2016 Turkey Trot Registration Now Open

Dana Point Turkey Trot Celebrates National Running Day with Opening of 2016 Race Registration and Call for Sponsors

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Opens Registration for Thanksgiving Day Run on June 1

DANA POINT, Calif. – May 25, 2016 – In celebration of National Running Day, registration for races will launch on June 1st for the 39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, named “one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs” by Fitness Magazine.  Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County institution, attracting more than 17,000 participants annually, to its 5k, 10k, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health & Wellness Expo.

“The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving tradition for Orange County families,” states Heather Johnston, Executive Director of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce “What started 39 years ago has grown to be a premier Turkey Trot in Southern California.  We are proud to have donated to local charities like the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group, Doheny State Beach Interpretive Center, Family Assistance Ministries, Second Harvest Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9934.”

The Dana Point Turkey Trot is also calling for sponsors for this year’s event, ranging from title sponsors to supporting levels.  The event is a great opportunity for local organizations and businesses to support a longstanding Orange County tradition with national recognition, influence tens of thousands of athletes, runners and their families, and millions more through media, all while supporting the local community.

For information about the 39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot and to register for early bird pricing, visit turkeytrot.com, and follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/DanaPointTurkeyTrot/, Twitter at www.twitter.com/turkeytrot and Instagram at @dpturkeytrot.  For more information about National Running Day on June 1, 2016, a day for runners everywhere to share their passion for a lifestyle that is one of the best and simplest ways to stay fit, visit www.runningday.org.

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About the 39th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot:

Produced and owned by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey trot in the country.  Named one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5k, 10k, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health & Wellness Expo.  Featuring scenic routes through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, the Turkey Trot offers something for every member of the family.  The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified event.  For more information, to register for a race, or to become a sponsor, visit turkeytrot.com.

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