Family Mile Fun Run

When: Thursday, November 23 @ 7-9:30 am, 8 am run start
Where: Main Track
Type: Event
Family Mile Fun Run
Family Mile Fun Run 


And away YOU go… and Down the Stretch YOU come! Kick-off Thanksgiving Day with the Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run on the famous Del Mar racetrack. Begin from the actual starting gate, make a one-mile lap all the way around and finish in the Winners’ Circle where you will get your picture taken. Several Del Mar jockeys will be running, jogging and walking right with you! 

Participants receive racetrack admission, parking, and a fun run t-shirt. Registration and pre-race activities start at 7 am and include: games and prizes for kids, face painting, entertainers, holiday arts & crafts, animals from the Helen Woodward Animal Center and more. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and enter the costume contest. 

Following the 8 am Fun Run, the Helen Woodward will conduct the one-of-a-kind Puppy Races. These adorable puppies will be available for adoption the following day. Hang around for live thoroughbred horse racing with our special early 11:00 a.m. post time. Please click here for further details.


Proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center and their equestrian therapy program for children and adults with special needs. Donations are also welcome.

Family Mile Fun Run
Family Mile Fun Run






  • Fees are for Fun Run participants only. Non-participants may attend.
  • Strollers are permitted. Please no dogs at the facility. 
  • For Frequently Asked Questions. Click Here.


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