2019 Dinosaur Dash

November 3, 2019

The Market Place, Tustin

All proceeds benefit the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools. 

Event Schedule (subject to change)

Come for the races.  Stay for the expo, food and entertainment!

5:30 am - Race-Day Registration Opens (near El Camino and West St.)

6:15 am - Bike Valet Opens

6:15 am - Chip-timed Half Marathon and 10K Begin (near Auto Center Dr. and El Camino Real)

6:45 am - Bike Tour Begins: 5K/15K/50K

7:00 am - Dino Dash Expo Opens

8:00 am - Food Court Opens

8:00 am - TUSD Middle School Cross Country 5k Begins

8:30 am - 5K Chip-timed Run Begins

9:30 am - 2K Fun Run Begins (non-timed)

10:30 am - Event Ends

packet pick up

Participants, pick up your T-shirt and race bib at Dick's Sporting Goods (The Market Place, 2771 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92782)

Friday, Nov. 1 from 11 AM - 5 PM     //     Saturday, Nov. 2 from 11 AM - 5 PM     //     Race Day, Nov. 3 on-site from 5:30 - 9:15 AM


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.


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's 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.

NEW! Half-Marathon (6:15 am start) and Turn by Turn Directions

10K (6:15 am start)

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

5K (8:30 am start)

2K (9:30 am start)

Half-Marathon Pace Information: In 2018, A Snail’s Pace was the Official Pace Team for the Dino Dash Half-Marathon. Each pace group had an experienced leader who ran at a steady pace to help participants complete the Half-Marathon within a particular time. Pace times are 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 1:55, 2;00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00.

Road Closures

Several roads around the Dino Dash event and courses will be intermittently closed.  Check here for a list of road closures.

Food Court

A Food Court ticket is good for one meal and a soft drink from any of the fantastic local restaurants in the Dino Dash Food Court.

2018 Food Court Restaurants: