Many community members kicked off Thanksgiving Day with the Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot. The Nov. 28 race featured both a 5K and 10K distance, starting under the world-famous Encinitas sign on the 101. Many runners also dressed in a costume to participate in a costume contest.
The Turkey Trot benefits Encinitas 101 Main Street and the Encinitas Legion #416’s and Encinitas American Legion Women’s Auxiliary’s Thanksgiving Meals in a Basket program that provides assistance for local veterans in need. Additionally, the Turkey Trot provides grants to the Boy Scouts Troop #716 of St. John the Evangelist Church in Encinitas, La Costa Canyon High School Theatre Club and the Cardiff School District.
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