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LONG BEACH TURKEY TROT 5K/10K & KIDS 1/2-MILE WINGDING

Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) Long Beach Turkey Trot registration
   
 


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stuff your face at a family feast, run or walk for the Team -- the
Community Action Team (CAT). The exercise will do your body good and entry fees go to help others right here in our community. So do it.


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in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of an organization. That's why we need you to get involved.


THE MAIN PURPOSE
of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events and projects within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4Halloween Kids Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids Bike Parade
4Dog-themed Poetry contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
4$1,000 National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
Contest
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
4Long Beach Turkey Trot
4Miss Long Beach & Southern California Cities Pageants (little miss, teen, Miss,
Ms. and Mrs.)
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup




   
 
Rain or shine Long Beach Turkey TrotRain or shine event. Feel free to walk or run at 10 a.m. if it's raining earlier.

How can I confirm that I'm registered?
Your credit card will be charged, and you can also go to the registration page and click the "Am I Registered?" menu option.

PACKET PICKUP, WED. 3:30-6:30 PM
RAIN OR SHINE: At the boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave., 90803.  Wed. from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day from 6:15-10 a.m., but arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time. Participants can also register during the packet pickup for $40 cash-only.

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Please encourage friends and family to join you on Thanksgiving morning.

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THANKSGIVING DAY
Hot to (Turkey) Trot in Long Beach!

Before Filling Up on Thanksgiving, You Can Run It Off!

Map to start/finish line of Long Beach Turkey Trot THE THANKSGIVING DAY 5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and Kids 1/2-Mile Wingding will take place at the Granada Boat Launch Ramp, 1 Granada Ave., 90803 in Belmont Shore. Packet pickup is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the start/finish line or 30 minutes before your race begins.
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Turkey Trot

RAIN OR SHINE
T
HREE OPTIONS: 5K/10K START TIMES (run/walk)
• 7 a.m.
• 8:30 a.m.
10 a.m.

KIDS 1/2-MILE WINGDING
• 9:40 a.m. (ages 8-12)
• 9:45 a.m.
(ages 7 & younger)

RATES BENEFIT CHARITY!
$30 5K/10K, til Oct. 28 (7 & 10 a.m. start times only)
 $35 5K/10K, til Nov. 14
$40 5K/10K, after Nov.14 (cash-only Nov. 27/28)

KIDS 1/2-MILE WINGDING

 $20 til Oct. 28
 $25 til Nov. 14
$30 after Nov. 14 (cash-only Nov. 27/28)

NOTE: If you are running the Wingding with your kids, please register and sign the liability waiver for the Wingding and wear your bib. Each registrant will receive a bib and shirt.

The registration service does charge a small service fee if you pay by credit card. Entry fees are ABSOLUTELY nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Rain or shine event.

No dogs, no bikes, no inline skates, no skateboards, no scooters, no Native American costumes. Double strollers only allowed at the 10 a.m. start time. Wheelchairs welcome.

Strollers and those who are walking are asked to start at the back of the pack.


Turkey Trot

: 3,000+ RUNNERS & WALKERS expected at the 17th annual Long Beach Turkey Trot for charity presented by Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team, OptumCare Medical Group (recently added), Grunion Gazette, EDCO waste and recycling services, and Councilwoman Suzie Price's office on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions
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PACKET PICKUP, WED. 3:30-6:30 PM

When/Where will the packet pickup be?

At the boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave., 90803.  Wed. from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day from 6:15-10 a.m., but arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time. Participants can also register during the packet pickup for $40 cash-only.

BRING CANNED GOODS AND...
Please consider bringing mac n cheese, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, tuna, or peanut butter (food for the AIDS Food Store).

PARKING
Beachfront lots are metered all day every day -- including holidays. Free race-morning parking in the lots and meters along Second Street.

Can I pick-up a bib and/or T-shirt for someone else?
Yes, bring a note from that person that includes their full name, shirt size, start time. Give the note to the volunteer handing out bibs.

Can I register during the packet pickup?
Yes, we’ll have entry forms at the packet pickup.  All races, including Kids’ Wingding, are $40/cash. FORM HERE

Click: Frequently Asked Questions

SPONSORS
OptumCare logoJustin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT); OptumCare Medical Group, Councilwoman Suzie Price's office; EDCO Waste & Recycling Services; Grunion Gazette. Fruit sponsored by The FruitGuys!
EDCO Waste & Recycling Services



Long Beach Turkey Trot

No Native American costumes at the Long Beach Turkey Trot. It is our policy to treat people with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, special needs and ethnicity. 


