Final Race Week Schedule

EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE.

Ready to run like a thoroughbred? Race week is here! Please read below for some VERY important information about packet pickup.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING A SIGNED EVENT WAIVER WITH THEM TO PACKET PICK-UP.

Download ADULT Waiver.

Download YOUTH Waiver.

Family and friends can pick up for other runners but they must bring a copy of the waiver. If you’re picking up for children under 18, no ID is needed.

Friday, April 7th from 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM:
Walk-in Registration/Bib & T-shirt Pick-Up located on level 1 outside Forever 21, near the Oak Parking structure at Westfield Santa Anita. You’ll enter off of Huntington. This is the same location as last year for any repeat runners.

Saturday, April 8th
Race morning Registration and Packet Pick-Up will occur near the Gate 3 Start Line from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM. Click here to view on Google Maps. We highly encourage runners to get there early and to carpool!

Race Schedule:
6:30 a.m.       Registration and T-shirt Pick up
8:00 a.m.       5K Run (wave starts)
8:20 a.m.       5K Walk
8:30 a.m.       Entertainment, Music, Food in the Expo begins
9:45 a.m.       *Kids’ 6-Furlong Race (7-12 yrs)
10:05 a.m.     *Homestretch Dash (6 & under)
10:15 a.m.     Awards Ceremony
Noon              Thoroughbred Racing
4:00 p.m.**      $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby
*Kids’ Races start on Race Track
**Subject to change

Click here for a printable race info sheet.

Parking: We are expecting 5,500 runners and walkers. Please arrive at least 1.5 hours before your expected start time. This will allow you time to park, warm up and pick up your registration materials if you didn’t pick them up on Friday.

Please enter the parking areas from Gates 3, 5 or 8. Gate 8 will close at 7:45 AM. After 7:45 AM. please enter from Gate 3 or 5.

Timing Chips: Your timing chip is on the back of your bib. Please do not fold your bib. All participants need to wear their bib in order to receive a medal at the finish line.

Wave Start: Participants will walk from their corrals into the official Starting Gate and run from the gate.

Please line up behind the gate according to your anticipated pace per mile.
8:00 AM – 8 MINUTES/MILE
8:02 AM – 9 MINUTES AND UNDER
8:04 AM – 9:30 MINUTES/MILE
8:06 AM – 10 MINUTES/MILE AND UNDER
8:08 AM – 10:30 MINUTES/MILE AND UNDER
8:10 AM – 11 MINUTES AND UNDER
8:12 AM – 11:30 MINUTES/MILE AND UNDER
8:14 AM – 12 MINUTES AND UNDER
8:16 AM – 13 MINUTES AND UNDER
8:18 AM – 14 MINUTES AND UNDER
8:20 AM – WALKERS AND STROLLERS START

Walkers & Strollers: We will have a separate corral for strollers and walkers. Please do not line up in the running corrals if you have a stroller or plan to walk. The course is very narrow in a variety of locations and we want everyone to be able to run. Strollers will NOT be able to pass through the starting gate. The gate is not wide enough. All strollers will need to walk around the gate and over the timing mat.

T-shirt Pick Up: T-shirts and Goodie Bags will be available at the Registration area (near the start line) from 6:30 am until 8:30 am and in the infield near finish after 8:30 AM. Kids’ shirts will be available in the infield only. Shirt size is not a guarantee.

  • Race Programs are available at the 5K T-shirt booth inside the Infield for Thoroughbred Members.
  •  Club House passes for a future Santa Anita Park are in the goodie bags when you pick up your t-shirts.
  • Hold onto your bib numbers. You will need those to go in and out of the race track on Saturday.

Kids’ Races: Kids’ races begin on the track. Registration for the Kids’ Races will be available in the infield from 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM. Please take the tunnel under the track to get to the infield.

Results & Awards:
Get results via text message straight to your phone by signing up for Athlete Update here. Results will be posted in the adjacent to the finish line at our new results kiosks with laptops. Results will also be available online at DerbyDay5K.com.

  • Saucony Awards to top 3 males & females in each 5K division
  • $700 Seabiscuit Prize Purse to Top 3 runners overall in Open and Master’s Division (Over 40)
  • Post race party in the infield!
  • Live music from Kelly’s Lot, fabulous food, over 20 vendor booths of all kinds and a beer garden! Must show ID to enter beer garden (Only 21 years and over allowed inside).

Tell your friends and family that they can register on site on Friday and Saturday.

THOROUGHBREDS Derby Day T-shirt Giveaway: You must be a THOROUGHBREDS member to receive the Derby Day T-shirt. Not a THOROUGHBREDS Member? Bring your photo ID and you can sign up that day. To save time, please print and fill out the form at santaanita.com/tbreds.

POST RACE PARTY

Join us in the infield for a post-race after party and expo! Nestle Chocolate Milk will be on hand in the expo giving away free bottles of chocolate milk to all the runners! LA Galaxy will also be on hand with their inflatable soccer display and 93.1 Jack FM will be playing some tunes and giving away prizes!