Thu November 26, 2020 Irvine, CA 92618 US Directions

OC Turkey Trot 5K

$35 8:00AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after October 30, 2020 at 10:00am PDT

1 Mile Turkey Dash

$25 7:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after October 30, 2020 at 10:00am PDT

Turkey Feast Combo 1 mile + 5k

$50 7:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Registration closes on October 30, 2020 at 10:00am PDT and re-opens on October 30, 2020 at 10:01am PDT

Gobble Wobble Kids Dash

$25 9:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after October 30, 2020 at 10:00am PDT

Virtual Run. Medal, bib, shirt mailed.

$45 Price increases after November 24, 2020 at 10:00am PST
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA US 92618




Run up your appetite in Irvine!  FINALLY an in-person physical race.

Irvine Valley College. 5500 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, Ca. 92618 Event is in Southwest parking lot of Irvine Valley College by Manassero Farms. Only Entrance open to campus is off of Jeffrey south of Irvine Center Dr and North of Barranca. Park to you left.  Race staging will be to your right of Manassero Farms. 

Don't miss a tradition or make a new tradition! Be a part of Orange County's Best Turkey. 

Here's how we do it...safely.  We will stagger the start times between 6:30am and 9am.  Pick your posse.  Family, running group, or run solo. We will be sending you off 10 feet apart every 5 to 10 seconds. Below is a click to that you can pick your starting time.  Or arrive and wait for an every few second slot to start.  Plenty of space to spread out and keep your social distance before and after the course run.  One at a time or family group selfie booth available.

Staggered start times. Masked for bib pick up.  Not masked to run.  Masked once finished. It will lift your endorphins! 
Pick a Staggered Start time below or arrive and be assigned one right.  A check in timer will be sending people off every 5 to 10 seconds..  Sign up for a slot on the click to below, or await a 10 second opening at the start time .  We will be sending you or your family posses off 10 feet apart.  Course timing begins at 6:30am to continues to 9am.  You must start running your course before 9am.  You must finish by 9:50am to be tabulated in the Age division standings. Winners will be announced on zoom at 10am.  You can drive by and curb side pick up your division award or opt to have it mailed by going back to registration and paying  $8 for the mail back. We must re-mask and remain 6 feet apart at the finish line area.  And to avoid a cluster, awards are handed out curbside as a 2020 precaution.  A self selfie booth will be available.
It's a great course.  Fast and flat out and back around the campus and past the harvesting farmland.  

Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course.  This year, you get to run up an appetite.  (We will not be able to serve a slice of pie in 2020. ) Along with So Cal's best custom cast finisher medal, we have options of Festive themed Turkey race shirts.  Get your friends and family together and kick off the holiday together!   Guaranteed to be a picture perfect, healthy way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY!

Have a mini appetite ?! Sign up for the Kid's Gobble Wobble or family friendly 1 Mile and run to those designated turn around.  You must have a dash bib to do so. 

Want more to do?  Do a combo.  Run the 5k.  Then, go back out and run the 1 mile course.( Must have a 1 mile bib to be timed for the one mile.  Do not wear the 1 mile bib while running the 5K.)

 This flat, friendly course is walker friendly and STROLLERS ARE ALLOWED.  DOGS are NOT as it is a campus policy. 

We'll DECK out your Thanksgiving trimmings with:

*. Awesome Custom Cast Medals.
*. Comfy event shirts for all.
*. 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 vibe to jump start your Thanksgiving

1 Mile Turkey Dash: Make sure you end up with a 1 mile bib.  Not a 5K.  You also, can start anytime between 6:30am and 9am and turn around at the 1/2 mile point...the 1 Mile turn around.   This division is a fun run/ walk and with competitive awards.  1 Mile's do get a finisher medal.   This is great start for those who want a shorter distance to keep their whole tribe together.  Look for the FUN DASH turn around sign.   It’s and out and back course so you’ll see everyone both directions!

THE TURKEY TROT 5k:  6:30 to 9am Staggered Starts.  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 lot in the southwest corner of the campus. What a great camarderie to get to SEE each other!  This IS CHIP TIMED by Itz ABOUT TIME and has overall top three trophies and age division awards in 5 year age spans.

Gobble Wobble Kids courses:   We will have a 100 yards and 400 yard play loop for you to run your kids on.  Older kids can run two loops to make it 800m.  Run with your kids.  Wait until there is a slot 10 feet apart when you start.  There is no formal, mass start for kids race this year just a GOBBLE WOBBLE course. 


Race Details
All participants receive a race bib, custom cast medal, event t-shirt, and chance to place in age divisions or win overall.   

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.  Only those with a bib will receive a medal.


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! 

Are you the DRESS up type? Recognition on FACEBOOK for the Best Dressed so come decked out and you may take home a prize!

Early Packet Pick Up: Optional
Packet Pick up will be held on Wednesday, November 25th from noon  to 5 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 at either Roadrunner Sports the day before, or Thanksgiving morning at IVC at the race start area. 
One person can pick up for others.  Masks and standing 6 feet apart required at both pick up locations. 
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 8:30 am. Enter Irvine Valley College off of Jeffreies behind the Farm Store. 

Parking :IVC requires a fee.  Cost is $5 per vehicle.  Entrance is only open off of Jeffrey (Entrance closed on Irvine Center Drive- its part of course).  All other campus entrances will be closed.

Takes place rain or shine.

 Are dogs allowed? Due to college's policy, dogs are not allowed.

For more information visit our website and follow us on FACEBOOK (Orange County Turkey Trot).  Have questions,  email either event director Caren Ware or contact Cindy Chong on the contact us button of

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