The 35th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot

Calling all Runners! Registration is Open for the Orange County Thanksgiving Day Race Registration for the 35th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot is now open to let runners and future runners everywhere celebrate by committing to participate in “one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs,” according to Fitness Magazine. Known for its scenic routes, beautiful Southern California weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 16,000 participants, including friends and family, to its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day health and fitness expo and finish line festival. “This year’s Turkey Trot will be a whale of a time,” said Heather Johnston, executive director, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, alluding to this year’s new theme for the Thanksgiving Day run. “For 35 years, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has been an Orange County tradition for thousands. Whether working toward your fitness goals, encouraging your kids to get active, visiting with friends old and new, or exploring the new health and wellness brands at the expo, we’ll have activities for the whole family. Expect some surprises this year along the course, including special photo opportunities, presented by our sponsors.” Sponsors of the 2012 Thanksgiving Day run include: the City of Dana Point, CLIF® BAR, The Greek Gods® brand Greek-Style Yogurt, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Independence Bank, Mission Hospital, Aviir Diagnostics Laboratories, OC Dana Point Harbor, South Coast Water District, The Toll Roads, Mahé, Lantern Bay Plaza, Salt Creek Grille, StillWater Spirits & Sounds, 100.3FM The Sound, Fitness Together, NUTRISHOP™ Dana Point, Pacific Western Bank and Vintage Marina Partners. Organizations will reach tens of thousands of runners, athletes and community members, and millions more through media impressions, all while making a vital impact on the local economy. For more information about the 35th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, visit http://www.turkeytrot.com and follow the event on Twitter at http://twitter.com/turkeytrot and Facebook at http://facebook.com/danapointturkeytrot. About the Dana Point Turkey Trot: Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, 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 16,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Aviir Health and 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 and a 2012 USATF Southern California Championship 10K Race. For more information, to register for a race, or to become a sponsor, visit http://www.turkeytrot.com.