Where to trot off your turkey in San Diego this Thanksgiving
It's a lot easier to indulge in the full Thanksgiving spread after knocking out a run.
Driving the news: Turkey trot 5ks across the county are here to clear your conscience, build community and raise some money for worthwhile causes.
The big one: Back for its 22nd year is the Father Joe's Village Run for Hope.
- Last year, about 7,000 people turned out for the race, bringing in over $370,000 for Father Joe's program to feed the homeless, the Union-Tribune reported.
- The race begins at the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park, with a post-race festival taking place there, as well. Registration fees for children start at $30, adults for $45.
Oceanside Turkey Trot: The 18th annual Thanksgiving run benefitting Oceanside-serving nonprofits, with a variety of race lengths, all starting at 330 N. Coast Highway. $30-$67.
Coronado 5K Turkey Trot: The 10th annual event benefiting the Rady Children's Hospital begins Thanksgiving morning at Tidelands Park, where it ends with a party. $20-$50
Black Mountain Turkey Burner: This trail running course includes half marathon, 10k and 5k beginning at Black Mountain Ranch Community Park on Saturday, Nov. 25.$51-$96.
Encinitas Turkey Trot: The Thanksgiving-morning run includes 5k and 10k starting in downtown Encinitas, with awards given to best group costume. $45-$72.
San Marcos Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot: This event benefits families at Discovery Elementary school, beginning at the Links at Lakehouse golf course — bikes and golf carts welcome. $5-$15.
Fallbrook Turkey Trot The one-mile run thrown by the Fallbrook Village Rotary Club at La Paloma Elementary School — costumes are encouraged. Donations.
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