Encinitas Turkey Trot

Encinitas 101
Turkey Trot & Food Drive

Thanksgiving Morning

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. So, Start your Thanksgiving Holiday fun with friends and family at the inaugural ENCINITAS 101 TURKEY TROT, 5k / 10k. It starts and finishes under the World Famous “ENCINITAS” Sign on PCH 101. The event is a food drive supporting NORTH COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES, FOOD BANK.

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Photo provided by Morgan Mallory

Race course

5k / 10k

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.

There will be water stations throughout the event, as well as fruit and water at the finish line.

Register now!

Food Drive

A generous portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the North County Community Services, Food Bank. A nonprofit assisting needy families throughout our North County communities.


NCCS

Encinitas 101


Turkey Trot Costume Contest
  • Costume participants need to register at the Costume Contest Registration table prior to race start
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three athletes who best display the spirit of the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
  • The costume award ceremony immediately following the 10k race
  • Race completion times have no bearing on costume contest results
  • Normal running attire is not considered a costume
  • Athletes must be present at awards ceremony to receive award

Packet pick up

We strongly encourage you pick up your bib and race T shirt at Road Runner Sports either Monday or Tuesday as the day of the event will be quite crowded.

  • When:
  • , and
  • pm - pm
  • Where:
  • 5617 Paseo Del Norte #100 Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • (760) 444 - 3020

Race schedule

Race Day Schedule and Registration

Hit the alarm, stretch and run out the door to the Check-In.
The 10k race begins at am and am for the 5k Fun Run/Walk/Costume Contest.
Please be prompt.

  1. am
    Race Check-In
  2. am
    Welcome & Introductions
  3. am
    National Anthem - Big Lou Perkins
  1. am
    10k RACE START
  2. am
    5k & Costume Division - RACE START
  3. am
    Race Course Closes & Award Ceremony

Costume Contest Awards

  • 1 st place award $350
  • 2 nd place award $200
  • 3 rd place award $100
Men and Women Division Winners (1st and 2nd place only)
  1. 10K Only *
  2. 18 and under
  3. 18 - 28
  4. 29 - 34
  1. 35 - 39
  2. 40 - 44
  3. 45 - 49
  4. 50 - 54
  1. 55 - 59
  2. 60 - 64
  3. 65 - 69
  4. 70+

FAQs

  1. Who thought of this idea?
    Steve Lebherz. Steve is a long time resident of Encinitas and has been looking for a way to help needy families throughout the north county of San Diego.
  2. Why Thanksgiving Morning?
    An early run on Turkey Day helps get friends and family out of the house and eliminates some of the guilt as you indulge on turkey and all the fixings.
  3. Will water be provided?
    Yes. There will be water stations throughout the event, as well as fruit and water at the start and finish line.
  4. Are strollers okay?
    SURE! We encourage BOBs (Baby On Board) as this is a family event.
  5. Can I bring my dog?
    No. No Pets allowed.
  6. Can I ride a bike/rollerblade/tricycle/unicycle/skateboard?
    No. Please leave your wheels at home.
  7. How do I volunteer for this awesome event?
    Send us an email: info@encinitas101turkeytrot.com
  8. Where can I park?
    Parking is available at the Encinitas Library, Encinitas City Hall, Coaster Station, Moonlight Beach, and surface streets on 2nd and 3rd Street.
  9. What streets will be closed?
    All south bound lanes and western northbound lanes of PCH from Encinitas Blvd. to the South Cardiff State Beach parking lot. D Street, between Vulcan and 2nd Street, E street, between 2nd and PCH.
  10. When will I get my results?
    Results are available immediately after the race through Excelarace.com
  11. Will Gear Check be provided?
    Gear Check will not be provided.

Contact Us

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