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This is a LIVE In Person Race!  We will practice all safety protocol for social distancing and set up specific changes with staggered starts, so there won't be any large groups or gatherings.  Each person will still be timed and we'll have competitive awards for overall winners and division awards!  Our goal is to keep our runners and walkers out enjoying quality time with friends and family while staying active and healthy!


Things will be a little different but the spirit and core of our race will still be the same!  We invite you to join us for the biggest running day of the year to celebrate all the things we are thankful for during this holiday season kick off!


Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Location:  Irvine Valley College

5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618


1 Mile Turkey Dash Starts:  6:30am to 9:30am Staggared Start times.

5k Race Starts: 6:30am to 9:30am Staggared Start times.


Packet Pick up:  Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Time:  12pm-5pm

Location:  Road Runner Sports Laguna Hills

24291 Avenida De La Carlotta, Laguna Hills CA 92653

All participants who attend Packet Pick up will receive special discounts at Road Runner Sports! Gear up and holiday shop early for the best savings!



Online registration closes:   Monday, November 25, at 10am.

Late registration:

12 pm to 4 pm at Packet Pick up on Wed. November 27 or

Race Day morning at IVC from 6:30 am to 9 am.


Packet pick up and late registration:  6:15 am to 9am.  Sign up sheet for staggared starts will be emailed out.  Come ready to run at the time slot you signed up for.  Masks are required on campus at all times.


Parking Permits:  $5 per car availeble for purchase online.  You can pay and pick up on Wed at Packet Pick up or on WALK UP on race day.  We are not pemitted to do curbside distribution as we've done in the past.  Any passes no tpicked up on Wed must be done IN expo area at registration.  You'll have to park first and return to your car to put pass visible on the dash so plan accordingly.  All lots are close enough to get back to from expo w/ a short few minutes and make or a nice warm up! 


Race Start:  

Multple staggered waves will allow runners to start from 6:30 to 9am.  Sign up sheets will be proviced.  Those who do not sign up can come anytime but will have to wait for a window of oppourtunity to start based on the race crew.  It may take up to 20 min based on runner flow. This process creates a safer flow of traffic and a better experience for all runners.  Your timing chip will activate when you "cross" the startline so don't worry about starting later.  Your timing will be accurate.  Please be sure to run "through the blow up arch" and not around it to ensusre proper chip activation.


Chip Timing:  Timing will be proviced by premier Itz About time:  Results will be posted after the race on site at 10am in the race area.  Online results wlll be posted no later then 3pm same day.  Timing STARTS when you cross the start line and you MUST cross under the arch and over the timing mats so if you're further back in the pack do not have to worry about losing any time. Do not go around the arch or your time may not register properly.


Awards:  Top three men and women in the 5k race will receive awards starting at 10am.  If you aren't present to pick up your award we can mail it to you.

Age division awards 3 deep for 5k will be givne in each age division category as follows:

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.


Awards for top 3 men and women for the 1 mile race begin at 10am.  Age division awards will not be given for the 1 mile due to new limits of participants this year.  


Kids races: Due to the new restrictions this year we will postpone the kids race until next year. Thank you for your understanding.  Your little one's can still join in for the 1 mile or 5k and strollers are allowed. 



Course Officials:  Course Officials on bikes will monitor the route to ensure social distancing is being practiced.  Flag them down for assistance.  Our goal is to give you a safe and fantastic race experiece!   


Water Station:  A water station will be available at the half way point on the 5k course and the finish line.   You may bring and carry your own water for a safer experience.  The course is an out and back loop.  It starts and ends in the same location. 


Runner Etiquette:  Please plan on wearing your mask when you arrival on race day and keep it in place until you leave campus.  Remember to stay on the "right" side of the road, to accomodate the two way traffic of runners.  Runners that come together are reminded to stay 2 or less side by side to allow others to easily pass with proper 6 ft distance.


Packet Pick Up:  Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Location:  Road Runner Sports:  24291 Avenida De La Carlotta, Laguna Hills CA 92653

Hours:  12 pm to 5 pm

We highly recommend attending this event to pick up your race swag and avoid the lines on race day.  You can also pre purchase your $5 Parking Pass.  Remember to leave it visible on the drivers side of the dash.  All participants attending Packet Pick up will receive 10% off all purchases at Road Runner Sports, Laguna Hills Store exclusively.  VIP members of Road Runner will receive 20% off.

Packets for friends and family can be picked up by others with written consent from the registered runner who can't make it.  

Alternate packet pick up is race day morning at Irvine Valley College from 6:15 am to 7:45am.  Please arrive as early for a smooth race day experience.  This is the busiest race day of the year!


Online Registration:   TBA Please sign up early to ensure shirt size.

Late Registration:  Available at Packet Pick up and Race day  at IVC.  Please bring cash to expedite  process.


Parking:  There is parking pass fee of $5 to IVC.  You can pick up a parking pass the day prior at Packet Pick up or pay at walk up registration in expo area on race day.  If you purchase race day plan on arriving early so you have time to return to your car with the pass you pick up.  WE WILL NOT HAVE CURBSIDE PASS PURCHASE as we had in the past.  We aren't allowed to offer that option.  You have to park first and walk up to purchase.  Plan on carpooling to save a few bucks.  Please bring cash to expedite the process.  We will have parking attendants issueing passes as your enter the campus.  There is ample parking surrounding the campus and the race staging area is located in front of the performing arts bldg at the first entrance along the Jeffery Road.   We highly suggest entering along Jeffery Road.   The entrance along Irivne Center Drive will only be open for over flow and IVC Police will promptly close it at 7:30am to stage the race.  If you arrive after 7:30 you can only enter off JEFFREY's at the SECOND entrance.  Come early to ensure an easy race start.



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