Welcome to the 4th Annual
Thank You Run
Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013
Kids Fun Run (8 & under): 9:00am
Due to permits, the course closes at 10AM. All runners still on the course after 10AM will not be allowed to finish the race.
Don’t miss our Post-Race Family Festival with something for everyone! Check out all the information below.
4S Ranch Community Park
16118 4S Ranch Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92127
**Please note: The Kids Run is limited to children age 8 and under and is a 1K loop within the 4S Ranch Community Park. We will provide timing chips for the 5K and 10K Runners but the Kid’s Run is for fun and will not be timed. All runners (including the children) will receive medals. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Race times may be adjusted as needed based on the discretion of the Race Director.
Packet Pickup will be held during the following times at the Shay Realty Community Hub.
- Saturday, November 23: 10am – 4pm
- Sunday, November 24: 10am – 4pm
Shay Realty Community Hub
10550 Craftsman Way
San Diego, CA 92127
Family members are allowed to pick up packets for others as long as all participants have signed waivers that must be brought to the packet pickup.
Waivers MUST be present at time of packet pickup. Please download the waiver here: Race-Run-Walk Waiver agreement
Race Morning Packet Pickup
Race morning packet pickup is available for those that paid for the option at the time of registration If you do not pick up your packet during the Saturday or Sunday pickup times and did not pay for race day pickup during registration, there will be a $10 fee for race morning pickup. No exceptions!
Race Morning Packet Pickup begins at 6AM!
There will be parking at the Boys & Girls Club, 4S Ranch Community Park & Stone Ranch Elementary School.
For full course details and a course preview video, please visit our Course Information page.
All participants will receive a Finishers Medal, including the Kid’s Run. 5K and 10K participants will also receive a Technical Race T-Shirt and Kid’s Run Participants will receive cotton Race Tees!
The top 3 overall male and female finishers for the 5K and 10K will receive awards as well as the first overall finisher in the following age groups:
14 & Under
70 & Above
The Awards Ceremony will begin at approximately 9:30am in the post-race festival area.
Water, Bagels & Fruit will be provided at the Finish Line in 4S Ranch Community Park.
Post-Race Family Festival
Just because you’ve crossed the finish line doesn’t mean the fun is over. We’ve got entertainment for the whole family and are excited to announce the following partners that will be there to make sure you have a great start to your Thanksgiving Day!
After you finish your race stick around and cheer on your friends and family and grab a refreshing beer from the Karl Strauss Beer Garden! Karl Strauss has just opened a new 4S Ranch location and will be on hand to show you how excited they are to be a part of your community.
Afraid the kid’s won’t be able to wait around while you enjoy a cold one? Don’t worry, they aren’t going to care what mom and dad are up to because they will be way to busy playing LASER TAG! Yep, Equinox Laser Tag is coming back again this year to set up an awesome laser tag arena.
Rules and Regulations
The Thank You Run is a USA Track and Field Association sanctioned event. For detailed explanation of all of the rules or for more information regarding the USAT please click here.
- No headphones, cell phones, or devices of any kind that play music.
- Race Registrations are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
- The Kid’s Run is for children 8 & under.
- Please Note: Strollers and Pets are not allowed due to safety concerns related to trail conditions that are unpredictable and there are five steps on the 10K route. Per 4S Ranch HOA guidelines No Pets or Strollers are allowed for this Event.
- Emergency conditions may occur during the race. Please pay attention to your surroundings and follow the directions of course marshals and safety personnel.
- Have fun and be safe.