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Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot 2014

Run...jog...walk...or push a stroller! But whatever you do, don't miss the annual Burbank Community YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on November 27, 2014. It's an amazing event that features a 5k/10k double-loop course with cash awards for top-finishers, a Kiddie Run (now for ages 9 & under), as well as a pre-race expo. New this year...free finish line photos, a revamped Kiddie Run and a free Kids Fun Zone.

Proceeds benefit the Burbank Community YMCA membership assistance program which makes the Y's programs available to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. So, come on...lace up your sneakers and be part of this healthy, fun, holiday tradition (costumes welcome)!

EVENT DETAILS

When

Thursday • November 27, 2014 • 8am

Where

Through downtown Burbank (download course map), starting by the Burbank Community YMCA (321 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502).

Participants

2,500 people drawn from YMCA members, the Burbank community and the Los Angeles county 5K/10K and running communities

Price

5K, 10K: $40 pre-registration/$45 day of race
Kiddie Run (9 & younger): $15

Highlights

  • Fun for everyone…experienced runners as well as casual walkers
  • Course measured to USA Track & Field standards
  • $250 cash award for top male and female finishers in 5K and 10K
  • Commemorative awards for first three male and female finishers in each age group
  • Prize and short-sleeve t-shirt for all registered Kiddie Run participants
  • Long-sleeve, high-quality shirt for all registered 5/10k participants
  • Chip timing
  • Pre-race expo
  • Plenty of free parking steps from the start/finish line
  • Free finish line photo
  • Revamped Kiddie Run
  • Free Kids Fun Zone

Event Schedule

6:30am Day-of Registration/Packet pick up
7:00am Expo open
7:30am Warm up and announcements
8:00am 10K/5K competitive run start
8:15am 5K fun run/walk start
9:30am Kiddie Run start (ages 9 and under)

HOW TO REGISTER

Please register online or in person at the Burbank Community YMCA (registration forms available at the Burbank Y, or download here).

AGE CATEGORIES & PRIZES

Age Categories

  • >13
  • 14-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-70
  • 70-74
  • 75+

Medals will be awarded to the top three men and women in each age category. Medals or ribbons will be awarded to all children (age 9 and under) who are registered and participate in the Kiddie Run.

Prizes

Cash prizes of $250 will be awarded to male and female first place finishers of the 5K and 10K.

2014 SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot is a great opportunity to get your message out to the 2,500+ entrants, many more spectators and the countless number of Burbank-area people exposed to the event's promotion and media coverage. The event offers a sponsorship opportunity to suit any organization's goal and budget. download 2014 sponsorship packet

To learn more about how you can play a role in the 2014 Turkey Trot, contact Yvette Herrera at 818.845.8551, x302 or yvette@burbankymca.org

PACKET PICKUP & PARKING/STREET CLOSURES

Packet Pickup (shirt & bib)

Avoid lines on the day of the race and attend early packet pickup:

November 22-23, 12 noon to 6:00pm @ Fleet Feet Sports (1516 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank)

November 24-26, 7am to 7pm @ Burbank Community YMCA (321 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank)

Packets also available the day of the race.

Parking & Street Closings

Free parking is available at the Burbank Town Center mall located directly across from the Y at the corner (access the parking area on Cypress Street.)

Note that the following streets will be closed from 5am-12pm.
All of Third Street from Olive to San Jose
All of Magnolia between San Fernando and Glenoaks
Glenoaks S/B #2 from Magnolia to Providencia
All of Providencia between Glenoaks and San Fernando
San Fernando S/B from Providencia to Alameda
Alameda W/B #2 from Alameda to Flower
All of Flower from Alameda to Verdugo
All of Verdugo from Flower to Lake
All of Lake from Verdugo to Olive
Olive E/B #2 from Lake to First
Olive from First to Glenoaks

VOLUNTEERS

If you can't run, don't miss the fun! Many volunteer opportunities are available, including:
Day of race activities
Packet pick up assistance
Event set up & preparation
Kids Zone & Kiddie Run

To sign up as a volunteer, please visit the registration page, register as an individual and select "Volunteer" (there is no fee). Or contact JoDee Geryak at geryak@sbcglobal.net.

BURBANK VISITOR INFO

Burbank Travel BoardIf you're visiting Burbank for the Turkey Trot, the Burbank Hospitality Association encourages you to fly into the convenient Bob Hope Airport and stay in one of our great area hotels. And while you're in town, why not enjoy the best studio tour around...Warner Bros. Click on any of the logos below to be directed to their websites.

Amarano Annabelle Burbank Airport Courtyard Marriott Martriott Residence Inn Safari Inn Tangerine Warner Brothers

FAQ'S

Q: Is there a different cost for the 5K and 10K events?

