Dana Point Times
The holiday season was once again kicked off with a running start in Dana Point, as it has for the past 35 years thanks to the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.
This year’s 10K, 5K and Kids’ Gobble Wobble attracted entries of nearly 11,000 runners and walkers and brought crowds of spectators that that brought the total event attendance to and estimated count in the range of 15,000 to 16,000 people.
Along with the foot races, the Trot also included a costume contest, the Aviir Health and Wellness Expo and a special appearance by internationally known ultra-marathoner and former San Clemente resident Dean Karnazes.
The Chamber donated $25,000 of event proceeds earmarked to go toward the Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group for use in their efforts to show support our active duty Camp Pendleton 5th Marines, Sailors and their families.
Note: Slideshow of the event is absent due to technical difficulties. Photos will be posted as soon as possible.