Get ready to Move Your Feet Before You Eat this Thanksgiving because the O’side Turkey Trot is back!
The 2014 Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot is an annual race through coastal Oceanside on Thanksgiving morning, with distances of 5 kilometers and 5 miles. Participants can compete either as individuals or as a team. For Trotters 12 and under, special races of 1/4-mile and 1-mile distances have been designated.
The entry fee for the event varies depending on the distance you plan to run, but all proceeds go back to the community – a win/win for Oceanside! To learn more about registration times and locations, click here.
The O’side Turkey Trot is the perfect way to spend your Thanksgiving morning, before the unavoidable (yet so enjoyable!) calorie overload that accompanies your Thanksgiving meal. Not only is the Turkey Trot a fun and healthy family event, its proceeds benefit Oceanside schools and charities – so far over $180,000 has been raised for area schools and non-profits!
See also: Spend The Holidays In Oceanside
To learn more about this great event, we’ve found some helpful reviews from Turkey Trot participants to inspire and motivate you to join in on the fun!
“This was the first Turkey Trot event I have attended and I was blown away by the sheer volume of people that attended…on Thanksgiving! I really liked this event versus others I have attended for a few reasons. First being the location; The race route fishing around Pacific Coast Highway and ending near the Oceanside pier is a great location for seasoned runners and weekend warriors alike.”
“The O’side Turkey Trot has convinced me that every major holiday should start with a good run. It’s a fast, flat course with the last mile stretching along the Oceanside coastline. What I didn’t expect was the sheer amount of people ready to get their run on this early in the morning, some decked out in full costume. Everyone was in high spirits.”
“[The Turkey Trot’s] post-race grub is usually bananas, bars and water. They also have a bunch of vendors in the area where you can get some freebies and purchase more to eat. Free band is a nice touch. I can see myself doing this every year to have to excuse to take down as much turkey and fixings as I can!”
“When my personal trainer told me about the Oceanside Turkey Trot, a 5k run on Thanksgiving morning to benefit local public schools, I immediately knew that I wanted to participate. Getting in a great workout before the calorie orgy seemed like a prudent decision. The organization for this event was superb. From registration, to bib pickup, to parking, everything was smooth and seamless. Moreover, the Oceanside Police Department and other community volunteers should be commended for the outstanding job they did in providing security and being sooo helpful in giving direction and guidance.”
“Loved this Turkey Trot! Well organized. Great volunteers. I ran the 5 miler which had a beautiful course through the harbor area. It started earlier than the 5K, so I was home in time to get the turkey in the oven, before the grandkids arrived. I took the Sprinter from Vista, so I didn’t have to deal with parking. All in all, a great start to a fine day.”
The 2014 Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot will be a great way to start your Thanksgiving Day – More time with family and friends, and less guilt from the plates piled with Thanksgiving favorites! You can register online here. We’ll see you at the Trot!