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Join us in partnership with, The Five07 on November 23, 2023 at Cal Lutheran University for the Turkey Day Dash, a Thanksgiving tradition!

Early “bird” specials & family discounts available!

One registration buys you entrance into:

  • 5K Road Race through beautiful Thousand Oaks

  • Zack Zernik Mile Run/Walk

All Dash proceeds will be shared equally among these groups focused on helping our youth: Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Foundation, & Conejo Valley Boy Scout Troops 753, 761, & 765


Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Day

  • 7:00 AM Festivities start
  • 8:00 AM Zack Zernik Mile Run/Walk
  • 8:30 AM 5K Dash


Cal Lutheran University
60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA
Start/Finish: Kingsmen Memorial Field, Campus Dr. 


The Turkey Day Dash, a Thousand Oaks tradition since 2004, is back by popular demand following a three-year hiatus. A draw for both competitive athletes and families, the Thanksgiving morning run is back with a new host (Five07), new event (Zack Zernik Mile) and new causes. 100% of proceeds will be divided among three local nonprofits: Conejo Valley Boy Scouts, the Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks Foundation and the Southeast Ventura County YMCA, the event's founder and longtime host. The event will pay special tribute to Zack Zernik, a lifelong "Dasher" who died tragically in January while climbing in open space outside Newbury Park.  

Awesome Race Swag for All Participants

  • Custom Finisher’s Medal
  • 1-of-a-kind organic cotton race T-shirt
  • Age Group Awards (for 5K)
  • Awards for top overall finishers (M/F)
  • Prizes for best costume!
  • Raffle for free pair of running shoes
  • Wake-up coffee & pastries from Five07

Day of Race Schedule

  • 7:00 AM Race Expo Opens
  • 7:30 AM Warm-up with Music
  • 7:45 AM Turkey Day Dash Costume Contest
  • 8:00 AM Zack Zernik Mile Starts
  • 8:30 AM 5K Dash Starts
  • 8:45 AM Post Race Cooldown
  • 9:00 AM Medal Ceremony