Encinitas Turkey Trot


Thousands of local families, and tourists too, participated in the Thanksgiving holiday with a fun and healthful event: The annual Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot, 5K & 10K on Nov. 26. A family tradition, the race is both an athletic event, while also an expression of gratitude.

The course started under the “Encinitas” sign on the historical Coast Highway Highway 101 in Encinitas. This scenic loop passed by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rised above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and headed down to Cardiff State Beach.

A generous portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Food Bank and North County families. The event also included a costume contest.


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