dino dash

General Event Info

 

REGISTER NOW!

 

Registration is now open!

Join us Sunday, November 2nd, at The Market Place in Tustin.

 

Event Schedule

Come for the races. Stay for the Expo, Food and Entertainment!

6:15am – Race-Day Registration Opens (near El Camino and West St.)

6:15am – Bike Valet Opens

6:45am – Bike Tour Begins (near Auto Center Dr. and El Camino Real)

7:00am – Dino Dash Expo Area Opens

7:15am – 10K Chip-Timed Run Begins

8:30am – 5K Chip-Timed Run Begins

9:00am – Food Court Opens

9:30am – 2K Fun Run (not timed) Begins

11:00am – Event Ends

Directions

From I-5 Freeway North or South, exit Jamboree (North). The Market Place will be on your left and right: 2915 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782.

Parking

Free parking is available at The Market Place (I-5 at Jamboree). Event participants and spectators may park in The Market Place lots on El Camino Real and Jamboree, entering from Jamboree (El Camino Real will be closed from Tustin Ranch Road to East Street). The actual event is on the Tustin side of The Market Place (Dick Sporting Goods parking lot), but you may park on either side. Plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time to park and get to the start line.

Course Maps

An overview of each event, including start and finish lines.

Bike Tour (6:45am start) and Turn by Turn Directions

10K (7:15am start)

5K (8:30am start)

2K (9:30am start)

Road Closures

Several roads around the Dino Dash event and courses will be intermittently closed. See the full list of road closures.

Finisher Medals for 5K, 10K, and Bike Tour

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Entry Fees
Race/Type now-4/30 5/1-7/31 8/1-10/20 after 10/20
10k Adult $32 $35 $40 $45
5k Adult $30 $33 $35 $40
2k Adult $23 $26 $30 $35
10k Youth $15 $18 $20 $25
5k Youth $15 $18 $20 $25
2k Youth $12 $15 $15 $20
15k/50K Bike $50 $55 $60 $65
How to Register
Pre-Register Online

Online registration ends at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, November 1.  REGISTER NOW!

Pre-Register by Mail

Complete this paper registration form and mail it with your registration fee to the address below.  We have a Spanish version available as well.

Tustin Public Schools Foundation

150 El Camino Real, #140

Tustin, CA 92780

Register in Person

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tustin

Friday, October 31st – 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, November 1st – 11:00am to 5:00pm

Register at the Race

Sunday, November 2nd – 6:15am to 9:15am, on-site

 

Packet Pickup (and Registration)

All runners/riders who pre-register may pick up their race packets at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin at the following dates and times:

Friday, October 31st – 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday, November 1st – 11:00am to 5:00pm

Race packets also will be available on-site on the actual race day, Sunday, November 2, 2104.

Teams

Grab your friends and form a team to run and/or ride in the Dino Dash. Just enter your team name when registering online. Teams of 10 or more will be announced at the start line, and teams of 20 or more will receive a reserved pre-race meeting area in our Teams section near Registration.

Awards

Age division winners in the 5K and 10K race will receive a handmade dinosaur trophy and a $20 gift card for The Market Place. 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each 5K and 10K age divisions will receive commemorative medals. All 5K, 10K, and Bike Tour finishers will receive a Finisher Medal.  All 2K finishers will receive a Dinosaur Dash finisher’s ribbon. The Dinosaur Dash is open to runners of all ages.

Age Divisions

Prizes will be awarded in the following age divisions:

5K Race

10K Race

8 and under
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+

13 and under
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+

 

Expo/Food

The fun continues before and after the races at the Dino Dash Expo. Enjoy games, activities, interactive exhibits, interesting products, musical entertainment and delicious food and drinks brought to you by Dino Dash sponsors and local school groups and organizations. Strollers are welcome in the Expo area, but please, no bikes, rollerblades or pets. Bike Tour participants may check their bikes with the free bike valet located at the bike tour finish.

Schools

There are many ways you can get your school involved in the Dinosaur Dash. 

2014 Logo Contest

The Tustin Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 Dinosaur Dash Logo contest.  The contest is open to all Middle and High School students in the Tustin Unified School District.  The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of $100, with a matching $100 prize to the school’s art teacher/department for educational materials.  In addition, the student's name will be used in next year’s Dinosaur Dash publicity. 

All submissions are due to TPSF by February 14, 2014.  Send your submission to TPSF at 150 El Camino Real, Suite 140, Tustin, 92780 or via email to info@tpsf.net.  Please review all the rules.  Good luck!

 

Costume

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Dino is ready to make an appearance at your school!  Just let us know when you need him.  All requests must be submitted at least 48 hours in advance and we will do our best to honor your request.  The costume can be reserved by first viewing the calendar for availability and then by submitting your request.  You will receive a confirmation email regarding your request.

