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By Andrea Papagianis
To celebrate National Running Day, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce launched registration for one of the nation’s premier holiday runs.
While others were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, buttering turkeys and putting finishing touches on their pumpkin pie, more than 17,000 participants took to the race course last year for the 36th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot. Starting Wednesday, June 4, participants could begin signing up for the 37th annual races, named “one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs” by Fitness Magazine.
“The 37th Turkey Trot will be bigger and better than ever,” said Heather Johnston, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “Our Turkey Trot is the perfect place to bring your family to run the race before your stuff your face.”
Races include a 5K, 10K and a 1K Gobble Wobble for kids. Early race details and enhancements have also been announced, including the addition of course entertainment, a post-race beer garden and an expanded Health & Wellness Expo.
Organizers are also calling on sponsors for this year’s event. For more information on race registration, early-bird pricing and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.turkeytrot.com.