What: Don’t miss LA’s best Thanksgiving tradition! Run/walk a 5k or 10k before you feast and help fundraise for The Midnight Mission. There’s also an adorable Widdle Wobble for the little trotters (ages 12 and under). Everyone is welcome!
Where: Enjoy a historic course along Spring Street, referred to as the Wall Street of the West. You’ll pass by such notable buildings as the Continental Building (LA’s first skyscraper), the Walt Disney Concert Hall and more! What a great way to see the city without traffic!
Address: The race starts and finishes in front of City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
When: Thanksgiving morning. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023. Packet pick up opens at 6:30 AM. Arrive early!
Race Start Times: The 5k starts at 8:00 AM, the 10k starts at 9:00 AM, and the kids Widdle Wobble starts at 10:30 AM.
Optional Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Skip the lines race morning and join as for pre-race packet pick up. Details to come.
Eco – Friendly
We are committed to creating eco-friendly events step by step. Here are some of the things we are doing this year:
- We are partnering with eco-friendly companies to create a sustainable event expo.
- Omitting as much plastic as possible by providing aluminum canned water at the finish line and eco-friendly drinking cups along the course.
- Recycling stations for the aluminum cans will be provided at the finish line.
We are currently reviewing the benefits and cost analysis of providing organic cotton t-shirts and alternative finisher medals that are eco-conscious. If you have any ideas or would like to partner with us please email [email protected]
Why no goody bags? We often get asked why we don’t provide goody bags and we’d like you to know that we stopped offering them years ago in efforts to eliminate waste. We found that small samples and flyers of other events were often tossed in the trash. In partnering with our sponsors, we encourage full samples at our events as much as feasibly possible.
Our goal is to provide each participant with a memorable fun experience by providing exceptional and professional event production. We omit the fluff and give you a real experience in Downtown Los Angeles with closed streets, the most beautiful course, and festive vibe!
Turkey Trot LA Gives Back
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits The Midnight Mission – an amazing organization that offers a path to self-sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness.
Instead of running off a meal, run to provide a meal to the thousands who are hungry. With the support of the UAE and our incredible community, we can make a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors.
This is the day… to run for a cause that:
- Offers the 12-step philosophy approach to recovery.
- Serves homeless people with empathy and respect without sermonizing.
- Provides services as an independent human service organization.