The Turkey Trot on The Ranch is organized by Ladera Legs and K&J Racing LLC. in partnership with RanchLife to benefit The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.


Race Day Schedule
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019

7:30AM                Registration/packet pick-up opens at Sendero Field and The Pavilion

8:30 AM               5K Start at The Pavilion

10:00 AM             1K Start (Little Gobbler’s) at Sendero Field


Start Locations

The Pavilion, 2 Tierno Road, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Sendero Field, 29201 Ortega Highway, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Race Day Parking
Parking and RanchRide shuttle service is free. Please locate your race below and the parking locations assigned for each.

5K - The Pavilion

Limited parking available at The Pavilion, Esencia Farm, The Canyon House, and Esencia School. Street parking can be found on both sides of Andaza Street from Esencia Drive to Ventada and along Aprender Street with optional RanchRide Shuttle Service to race start.

The Pavilion Parking Lot  - 2 Tierno Road, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Esencia Farm Parking Lot - 79 Esencia Drive, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

The Canyon House Parking Lot  - 75 Esencia Drive, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Esencia School Parking Lot - 5 Aprender Street, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

1K -  Sendero Field

Street parking is available along Ribera Road and Ascenso Avenue. Hop on RanchRide for Shuttle Service to race start from the Guest House Parking Lot. Additional parking can be found at Sendero Marketplace and Reata Park with walking access to Sendero Field.

Guest House Parking Lot - 11 Brioso, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

Reata Park - 28632 Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Sendero Marketplace - 30721 Gateway Place, Rancho Mission Viejo, 92694

Reata Park and Event Center - 28632 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Event Timing/Results

Chip timing will be used for the 5K race. Your race packet will include your race number (bib) and timing chip. Prior to the race start, attach the bib to the front of your shirt and secure with the safety pins included in packet. The timing chip is on your bib, so do not bend the number bib. Runners crossing the start line or entering the finish area without the timing chip attached may not be timed and could be disqualified from receiving any award. Official results and awards will be based on your chip time (net time on the course). Results will be posted near the finish line and can be viewed at a later time at or

Race Start/Finish

All 5K runners should be in the start area by 8:15AM as the race will begin promptly at 8:30AM. The 5K race will begin at The Pavilion and finish down at Sendero Field. A shuttle service will be provided to get participants to the start line for the 5K. Prior to the start, please attach your bib securely to the front of your shirt (remember - no chip, no time.) Runners should line up according to their anticipated pace. Strollers are welcome, but please try to stay to the side to accommodate other runners. The 1K Little Gobbler’s Run will start and finish at the start/finish arch at Sendero Field at 10AM.  Please NO pets on the course! This event is on a closed course and only for paid participants; runners without numbers will not be permitted. Race results will be posted near the finish line as available and will be updated continually. At approximately 9:45AM, race prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in both the Men's and Women's 5k. All participants will receive a custom collector's finisher medal.


Wednesday, November 27 from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Dick's Sporting Goods - 27502 Antonio Pkwy #B, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694


Click here to see 2019 Course Map.