Walk up registration accepted at early packet pick and on race day morning.
- Shirts and Shirts sizes are not guaranteed for walk up registration
Race Day Pick Up:
You may pick up your race bib and t-shirt on race day from 6:30 am to 7:30 am. In the quad, in front of the performance arts theater. That's the big two story orange building on the Irvine Valley College campus.
Parking: Cost is $5. Entrance is only allowed on Jeffrey (Entrance closed on Irvine Center Drive- its part of course). All other campus entrances will be closed.
Are dogs allowed? Due to college's policy, dogs are not allowed.
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