Turkey Dash

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Saturday, November 17, 2018  

The City of South El Monte will be hosting its annual Turkey Dash 5K Walk/Run & 1K Trot on Saturday, November 17, 2017 at City Hall, 1415 Santa Anita Avenue.  Residents, runners, families, running clubs, and sports teams are encouraged to partake in this fun community event that promotes health and fitness. All fitness levels welcome!

The official 3.1-mile run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m., but it will be headed by the 1K Trot race at 8:30 a.m. for participants in grades kindergarten through fourth.

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On Saturday, November 17, 2018, there will be NO PARKING allowed on the race route that day from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Click here for map of street closures.


Registration will be  taken at the South El Monte Community Center located at 1530 Central Avenue, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no fee for South El Monte residents to participate and only a $10 fee for non-residents.

Residents may register beginning September 10, 2018 and registration for non-residents will begin September 24, 2018. Participants may also register on the day of the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

Participants who register by November 1st 
will receive a keepsake race t-shirt. 


Children's 1K Trot (Kinder-4th)
    • Check-In Time: 7:45 a.m.
    • Race Time: 8:30 a.m.

5K Run/Walk 

    • Check-In Time: 8:30 a.m. 
    • Race Time: 9:30 a.m. 


Awards and prizes will be given to first, second, and third place winners in the following divisions: 

    • Children 1K Trot (Grades Kindergarten-4th)
    • Middle School (Grades 5th-8th) 
    • High School (Grades 9th-12th)
    • Adults (Ages 18-54)
      • 18-30 
      • 31-40
      • 41-54
    • Seniors (Ages 56+)
      • 55-65 
      • 66-76
      • 77 +

An Apple watch will be given to the first runner to finish the 5K Race!

For additional information, call the South El Monte Community Center at (626) 579-2043.