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Eighth Annual Turkey Trot Registration

Oceanside CA-  (Special Event)The eighth annual ‘Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) Oceanside Turkey Trot,’ set for Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 28), at 8 a.m. in Oceanside, CA, will cap its registrations this year at a record 10,000 entries.

You can register or pick up your packet at the Camino Town and Country Shopping Center, 2245 S. El Camino Real. The race will feature a 2 day Race Expo where you can  get your pre-race t-shirt and bib number at the same location,  November 26 and 27, 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM. Race day registration will be at the Oceanside Civic Center Parking structure 6:00 AM- 10:30 AM, Thanksgiving Day unless the race has been sold out. You can register online here.
The growth of this race, from 2,200 people the first year to 10,000 runners this year, is astounding,” said Race Director Kathy Kinane. “Entries are up 35% from this point last year.” We have a great history of providing a quality experience for all of our participants and we want to maintain that high level by limiting the participants. This year we are making a big push for utilizing the Sprinter and riding bikes to the event. Last year, we had 800 runners take the Sprinter and hopefully we can double those numbers. We will be putting additional bike racks at the Oceanside Civic Center to accommodate runners willing to start their day with a nice bike ride as a warm up to the trot. At least, 1,800 of our participants liver within 3 miles of the start, which is definitely within a quick bike ride.

As the biggest one day road race in North San Diego County, the ‘Turkey Trot’ staff is thankful for the support of the local running community and expects to raise even more money this year for its participating charities.
The ‘PMCU Oceanside Turkey Trot’ presents an opportunity for all members of the family to get involved with its 5-Mile Run, 5K-Combination Run/Walk and multiple Children’s Races. It debuted with 2,200 participants in 2006 and quickly grew to over 9,000 entries in last year’s race. The ‘Turkey Trot’ boasts seven years of unforgettable memories for San Diego County families. The race also continues to grow as a destination event as over 1,000 vacationers from across 43 U.S. states have competed, along with international competitors.

Australian Michellie Jones, who has won two ITU Triathlon World Championships (1992/1993), an Olympic Silver Medal (2000) and the 2006 Ironman World Championship, was last year’s victor winning the women’s 5-Mile Run in 30:55. Jones resides in Carlsbad, CA. Okwaro Raura, who hails from Kenya and starred at CS San Marcos under the tutelage of U.S. middle distance great Steve Scott, won last year’s men’s 5-Mile Race in 25:36. Raura lives in Oceanside. Cal State San Marcos star alumna Claire Rethmeier triumphed in the women’s 5K in a fast 16:33 and the men’s 5K was captured by Colin Jarrin in 14:57.