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Speed along the stunning Pacific Coast in Encinitas with the Turkey Trot 5k or 10k. Perfect for all the family, entrants can run, walk, hop or skip their way along the coastal path which runs adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. Sign up now for the worldly views or for the great race atmosphere.

Review summary

2 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


John C
"Great time at the race. Looking forward to attending again next year. I think I..."


Cindy B
"It ended up perfect because there was a break in the rain for exactly the time..."
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How to enter the Encinitas Turkey Trot

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
  2. 5K

    Run 5km
  3. Kids K

    Run 1km
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Encinitas Turkey Trot routes

This is a truly beautiful corner of the world and the early morning offers a beautiful color to the Pacific Ocean. Walking or running along the pacific coast through Encinitas is something which you will never forget.

Start your Thanksgiving Holiday fun with friends and family at the Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k.

The race will start and finish under the World Famous “ENCINITAS” Sign on Coast Highway 101.rt

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Prize money (1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100)
  • Chip timed
  • Award ceremony
  • Costume contest
  • Water stations
Raceday Logistics

Packet Pickup

Where: Road Runner Sports (Carlsbad) 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100 Carlsbad, CA 92008

Details of packet pickup will be released nearer the time.

Race Day Schedule:

6:00 AM: Course Open & Race and Costume Contest Registration Opens

7:00 AM: Opening Day Announcements

7:30 AM: 10k RACE START

7:40 AM: Kids K RACE START


9:20 AM: Race Course Closes & Award Ceremony

Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before the race is scheduled to start to ensure there is plenty of time for registration and a sufficient warm-up.

Kit List

There will be a costume contest, with prizes as follows:

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $100


If you are interested in getting involved with the epic race day atmosphere and volunteering then get in touch with: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be water stations at the Encinitas Turkey Trot?
Yes, there will be water stations throughout the event and at the start and finish line.
Are strollers okay? What about dogs?
The organiser's encourage BOBs (Baby On Board) as this is a family event, however dogs are not allowed.
When can I access my race time from the Encinitas Turkey Trot?
Race results will be made available immediately after the race, via the chip-time provider - SVE.

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Encinitas Turkey Trot reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    Great time at the race. Looking forward to attending again next year. I think I will try the 10k next year.
  • C

    Cindy B

    Did the 5K in 2019

    It ended up perfect because there was a break in the rain for exactly the time it took to walk the 5k!
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