More than 1,600 people have signed up so far to run Thanksgiving morning in the Burbank YMCA’s fourth annual Turkey Trot, in which participants are encouraged to “race before you stuff your face.”
Organizers are hoping to attract 2,700 participants on race day.
The event, which includes a 10K and 5K race, 5K walk and 1K “fun run” for kids, will begin with on-site registration at 6:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
The races will begin at 8 a.m., 8:10 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., respectively.
The 5K route will begin at the corner Third Street and Magnolia Boulevard, head down Glenoaks Boulevard, turn right on Providencia Avenue, left on San Fernando Boulevard, right on Alameda Avenue, right on Flower Street, left on Verdugo Avenue, right on Lake Street, right on Olive Avenue and left on Third Street — to finish the race where it started.
Participants in the 10K run will make two laps.
Streets along the route will be closed from 5 to 10 a.m.
Entry cost is $40 for adults and $15 for children.
Gabriel Cordell, a paraplegic man who rolled across the United States earlier this year, will serve as the grand marshal.
For more information, visit burbankymca.org.
-- Alene Tchekmedyian, email@example.com