Conejoy Y's Turkey Day Dash
Oct. 16, 2012
-- THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF.--The Conejo Valley YMCA is hosting its 8th Annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22. The 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk will be held at a new location this year, California Lutheran University (60 West Olsen Rd., Thousand Oaks). The length of the races are short enough so everyone can participate in some healthy exercise and still make it home in time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering.
Last year, more than 1,700 runners and walkers participated in the event. "Our race route this year will begin and end on the CLU campus with parts of the 5K on Avenida de los Arboles and Lynn Road. The campus is such a beautiful setting and will make for the perfect family friendly venue," says Erin Pierik, Conejo Y executive director. "Proceeds from the Turkey Day Dash will benefit youth, families and seniors in our community."
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. at the university's former football stadium. This year's theme is "Leading Healthier Communities."
“With a mission centered on balance, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, sports, fun and shared interests," says Pierik.“The Turkey Day Dash continues to be a community event that brings people together for the shared interest of healthy living.”
Through November 18, the cost to register is $25 for individuals and $60 for families. To pre-register, go to http://www.Active.com
and type in "Conejo Valley YMCA Turkey Day Dash." Pre-registered participants can avoid race day lines and pick up their goody-bag, t- shirt and timing bib at Road Runner Sports (1714 Newbury Road, Newbury Park) on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 20 and 21 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Late registration, $30 for individuals and $70 for families, will also be available on those days and times at Road Runner Sports. Day of race registration begins at 7:00 a.m. with individual registration $40 and families $90. The family rate is for immediate family members only--up to six people.
For more info, call 805-523-7613 or go to http://www.sevymca.org/conejo