It is your responsibility to pick up the costume from the previous user.  You can check the online calendar to see where you need to pick up the costume.  When you're finished, be sure to return the costume to your school office so he is available for pick up for the next reservation.

You can contact Kathy Ellis, Dino Dash Costume Coordinator, at DinoCostume@yahoo.com, if you have any questions.

Earn $6 Back

Encourage sign ups for the Dinosaur Dash!   Your school will earn $6 for every online registration – that’s 40% for every youth 2K registration.  Adult registrations count too!  Plus, all proceeds come back to benefit our schools through TPSF programs.  Your club/department/booster group can benefit, too!  When registering, your supporters just need to select your school and enter your group as the “Teacher.”  Family, friends and neighbors (even strangers!) count.

Reports of online registrations will be sent to each rep.

Logo and Newsletter Ad

Schools can download the Dinosaur Dash logo and advertisement (coming soon) to include on their school website and newsletters.

Poster Contest

Poster Contest guidelines for all elementary students.

Runnerships

The Tustin Public Schools Foundation wants to ensure that the cost of the Dinosaur Dash does not prevent any student from participating.  To meet that goal, the Runnership program was developed.   A Runnership is a scholarship to cover the race fees for a TUSD student that otherwise could not afford the $15 fee.  Donors contribute the $15.  TPSF distributes the “Runnerships” to students in need.

School Booths

School Booths are free and you must sign up by October 20. 

If you plan on selling a non-entree/snack food item, these separate forms must be completed and returned to Laura@tpsf.net by October 15--NO EXCEPTIONS!

Teacher Rep

Teacher Rep Meeting is Monday, September 9, 2013, at Nelson Elementary School.  Please join us in the Multi-Purpose Room at 3:15 p.m.

Teacher Rep Packet has all the details for each school to be successful with the Dinosaur Dash.

Reports of online registrations will be sent to each rep.

View these guidelines on how to access your Dinosaur Dash funds from TUSD.

Exhibitors

Interact with the more than 10,000 Dino Dash visitors with a booth at our Event Expo. 

Featuring games, activities, food, drinks and more, the Dino Dash Expo offers vendors prime exposure to a ready-made customer base.

NOTE:  Our expo spots for chiropractors, dentists, and orthodontists are limited.

Reserve a booth online OR download this form and mail it with your payment to TPSF, 150 El Camino Real, Suite 140, Tustin, CA 92780 or fax it to 714.832.1857. 

If you plan on distributing a non-entree/snack food item, the Orange County Health Care Agency requires this form be completed and returned to Laura@tpsf.net by October 15--NO EXCEPTIONS!

Sponsors

Promote your business as a supporter of local schools! Download our brochure for more info.

Dino Dash offers sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations to engage with more than 10,000 participants and spectators—85% of who are from Tustin, Santa Ana and Irvine! Your sponsorship directly supports the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, which in turn serves TUSD’s 24,000 students with classroom grants and enrichment programs. As a Dino Dash sponsor, we make sure your brand receives maximum exposure by offering an exhibit booth at the event, recognition in print and electronic advertising and inclusion on event signage and T-shirts (specific benefits depend on sponsorship level).

Be a Sponsor

Dino Dash offers more than a dozen sponsorship levels ranging from our $25,000 Title Sponsor to $250 for an ad in our event coupon book, the Dino Dash Goodie Book.

Become a sponsor online OR download this form and mail it with your payment to TPSF, 150 El Camino Real, Suite 140, Tustin, CA 92780 or fax it to 714.832.1857.

If you plan on distributing a non-entree/snack food item, the Orange County Health Care Agency requires this form be completed and returned to Laura@tpsf.net by October 15--NO EXCEPTIONS!

Goodie Book

The Dinosaur Dash Goodie Book is a booklet of special coupons, great values and ads that is handed out to every registered participant in the Dino Dash Run for Education, an annual community event hosted by the not-for-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation.  The Dino Dash is expected to draw more than 7,500 registered participants, plus thousands of spectators.  Proceeds from the Dino Dash benefit all 28 schools in the Tustin Unified School District.

To participate in the Dinosaur Dash Goodie Book, sign up online or download this form and send it along with your payment to TPSF, 150 El Camino Real, Suite 140, Tustin, CA 92780.  Sign up by September 1 and review the artwork requirements and submit your ad to info@tpsf.net by September 26.

Runnerships

Help give every student the chance to run the Dino Dash—make a runnership donation.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We couldn't do this without the help of these 2014 sponsors.  Thank you!

Volunteers

Join the hundreds of volunteers who work together to make Dino Dash a huge success! Whether you step up as an individual or sign up as a group, volunteering at the Dino Dash is a super fun and rewarding way to help our schools.

