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2013 Turkey Trot Races in Orange County


Photo courtesy of Dana Point Turkey Trot

Gobble Gobble! Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and time to register for your favorite Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot Race in Orange County. Get your running shoes ready for an epic Thanksgiving day morning at one of these exhilarating turkey trot races.



Photo courtesy of Dana Point Turkey Trot

36th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot
Dana Point Harbor

“Run the Race before you Stuff Your Face” is the theme this year for the most popular Thanksgiving Day morning race in Orange County. Online registration is available until November 25th, and then the pricing will rise $10 for on-site registration. Prices for the Turkey Trot are $40 for the 5K, $45 for the 10K, $55 for the combo, and $15 for the kids run. The race will happen on Thanksgiving morning, November 28th, with the following schedule:

6-11:00AM Keurig Health & Wellness Expo
6:00AM Registration opens
7:00AM 10K Start
8:30AM 5K Masters Start (age 40 and over)
9:10AM Costume Contest
9:30AM 5K Open Start
10:15AM Kids’ Gobble Wobble Start (1 Mile)



Photo courtesy of Plymouth Rock n Run Turkey Trot

Plymouth Rock n’ Run Turkey Trot
Yorba Regional Park

Run for a cause at the Plymouth Rock n’ Run Turkey Trot in North Orange County on Thanksgiving morning. The run is in support of the The Reeve-Irvine Research Center (RIRC) at UC – Irvine. America’s largest and most progressive spinal-cord injury research facility. Online registration is available until November 24th for $30 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K walk, and $15 for the kids walk.

You may register in person on Monday November 25 or Tuesday November 26
from 12 noon to 7 PM at:

Duke’s Cafe in Savi Ranch
23030 Eastpark Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92887

The schedule for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning is:

6:15 AM – Registration / Packet Pick-up
7:15 AM – 10K Race Start
8:00 AM – 5K Race Start
8:15 AM – Overall 10K Race Winners Announced
8:45 AM – Overall 5K Race Winners Announced
8:50 AM – Special Message from Reeve-Irvine Research Center (RIRC)
9:00 AM – Costume Contest Judging
9:15 AM – Kids’ 1K Fun Run



Photo Courtesy of Cause for Life Turkey Trot

Cause for Life Turkey Trot
Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

Come support the nearly 1 billion people in the world who don’t have clean water at the 4th Annual Cause for Life Turkey Trot in Huntington Beach on Thanksgiving Day morning. Online registration is available until November 27th for $35, and will be $40 the day of the race. The schedule for the event will be:

7:00 AM: 5k/10k (Runners only) | 8:00 AM: 5K/10k (Runners and Walkers)
9:00 AM: 5K/10K (Runners and Walkers) | 9:30 AM: 1k race for kids (12 years of age and younger)



Photo Courtesy of Long Beach Turkey Trot

Long Beach Turkey Trot
Belmont Olympic Pool
Beachfront on the bike path

Get ready to run around the Queen Mary and downtown Long Beach at the flat and beautiful Long Beach Turkey Trot trail. Start times and fees for the race are:

(run and/or walk)
7 a.m., 5K/10K
8 a.m., 5K/10K
9 a.m., 10K only
10 a.m., 5K only

9:10 a.m. (ages 7 & younger)
9:15 a.m. (ages 8-12)

$25 5K/10K, rec’d by/on Sept. 24
$30 5K/10K, rec’d by/on Oct. 10
$35 5K/10K, rec’d by/on Oct. 24
$38 5K/10K, rec’d by/on Nov. 24
$40 5K/10K, rec’d. after Nov. 24

Kids’ Wingding $20, rec’d by/on Oct. 10
Kids’ Wingding $25, rec’d by/on Oct. 24
Kids’ Wingding $30,rec’d by/on Nov. 24
Kids’ Wingding $40, rec’d after Nov. 2

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