Thousands of local families, and tourists alike, are starting the Thanksgiving holiday with a fun and healthful cruise along the coast. The Annual Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot, 5K & 10K is set to invade Encinitas Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 26. A family tradition, the race is both an athletic event, while also an expression of gratitude.
Registration is now open – $44 for the 5K and $54 for the 10K. Each participant receives a soft cotton T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Water stations are provided throughout the course.
The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on the historic Coast Hwy 101 in beautiful Encinitas, Calif. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.
A generous portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Food Bank and North County families.
The costume contest is one of the most entertaining aspects of the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants who best display the spirit of the annual event – 1st place = $350, 2nd place = $200, and 3rd place = $100. Costume contest participants need to register at the Costume Contest Registration table prior to race start. The costume award ceremony will immediately follow the 10K race.
The 10K race start is 7:30 a.m., while the 5K and Costume Division race start is 8:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions take place at 7:00 a.m. with awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.
Race bib and T-shirt (packet) pick-up is strongly encouraged – Monday, Nov. 23 or Tuesday, Nov. 24 between 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. – at Road Runner Sports Carlsbad, 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100, Carlsbad (92008). Please bring any donated canned and/or non-perishable food items to packet pick-up to assist the San Diego Food Bank.
For more information on the event, visit www.encinitasturkeytrot.org.