When and where is this event held?

The Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run will be hosted at Yorba Regional Park (7600 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA, 92807) on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28th 2019. Go to THE RACE page for more details. Race start times are as follows: 10K and 10 Mile – 7:00 AM; 5K (timed & untimed) – 8:00 AM; kids 1K fun run (untimed) – 9:00 AM; 9:15 — 100 yd tot trot.

How much does the race cost?

Depends on which event you’re signing up for and when you register. The earlier you register, the better the rate! Go to THE RACE page for more information.

How do I register?

You have several choices: 1) Register online by clicking here 2) Register in person at either of the pre-race registration / packet pick-up events - Date, time and location can be found HERE 3) Register in person at the event on race day morning (Thursday 11/28) starting at 6:00 AM.

I am having trouble registering online or did not receive a confirmation email. What should I do?

Contact our race staff at and they will help.

How do I create a team or sign up as part of an existing team? And what does being on a team get me?

We offer discounts to teams/groups of eight or more and additional perks for larger teams. Click HERE to see details. If you are interested in starting a new team, please contact Michelle at ahead of time to be given your unique team discount code for you and your team members to use.

I’ve registered and paid but won’t be able to participate. Can I get a refund or transfer my bib to someone else?

We do not offer refunds but you can transfer your bib up to two-days before the event for a fee of $3.15. Please sign-in to your RaceWire account to transfer. If you have any questions or need asssistance please email

Are the courses certified?

Both the 5k and the 10k courses are USA Track and Field (USATF) certified.

Is there a course time limit?

Technically, no. But, if it takes you longer than two hours and 30 mins to complete the 10 mile event or an hour to complete the 5k, we do not guarantee that the electronic timing system will still be operational (the finish line will be up until the last participant crosses, but your finish time may not be electronically recorded after 9:30 AM). And if you are participating in the 10 mile or 10k at a pace of ­15 min/mile or slower, please be advised the La Palma and Yorba Linda Blvd intersection will no longer be closed to allow participants to cross; you will need to cross with the signal lights and follow all prevailing traffic laws.

Are strollers and dogs allowed on the course?

Yes and yes! In fact, we have a four-legged friends division. For $10 your dog will receive an event bandana as well as entrance into the cutest dog contest and best dog costume contest.

Where do I park?

FREE parking is available inside Yorba Regional Park (YRP) starting at 6:00 AM. Access to the lots is via the main park entrance from either eastbound or westbound La Palma Ave until approximately 6:30 AM when eastbound La Palma Ave will be closed to vehicular traffic prior to the start of the 10k run. Thereafter vehicles will be allowed to enter the park from westbound La Palma Ave only when the course is clear of runners. IMPORTANT NOTE: A special event parking pass is required to park free at YRP for Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run on Thanksgiving morning. If you pick up your race materials at registration / packet pick-up and you are planning to park inside YRP on race day, you will be given a pass at that time. If you are picking up your bib at the event, please be sure to bring your race confirmation email with you and look for event staff as you approach the park entrance — they will verify you are entering the park for the race and will give you a pass then. Please show the parking pass to the booth attendant as you enter the park and display it in your vehicle during your visit. Entry to the park without a pass will incur a charge. Free parking is also available in various residential areas and church parking lots north of La Palma within half a mile of the event staging area and start line. Please go HERE for more details.

Is there a place to stash my stuff during the race?

Yes! There will be a continuously staffed gear check booth on race day near the registration area for all race participants. Please attach the gear check tearoff from your bib to your bag. You will need to show your bib to the gear check attendants after the race to claim your belongings.

Where do proceeds from this event go?

Plymouth Rock ‘n’ Run is hosted by ResearchforCure, a 501(c)(3) charity that supports spinal cord injury research at the Reeve-Irvine Research Center (RIRC) at UC Irvine. Most of our event proceeds are paid directly to RIRC via ResearchforCure (tax ID/EIN #68-0478281 ). The remaining dollars are donated to athletic and scholastic programs at our local schools — organizations that very generously provide student volunteers to work the event and otherwise provide support. No one on the ResearchforCure staff is paid or otherwise compensated for their professional services and the time and effort it takes to bring this annual Thanksgiving Day event to the community.

How does the fundraising thing work?

During the registration process, you will be asked if you would like to fundraise for the event. If you select ‘Yes,’ you will be able to fill out a short form to establish your own fundraising account and will be emailed instructions and a unique link you can provide to family, friends, and colleagues asking them to donate on your behalf. Your fundraising page can be personalized with your own message and photos. If you’d simply like to make a donation yourself when you register – with or without signing up to fundraise — that option is available as well.

Can someone fundraise without registering to run or walk in the event?

Yes! Go HERE to bypass the event registration page and establish a fundraising account.

Can I get my bib and t-shirt before race day?

Yes, you can pick up your bib, t-shirt, and goodie bag at one of our pre-registration / packet pick-up events. Get more details HERE

Can I have someone else pick up my race materials for me?

Yes. One person may pick up race packets for everyone residing at the same address or with the same last name. If picking up for a friend/neighbor/colleague, please bring a copy of his/her confirmation email with signature and a copy of his/her driver’s license or other valid form of photo ID (a photo of it works, too). If you are registered as part of a team/group of eight or more, one person may pick up for the entire group; please email Michelle at by Sunday 11/18 at 5pm if you would like to take advantage of that service. If you do not email us ahead of time, you may experience a wait of up to 30 minutes.

Are course maps available?

Yes, please go HERE to for 5k, 10k and 10 mile course descriptions and maps.

I have questions that aren’t answered here. Who do I contact?

You can contact