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Burbank Turkey Trot 2014

Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot


Don’t be a Turkey!

Feathers Will Fly Once Again at
Burbank Community YMCA’s
5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Race Before You Stuff Your Face and Support a Good Cause!

Before you stuff your face, kick off the holiday season with a healthy start and fun for the entire family at the Burbank Community YMCA‘s fifth annualThanksgiving Day Turkey TrotNov. 27.

Last year a record number of participants, volunteers and sponsors, more than 2,500 – many in festive costumes – turned out to enjoy an early morning run or walk on a double-loop course through downtown Burbank and support a great cause, the Burbank Y’s membership assistance program, which makes its facilities and programs available to the children and families in our community who need us the most, regardless of ability to pay.

5th Annual Burbank Community YMCA Turkey Trot Presented by Cusumano Real Estate Group &Downtown Burbank Partnership

Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 27
6:30 a.m. – On-Site Registration
7 a.m. – Expo Opens
7:30 a.m. – Warm-Up
8 a.m. – 10K/5K Competitive Run Start
8:15 a.m. – 5K Fun Run/Walk Start
9:30 a.m. – Kiddie Run Start (Age 9 & Under)

Burbank Community YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank
Convenient free parking at Burbank Town Center. Google Map to YMCA:

Due to street closures, parking can be accessed at Third Street & Cypress Avenue.

Chip timing. Course measured to USA Track & Field standards. Early entry fee is $40 (5K/10K) and $15 (Kiddie Run). All 5K/10K registrants receive a high-quality, long-sleeve, moisture-wicking running shirt & a virtual goodie bag. Free finish line photo.Advance registration and

Cash prizes of $250 each will be awarded to first place finishers (male & female) of the 5K and 10K; Commemorative awards for first three finishers (male & female) in each age group. Medal and t-shirt will be awarded to all registered Kiddie Run participants.

Event includes pre-race expo and warm-up with Burbank Y instructors; cash prizes for top runners; medals by age categories; and medal and t-shirt for all Kiddie Run participants. Groups welcome (strollers and dogs too). Thanksgiving costumes encouraged.

Packet Pickup:
Avoid lines on the day of the race and take advantage of early packet (shirt & bib) pickup:

Nov. 22-23, noon to 6 p.m. @ Fleet Feet Sports, 1516 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Nov. 24-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ Burbank YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Also available day of the race.

A Special Thank You to Our Turkey Trot Sponsors:
Cusumano Real Estate, Downtown Burbank Partnership, Burbank Hospitality Association, Production Resource Group, Burbank Town Center, Buddy’s All Stars, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, Burbank City Federal Credit Union, Burbank Management Association, Burbank Water and Power, Comprehensive Financial Services, Crown Recycling, Fleet Feet Burbank, Got Milk?, Mark Kaufman D.D.S., The Melt, Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Say No to Drugs, Southwest Airlines, US Bank, Woodbury University and Voskos Greek Yogurt.

About the Turkey Trot Organizers:

Addison Holt founder Ryan Kugler has been staging Los Angeles events for more than 15 years, specializing in the production of road races, including 5K/10K run-walks, half marathons, and kiddie runs. With events drawing 2-4,000 participants, he has also staged art shows, scavenger hunts and more. Kugler’s expertise is well known in the philanthropic arena, helping non-profits reach their fundraising goals. In that capacity, he has worked with such clients as the Burbank Community YMCA, Say No to Drugs Organization, Melanoma Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club and local community centers, to name a few. Visit us online

This year, Run Kids Run will be on hand – organizing the Kiddie Run and hosting a Kids Zone at the expo – to keep the Turkey Trot’s budding, young athletes active and entertained. Run Kids Run organizes active events for children as part of larger scale races like 5Ks, marathons, triathlons and bike rides. For many children, a children’s fun run is their introduction to running races and Run Kids Run – led by avid runner, fitness trainer and coach Lucie Murray – strives to make that experience as memorable and fun as possible! Even those children who just want to come and cheer on a family member can play games and make crafts at the Kids Zone, which is open to everyone! Visit us online at:

About the Burbank Community YMCA:
The Burbank Community YMCA, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014, has been an integral part of the community since opening its doors in 1924 and knows that we have the greatest influence when we come together for the common good. This non-profit, cause-driven charity involves members from the very young to retired seniors. The Y’s commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility is manifest through a variety of programs that provide people of all ages, ethnicities, lifestyles and income levels with the opportunity to become stronger in spirit, mind and body. Programs include youth sports (aquatics, gymnastics, martial arts, basketball, boxing and more); family, adult and senior fitness; classes in the arts (dance, music and more); and programs such as Youth and Government, Counselor in Training, Service Learning and our year-round programs for toddlers and school age children through our Child Development Center. Visit us online

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