Fun Run Approved for Palm Desert

City Council approves concept for a Thanksgiving 5k run on El Paseo.

City officials have approved a 5k run for Palm Desert on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Martha’s Village 5k Run will take place along El Paseo drive, running in loops between Portola and Monterey/Highway 74.   Organizers say EL Paseo would be closed until approximately 1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

At the council meeting on April 26th, city staff was directed to contact local event organizers for a Thanksgiving event on El Paseo.  Martha’s Village and Kitchen submitted the only reply. 

Organizers are requesting a multi-year permit with first rights to an El Paseo event for Thanksgiving.  The City will most likely allow a one-time event permit, with the possibility of a long term-extension. 

In July 2011, the popular Rock N Roll Marathon series announced a for Palm Desert and Indian Wells.  Two months later, the by organizers to allow better marketing for a 2012 run.


No event is listed for Palm Desert on the Rock N Roll Marathon website. 

Debbie Woodruff June 30, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The original Turkey Trot, which took place on El Paseo for 12 years is moving to Palm Springs! The event, a 5k run/walk will start and finish right in front of the Marilyn Monroe staue on Palm Canyon Drive.


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