More than 10,000 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to “move their feet before they eat” at the 10th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot and kids run set for Thanksgiving Day, November 26 in Oceanside, announced Kinane Events, the event organizer.
Featuring scenic tours of this classic California beach community, the 10K and 5K runs will kick off at 6:45 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. respectively, starting on historic Highway 101 at the Civic Center (located at 330 N. Coast Highway) and finishing on The Strand just south of the iconic Oceanside Pier. A 5K walk begins at 8:45 a.m. All races feature live entertainment along the courses.
The family-oriented event also includes one- to ¼-mile kids runs starting at 10:30 a.m., an expo and a costume contest. “The primary objective of the Turkey Trot is to get families outside and active together on a day that people routinely stay in,” said Kathy Kinane, race director and president of Kinane Events. “The morning run and walk have quickly become an annual holiday tradition for many families.”
Entrants can designate part of their entry fees to support local schools and non-profits. The race also directly benefits the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation, a charity founded by Kinane Events to promote physical activity among youth. The PMCU O'side Turkey Trot has raised more than $200,000 for its participating charities in the past nine years.
For more information, to register or to volunteer, please visit www.osideturkeytrot.com or call (760) 434-5255.