Saturday, November 24, 2012

Race, Games, and Contests
• 5k Fun Run/Walk
• 1k Widdle Wobble for Kids (10 and under)
• Turkey Calling Contest
• Costume Contest
• Potato Sack Race

Gobble Wobble Kid ZONE
• Face Painting
• Balloon Maker
• Arts and Crafts

This event is a fun, family-friendly morning full of games, races, and activities for everyone.   Celebrate the holiday weekend with your friends and family at this fun filled event.  The 1k is an out and back along California Ave!

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Win a pumpkin spice cheesecake from Paul's Cheesecakes! Paul's Cheesecakes
• 1st place 5k overall male and female
• 1st, 2nd, 3rd place costume contest
• 1st place turkey call


We've partnered with the Westside Food Bank and are encouraging all participants to bring a can of food to the race. With today's economy, your food donation makes a huge difference. The following are the types of food we like to receive: (no glass please, except for baby food.) Cans of: Tuna, Vegetables, and Soup / Fruits and Fruit Juices / Pork & Beans / Stews & Other Meats. Packaged Foods: Pasta, Lentils, Pinto and other beans. / Macaroni & Cheese & Packaged Dinners / Instant Soups / Hot and Cold Cereals / Peanut Butter & other Nut Butters / Nutritional Bars: protein, granola, energy or breakfast bars.


6:30am Race Day and Packet Pick Up Registration Opens Connect on our official Check-in site YELP
7:30am Time to Stretch the Turkey Legs Clif Bar
8:00am 5k Run and Walk Starts
9:00am Turkey Calling Contest
9:15am Costume Contest
9:30am Widdle Wobble Starts
9:50am Potato Sack Race
11:00am Thanksgiving Festival Day ends


  Early Registration (before 11/4) Late Registration
(11/5 - 11/22)
Event Week Registration 11/22 - Race Day
Adults (17 & older) $30 $35 $40
Youth (ages 17 and under) $20 $25 $25
Widdle Wobble (ages 10 and under) $10 $15 $20

There will be race day registration and packet pick up at the Race Start/Emerson Reed Park (7th and California) on Race Day starting at 6:30am. Emerson Reed Park is located at 1133 7th Street Santa Monica, CA 90403. Click here for a map!


Super Sports Don't forget to get your race photos!

Every Participant gets a high quality cotton T-Shirt!
Awards will be given to the top 3 in the 5k!
Age groups are as follows: <8, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.

Can you say fast and fun? This scenic route starts and finishes in Emerson Reed Park in Santa Monica (Lincoln & Wilshire) - so it's going to be a blast! The course features ocean views, tree lined streets, and quiet secluded boulevards in Santa Monica! Yes, the courses are USATF certified!

Click here to see a PDF of the course!

Click here to see the 5k map and elevation on MapMyRun.

What is a Gobble Wobble without turkeys? We encourage everyone to dress up as a turkey or whatever they fancy to celebrate the holiday weekend. We'll have fun awards for the best costumes!

All of the race festivities take place at Emerson Park, at the intersection of Lincoln and Wilshire.

There are many places to park:
1. Street Parking around the park (please read the meters and signs)
2. Use one of the many city of Santa Monica Parking Garages. Click here for a map of all the parking garages.
3. Do not use the Library Lot - it will be closed in the morning!
4. Use the Big Blue Bus, and get dropped off right next to the race! Line 1 and 3 are great. Here's a link.
5. Use the Metro - Local Line 20 and 4, as well as Rapid 704 and 720 go right to the race! Here's a link.

Via 405 North/South and 10 West
Take I-10 West to Lincoln Blvd.
Turn Right (North) on Lincoln Blvd.
Turn Left at Santa Monica Blvd.
Turn Right on 7th St.
Turn Left into the Library

Click here for a Google Map

Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing aid, water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on and keeping spirits up. They are also there to have fun and enjoy the experience of the race from a different perspective. And most importantly, they make the race safer for everyone involved!

You’ve probably seen and thanked many volunteers at past events, but what better way to say thanks and give back than to be a volunteer yourself? After your experience, you will appreciate the volunteers at future events that much more!

In exchange you’ll get a goody bag and refreshments but, more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that many runners finished because of the help you offered.

If you’d like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at 310.821.7898 or send an email to info@genericevents.com!


Registration Policy:
Generic Events does not authorize refunds at any time, NO EXCEPTIONS. However, we do allow participants to cancel their entry and receive a 60% credit to apply toward another event owned and managed by Generic Events, or another person up until 14 days prior to their registered event. These events include: Santa Monica 5000, Santa Monica Gobble Wobble, Pasadena Triathlon and XTERRA SoCal Trail Run Series.

Transfer / Cancellation Instructions:
Canceling on imATHLETE is super-easy.  Just follow the four fun steps:
1. Go here:  http://www.imATHLETE.com/events/EditReg/EditReg_EditRegistration.aspx
2. Enter your confirmation code (on the top of your emailed receipt)
3. Click "Cancel"
4. Follow the rest of the instructions

You will get a discount code automatically sent to you that you can then apply to any other of Generic Events' events during the same calendar year.

Race Conduct - We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior to any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct these to Brennan Lindner at info@genericevents.com. Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We're all out here for some fun, so let's have some!

Natural Disaster Policy - If an Act of God/Terrorism/Community Disaster occurs, what happens?
1. We make decisions based on safety first.
2. The municipality will also make a decision.
3. Race courses and race date will be altered as seen fit by race management and the City of Santa Monica.
4. Athletes in a postponed race will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no charge.
5. Generic Events cannot accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each athlete needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS. The money you paid is spent developing that race.

Why? We do not save any money if the race is postponed or you choose not run. We have paid for every supply and service needed for that race. We pay for all race supplies or services associated with that race, regardless of the outcome. These include paying for permits, our staff, offices, administration costs all year. It's not ideal, and nobody likes wasting money, but we unfortunately cannot predict what will happen on race day.