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ONLINE AND MAIL-IN REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR ANNUAL SANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN & WALK ON APRIL 6
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2013)—Online and mail-in registration for Santa Anita’s popular Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, to be held on Santa Anita Derby Day, April 6, is now underway at www.kinaneevents.com or by mail addressed to: Santa Anita Derby Day 5K, c/o Time Management, P.O. Box 131314, Carlsbad, Ca. 92013-1314.
Now in it’s 19th year, the Derby Day 5K, which gets underway at 8 a.m., attracted 5,200 runners and walkers last year.
“Last year’s event generated contributions to CARMA (California Retirement Management Account), Arcadia High School, Arroyo High School, Alhambra High School and the Arcadia Historical Museum,” said Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects, Pete Siberell.
“It’s a great morning for everyone and this year, for the first time, all of our participants, in all divisions, will start in one of our authentic starting gates and we’ll also be giving out custom finisher medals to the first 5,000 finishers for the first time.”
A total of three different races will be offered, with the Masters (for those over the age of 40) division scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m., the Open (all others), at 8 a.m., and the Walk (for those who choose to walk only) at 8:20 a.m.
Registration for three kids’ races: 6 and under, 7 to 9, and 10 to 12 years of age, will be available on the morning of the event in the track’s Infield from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
All races will end up at the finish line of Santa Anita’s training track, which is directly inside of its storied main track and turf course.
Walk-up registration will be available from March 20 through April 4, at “Run With Us,” located at 235 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. “Run With Us” can be reached at (626) 568-3331.
Race day registration will be offered in Santa Anita’s southwest parking lot, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Race day registration will be available until 8 a.m.
All Derby Day 5K Run and Walk participants will receive free parking and admission for the entire day along with a Santa Anita Derby T Shirt. Additionally, all participants will be given a racing program and a pass good for future Club House admission.
Coffee, tea and a full breakfast menu will be available Saturday morning until 10 a.m. at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner, located at the top of the stretch. Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner are urged to enter at Santa Anita’s Gate 5, located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive, on the track’s northeast perimeter.
For more information on how to register for the Santa Anita Derby 5K Run and Walk on April 6, visit www.kinaneevents.com.