Take on the Encinitas Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

Turkey Trotters at last year's race along Highway 101.
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Start your Thanksgiving Day on the right foot with the Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot. The Thursday, Nov. 28 race features both a 5K and 10K distance, starting under the world famous Encinitas sign on the 101. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume for a costume contest.

The Turkey Trot will benefit 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 will be providing 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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