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

THE CHARITY

Justin Rudd's Community Action TeamCan you tell me more about the charity benefiting from the Long Beach Turkey Trot?
100% raised goes to this charity. We will raise thousands for the 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) for their events/projects that include the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup, the Long Beach Giving Project, Haute Dogs, the $1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee, the National Adult Spelling Bee, the Fourth of July Kids' Bike Parade, Operation Easter Basket, Operation Santa Paws, Long Beach Losers, the Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Miss Long Beach and more. The group puts on more than 60 annual projects/events/contests focused mostly on animal, environmental and youth welfare.  MORE ABOUT C.A.T.

Food bank can goods collectionWhich food bank will receive the non-perishable food items that are collected? AIDS Food Store

Please bring non-perishables on Wednesday and Thursday.

please bring canned goodsPopular food bank items are:

• Stuffing, instant potatoes, rice
• Canned fruit, yams, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cranberry, carrots
• Raisins, applesauce, mayo, mustard, relish, oil, sports drinks, juices, soups, instant ramen, pasta sauce
• Canned meat, ravioli
• Hamburger Helper and Rice-A-Roni
• Sport bars and health bars
• Cookies and crackers
• Peanut butter
• Breakfast cereal
• Macaroni and cheese
• Canned fruit
• Cream of Wheat
• Canned tuna

VOLUNTEERING

Can I help on Wed. or Thurs.?
Yes, we depend on approx. 150 volunteers to make the event a success.  We need help Wed. from 2:30-7 p.m., and on Thursday from 5:30 a.m.-noon.  CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
Volunteer registration here

DAY OF REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

What is the start line/packet pickup address?

click: 1 Granada Ave. Enter at 1 Granada Ave., 90803. Pay for parking at the kiosks throughout the parking lots.

Is there a way to "check-in" to Facebook on my smart phone when I arrive?
Yes. When you arrive, go to facebook.com/LongBeachTurkeyTrot

Where can I register for the race on race day?
Register at 1 Granada Ave. on the boat launch ramp from 6:15 to 10 a.m. with $40 cash-only.  Be registered at least 30 minutes before your start time begins. 

Where do I register for the Kids ½-Mile Wingding on race day?
You can register your child at the main registration area at 1 Granada Ave., $40 cash-only.  Details below.

How can I confirm that I'm registered?
Your credit card will be charged, and you can also go to the registration page and click the "Am I Registered?" menu option.

I have a registration problem.
Go to the volunteers/help desk table in the registration area. Talk to Brad.

Long Beach Turkey Trot bibWhere do I get my bib and shirt?
Packet pickup is Wed. from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Thurs. from 6:15-10 a.m. -- at least 30 minutes before your start time. We cannot guarantee shirts to anyone who has not been to packet pickup at least 30 minutes before their start time, or for anyone who registers on (or the day before) Thanksgiving. We cannot guarantee a Trot shirt for late registrants.

Will we be able to check our belongings?
No.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event.


RACE COURSE

How many water stations will be on the course?
Water stations are just before the 5K and 10K turnarounds.  And, plentiful water at the finish line’s refreshments area.

Where can I see a map of the course? The entire course is on the beach path. MAP

If it is cold or raining will there be a place to put my belongings?
Not this year. Please leave belongings in your car.

Why do you not have timing?
We've decided to not hire a professional timing company for this race so that we can give that thousands more to charity. And, from past experience with our races, more than 85% of our athletes do not stay for the awards ceremony or wait to get their winning certificate. They want to race home to their families and feasts! There will be no age categories or online posting of race times. This is a no-frills Thanksgiving charity fun run.

9" race clockDo you have a race clock?
Yes.  We do two large digital race clock on the finish line so you can see your time.  The race clock restarts when each new race starts at 7, 8:30, and 10 a.m.

Can I wear a costume?
Yes, we love costumed runners and walkers, but do not dress in Native American costumes at the Turkey Trot. Long Beach Turkey Trot
No Native American costumes at the Long Beach Turkey Trot. It is our policy to treat people with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, special needs and ethnicity. 

Can I walk the whole thing?
Yes, we welcome walking.  If you walk slower than a 15-minute mile, please register for a 5K.

