If you’re looking for something active to do during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend in Orange County, we’ve got you covered.
Come run off all that turkey and pumpkin pie at the 2019 Turkey Trot in Huntington Beach on Friday, November 29th. If you’re still stuffed from Thanksgiving, walkers are allowed as well! There will be runners of all speeds. The race is held by A Better World Running, established by runners for runners in 2011. Their mission is to make a positive impact on the consciousness of humanity by sharing their love for running with others.
Whether you’re in shape to run a half marathon, 15k, 10k, or 5k, the Turkey Trot is meant to be a friendly, fun racing atmosphere. They offer free photos and medals for everyone! You’ll also receive a goodie bag of cool swag, including snacks, beverages, and personal care product samples. However, maybe the most exciting part about this race is how beautiful the views are as you make your way to the finish line along the coast. The starting location of the Huntington Beach race is on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Warner Avenue. You just can’t beat those ocean views!
The race organizers offer affordable costs, too! Their goal is to create a racing environment that encourages positivity and helps spread the love for running, setting and reaching goals, and meeting new friends. They offer group discounts, a rewards program, and free race registration to anyone with a family member or friend who is willing to volunteer and help with the event.
The Turkey Trot is family-friendly, and they accept same-day registration as long as the run is not full. If you can’t make the race in Huntington Beach, they offer races in Long Beach and Santa Monica, as well. Visit their event calendar for more information on specific locations, dates, and times.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Huntington Beach area or surrounding Orange County cities, give me (Tim De Shazer) a call at (562) 881-8252.