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Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA

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There’s no better way to start Thanksgiving than with a 5k run through Simi Valley. Great for all, this undulating course takes you along a tree-lined bike path so you won’t have to worry about cars or the sun. Come along for the medal, finisher’s shirt and goodies.

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Thanksgiving Day 5k – Simi Valley, CA route

Start at Rancho Simi Park and run along the Arroyo bike path that is lined with beautiful trees for shade and runs through the center of Simi Valley and along the Arroyo Creek. Still home to ducks and herons, (AKA- not cranes), who are soaking up the sun while playing in the gently flowing water. There will be water stations every 1.5 miles.

Event Details

What’s Included
    Finisher medal
    Tech shirt
    Water bottle
    Goody bag
Raceday Logistics

Race Start : 8:00am

Packet Pickup and start line:

Rancho Simi Park (Duck pond park), 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley CA 93065, Corner of Thompson / Royal

Kit List

Wear comfortable running clothes!


Come and cheer on your family and friends!


All great events have one thing in common, great volunteers. This event is no different. your help will make this year’s event one of the best.

Athlete Check in:

Volunteers will help set up athlete check in station and help with early morning check in and general athlete questions athletes might have on race morning.

Finish Line and Expo Setup:

Helpers will setup finish chute and expo canopies. Race day flags and maps.

Expo and Finish Line:

Hand out medals, post race water, help direct athlete traffic, help with timing company if needed.

Water Station Teams:

Set up the water table, hand out water and Gatorade as athletes pass by. Clean up the area once the last runner has passed.

Clean Up Team:

Post race finish line and expo area tear down. Load race gear back into the U-Haul truck


Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Yes:  At every aid station

Can I walk the course? 
Yes: walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs as well, please stay to the right of the path at all times.  Those of you who are new to 5k, are encouraged to come out and push yourself to new limits of fitness.
All of our courses are designed with EVERYONE in mind!

Is the course accurately measured and marked?
Yes:  We have measured the course using a GPS watch and checked it three different times with three different runners.  That is the best we can do, as you know GPS will vary slightly from time to time but it’s the best we can offer for you.  Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course.

I don't know the course, should I just follow someone?

NO: All athletes are required to know the entire course prior to stepping onto the starting line. Please study the race course map on this site, and maybe drive the course if you have time prior to race day.

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