Sunday, November 5, 2023 Tustin, CA 92782 US Directions


What are the Age Divisions?
  • The 5K and 10K events are both chip-timed and awards are given to both males and females in the following age divisions.
    • 5K Age Divisions
      • 1-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29-30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-99
    • 10K Age Divisions
      • 1-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-24, 25-29-30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-99
I registered for the wrong event.  How do I switch it to a different race?
You can visit this link to watch a video with instructions on how to switch your registration.  This option is available until 11:59pm, Friday, October 27th.  After that date, you can switch your registration in person at Packet Pick Up (see below for hours) or at the race.
When and where is Packet Pick Up to pick up my race bib and shirt?
  • Friday, November 3, at Dick's Sporting Goods in The Market Place (11-5pm only)
  • Saturday, November 4, at Dick's Sporting Goods in The Market Place (11-5pm only)
  • Race Day (Sunday) at the Registration Booth in the Expo, 5:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Have your QR Code ready when you arrive to Packet Pick Up to ensure a quick and seamless check-in.
    • If you are picking up for a friend, please have their QR code or exact name on the registration.
Race Day Reminders:
  • Please be sure to wear your race bib at the event.
  • Please leave your sweet pets at home. For everyone's safety, pets are not allowed in the Expo or on the course.
  • Helmets are required for all bike events.
  • There is a bike valet available near the start line. No bikes are allowed in the Expo.
  • Parking: Enter The Market Place parking lots from Jamboree to park. 
When and where is the Dino Dash?
Sunday, November 5th, at The Market Place in Tustin (Dick's Sporting Goods lot), off the I-5 at Jamboree.
Can I register at the race?
Yes!  Registration opens at 5:30 am.
Where should I park?
Plenty of free parking is available at The Market Place. We recommend parking in the Best Buy or Home Depot lots, entering from Jamboree. If you have a VIP parking pass, please enter off of Jamboree at West St. Please have your pass visible to enter the VIP parking area.
What time should I arrive?
We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before your event start time to allow time to park and get to the start line. Add extra time if you need to pick up your race bib and T-shirt at the registration booth in the Expo. 
If I want to accompany my child during the race, do I have to register?
We encourage families to run or walk together.  Parents do not have to register to accompany their children, but we hope you will because all proceeds support our schools.  Only registered participants with a race bib will receive a medal or wristband and be eligible for awards.
Can I walk?
Yes, but please be aware of runners so that you do not block their path. We suggest you line up at the end of the start line grouping.
Are the bike tours timed?
The bike tours are not timed.  All cyclists are expected to follow the rules of the road and to safely follow the course. All cyclists must wear helmets.
Who gets an award?
Age-division winners in the 5K, and 10K races will receive a handmade dinosaur trophy.  
Second- and third-place finishers in each 5K and 10K age division will receive commemorative medals.
All 5K, 10K Run/Walkers, and 15K/50K Bike Tour finishers will receive a Finisher's Medal.
All 2K finishers will receive a Dinosaur Dash finisher's wristband.  The Dinosaur Dash is open to runners of all ages.
Where do I get my award and where are the times posted?
You may pick up your first-place trophy, second-place medal, or third-place medal at the Awards Booth in the venue once all finish times are final. Finish times will be posted on www.RunSignUp.com. We appreciate your understanding and patience as this takes time.  If you need to leave after the race and cannot wait, you may email info@tpsf.net to arrange a day and time to pick up your award from the TPSF office in Old Town Tustin.
What happens if it rains?
The Dinosaur Dash happens rain or shine.
Are dogs allowed in the Expo area and on the course?
No. Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed in the Expo area and not on the course.  Service animals are allowed.
Are strollers allowed on the race course?
Yes.  Strollers are welcome on the 10K, 5K, and 2K courses.
Will there be other activities at the Dinosaur Dash?
Spend time before or after the race at our Expo, with games, activities, tasty treats and more.  The Expo features nearly one hundred sponsors and schools and will be open at 7:00 am.
Will food be available?
Yes, our Food Court features a variety of fare from some of the area's best restaurants.  Food Court tickets, $7 each or a specially priced four-pack, can be purchased online with your registration, at packet pick up or on-site at Food Court Booth at the Dash.  All Food Court proceeds support our schools.  
Will there be an area for teams?
Yes, we will have an area where teams can meet.  You are welcome to bring your own pop-up canopy.  The team area is close to the finish line, off of El Camino Real.
Will I get to meet "Dino" the Dinosaur?
Dino will be at the Dash.  Look for him throughout the day - be ready with your camera!
My plans have changed.  How do I get a refund?
We are unable to offer refunds for the Dinosaur Dash.  All proceeds from the event go directly back to our schools. If you would still like your T-shirt and race bib, you are welcome to collect them at pre-registration.  After the race you can email us at dash@tpsf.net to arrange to pick them up from our office, while supplies last. 
Are child bike seats or trailers allowed on the bike course?
For safety reasons, we do not allow child bike seats or trailers on the 50K/15K bike tour courses.  This includes any seat attached to a bike or the pulling of a trailer. Child seats and trailers are allowed on the 5K family bike tour, which is on closed roads. Helmets are required.
Are electric bikes allowed on the Bike Tour?
Yes. Please be mindful of your fellow cyclists, and follow all rules of the road.
I still have questions!
Email dinodash@tpsf.net.

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