This Thanksgiving, before you carve the turkey, mash the potatoes, or bake that pumpkin pie… tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of the Dana Point Turkey Trot.

Enjoy pounding surf, rugged cliffs, and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina, Doheny State Park and pass the Historic Tallship Pilgrim moored in Dana Point Harbor as you run the Dana Point Turkey Trot.

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Dana Point Turkey Trot

With two race lengths to register for (5K & 10K, or you can do both), and plenty of time left to train – this event is definitely for everyone, from beginners to elite runners.

& With the introduction of their new Junior Turkey Trotters program – the entire family can be involved. Yep! Yep! This year the Dana Point Turket Trot is rolling out a youth running program leading up to (& in conjunction) with this year’s Thanksgiving Day race.

Each child that registers for the Junior Turkey Trotter program will receive a special training t-shirt at the kick-off party, the official race t-shirt and goodie bag on race day, and a special medal upon completion of the program.

Junior Turkey Trotters

WHO: Children ages 5 – 12

WHEN: The program kicks off at the end of September and continues through race day, 11/24/11

WHERE: Children will accumulate mileage on their own, through school or through organized sports practices, totaling 25.2 miles. The final mile of the program will be run at the Kids’ Gobble Wobble, part of the Dana Point Turkey Trot, 11/24/11. They’ll be accumulating a total of 26.2 miles – that’s an entire  marathon!

HOW: Register on line HERE. Registration will open for the Junior Turkey Trotter program until October 14, 2011. Each participant will be responsible for charting their mileage on a special log created just for the Junior Turkey Trotter. This log will need to be signed off by a parent, coach, and/or teacher. In order to complete the program, each participant must accumulate 25.2 miles.

Ready to run? Register on line here for the Dana Point Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Junior Turkey Trotter Program. Register before 11:59pm on October 1st, 2011 & receive discounted pricing.

Early Registration (until 11:59 pm Oct. 1st)
$35 (5K), $40 (10K),  $50 (both 5K & 10K), $27 (Junior Turkey Trotter Club), $12 (Kids Race)

Regular Registration (Oct. 2 – Nov. 21)
$40 (5K), $45 (10K),  $55 (both 5K & 10K), $30 (Junior Turkey Trotter Club), $15 (Kids Race)

Onsite Registration (Nov. 24 & Nov. 25)
$45 (5K), $50 (10K),  $60 (both 5K & 10K), N/A (Junior Turkey Trotter Club), $20 (Kids Race)

xoxo, K
image via Dana Point Turkey Trot