Thursday November 23rd, 2023

Soquel, CA

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NOVEMBER 23rd, 2022
Location: Soquel High School, Anna Jean Cummings

Come join us on Thanksgiving morning for our 11th annual Thanksgiving Day race! Run For Pie has become one of Santa Cruz County's favorite holiday traditions. Bring the whole family (or your pet turkey) out to run or walk a 5K in the park. Run for Pie also includes a 1/2 mile Turkey Chase Race for kids. All participants get a slice of pumpkin pie at the finish and all registered 5K racers get a shirt (if registered by Oct 30th). This event will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Be sure to register today — this race sells out early every year!

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County reaches 55,000 people EVERY MONTH. We are proud to partner with this community organization to help provide meals to those in need in Santa Cruz County. When you register, you have the option to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County. Please consider donating just $1 which provides 4 meals for someone in need. If you would like to donate, there will be a link at registration. 

Kids 1/2 Mile and Pie Mile Relay: All proceeds from these races will go to Second Harvest Food Bank. We are hoping to donate over 10,000 meals this year!

How to register for the Pie Mile Relay: The relay will consist of 4 individuals and each individual will need to register. When you are registering for this specific race, place your first name and next to your last name place your team name. This way we can keep track of full teams. 

Early Bird Pricing: 

August 1st - August 6th: $30 

August 7th - September 7th: $35 

September 8th - November 21st: $45 

November 22nd - November 23rd: $50 

Race Morning Itinerary: 

7:45 am - 8:15 am Registration/Check In

8:30 am - Kids 1/2 Mile Race (Depending on registrations we may split up age groups for a 8:30 Race (5-8 ages) 8:45 am (9-12 ages). An email will be sent out regarding the morning itinerary of the race 3 days before race morning. 

9:05 am - 5k Race 

10:00 am - Pie Mile Relay (As soon as the last runner crosses the finish line we will begin the Pie Mile relay) 

Run for Pie will begin at 8:00 am at Soquel High School Track and you will be able to park at Anna Jean Cummings Park. We are offering VIP Parking for $5 dollars in the lower lot at Soquel High School. 

We’re excited to feature a route that tours Soquel High School's trails, track, and the neighboring Anna Jean Cummings Park .

 All races will be professionally chip timed, and awards will be given to the overall male and female winner for the 5K race. The first female and male winner will receive an engraved Fork and a Gayles pie. We will also have awards for the Top Age Group winners 13-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81 - 90.  

Every registered 5K participant (if registered by Oct. 30th) will receive a t-shirt and a slice of pumpkin pie!


If you have any questions regarding Fleet Feet Aptos 11th Annual Run For Pie race, please reach out to the Race Director, Amber Melville ([email protected]). 

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Start Location

401 Soquel San Jose Rd, Soquel, CA

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