Encinitas Turkey Trot

Thu 28th Nov 2019
Encinitas, CA, USA

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Tickets Free–$58

  • Closed roads
  • Flat
  • Road
  • 3500 participants

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Organizer's website

NOTE: Use the code LDT10% at checkout to get 10% off your entry fee.

If you have never walked or run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas in late November, you are in for the surprise of your life. Early morning offers a beautiful color to the Pacific Ocean. The waves have a special look during this time of the year. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday fun with friends and family at the Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k. It starts and finishes under the World Famous ENCINITAS Sign on Coast Highway 101.

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    7:30am Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    8:00am Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Tickets available
  3. Kids K

    Run 1km
    7:40am Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

What’s Included

Costume Contest (!) Rules
Register at the Costume Contest Registration table prior by 7:00 am

Awards will be given to the top three Individual and Group divisions who best display the spirit of Thanksgiving at the Encinitas Turkey Trot at a ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the 10K.

Raceday Logistics

Packet Pickup
Road Runner Sports (Carlsbad) 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100 Carlsbad, CA 92008

Sunday the 18th, Monday the 19th or Tuesday the 20th between 1PM and 7PM

We strongly encourage you pick up your bib and soft cotton T-Shirt at Road Runner Sports as the day of the event will be quite crowded.

Start Times
7:30 am - 10K
7:40 am - Kids' K
8:00 am - 5K


Parking is available at the Encinitas Library, Encinitas City Hall, Coaster Station, Moonlight Beach, and surface streets on 2nd and 3rd Street.

Street Closures
All North/ Southbound lanes on Coast Highway 101 from Encinitas Blvd to Chesterfield


Send us an email at [email protected] to volunteer for the event!


Q: Will water be provided?
A: Yes. There will be water stations throughout the event and at the start and finish line.

Q: Are strollers okay? What about dogs?
A: We encourage BOBs (Baby On Board) as this is a family event! No dogs, sadly.

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