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Turkey Trot




The City of Torrance Community Services Department invites the entire family to participate in our Annual Harry Sutter Memorial Turkey Trot Fun Run.  This three-mile fun run will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning.  After the fun run, there will be a spectacular post run prize drawing for mountain bikes, dinner vouchers, gym memberships and many other outstanding prizes.   All registered participants will receive a commemorative Turkey Trot shirt. 
It's easy to do, it's fun, it's affordable, and an inspiring way to start a great American Holiday, it's the Annual TORRANCE TURKEY TROT!!


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.


1.  Walk-in/Mail-in registration: Fill out an ENTRY FORM and return it to:   

    Torrance Community Services Department 
     3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance CA 90503, Attention: Turkey Trot
Registration office is open Monday - Thursday and every other Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

    Make checks payable to the "City of Torrance."  Race fees are non-refundable. 

    Walk-in and Mail-in Registration will be available September 12 - November 18, 2016

2.  NEW ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES. Click here to register online
The City of Torrance is no longer using a third party for online registration. If you do not have an existing account, you must create one.
When creating your account, you may add all family members. If you have an existing account, please contact the Registration Office at Enroll@TorranceCA.Gov or
(310) 618-2720 to add family members to your existing account (they must reside in your household, otherwise they must have their own account). 

A 2.5% convenience fee will be applied at checkout. 

ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST BE REGISTERED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TURKEY TROT FUN RUN.  Each Participant will be provided with an official race number, which MUST be worn on the front of their shirt and be visible at all times during the event. 


$25 - Early Registration is available through October 21.  Please Note:  Mail in entry forms must be postmarked. 
$30 - Regular Registration is available through November 18.  Please Note: Mail in entry forms must be postmarked. 
$35 - Late Registration is available:
November 23 at the Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Boulevard from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
November 24 (Race Day) at the Sam's Club Parking Lot (2601 Skypark Drive) from 6:30-7:30 a.m. 
COMMEMORATIVE SHIRTS  An outstanding commemorative T-shirt will be given to all participants. Shirts are first-come first choice availability in youth Large, adult size Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.  Sizes can not be guaranteed.  *NOTE: Late registrants MAY NOT receive a shirt on event day, but will be able to pick up at a later date.  
RACE PACKETS   Can be picked up Wednesday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Ken Miller Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Boulevard, or between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the Sam's Club parking lot on event day.  Packets include number, commemorative shirt and run information.


DOG/PET INFORMATION  For sanitary reasons and the safety of all participants, pets are not allowed on the event course.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION  No bikes, scooters, skates, skateboards or roller blades on the course. **If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself behind the red flags and behind all other runners/walkers.  It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child's safety, and the safety of the runners around you. 
RACE COURSE  Start and Finish Sam's Club Parking Lot (Torrance Crossroads Center - 2601Skypark Drive)


6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.         Check-in/Registration

7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m.          Warm-up/Announcements

8:00 a.m. 3-Mile Fun Run Begins

9:15 a.m. Post-Run Prize Drawing

SPECTACULAR POST-RUN DRAWING  Don't miss out on the chance to win mountain bikes, gift cards to local food vendors, apparel and much more.  Submit your bib tab (the tear away tab at the bottom of your bib number) after 9:00 a.m. in the raffle wheel at the main stage.  The drawing will begin at 9:15 and you must be present to win!      

FOOD DRIVE  The City of Torrance invites runners and spectators to bring a can of food for a special Thanksgiving Food Drive.   While you run or watch, our canned foods will be distributed to people in need throughout the South Bay.

PRESENTING SPONSORS  Thank you to the following 2016 Turkey Trot Sponsors.
SPONSORSHIP Please let us know if you would like to partner with us.  We are always in need of Raffle Prizes and Sponsors.  If your company/organization is interested in being an Official Sponsor, please contact TurkeyTrot@TorranceCA.Gov or Suzie Wand at (310) 618-2947.  Click here to view the Sponsorship Levels