Family Fun Run

When: @ 7:00 AM
Where: Main Track
Type: Event
Family Mile Fun Run
Family 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! 


 Registration 7 AM
 Family Mile Fun Run 8 AM
 Helen Woodward Puppy Race 8:30 AM
 First Post 11 AM


Participants receive parking, fun run t-shirt and two racetrack admission passes. Registration and pre-race activities start at 7 AM and include: free Dunkin' Donuts, 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! 

Following the Fun Run, Helen Woodward will conduct a one-of-a-kind Puppy Race. These adorable puppies will be available for adoption. 

Tickets Coming Soon

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


Dunkin Donuts Helen Woodward


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


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