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Encinitas Turkey Trot

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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.

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  1. 10K

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  2. 5K

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  3. Kids K

    Run 1km
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Event Details

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


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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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