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Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Turkey returnst to Downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. Downtown - Get Ready.

• Killer 5k/10k Routes on the historic streets of Los Angeles <<check>>
• Sweet post event festival in front of City Hall <<check>>
• Costume Contest <<check>>
• Stylin' Trucker Hats <<oh yeah>>
• Finisher Medals <<you betcha>>
• Xtras like American Apparel Hoodies for Sale <<stocking stuffers>>

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1, 2014!

   
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TRANSPORTATION TO THE EVENT
All Turkey Trot participants (in cars) will park at California Plaza (350 S. Grand Ave.) Reserve your parking ahead of time, to ensure the smoothest possible arrival on race day morning (only $9.99).
Park Me

We are also encouraging everyone to take the METRO. There is a stop at Grand Park. For only $4.00 you can ride down to the race and back (and don't have to worry about parking)!

 

Entry Fees

5k Run / Walk (ages 17+)
$35 until November 6
$40 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$45 November 25 - Race Day

10k Run / Walk (ages 17+)
$40 until November 6
$45 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$50 November 25 - Race Day

5k/10k Combo (ages 17+)
$50 until November 6
$55 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$60 November 25 - Race Day

5k Run / Walk - Youth (5-17)
$20 until November 6
$25 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$30 November 25 - Race Day

10k Run / Walk - Youth (5-17)
$25 until November 6
$30 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$35 November 25 - Race Day

Widdle Wobble (.5 mile Family/Kid Walk or Run)
$10 until November 6
$15 November 7 - November 24/ 6pm
$20 November 25 - Race Day

 

All Participants get the official Turkey Trot LA Truck Hat and Turkey Finisher Bling!
Want to buy a pie for after the event? Head over to HomeBoyFoods.com to purchase a pie (or purchase when you register)! Make sure you let them know you'd like to pick up at the event!
American Apparel Long Sleeved Ts and Hoodies
on sale at Event!


 


What's Going on WHEN!

SATURDAY - 11/22
11:00am - 3:00pm - Packet Pick Up at Sport Chalet

Sport Chalet
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

WEDNESDAY - 11/26
12:00 noon - 3:00pm - Packet Pick Up at Sport Chalet

Sport Chalet
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

THURSDAY - 11/27 (Thanksgiving Day)
7:00am - Race Day Registration Opens
7:00am - Pick Up Bibs / Turkey Trucker Hats

7:45am - 5k Start
8:30am - 10k Start
10:00am - Widdle Wobble Start

8:00am - Event Festival Starts - in front of City Hall!
10:00am - Awards

10:00am - Course Closed

12 noon - Go home and nap before eating Thanksgiving Dinner!


5k Course Description

Can we say fast, fun and scenic? The race starts in front of City Hall and loops up and around Grand Park, past Disney Hall and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. After a nice downhill, participants will be treated to a historic course along Spring Street, referred to as the Wall Street of the West! You'll past by such notable buildings as the Contintental Building (LA's first skyscraper), The Hellman Building, El Dorado Hotel, Crocker Bank and more. Runners do a U-Turn at 9th Street and then return to City Hall / Grand Park for the finish (there's a small uphill near the finish)!

 

10k Course Description

Like doing 5ks and want to go longer? Than do the 10k. The course is the same as above, and you get to do it twice! So if you missed some of the sweet views on the first lap, you can soak it in on the second lap! The race starts in front of City Hall and loops up and around Grand Park, past Disney Hall and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. After a nice downhill, participants will be treated to a historic course along Spring Street, referred to as the Wall Street of the West! You'll past by such notable buildings as the Contintental Building (LA's first skyscraper), The Hellman Building, El Dorado Hotel, Crocker Bank and more. Runners do a U-Turn at 9th Street and then return to City Hall / Grand Park for the finish (there's a small uphill near the finish)!


5k/10k Divisions

Male/Female Divisions:

Youth 1 (10-11)
Youth 2 (12-13)
Youth 3 (14-15)
Junior (16-19)
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 +

AWARDS / MEDALS

We've got sweet FINISHER MEDALS for all 5k and 10k finishers!

Awards are also given to overall winners in the 5k and 10k.


