Dana Point Turkey Trot Celebrates National Running Day with Opening of 2014 Race Registration and Call for Sponsors

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce Opens Registration for Thanksgiving Day Run on June 4

DANA POINT, Calif. – May 30, 2014 – In celebration of National Running Day, registration will launch on June 4th for the 37th 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 37th Turkey Trot will be bigger and better than ever,” said Heather Johnston, Executive Director of the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Early details on new enhancements for this year’s race include: new on-course entertainment, a post-race beer garden and an expanded Health & Wellness Expo. “The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the premier trot in Southern California and has been named one of the top 3 destinations in the world for Thanksgiving by Fodor’s Travel. Our Turkey Trot is the perfect place to bring your family to run the race before your stuff your face.”

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 more information about the 37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot and to register for early bird pricing, visit TurkeyTrot.com, and follow the event on Twitter at twitter.com/turkeytrot and Facebook at facebook.com/danapointturkeytrot. For more information about National Running Day on June 4, 2014, 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 runningday.org.

About the 37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot:
Produced 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 and fitness expo. Featuring scenic routes through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach, the Turkey Trot offers something for every member of the family. Since its conception, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has raised over half a million dollars to local non-profits. 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.