Thanksgiving….ahhh the turkey, pie, mashed potatoes. All the stuff that makes
us avoid the scale at all costs! But, what if we told you that you can start a new
healthy tradition that involves the whole family?!
We present the Turkey Trot and no, it’s not a turkey race despite
what some of us thought in the offfice. 🙂 This family event gets you all up and
moving on a day when we traditionally like to wear drawstring pants!
Don’t forget to register early because these trots fill up faster than you can say
1. Tofurky Trot in Los Angeles
November 12: The Tofurky Company invites you to join in the Tofurky Trot, designed to support the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant-based diets. The 5K race (3.1 miles) is a run, trot, or walk open to kids and grownups of all fitness levels. $15+. Sunday, 10 a.m. Griffith Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area, Los Angeles.
2. Huntington Beach Turkey Trot
November 23: Kids 12 and under can run a 1K race along the sand in Huntington Beach. Families and strollers are welcome at the back of the pack in the 5K and 10K, too. Thursday, multiple start times. $25-45.
3. O’Side Turkey Trot in Oceanside
November 23: Join the 12th annual O’Side Turkey Trot that benefits Oceanside schools. There is a 5K, 10K and kids’ fun runs. Thursday, 6:45-11 a.m.; see the website for schedule. $25-55.
4. Pacific Palisades Turkey Trot
November 23: Run a quick race before you stuff your face! All ages are invited to this Thanksgiving morning 5K, starting and ending at Pali High. Thursday, 8 a.m. Adults (18+), $40-45; kids, $25. Palisades High School.
5. Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and Chicken Chucking in Long Beach
November 23: The Kids’ Half-Mile Wingding Fun Run will begin at the Belmont Pier in Belmont Shore. Plus, adults 5K/10K. Before and after the Turkey Trot, participants will take turns using their body (no machines) hurling a rubber chicken across the beach. Thursday, Kids Wingding, 9:40 a.m. 5K/10K, 7-10 a.m. start times. Kids’ Wingding, $25-40. Adult fun run, $30-40. Chicken chucking is free.
6. Turkey Trot and Kids Gobble Wobble in Dana Point
November 23: Kids’ Gobble Wobble one-mile Race (5-12) starts at 10:15 a.m. Tour the beautiful beaches, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. Feel the pounding surf and cool ocean breezes as you sail through the Dana Point Marina and Doheny State Park. Plan to arrive at least 30 to 60 minutes before your start time to locate parking. Thursday, start times vary. Register online. $17+.
7. Widdle Wobble Turkey Trot in LA
November 23: Head to Downtown LA Thanksgiving morning to run through the streets. The event includes a Widdle Wobble for kids 2-12, discount 5K and 10K registration for runners ages 5-17. Thursday, 8 a.m. – noon. Widdle Wobble starts at 10 a.m. $20-65. City Hall.