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.