Thursday • November 26, 2015
Through downtown Burbank (download course map), starting by the Burbank Community YMCA (321 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91502).
2,500 people drawn from YMCA members, the Burbank community and the Los Angeles county 5K/10K and running communities
5K, 10K: $40 pre-registration/$45 day of race
Kiddie Run (9 & younger): $15
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
Virtual Goodie Bag
Plenty of free parking steps from the start/finish line
Free finish line photo
Kiddie Run (ages 9 and under)
Kids Fun Zone
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
8:10am 5K fun run/walk start
9:30am Kiddie Run start (ages 9 and under)
Cash prizes of $250 will be awarded to male and female first place finishers of the 5K and 10K. Medals will be awarded for the First, Second and Third Place male and female finisher in all the age categories.
Medals and t-shirts will be awarded to all children (age 9 and under) who are registered and participate in the Kiddie Run
The Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot is a great opportunity to get your message out to the 2,500+ entrants, spectators and the countless number of 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 2015 sponsorship packet.
To learn more about how you can play a role in the 2015 Turkey Trot, contact Yvette Herrera at 818.845.8551, x302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Packet Pickup (shirt & bib)
Avoid lines on the day of the race and attend early packet pickup:
November 22-23, 12 noon to 5:00pm @ Fleet Feet Sports (1516 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank)
November 23-25, 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 6am until 12 noon on race day:
Olive Avenue between Glenoaks and San Fernando Road
Third Street between Angeleno and San Jose
Magnolia Boulevard between First Street and Glenoaks
San Jose between Glenoaks and Third
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 8:10am 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 race?
If you are not pre-registered, day of registration opens at 6:30 am and we recommend arriving by 7 am. Arrive by 9:00am 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: Are dogs allowed?
Yes, dogs on leashes are welcome to Trot with their owners! We just ask that participants with pets respect the competitive runners by starting towards the back of the pack.
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, bicycles and all other wheeled vehicles are not allowed.
Finish Line Photos: Everyone who pre-registered for the Turkey Trot should have received an email with a link to the finish line photos and a downloadable completion certificate that displays their personal timing and rank. If for some reason you didn't get the email, just click here and search by name or bib number.
Race Results: Anyone can access Racewire here to search for photos by bib number or name and to check final race results. (There may be a few discrepancies between the results that were posted right after the race and the final results because some people changed which event (5K or 10K) they were participating in and those changes could not be entered until after the race. Final results are available at the link above.)