Last year, more than 1,700 runners and walkers participated in the event. "It's a great way to start a very special day by doing something healthy with family and friends," says Meghan Lopez, the Conejo Y's aquatics and healthy living director. Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash benefit Conejo Valley YMCA youth and senior programs.
All ages and abilities are welcome. Professional timing is provided for 5k runners. The 1k family fun run/walk is at 8:00 a.m. and the 5k run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Race day registration begins at 7:00 a.m. in The Oaks' outdoor shopping area on the lower level, just north of the Muvico theatres.
The cost to enter is $25 pre-registration (until 9:00 a.m., November 21) and $30 on race day. A family rate is $60 (pre-registration)
To pre-register, go to www.Active.com and type in "Turkey Day Dash." Pre-registered participants may avoid registration lines and pick up a goody-bag, tee shirt and timing chip at Road Runner Sports on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 22 and 23 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 805-523-7613.
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With branches in Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley, the Southeast Ventura County YMCA serves the communities of Newbury Park, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills and Oak Park.