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Review of Santa Anita Derby Day 5K by Lori

Posted by: on February, 10 2012

I’ve participated in this race every year since 2006 and it is by far one of my favorites, mainly for the scenic run through the L.A. County Arboretum and crossing the finish line on the actual historic Santa Anita race track. The post race “party” on the in-field is pretty cool. They always have plenty of recovery food and drink, along with other freebies. It’s always well organized. Pre-registration is at the mall so parking is free, along with same-day registration (parking is also free and there’s plenty of it right next to the starting line). Within the past few years they added a 2nd free t-shirt for all who register. Slightly off-topic, the photo’s that were added for this race here on this site don’t look familiar to the course though. Not sure where those came from.