When does the finish line and refreshments area close? 
We close up at 11:15 a.m. so volunteers can go home to their families.  If you do the 10 a.m. start time, make sure you can complete the event within 95 minutes.  If not, please select another start time.


PACKET PICKUP


When/Where will the packet pickup be?
At the boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave., 90803.  Wed. from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or Thanksgiving Day from 6:15-10 a.m., but arrive at least 30 minutes before your start time. Bring a few dollars, mac n cheese, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, or peanut butter (food for the AIDS Food Store; or cash for CAT). Street parking is free. Breachfront parking is metered every day, including holidays.

Can I pick up a bib and/or T-shirt for someone else?
Yes, bring a note from that person that includes their full name, shirt size, start time. Give the note to the volunteer handing out bibs.

Can I register during the packet pickup?
Yes, we’ll have entry forms at the packet pickup.  All races, including Kids’ Wingding, are $40/cash at packet pickup and on race morning.

Why should I pick my stuff up the day before Thanksgiving instead of the day of the race?
You will avoid the rush, hassle and worry of race morning bib/shirt pickup, and you'll get to see the parking lots and start/finish line.  When you get your bib and shirt on the day before Thanksgiving, you simply put on your bib and go straight to the start line. 

Is parking free during packet pickup?

Street parking is free. Breachfront parking is metered every day, including holidays.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

What is my bib number?
We’ll help you locate your bib that will show your number when you arrive to packet pickup. Bibs will include your start time and distance you registered for.

Can we register as a group?
Yes. Every person needs to sign a liability waiver during the registration process.

Can I switch from a 5K to a 10K or vice versa?
Yes.

Can I run more than one of the start times/races without registering?
No. You must register for each start time.  Pay regular price for the first one, and just $10 for each add’l start time (at packet pickup).  You will receive just one shirt/bib.

Do I have to register my child for the 5K/10K?
Yes, every participant (regardless of age; even those in strollers) should be registered for the race because of our insurance and liability regulations. Registering kids in strollers helps us with our fundraising, too. And, then your kid in the stroller will get their own personalized race bib. Babies in strollers can be registered for a lower rate using the 1/2-Mile Wingding registration.

LOCATION QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE EVENT ADDRESS?

1 Granada Ave., across the parking lot from the Belmont Pool, enter the parking lot at 1 Granada Ave., 90803. You can also park at the Belmont Pier parking lot, Claremont parking lot, or La Verne parking lot, or on 2nd Street and walk/jog to the start line. Only meters along Second Street are free on race day. Meters at all beachfront lots are in effect every day, including holidays.

When do the beachfront parking lots open?
We encourage you to arrive after 6:15 a.m. on race day. Parking kiosks are in effect every day after 8 a.m. in all beachfront lots, including holidays. Parking is free on Second Street and in public lots along Second Street.

Where does the race start?
The start line is on the concrete boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave. The parking lot will close once it becomes full, and will re-open as spaces become available.

Where is the best place to park on race day?
Parking kiosks are in effect at beachfront parking lots (even on holidays) at Granada Ave., Claremont Ave., La Verne Ave., and at the Belmont Pier. See parking lots on this map. We suggest you park on Second Street at a meter or in a public street parking spot.

How early should I get to the starting line on race day?
We suggest being there at least 10 minutes before your start time.  We expect 1,000 to 1,500 runners/walkers at 7 and 8:30 a.m. And, about 600 runners at 10 a.m.

Where can spectators watch the race?
Spectators can watch from anywhere along the course. Many enjoy lining up behind the start/finish line chute.

WHAT’S ALLOWED IN THE RACE

Are baby strollers allowed in the race?
Single strollers (with babies also registered) are allowed at all start times, but we prefer they do the 10 a.m. Double strollers are NOT allowed at the 7 or 8:30 a.m. start times. Please also let faster runners pass while you are on the course. Babies in strollers can be registered in advance for a lower rate using the 1/2-Mile Wingding registration. Our insurance and liability policies require a paid registration for every person on our race course, even babies.

Can my dog run with me?
No, we do not allow dogs on our course.

Are bikes, roller blades, scooters, skateboards, wagons or pets allowed on the course?
No, for safety and liability reasons, we do not allow them on our race course. Wheelchairs are allowed for those that need them. No Native American costumes.

Can I listen to headphones while participating?
We don’t recommend them.  We want you alert to what is going on around you.  And, you won’t be able to hear all the gobble-gobbles!