No, the cost is the same for the 5k and 10k race.

Q: Can I walk the 5/10K course?

Please note that the 10K is for competitive runners only. If you would like to walk, please register for the 5K and respect the staggered start times (8:00am for 5K/10K competitive runners and 8:15am for 5K non-competitive runners and walkers).

Q: Do the shirts come in Women's and children's sizes?

The runners' shirts only come in adult men sizes (unisex). Women and youth should order accordingly.

Q: What do the proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit?

Proceeds from the Turkey Trot benefit the Burbank Community YMCA's membership assistance program. These funds enable families, as well as individuals who might not otherwise afford it, to participate in Y programs. Sponsors and participants help the YMCA say "yes!" to those in need. The Burbank Community YMCA is a 501(c )(3) cause-driven nonprofit organization.

Q: Can I get a refund?

Sorry, no refunds can be issued for any reason other than multiple registration errors. Your donation is appreciated!

Q: What time should I arrive on the day of the r ace?

If you are not pre-registered, day of registration opens at 6:30 am and we recommend arriving by 7 am. Arrive by 9:00&npsp;am for the Kiddie Run. The expo opens at 7:00 am so whether pre-registered or not, arrive early to enjoy the expo, warm-ups and announcements!

Q: Is the "Kiddie Run" a separate event or distance?

The Kiddie Run is a separate event for children age 9 and under. It starts an hour and a half after the start of the 5K/10K at a time when most participants have completed the course. The entry fee for the Kiddie Run is $15 per runner. Parents may accompany their child(ren) in the Kiddie Run for free. This run is not a timed event.

Q: Can parents walk with their kids during the Kiddie Run? If the parent is NOT doing the 5K run/walk, do they still need to pay $15 if they only participate in the Kiddie Run with the child?

Parents are welcome to walk with their child(ren) registered in the Kiddie Run. Parents do not need to pay for their own registration. Please note that shirts and prizes are only for the registered children in this event. We do request that parents complete an entry form if they did not participate in the 5k or 10K because we need to have a signed release form from everyone who is on the course.

Q: Is child care available during the race?

Unfortunately due to the high volume of participants, the Y is not able to offer child care during the Turkey Trot.

Q: What if it rains? Will you still have the Turkey Trot?

Whatever weather, the Turkey Trot will go on.

Q: Is there assistance available if I can't complete the whole course?

Yes, we have paramedics, radio operators and volunteers patrolling the course. If you need assistance, just ask a volunteer for help. We also have water stops located on the course.

Q: My child is under 9, can s/he participate in the 5K Run instead of the Kiddie Run?

Yes, younger runners can participate in the 5K as long as they can maintain pace with the other participants, their parent or guardian signs a release form and pays the 5K registration fee.

Q: Are baby strollers allowed?

Absolutely! We just ask strollers, along with other walkers, to respect the staggered start times. You You are invited to register your child so he or she can have an official number and an adult race shirt to give to Mom or Dad.

Q: Do I have to pay for my child to ride in a stroller in the 5K walk? I am paying the adult fee for myself.

No, children in strollers are free. However, every person, no matter what age, MUST HAVE SIGNED A RELEASE FORM to be on the course. Sorry, children who have not registered or paid an entry fee will not receive a t-shirt.

Q: Can someone else pick up my registration packet?

Yes. The person picking up the registration packet(s) will need the participant's name.

Q: Do I have to be chip-timed?

Yes, the timing chip will be embedded in your runner number. Every participant is required to wear their bib on the course. The cost of being timed is included in your registration fee.

Q: Can I use my own chip for timing?

No. All chips are assigned to bib numbers prior to the race.

Q: Are there concessions available at the Y's Turkey Trot?

The Turkey Trot provides water, coffee and fruit for our participants at no charge. Other vendors and sponsors often provide additional complimentary refreshments such as granola bars and yogurt.

Q: Is skating or cycling allowed?

No, because they travel at a higher speed, for the safety of others, rollerblades, heelies, roller skates, scooters and bicycles are not allowed.

CONTACT

General Inquiries

Ali Day, ali@burbankymca.org

Sponsorships

Yvette Herrera, yvette@burbankymca.org

Media

Dorrit Ragosine, dorrit@socialchangepr.com

Vicki Greenleaf, vicki@socialchangepr.com

2014 TURKEY TROT SPONSORS

Thanks To Our 2014 Sponsors

PRESENTING SPONSORS

TITLE SPONSORS

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MAJOR SPONSORS

  • Worthe Real Estate
  • the Oneill Group

EVENT SPONSORS

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

  • Premier America

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

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