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Five07 Turkey Day Dash

November 23, 2023 View Website

Join us November 23, 2023 at Cal Lutheran University for the Turkey Day Dash, a Thanksgiving tradition!
Early “bird” specials & family discounts available!
One registration buys you entrance into:

  • 5K Road Race through beautiful Thousand Oaks
  • Zack Zernik Mile Run/Walk

All Dash proceeds will be shared equally among these groups focused on helping our youth:
Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Foundation, & Conejo Valley Boy Scout Troops 753, 761, & 765
The Turkey Day Dash, a Thousand Oaks tradition since 2004, is back by popular demand following a three-year hiatus. A draw for both competitive athletes and families, the Thanksgiving morning run is back with a new host (Five07), new event (Zack Zernik Mile) and new causes. 100% of proceeds will be divided among three local nonprofits: Conejo Valley Boy Scouts, the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Foundation and the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, the event’s founder and longtime host. The event will pay special tribute to Zack Zernik, a lifelong “Dasher” who died tragically in January while climbing in open space outside Newbury Park.

Awesome Race Swag for All Participants

  • 1-of-a-kind 100% cotton race T-shirt
  • Age Group Awards (for 5K)
  • Awards for top overall finishers (M/F)
  • Prizes for best costume!
  • Raffle at packet pickup for free pair of running shoes
  • Wake-up coffee & pastries from Five07

Day of Race Schedule

7:00 AM Race Expo Opens
7:30 AM Warm-up with Music
7:45 AM Turkey Day Dash Costume Contest
8:00 AM Zack Zernik Mile Starts
8:30 AM 5K Dash Starts
8:45 AM Post Race Cooldown
9:00 AM Medal Ceremony

Packet Pick-Up

Tuesday, November 21 from 1 PM to 7 PM OR Wednesday, November 22 from 11 AM to 5 PM
Road Runner Sports
714 Newbury Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
Note:  You can pick up someone else’s packet if you have a copy of their ID.

Race Contact Info

Questions? Email [email protected]

Cal Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA
Start/Finish: Kingsmen Memorial Field, Campus Dr.

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