Can I wear a costume?
Yes, but no Native American costumes at the Long Beach Turkey Trot. It is our policy to treat people with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, special needs and ethnicity. 


RACE RESULTS

Where and when will the race results be posted?
This is a fun run, no-frills fundraising event for charity, with no timing and no race results.  The charity makes a lot more money that way, without hiring a timing company.

VOLUNTEERS

Where is volunteer check-In?
Ask for the volunteer captain at the volunteer/help desk at the registration area.  The area is located on the boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave.

How do I get my volunteer slip signed for school?
Please get it signed by the volunteer captain at the volunteer/help desk at the registration area.


KIDS ½-MILE WINGDING

What are the age divisions for the Kids Run?
• ages 7 & younger
• ages 8-12

When and where does the Kids Wingding take place?
9:40 a.m. start for ages 8-12, followed by the 9:45 a.m. start for ages 7 and younger. Parents are welcome to run alongside their child (only if they are registered and wear their own bib). The top boy and girl at each of the two start times will receive a small prize at the finish line.

If my child registers for the 5K/10K race, can they still run in the Kids ½-Mile Wingding?

No, each child must register and have a Kids ½-Mile Winging bib to participate in the Kids ½-Mile Wingding.

Can I run with my child?
Parents may run with their children, but must also register for the Kids ½-Mile Wingding and must also wear the 1/2-Mile Wingding bib.

I’ve lost my child what do I do?
Go to the volunteer/help desk booth in the registration area. We can make an annoucement.

SHIRTS & BIBS

Wear bibs on your frontWhen/where do we pick up our official Long Beach Turkey Trot shirts and bibs?
Go to the registration area on the boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave., at the end of the parking lot, just east of the Belmont Pool on the day before Thanksgiving from 3:30-6:30 p.m., or on race morning after 6:15 a.m.  Shirts must be picked up at least 30 minutes before your race begins.  We do not mail shirts.

Do the race shirts come in women's and men's sizes?
Yes, women will be given women’s styled shirts.  About 60% of the adult shirts will be styled for women.  The youth sizes and adult 2XL and adult 3XL are unisex. NOTE: The shirts are white.

2014 Long Beach Turkey Trot shirtWhat sizes of shirts are available?
Sizes YS, YM, YL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL (example: YS = youth small, S = adult small)

Do you have long-sleeve shirts?
Yes, you can upgrade to a long-sleeve shirt for just $10/cash, if/while supplies are available. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Where are the restrooms?
Restrooms are located at the start/finish area at 1 Granada Ave. Also, there are public restrooms and water fountains approx. every mile along the beach path and on the Belmont Pier. 

Are there lockers?
No.

Do I have to pay for beachfront lot parking?

Yes. The beachfront lots charge every day, including holidays. Pay station kiosks are located at the entrance and throughout the parking lot. The pay stations accept cash, Visa/Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

I’ve lost someone (child, parent, friend) what do I do?

There will be a “volunteer/help desk” table/booth setup near the registration area/start line. Go there to let the volunteer captain there know.

Will there be refreshments?
There will be some refreshments for registrants wearing bibs after their race that is expected to include water, bananas and oranges (thanks to the Fruit Guys!), and Clif Bars.

What if I need medical help at the end of the race?
The medical tent will be located just past the finish line. Nursing students are expected to staff the tent. There will be a first aid kit. Call 9-1-1 for an emergency.

Will there be medical help on the race course?
If you need help along the course, please contact a volunteer at the 5K or 10K turnaround station.  Always call 9-1-1 for an emergency. 

FREE HOLIDAY PIES

Can I have one of the 600 PIEFREE HOLIDAY PIES you are giving out at the finish line?
Basically, every 5th person will get a whole pumpkin, Dutch apple, cherry or peach pie from one of the Miss Long Beach or Miss Southern California Cities titleholders as he/she crosses the finish line. No need to ask for one -- they have a secret distribution method that is strictly adhered to, and it's based on bib numbers.

Why do you give out pies?

Frankly, we all like to eat pie! In the Greek games, a judge would stand at the finish line holding, in plain sight, the laurel leaves that would be awarded to the winner. As runners made their way down the final stretch, they were worn out, exhausted, tired, and feeling as though they couldn't go another step. But suddenly there was the prize in clear view, and a new burst of energy would kick in.


GOT ANOTHER QUESTION OR SUGGESTION?

