If you have never walked or run along the Pacific Coast in Encinitas in late November, you are in for the surprise of your life. Early morning offers a beautiful color to the Pacific Ocean. The waves have a special look during this time of the year. Start your Thanksgiving Holiday fun with friends and family at the Encinitas Turkey Trot 5k & 10k. It starts and finishes under the World Famous “ENCINITAS” Sign on Coast Highway 101. Our event supports Encinitas Community Resource Center and our Thanksgiving Meals in a Basket Program through Encinitas American Legion Post #416Photo provided by Morgan Mallory
The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic Coast HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.
Then you get to enjoy the view on the return trip.Register now!
NEW 10K Course Announcement for this year’s Encinitas Turkey Trot! You’ve been waiting, and here it is! The 10K course will be a 2 Loop Course. It will start and finish under the iconic Encinitas Sign, and travel south. Here are the basics:
Here is the 2016 5K Course! A gorgeous out and back along the Coast Highway 101, starting and finishing at the Encinitas Sign, and turning around at the North end of the San Elijo State Beach Campgrounds.
After seeing so many in need in the community, a group of community and business leaders came together to form an organization addressing the homelessness and food issues in the community, forming Community Resource Center (CRC). Established in 1979, CRC has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis, to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability, and self-sufficiency of low-income and episodically homeless households –including domestic violence (DV) victims.
Additionally, Encinitas Turkey Trot will be providing a grant to the Boy Scouts Troop #776 of St. John the Evangelist Church in Encinitas, La Costa Canyon High School Theatre Club, as well to The Cardiff School District for their support of the event.
Learn more about our community partners:
We strongly encourage you pick up your bib and soft cotton T-Shirt at Road Runner Sports Sunday, Monday or Tuesday as the day of the event will be quite crowded.
Hit the alarm, stretch and run out the door to the Check-In.
The 10k race begins at am and am for the 5k Fun Run/Walk/Costume Contest.
Please be prompt.