Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K and 10K – Downtown L.A.

Thousands Will Take Part in the Turkey Day Run in Support of The Midnight Mission



Whole Foods, Clif Bar, Groundwork Coffee, Midnight Mission



Turkey Trot Los Angeles returns to Downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning, inviting runners ages two and up to participate in friendly competition and family fun for Turkey Day. Featuring 5K and 10K courses that start and finish in front of the City Hall, thousands of runners will be dressed in costumes of turkeys, pilgrims and pies will follow a scenic course through Bunker Hill and Spring St. passing by such sites as the new Broad Museum, Grand Park, Walt Disney Concert Hall and MOCA.


Families can bring little ones for the “Widdle Wobble” (ages 2-12), which is a fun run around Grand Park and features a fantastic kid zone. Participants can also enjoy memorable photo opportunities with the 20 ft. tall turkey in front of the City Hall finish line.


This event not only brings the fun before the feast, but also offers a chance to give back to those in need. Participants are encouraged to donate time or money to The Midnight Mission, the official non-profit partner of Turkey Trot Los Angeles. Funds raised will help to remove obstacles to self-sufficiency and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities.


Turkey Trot Los Angeles is produced by Generic Events, an active lifestyle event marketing and production company, that brings communities together through fitness and fun.


Participants can register at



Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

6:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration Opens

8 a.m. – Event Festival Starts – in front of City Hall!

8 a.m. – 5K Start

8:30 a.m. – 10K Start

10 a.m. – Widdle Wobble Start

10 a.m. – Awards

Noon – Finish



City Hall

200 N. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012






Participants are encouraged to use METRO on event morning. Metro Rail has a convenient stop at City Center/Grand Park, just one block from the race start.



To ensure the smoothest possible arrival on race day morning, participants can purchase a parking pass a head of time for $12.99. Most parking structures will be closed due to the holiday.Parking Address: 235 S Hill St. Los Angeles, CA 90012



Generic Events is a full service marketing and event production company that creates active communities around the globe. Generic Events also produces the award winning XTERRA SoCal Trail Run series, Run for Her© 5k Run and Friendship Walk, Carrera de los Muertos, Bank of America Pasadena Triathlon, EIF Revlon Run/Walk, and the Bali International Triathlon.



The Midnight Mission offers a path to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost everything. Their emergency services, 12-step philosophy, job training, education and work programs offer a compassionate bridge to productive lives. They help remove obstacles to self-sufficiency and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to rejoin their communities. For more information, visit


Author: So Cal Life Mag Guest Post

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