E-mail the race director at Justin@JustinRudd.com.

blue ribbonPRIZES
We will award a prize, a pie, and a blue ribbon to the overall man and woman in the 5K and 10K for all three start times.
And, each 2nd and 3rd place will receive a ribbon and holiday pie.

PLEASE CARPOOL OR WALK TO THE START LINE
We encourage locals to walk, take the bus or ride bikes. We'll have lots of available bike racks. Long Beach Transit uses a "Sunday" schedule on Thanksgiving Day.

FREE STUFF!
Awesome T-shirts to all runners and walkers (not guaranteed to late registrants). Free Clif bars at the finish line. And, 600 holiday pies to random finishers, thanks to the Miss Long Beach Pageant!

1/2-MILE, 5K & 10K COURSES
The Start & Finish lines are beachfront at 1 Granada Ave. in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach, just east of the Belmont Pool. The flat “out-and-back” course, which heads toward the Queen Mary and downtown Long Beach, is along the very flat, scenic beach path. The turn-around for the 5K course is near the Junipero Ave. parking lot. The turn-around for the 10K course is near Shoreline Village at Gangway V, just past the Shoreline Yacht Club.
COURSE MAP

YOU CAN: DO 2 OR 3 RACES
Yes, it's possible to run at 7, 8:30 AND 10. It's just regular price for the first start time, and $10 for each additional start time.
Pay with cash or check at packet pickup.


Become a vendor at the Long Beach Turkey TrotVENDORS
Be a vendor.
Info at very bottom of this page.

SHARE THE BEACH PATHS
The beach paths will remain open to the public during our event. Be cautious and considerate of all users. We do not have exclusive use of the beach path for this event.

ONE-MILE-TO-GO SIGN
Will be located on the course. No other mile markers provided.

HANDICAPPED WELCOME
We will gladly accommodate those in wheelchairs and other handicapped athletes.

RACE DIRECTOR
Justin@JustinRudd.com

VOLUNTEER
Frequently asked questions
Packet pickup
Wed. or Thurs.
Course map
Parking
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2019 Long Beach Turkey Trot vendor info
commercial booths begin at $75, add $25 late fee after Nov. 1.
Choose event/services | each space 10x10 | no refunds
Vendor booth name:
Become a vendor at the Long Beach Turkey TrotNOTES TO VENDORS/RESCUES

- READ all info below BEFORE YOU MAKE PAYMENT. Glad you will be joining us. The Web page (seen above) is http://www.TurkeyTrot.us. We also have a fan page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LongBeachTurkeyTrot
- Add $25 late fee after Nov. 1. Choose it from the drop-down menu above, and add it to your cart.

- We expect approx. 3,500 runners/walkers on Thanksgiving Day.
- Setup can begin at 5:45 a.m.
- Run/walk start times are 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m.
- The vendor fair is 6:20-11:20 a.m.
- We do not allow anyone to hand out anything from outside their vendor space.  No fliers on cars and no walking around the expo/venue passing out fliers.
- Setup is on sand, typically 15' back from the concrete boat launch ramp at 1 Granada Ave.
- Vendors must stay within their 10x10 space. You are NOT allowed to stand on the sidewalk in front of your space. All handouts must be done from within your booth space.
- Each space is about 12x12..
- Spaces do NOT include canopy, table, chairs. You can rent them from us at least 24 hours advance (as supply lasts): table/tent for $100; 2 chairs for $10.
- Rain or shine.
- We accept Paypal or check.
- CLICK ABOVE TO PAY ONLINE, or mail check to "CAT" 275 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach, 90803.
- When you arrive on Thanksgiving Day, after 5:45 a.m., check in at the registration tent for your assignment. You'll find your space assignment then.
- Make sure you bring your Long Beach business license or special event permit if you are selling anything (this is different from your seller's permit; details below).
- Some food and drink (without special permission from Justin Rudd) vendors accepted, and no human food/drink sampling (without prior written permission, Justin@JustinRudd.com).
- ABSOLUTELY no refunds or transfers.
- Vendors that are selling anything will need a special event permit that costs about $47.67, or, bring copy of your Long Beach business license. Click here for the special event vendor application. Direct all licensing questions to 562/570-6211. NOTE: Nonprofits can apply for a free event vendor application from the business license office.
- We encourage vendors to have an "event special" that is a specially-priced item(s) just for shoppers that day.