In what has become a yearly tradition on Thanksgiving morning, Pasadenans can join the annual Rose Bowl Turkey Trot in person on Thursday, Nov. 24, with races for adults 19 and older, youth 10 to 18, and kids 9 and under.
“Runners, walkers, skippers, and jumpers alike can participate this year by running around the 5K recreational loop at America’s Stadium. Costumes are highly encouraged.”
This year, the Rose Bowl is partnering with the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to provide current PUSD students with complimentary tickets to the Turkey Trot.
PUSD has been selected this year as the recipient of the Turkey Trot’s charitable donations. These funds will help pay for equipment, uniforms, referees, and officials for the different athletic programs at the four Pasadena Unified School District High Schools: Blair High School, John Muir Early College Magnet, Marshall Fundamental, and Pasadena High School.
Since this is an outdoor activity, no masks are required, and no proof of vaccination will be required.
If you have a small child, you can race with a stroller. Dogs are allowed as long as they’re leashed.
The “trot” begins at 9 a.m. at the top of Lot K at the Rose Bowl, on the corner of West Drive and Seco Street, and will run through a 3.1- mile course around the Rose Bowl Loop. All participants will receive a race bib and medal.
On race day, bib pickup will begin at 7:30 am., although you can pick up your bib in advance of Thanksgiving Day.
The Turkey Trot came back to being in person last Thanksgiving, with a virtual option for runners who chose to stay home. In 2020, it was all virtual, with people doing their own runs within their neighborhoods. This year, it will all be in person, with participants encouraged to submit photos of the race and tag them @rosebowlstadium and @rosebowllegacy or #MemoriesMakeUs and #RoseBowlTurkeyTrot.
Registration fees are $35 for adults 19 and older, $30 for Youth 10 to 18, and free for kids 9 and under. If you’re a PUSD student, registration is free for the 10 to 18 years old bracket. Just check with your school for the code.
All entry fees for 2022 are 100-percent tax-deductible and go directly to the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, a 501©3 organization.
“Trot before you gobble and help preserve, protect, and enhance the Rose Bowl Stadium,” the organizers said.
To learn more about the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, visit www.rosebowllegacy.org.
To sign up and get your tickets, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Pasadena/RoseBowlTurkeyTrot.
For more information, call (626) 577-3100 or visit www.rosebowlturkeytrot.com.