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Turkey Trot Races Coming to Los Angeles Area This November

Image is a cartoon turkey wearing a pilgrim's hat standing next to a pumpkin.Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner, and Martin Feinberg, Realtor, reminds residents that that means it’s almost time for the many annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot races.  The “gobble wobbles”—as they are affectionately known—take place in cities big and small around the Los Angeles area and are fun for serious racers and families alike.

The types of races vary, with many being family-friendly affairs, some with costumes contests.  Some areas also offer “Little Turkey” runs with kids’ activities. There are also many races with different charities and causes involved as beneficiaries.

Local listing agent Martin Feinberg encourages those who are interested in racing to view the 2019 dates, times, and registration information of the events, as some have limited space or discounts for early sign-ups. Racers should also be aware that not all races and fun-runs will happen on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.  Also, there is always the chance that a local race will be cancelled due to poor air quality or bad weather.

Interested Culver City Real Estate Area residents should check the Turkey Trot guide below, compiled by the Culver City Patch, to find the perfect race for them.


NOV. 28: Long Beach Turkey Trot & Kids’ Wingding. Popular community event & benefit, sponsored in part by Justin Rudd team and draws thousands of participants.

  • Boat Launch, 1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803


NOV. 28: YMCA Turkey Trot. “All proceeds support the Y’s Financial Assistance Program.”

  • Burbank Community YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91502


NOV. 28: Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kid’s Fun Run. “Serious runners and families alike enjoy this event.” Sponsored by Claremont Sunrise Rotary.

  • Claremont Village, Near train depot, 1st Street and Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA.


NOV. 28: Thanksgiving 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Mile. A community favorite for two decades.

  • Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill Blvd, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011


NOV. 28: Long Beach Turkey Trot & Kids’ Wingding. Popular community event & benefit, sponsored in part by Justin Rudd team and draws thousands of participants.

  • Boat Launch, 1 Granada Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803

NOV. 28: Charlie Alewine Turkey Trot at the Marina. Course takes runners on city streets, around a lake and provides ocean views.

  • Across from Marina Vista Park, 5200 E. Eliot St., Long Beach, CA 92803


NOV. 23: LA Tofurky Trot 5K 2019: Griffith Park. Kids & dogs welcomed, plus costume contests.

  • Griffith Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

NOV. 28: 7th Annual Turkey Trot 2019: Downtown. Thousands will participate in event that benefits the Midnight Mission.

  • City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


NOV. 28: Hope Of Valley Thanksgiving Drumstick Dash. Supports Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. “Move Your Feet So Others Can Eat!”

  • Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601


NOV. 28: Palisades Funding Turkey Trot 5K & 10K. “Have a fantastic experience and STILL make it home in time to enjoy the rest of your Thanksgiving Day!”

  • Palisades Charter High School, 15777 Bowdoin St., Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


NOV. 28: 2nd Annual Rose Bowl Turkey Trot. A morning run, walk or trot for all ages on a lovely course.

  • Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California 91103


NOV. 23: Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Kids’ Run. “Everyone gets pumpkin pie at the finish line!”

  • Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, 120 Vía Verde San Dimas, CA 91773


NOV. 16: Turkey Trot & Kids’ Run. Run or walk, and bring the kids!

  • Vincent Lugo Park, 1305 Prospect Ave., San Gabriel, California 9177


NOV. 28: Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. An informal event on the beach path.

  • Near Crescent Bay Park, 2000 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA


NOV. 28: Thanksgiving Day 5K. Start the day with trot around beautiful Arroyo Creek.

  • Rancho Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley, CA 93065


NOV. 16: Turkey Dash 5K Run/Walk & 1K Trot. Sign-ups underway!

  • City of South El Monte, 1415 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte, California 91733


NOV. 28: Conejo Valley YMCA Turkey Day Dash. With costume contest & kids’ race.

  • California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 9136


NOV. 28: Turkey Trot Fun Run. “Join us for the 40th Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot 3-Mile Fun Run on Thanksgiving morning.”

  • Sam’s Club, 2601 Skypark Drive, Torrance, California 90505


NOV. 28: Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Kiddy Trot. Funds support Upland High School’s Boys and Girls Cross Country Team.

  • San Antonio Park, Mountain Avenue & 24th Street, Upland, Ca


NOV. 28: Lake Balboa Turkey Trot & Kids’ 1K Gobble-Gobble. With after-race festivities & medals for the little ones.

  • Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91316


NOV. 28: Annual Turkey Trot. “Awards, booths, food, and jolly jumps for the kids provide a fun time for all.”

  • Ventura Auto Center, Hofer Drive, Ventura, CA


NOV. 28: Annual Thanksgiving Turkey 5K & Kiddie Run. Fun includes sack races & pie-eating contest.

  • Creekside Park, 780 Creekside Drive, Walnut, CA 91789