Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot returns to Dana Point Harbor

DANA POINT — Designed to offer both fun and fast-paced competition, boaters can join in the 38th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot scheduled for Nov. 26. Participants can run, walk or dress up in costume for the event held at Dana Point Harbor.

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city of Dana Point, Dana Point Harbor, California State Parks, county of Orange and Dana Marina Plaza, the Dana Point Turkey Trot features 5K and 10K runs, a Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and a two-day health and fitness expo.

In the 10K men’s and women’s categories, the first-place awards are $1,000, second-place awards are $500 and third-place awards are $250. Age division medals will be awarded for the top three men and women in each division in the 5K and 10K events.

Registration starts at 6 a.m. The 10K run is scheduled to start at 7 a.m., the 5K Masters start (40 and older) is at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Open start is at 9:30 a.m.

Judging in the event’s costume contest judging will begin at 9:10 a.m. at the starting line.

A 1-mile Kids’ Gobble Wobble Race, open to children 3 to 12 years of age, will start at 10:15 a.m.

Runners can pick up race packets a day early — Nov. 25 — from noon to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at Dana Marina Plaza, at the northwest corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern. 

For more information call Dana Point Chamber of Commerce at 949-496-1555 or visit

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