 

How Do I register for Turkey Trot Los Angeles?
At Active.com

When and where can I pick up my bib and Turkey Trucker Hat?
We will be having (2) packet pick ups prior to the race at Sport Chalet in downtown Los Angeles.

Satuday, November 23, 2013 Wednesday, November 27, 2013
11:00am - 3:00pm 12 noon - 3:00pm

Sport Chalet
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

You can also pick up all race materials in person at the Event Expo located on Spring Street between Grand Park and City Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, located at 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012 on Thursday, November 28 starting @ 7:00am.

What if I want to run the 5k and 10k events?
You can run both the 5k and 10k events BUT you must finish your 5k within 30 minutes to join the start of the 10k @ 8:30am!

Do you mail out race bibs and hats?
No we don't. You need to pick up at one of our packet pickups or on race day. See above.

How much does the race cost?
Entry Fees can be found HERE.

Are strollers allowed on the course?
YES! Thanksgiving is all about family.

Are dogs allowed on the course?
NO! While we love pets, we ask everyone to leave their animal family members at home.

Is the Widdle Wobble timed?
The kids runs have a race clock, but participants are not individually timed.

Are there restrooms at the event?
YES! There are plenty of restrooms located at the start and finish areas on Spring Street (between City Hall and Grand Park).

Is there a place to put my belongings while I race?
YES! There is a dedicated 'bag-drop area', but it is not supervised and we do not recommmend leaving valuables in this area.

Can I walk or do I have to run the entire distance?
You can walk, run, moon walk or skip. Just come out and have some fun with us!

Where do I park?
All Turkey Trot participants will park at California Plaza (350 S. Grand Ave.) Reserve your parking ahead of time, ensuring the smoothest possible arrival on race day morning. Purchase your pass here, it’s only $9.99!Park Me

Can i ride my scooter, skateboard or bike?
NO. For safety reasons, please keep these items off the course.

Are there age/division awards?
YES! The top 3 in each age division get awards.

Can I volunteer?
YES! Please contact us at 310.821.7898 or send an email to info@genericevents.com!

I suddenly have changed my mind, can I get a refund?
No, The Turkey Trot LA does not authorize refunds at any time, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Race Conduct - We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior to any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct these to Brennan Lindner at info@genericevents.com. Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We're all out here for some fun, so let's have some!

Natural Disaster Policy - If an Act of God/Terrorism/Community Disaster occurs, what happens?
1. We make decisions based on safety first.
2. The municipality will also make a decision.
3. Race courses and race date will be altered as seen fit by race management and the City of Los Angeles.
4. Athletes in a postponed race will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no charge.
5. Generic Events cannot accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each athlete needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS. The money you paid is spent developing that race.

Why? We do not save any money if the race is postponed or you choose not run. We have paid for every supply and service needed for that race. We pay for all race supplies or services associated with that race, regardless of the outcome. These include paying for permits, our staff, offices, administration costs all year. It's not ideal, and nobody likes wasting money, but we unfortunately cannot predict what will happen on race day.


How the heck do I get to the race?

The morning's festivities all take place at 1st and Spring Street, in between Grand Park and City Hall.

We encourage everyone to take the METRO. There is a stop at Grand Park. For only $4.00 you can ride down to the race and back (and don't have to worry about parking)!

Link to METRO map! Exit @ the Grand Park/Civic Center Exit!
Link to the TRIP PLANNER.

If you do want to drive, Thanksgiving Day is the best day to drive downtown. Only 20 minutes from the Westside and the Valley (and just about anywhere else). All Turkey Trot participants will park at California Plaza (350 S. Grand Ave.) Reserve your parking ahead of time, ensuring the smoothest possible arrival on race day morning. Purchase your pass here, it’s only $9.99!
Park Me

Remember the START AND FINISH lines are located at 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012


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Pitch in and help put on a GREAT event!

Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on, keeping spirits up and making the race safer for everyone! We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile.

Just sign up here! http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=215710.

You don't have to be a runner to volunteer at the event. If you have simple words of encouragement and are able to help direct runners or hand out water, you are valuable to us!

In exchange you'll get goodies (T-Shirts/Swag) and refreshments, and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that everyone finished because of the help you offered.

If you'd like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at 310.821.7898 or send an email to michellewoo17@gmail.com!