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San Gabriel Turkey Trot 10K / 5K

1985 Turkey Trot race pin 1st Saturday in November, San Gabriel Vincent Lugo Park, 8:40 AM Start.

App and info: Click on San Gabriel above or call 626-308-2875
Register before Oct. 21st to get your name on the event shirt.
See the 2013 photo album.

This is an annual club event with past club members invited to join us at the BBQ. Many club members win a Turkey by finishing first in their age group at this event. They also have lots and lots of great drawing prizes given away during the awards ceremony. The 5K course is one figure 8 loop around the San Gabriel Villiage and the 10K two loops. The only real hill is the short block long one at the start. So this is a good yearly bench mark on your 5K or 10K pace. Robert and Maria Vangilder fire up the BBQ grill in the park and cook up hamburgers and hot dogs supplied by the club after the race.


Julie Miller's Report on the November 13, 2004 San Gabriel Turkey Trot 5K/10K

Once again, the Flyers ruled at the San Gabriel Turkey Trot! Cool, drizzly weather and a terrific turnout of Foothill Flyers led to a shower of medals and ribbons for our club on Saturday, November 13, 2004. Our club so dominates this race that the Mayor gave the Flyers a special club recognition plaque. Sharon Pevsner was the first place woman in the 10K. She is now so famous that the Mayor of San Gabriel who stopped by during the club picnic to get his picture taken with her. The club got to stand there too.

Karen Johnson and Sharon Allen took home their first place medal. (Karen's boss suggested that she wear her medals at work, the medal is so heavy that it put a crick her neck. Sharee Allen says the rumor that she sleeps with her medal on is untrue.) Julie Miller's dog Jessica was first dog to cross the finish line, with her brother Ray Oita. Other Flyers first placers include Bill Dietrich, Bry Thorne, Raoul Esquivel, Deborah Collins, Julie Miller and Nancy Gilmore. Too many other Flyers (many of which took ribbons for home) participated at the Turkey Trot took ribbons home to list them all here, but they included Bob and Sue Spears, Brett Terrell, Tom and Mary Ann O'Hara, Gary and Julie Wu-Inouye, Robert and Maria Vanguilder, Scott Cline, Teresa Esquivel-Lopez, and Bill Dickey. Those that took first place winners got $15 gift cards good at a host of stores including Ralphs, Krogers, Food 4 less, for your Thanksgiving Turkey or anything else.

As for the course, it's pretty flat, and fast. The 10K does two loops of the 5K. The starts at Vincent Lugo Park in San Gabriel. Only one short, but pretty steep uphill section at the start, but after that, it's basically flat, and residential. Register for the race at or check Post-race, Robert and Maria always put on a great spread that included grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

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