< UPDATED NOV. 23, 2023


Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) Long Beach Turkey Trot registration

Community Action Team (CAT)BEFORE YOU stuff your face at a family feast, run or walk for the Team -- the
Community Action Team (CAT). The exercise will do your body good and entry fees go to help others right here in our community. So do it.

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in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of an organization. That's why we need you to get involved.

of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events and projects within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.

C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4July 4 Kids Bike Parade
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
4$1,000 National Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
4Long Beach Turkey Trot
4Miss Long Beach & Southern California (teen, Miss,
Ms. and Mrs.)
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup


All registration fees are ABSOLUTELY nonrefundable and nontransferable.


Pick up your t-shirt and bib at the start line (Granada Launch Ramp) at least 30 minutes before your start time. Please bring mac n cheese, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, tuna, or peanut butter (food for the AIDS Food Store) when you come to the packet pickup/event.

2023 Long Beach Turkey TrotRegister now for the Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K. Two start times: 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
2023 Long Beach Turkey Trot

Volunteers needed
Packet pickup
Wed. (4-5:30 p.m.) or race morning.
Course map

Long Beach City College

• 7:30 a.m.
• 9 a.m.

• 8:40 a.m. (ages 8-12)
• 8:45 a.m.
(ages 7 & younger)

$30 5K/10K, til Oct. 26, 2023
 $35 5K/10K, til Nov. 2, 2023
$40 5K/10K, til Nov. 21
$45 5K/10K, on/after Nov. 22 (cash-only at packet pickup)

Port of Long Beach
 $20 til Oct. 26, 2023
 $25 til Nov. 2, 2023
$30 til Nov. 21
$35 5K/10K, on/after Nov. 22 (cash-only at packet pickup)

Councilwoman Suzie PriceNOTES: If you are running the Wingding with your kids, please register and sign the liability waiver for the Wingding and wear your bib. Each registrant will receive a bib and shirt.

The registration service does charge a small service fee if you pay by credit card. Entry fees are ABSOLUTELY nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Rain or shine event.

No dogs on the course, no bikes, no inline skates, no skateboards, no scooters, no Native American costumes on the course. Wheelchairs welcome. Service animals welcome.

Strollers and those who are walking are asked to start at the back of the pack.

- Long Beach City College
- Port of Long Beach
- EDCO Disposal
- Coucilmember Kristina Duggan

2023 Long Beach Turkey Trot

Hot to (Turkey) Trot in Long Beach!

Before Filling Up on Thanksgiving, You Can Run It Off at the Long Beach Turkey Trot Run/Walk and Kids 1/2-Mile Wingding on the scenic beach path. The start and finish are at the Granada Ave. boat launch ramp, 1 Granada Ave.


PACKET PICKUP (Wed. or Thurs.)
At the boat launch ramp/start line at 1 Granada Ave., 90803.  Wed., Nov. 22, 4-5:30 p.m. and Thanksgiving morning after 6:30 a.m. Pick up your bib/shirt at least 30 minutes before your start time. Shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants or late packet pickups.

Please consider bringing mac n cheese, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, tuna, or peanut butter (food for the AIDS Food Store) when you come to the packet pickup on Wed. or Thurs.

Can I pick-up a bib and/or T-shirt for someone else?
Yes, bring a note from that person that includes their full name, shirt size, start time. Give the note to the volunteer handing out bibs.

Can I register during the packet pickup?
Yes, we’ll have entry forms at the packet pickup. 5K/10K will be $45/cash and $35/cash for Kids 1/2-Mile..

How can I confirm that I'm registered?
Am I registered for the Long Beach Turkey Trot?
Your credit card will be charged, and you can also go to the "Am I Registered?" page.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Justin Rudd's Community Action TeamCan you tell me more about the charity benefiting from the Long Beach Turkey Trot?
100% raised goes to this charity. We will raise thousands for the 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) for their events/projects that include the monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanup, the Long Beach Giving Project, Haute Dogs, the $1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee, the National Adult Spelling Bee, the Fourth of July Kids' Bike Parade, Operation Easter Basket, Operation Santa Paws, Long Beach Losers, the Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Miss Long Beach and more. The group puts on more than 40 annual projects/events/contests focused mostly on animal, environmental and youth welfare.  MORE ABOUT C.A.T.

Food bank can goods collectionWhich food bank will receive the non-perishable food items that are collected? AIDS Food Store

Please bring non-perishables on Wednesday and Thursday.

please bring canned goodsPopular food bank items are:

• Stuffing, instant potatoes, rice
• Canned fruit, yams, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cranberry, carrots
• Raisins, applesauce, mayo, mustard, relish, oil, sports drinks, juices, soups, instant ramen, pasta sauce
• Canned meat, ravioli
• Hamburger Helper and Rice-A-Roni
• Sport bars and health bars
• Cookies and crackers
• Peanut butter
• Breakfast cereal
• Macaroni and cheese
• Canned fruit
• Cream of Wheat
• Canned tuna

The Long Beach Turkey Trot has a rich tradition of handing out pies to random finishers. Basically, every 15th person will get a whole holiday pie (usually pumpkin) after crossing the finish line. The pies will be presented by Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. Long Beach and Teen/Miss/Ms./Mrs. Southern California.


Beachfront lots have more than 1,000 parking spaces and in-lot kiosks ($2/hour) accept credit cards and cash starting at 8 a.m. every day of the year, including Thanksgiving. Parking meters on 2nd St. are usually free on Thanksgiving (read the meter). Street parking is free.


We need help on Wed. and Thurs. Please click the "volunteer" button below to register for a shift.
Volunteer registration here


Start/finish at 1 Granada Ave., is here: MAP

Can I wear a costume?
Yes, we love costumed runners and walkers (and please post your photos/videos on our Facebook page), but please do not dress in Native American costumes at the Turkey Trot. Long Beach Turkey Trot
No Native American costumes at the Long Beach Turkey Trot. It is our policy to treat people with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their beliefs, gender, age, race, creed, sexual orientation, special needs and ethnicity

Do the race shirts come in women's and men's sizes?
Yes, most women will be given women’s styled shirts.  About 60% of the adult shirts will be styled for women.  The youth sizes and adult 2XL and adult 3XL are unisex. NOTE: The shirts are white.

2014 Long Beach Turkey Trot shirtWhat sizes of shirts are available?
Sizes YS, YM, YL, S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL (example: YS = youth small, S = adult small)

Do you have long-sleeve shirts?
Not this year. 



Event sponsorship levels at $1,000 and $2,500 for our nonprofit’s Turkey Trot fundraiser. Each level will get mentions on the Long Beach Turkey Trot page on Facebook, in our emails leading up to the event, you can hang your 10’ banner at our event, we will make mentions during the event, logo on our website for $1,000 and $2,500 levels,10x10 vendor booth space for $1,000 level, 10x20 space for $2,500 levels and $2,500 level is welcome to make short remarks on our sound system at the start of each start time.  Contact Justin@JustinRudd.com.


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