5K & Kids Run Courses

Kids Races

The Kid’s Races offer children ages 12 & under an opportunity to “Run Like the Ponies”!

  • Ages 7-12 will compete in a 6-Furlong race. Starting close to the main finish line, they will run around the track, completing 3/4 mile, finishing at the main finish line.
  • Ages 6 & under will run in the “Homestretch Dash” (approx. 50 yards) down the track’s straightaway, finishing at the main finish line.

All finishers receive a Kid’s Finisher’s Medal, T-shirt and goodie bag!  There are no age division awards for Kids Races.

Spring Carnival:
The Santa Anita Spring Carnival brings amazing twists and turns to Santa Anita Infield which you can enjoy after the 5K Walk/Run. All 5K & Kids Race participants have the chance to pre-purchase an unlimited ride wristband for only $15 (regular price $30) Rides open at approximately 9:00 am! You can purchase your discounted wristband while you register!

Infield Map /Kids Run

5K Course

The 5K Course starts near Gate 3 and runs through the beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, finishing on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track!  The 5K will start in waves, every 2 minutes, beginning at 8:00 am.  The final wave will be for walkers & strollers.

Course Support
There is a water station located in the Arboretum at approximately Mile 2.  In addition, restrooms are available at the water station.

The top 3 male and female in each division (open and masters) will receive an age division award!