Thousands expected at Santa Anita Derby Day 5K

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Thousands of participants joined the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5K in Arcadia on Saturday. (KABC)

Thousands of participants joined the 22nd annual Santa Anita Derby Day 5K in Arcadia on Saturday.

About 6,000 people were expected to join the run-walk race at Santa Anita Park, which was set to last all day with fun activities for both adults and children.

Entertainment, food and music will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon. After that, a children's race for ages 7 and 12 years old was expected to begin at 9:45 a.m. - this year, with strollers allowed. Moms and dads who want to bring their young ones are allowed to participate in the 3/4-mile "Homestretch Dash."

Runners and walkers have the chance to race right on the track where award-winning horses normally steal the show. The 5K course runs through the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and finishes on the legendary Santa Anita Race Track.

For many others, the fun is on the sidelines for a full day of thoroughbred racing leading up to the $1 million Grade I Santa Anita Derby.

For more information, visit http://www.derbyday5k.com/.
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