Explore, pick your spot, and sign up!

Bike Tour

Yes!  Count me in as a Bike Tour volunteer!

Bike Course Monitors—monitor the course in pairs at 2 locations

Bike Start/Valet/Water/Post Race Nutrition—assist cyclists at start area with bikes, water and nutrition

Bike Water Station—distribute water to cyclists

Course

Yes!  Count me in as a Course volunteer!

Course Monitors—monitor the course

Finish Line—collect runner’s numbers, hand out ribbons

Split Timers—call out times to runners

Start Line—assist with crowd control at 10K/5K/2K starts

Water Stations—distribute water to runners

As Needed on the Course

Food Court

Yes!  Count me in as a Food Court volunteer!

Distribute sodas/waters to guests, set up, clean up

Parking

Yes!  Count me in as a Parking volunteer!

Assist participants with parking directions

Pre-Registration

Yes!  Count me in as a Pre-Registration volunteer!

Guide participants through registration process, set up, clean up

Set Up/Signs

Yes!  Count me in as a Set Up/Signs volunteer!

Set up tables, chairs, banners, signs, and general assistance

Venue

Yes!  Count me in as a Venue volunteer!

Clean Up—assist with clean up during the event

T-Shirts—distribute and organize t-shirts for participants

Vendor Check In-assist vendors with check in

Questions

For general questions please email Laurie Abelove, Volunteer Coordinator, at DashVolunteers@yahoo.com.

Fundraising

Maximize the fundraising power of the Dino Dash to raise money for your organization.

We offer a variety of online fundraising tools to register your team and create a team fundraising web page, plus online tools to contact friends and family and make it easy for them to help you reach your fundraising goal.

Get started!

Event Photos

Browse our gallery of event photos.

Facebook - add your photos!

Race Results

Need to dash after the Dash? Get your official results here!

Race Store

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Offering T-shirts and other gear from current and past Dino Dash events.

FAQ

When and where is the Dino Dash?

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at The Market Place in Tustin (Dick’s Sporting Goods lot), off the I-5 at Jamboree.

Directions

From I-5 Freeway North or South, exit Jamboree (North). The Market Place will be on your left and right: 2915 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782

Parking

Free parking is available at The Market Place (I-5 at Jamboree). Event participants and spectators may park in The Market Place lots on El Camino Real and Jamboree, entering from Jamboree (El Camino Real will be closed from Tustin Ranch Road to East Street). The actual event is on the Tustin side of The Market Place (Dick Sporting Goods parking lot), but you may park on either side. Plan to arrive early to allow plenty of time to park and get to the start line.

Course Maps

An overview of each event, including start and finish lines.

Bike Tour (6:45am start)

10K (7:15am start)

5K (8:30am start)

2K (9:30am start)

Road Closures

Several roads around the Dino Dash event and courses will be intermittently closed. See the full list of road closures.

Can I register at the race?

Yes! Registration opens at 6:15am.

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. Event Schedule

Where should I park?

There is plenty of free parking at The Market Place. We recommend parking in Best Buy or Home Depot lots, entering from Jamboree. If you have a VIP parking pass, please enter off of Jamboree at West Street. Please have your pass visible to enter the VIP parking area.

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—although we hope you will, as all proceeds support our schools.

Is the bike tour timed?

The bike tour is not timed. All cyclists are expected to follow the rules of the road and to safely follow the course.

Who gets an award?

Age division winners in the 5K and 10K race will receive a handmade dinosaur trophy and a $20 gift card for The Market Place.

2nd and 3rd place finishers in each 5K and 10K age divisions will receive commemorative medals.

All 5K, 10K, and Bike Tour finishers will receive a Finisher Medal

All 2K finishers will receive a Dinosaur Dash finisher’s ribbon. 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 or second or third place medal at the Awards Booth in the venue once all finish times are final.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as this does take time.  If you need to leave after the race and can't wait, you may email info@tpsf.net to arrange a day and time to pick up your award.

5K and 10K finish times will be posted next to the Awards Booth and are updated frequently.

The 2K and Bike Tours are not timed events.

What happens if it rains?

The Dinosaur Dash happens rain or shine.

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 our sponsors and schools and will be open at 7:00am.

Will food be available?

Yes, our food court features a variety of fare from some of the area’s best restaurants. Food court tickets, which are $5 each, can be purchased with your registration or on-site at the Dash. All food court proceeds support our schools. Many of our schools also offer treats for sale in the Expo area.

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 do not offer refunds for the Dinosaur Dash. If you would still like your T-shirt and race bib, you are welcome to collect it at pre-registration. Or, contact us after the race, and we'll be glad to get you your shirt.

Where can I get more information?

Email the Foundation office, or call us at 714.832.6299.

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