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2015 Orange County Turkey Trots

Kick-off Thanksgiving by participating in one of the many Orange County Turkey Trots happening on Thanksgiving morning. Families are encouraged to wake-up early and run at one of these fun family events benefitting local non-profit organizations in Orange County.

The Turkey Trot OC 5K
Orange County Rescue Mission

OC families are invited to give back before this year’s big feast by participating in the Orange County Rescue Mission’s second annual “Turkey Trot OC” event. This 5K run/walk will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope in Tustin, California.

The Turkey Trot OC raises money for the Orange County Rescue Mission to assist homeless and underserved families and individuals throughout Orange County.

Race participants are encouraged to sign up to participate in the Turkey Trot by visiting

The Turkey Trot OC 5K will start and finish at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s transitional living facility, the Village of Hope. A majority of the course will be on Valencia Avenue on the perimeter of the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station base.

Registration prices are as follows:
· Registration only: $25
· Registration and 7 hot meals for homeless: $35.36
· Registration and 14 hot meals for homeless: $45.72
· Registration and 34 hot meals for homeless: $75.32
· Registration and 51 hot meals for homeless: $100.48
· VIP Registration and 100 hot meals for homeless: $173

The special VIP Registration includes preferred parking, priority check-in, and a VIP table for the award ceremony.

For more information about the race and registration, interested individuals can visit or call (714) 247-4374. To donate directly to the Orange County Rescue Mission, individuals can visit


Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Thursday, Nov 26 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Run Orange County’s Turkey Trot 5K. This is a family friendly event that has something for everyone. Choose your own course tactics: Run fast, jog, trot, walk, or enjoy a nice stroll on this flat scenic course. You’re welcome to come dressed in a theme or in running attire. It’s your choice how to celebrate. It’s your Turkey Trot! Bikes and strollers are okay for the kids (but please line up at the back of the pack for the start). This will be a picture perfect way to start celebrating THANKSGIVING DAY!

All participants will receive:

Custom OC Turkey Trot finisher medal
Festive Turkey Trot Shirt
Pumpkin pie at the finish line
Professional timed event
Plenty of refreshments
On course aid station
Gobble Wobble Events
There will be plenty of fun for the kids. They can run the 5K with the family or participate in their own event:

9 A.M: Diaper Dash – 200 yards (3 and under)
9:05 A.M: Tot Trot – 400 yards (4 to 5 years old)
9:10 A.M: Youth Race – Half Mile (6 to 10 years old)
9:15 A.M: Youth Race – Half Mile (11 to 12 years old)
**The 5K starts at 8:00 A.M

There will be plenty of fun for the kids. They all receive a race bib and custom cast medal. Event t-shirts are an additional $10. These kiddie races are run for fun and have no timing or awards.


Dana Point Turkey Trot
Dana Point Harbor

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
12-7:00PM Health & Wellness Expo

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015
6-11:00AM 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)

They have expanded the age range on the Kids’ Gobble Wobble 1 mile Race (ages 3-12) and the number of participants to 750 this year. Sign up soon before it sells out!

5K $40
10K $45
Combo 5K/10K $55
Kids’ Gobble Wobble $15

Plan to arrive at least 60-90 minutes before your start time!


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  1. There’s one in Yorba Linda, too!

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