Oceanside Turkey Trot Fun Run Racecation
Turkey Trot 2012 costume winners

PMCU O’side Turkey Trot

November 22, 2018

Come “move your feet before you eat” this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 12th Annual  PMCU Turkey Trot 10k/5K/15k or Kid’s run/walk and the new Tri-City Medical Center Senior Mile. 

Each year, the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot attracts families from all over the world to come and celebrate Thanksgiving together with a walk or run at the beach in Oceanside. O’side Turkey Trot Race Director, Kathy Kinane, says folks love the O’side Turkey Trot because “they see so many friends and family members celebrating good health and happiness together.”

The PMCU O’side Turkey Trot offers a 5K Run/Walk, 10K Harbor Run and Tiny Turkey kids races. The event typically attracts 9,000 plus participants from 460 cities and 46 states. All finishers receive a custom finisher medal, t-shirt, goodie bag, free photos and complimentary finish line refreshments.

Due to the popularity of the event, the Turkey Trot has added the Tri-City Medical Senior Mile Run/Walk for participants 65 years and over. Seniors can participate in the 1 Mile and/or the 5K or 10K on Thanksgiving depending on their fitness level.

The Trots Costume Contest, live entertainment, elite athletes, convenient parking shuttles and free photos make for a fabulous memory. Organizers offer group discounts for 3 or more participants who register at one time. The trot has raised over $270,000 for the Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Foundation and other North Shore charities.

Welcome to Oceanside Turkey Trot Participants!

We’re so excited to have you join us in Oceanside for this signature annual event. We want planning your time with us to be as easy as possible so we’ve arranged for some special room rates that you can review below. However, if you feel that those options don’t quite meet your needs then feel free to read more about our Oceanside Lodging. If you want to explore a little bit more about we offer as a destination, then request to have an Oceanside Visitor Guide mailed out to you prior to your arrival.

Traveling with a Group?

The O’side Turkey Trot is a great experience for friends and family to get together and enjoy as a group for a fun racecation. Depending on the size of your group, Visit Oceanside may be able to assist you in finding the perfect location for your group to stay together or find a venue for a group celebration after the event.  Contact our Group Travel Department for more information.
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