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Run the Race Before You Stuff Your Face at the 44th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, Taking Place on Thanksgiving Day!
Dana Point’s Thanksgiving Day tradition, the Dana Point Turkey Trot, is back and happening in-person! A beloved Orange County tradition for 44 years, this Thanksgiving Day trot attracts more than 17,000 participants (runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators and more) in its 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, and Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health & Fitness Expo.
Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the sixth largest turkey trot in the nation and is a USA Track & Field sanctioned and certified event. The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the premier trot in Southern California and has been named the best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, one of the Top 3 Destinations in the World for Thanksgiving by Fodor’s Travel and named the #1 Best Turkey Trot in America by Daily Burn. From beginners to elite runners, this event really is for everyone!
This year marks the 44th annual waterfront race that will see friendly competition among novice and veteran runners in the 5K and 10K races, as they flock together to race through Dana Point Harbor, Doheny State Beach and along California’s famed Coast Highway, on Thursday, November 25.
The local holiday custom brings residents, visitors, local organizations, and businesses together with one common goal: To raise funds for local charities while having a little holiday fun! Since its inception, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has raised more than half a million dollars for local nonprofit organizations. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and express gratitude – a message that organizers believe is so important, now, more than ever. This year, a portion of the race’s proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley and Music Preserves Foundation. Participants can also elect to make an additional donation to these deserving organizations during registration checkout.
For information regarding the 44th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, or to sign-up to trot, visit TurkeyTrot.com