Join us at the Track!

Registration Includes:

  • All participants start at an authentic starting gate.
  • All finishers receive a custom medal and finisher t-shirt!
  • 2 Complimentary beers for participants 21+
  • Free ticket to the annual Derby Day horse races and a free ticket for a future visit
  • Chronotrack timing on the back of your bib with live results.
  • Stroller-friendly event! But all strollers must start in the final wave (you will need to walk to the right of starting gate when the race begins and not go through the gate.) Please be prepare for the last stretch which is on the race track!  See FAQ for more info

Packet Pick Up

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Registration / Packet Pick Up at the The Shops at Westfield; T-shirts, Goodie Bags and Bib Numbers will be handed out here.

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023

6:30 am – 7:45 am – Registration / Packet Pick Up at the Start Line (Gate 3); ONLY bib numbers will be available at the start line!  Goodie Bags & T-shirts are  ONLY available in the infield/finish line area.

WAIVERS: 

Download the Waiver (coming soon)

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023

  • 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Packet Pick Up INSIDE the Westfield Mall.  Located 1st Level at the Gold’s Gym entrance!

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023

  • 6:30 am – Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up
  • 8:00 am – 5K Open Race
  • 8:20 am – 5K Walk
  • 8:30 am – Expo Open!  (Entertainment, Music, Food & Beer Garden)
  • 9:45 am – Kids Furlong Races (7-12 Years) 
  • 10:05 am – Homestretch Dash (6 & Under) 
  • 10:15 am – Awards Ceremony
  • 12-5:30 pm – Thoroughbred Racing 
  • 4:00 pm – $750,000 RUNHAPPY Santa Anita Derby! 
  • 8:00 AM               8 MINUTES/MILE & UNDER
  • 8:04 AM               9 MINUTES/MILE
  • 8:08 AM               10 MINUTES/MILE
  • 8:12 AM               11 MINUTES/MILE
  • 8:16 AM               12 MINUTES/MILE & OVER
  • 8:20 AM               ALL STROLLERS & WALKERS

Santa Anita Park is located just east of Pasadena off the I-10 and 210 freeways. The address is: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007. Use specially marked “sticker lane” through Gate #3 or Gate #5 or Gate 8.

5K AWARDS

1st Place in 5K Divisions: 

  • TBD

2nd Place in 5K Divisions:

  • TBD

3rd Place in 5K Divisions:

  • TBD

5K AGE DIVISIONS 

12 & Under

13 – 17

18 – 24

25 – 29

30 – 34

35 – 39

MASTERS AGE DIVISIONS

40 – 44

45 – 49

50 – 54

55 – 59

60 – 64

65 – 69

70 – 74

75 – 79

80 – 84

85 – 90

$550 Seabiscuit Prize Purse Breakdown:

(Will be paid by mail, post-race)

Master 5K Race:

$70 For 1st Place Male and Female

$40 for 2nd Place Male and Female

$25 for 3rd Place Male and Female

Open 5K Race:

$70 for 1st Place Male and Female

$40 for 2nd Place Male and Female

$25 for 3rd Place Male and Female

Kids Run

All registered Kids Run participants will receive a finisher’s medal.  There are no awards for the first finishers.

Santa Anita Derby Day 5K is committed to providing a safe event and follows the USA Safesport Council policies.

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! View a course map here.

Kid's 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!