Orange County Turkey Trot 5k

5K, Other

Event Date

Thu, Nov 24, 2016


Irvine, CA


Activity Today Later


$35 $35 Register

RUN TO SUPPORT TORETURN.ORG - $10 ADDED TO 5K FEE - Individual Age group/open

$45 $45 Register


$30 $30 Register


$15 $15 Register

RUN TO SUPPORT PORTERS ON KILIMANJARO - $10 added to 5K FEE - Individual Age group/open

$45 $52 Register

About This Activity


Celebrate Thanksgiving with family , friends, and fellow runners and all of Orange County! Easy, ample parking. Flat , picturesque course through campus and harvest  farmland. Rfid chip timed. Overall trophies, age division awards, posted times, and custom cast finisher medals for Everyone! Slices of pumpkin pie at the finish and perfect selfie moments with turkeys and pilgrims! It's the run for Everybody and Every Body!!

WALK UP REGISTRATION OFFRED AT PACKET PICK UP on Wednesdy, Nov. 23 from noon to 6Pm at Roadrunner Sports in Laguna Hills or race morning from 6:30am to 7:45am. Exact  Shirt sizes not guranteed for walk up registration.  Purchase a $5 parking pass at packet pick up, or race morning from parking attendants in orange vests.  Have $5 ready!  And bibs and shirts can also be picked up race morning at the race start line area.

Run Orange County’s Turkey Trot 5K.  This is a family friendly event that has something for everyone.  Choose your own course tactics: Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course.  You’re welcome to come dressed in a theme or in running attire.  It’s your choice how to celebrate.  It’s your Turkey Trot!  Bikes and strollers are okay for the kids (but please line up at the back of the pack for the start).  This will be a picture perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY! 

All participants will receive:

  • Custom OC Turkey Trot finisher medal - 5K participants ONLY
  • Festive Turkey Trot Shirt
  • Pumpkin pie at the finish line
  • Professional timed event
  • Plenty of refreshments
  • On course aid station

Gobble Wobble Events
There will be plenty of fun for the kids.  They can run the 5K with the family or participate in their own event. Event t-shirts are an additional $10.  These kiddie races are run for fun and have no timing or awards.

Packet Pick Up:
Road Runner Sports – Laguna Hills
24291 Avenida De La Carlota #5, Laguna Hills
Wednesday, November 23rd   Noon to 6pm

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.  But try to make it to Road Runner Sports to avoid the lines on race day!

Parking:  Cost is $5.  Entrance is only allowed on Jeffrey.  All other campus entrances will be closed. MAP

 Irvine Valley College

 Thursday, Nov 24 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Directions: Google, Yahoo, Bing, MapQuest

Volunteers are the best! Volunteer at packet pick up and get a race day entry. (limited to the first 6 to sign up). Volunteer race day and get a tshirt! Please see SignUpGenius or contact Cindy Chong at 808-283-8566.

Event details and schedule

8:00 am- 5k RUN/WALK Start

Stage yourself in the proper 2 minute waves...starting fastest, to recreational strollers near the back.  CHIP TIMED  Age divisions three deep in 5 year age spans beginning with 6 and under through to 80 and over! 

Plus Oc best custom cast finisher medals for everyone!!

8:45 Plank contest on grass

9:10 awards ceremony for top overall and age divisions

900 am -Gobble Wobble Kid's Races:

  • 9 A.M:  Diaper Dash - 200 yards (3 and under)
  • 9:05 A.M:  Tot Trot  - 400 yards (4 to 5 years old)
  • 9:10 A.M: Youth Race - Half Mile (6 to 10 years old)
  • 9:15 A.M: Youth Race - Half Mile (11 to 12 years old)


  • Top 3 5K finishers in each age category will receive awards.
  • Best Costume Awards for top 3 dressed participants.

Proceeds Benefit PEAK EXPEREINCES and Both programs send adventurous people with duffle bags of needed supplies, bringing hope and a reaching hand to the real needs of people in remote regions. These people would otherwise never get these supplies unless directly handed to them. This year’s event is dedicated to supplying boots, jackets, hats, tents, and gloves to the porters on Kilimanjaro in Africa so they can begin to safely climb the mountain and RETURN to their families. A Kilimanjaro porter will carry over 60 lbs to over 15,000 feet in hopes of a few dollars to feed his family. And he will do so in shoes with torn soles, a cotton blanket, meager mittens, and a tattered pack with no hip straps.  We have so much to be thankful for in our blessed country.  We want to share that blessing.


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