Teams Are Now Forming – Move Your Feet Before You Eat®
Oceanside CA – Teams are now forming for 9th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot and kids run set for Thanksgiving Day, November 27 in Oceanside, announced Kinane Events, the event organizer. More than 10,000 runners and walkers, including some 50-plus teams, are expected to “move their feet before they eat.”
Featuring scenic tours of this classic California beach community, the 5-Mile and 5K runs will kick off at 7 a.m. and 8:20 a.m. respectively, starting on historic Highway 101 at the Civic Center (located at 330 N. Coast Highway) and finishing on The Strand just south of the iconic Oceanside Pier. A 5K walk begins at 8:45 a.m. All races feature live entertainment along the courses.
“The team aspect of event has grown tremendously over the years,” said Kathy Kinane, race director and president of Kinane Events. “The morning run and walk have quickly become an annual holiday tradition for many families, schools and organizations.”
More than 50 teams participated in the 2013 event including Team Austin Bice who had 514 team members. Team Austin Bice participates in memory of Austin Bice, a 22-year-old senior at San Diego State who went to Madrid, Spain to study international business in January of 2011, and was found dead in the city’s Manzaneres River. Bice was a participant in the PMCU O’side Turkey Trot and loved the race.
The three teams with the most members receive $100 gift certificates from 333 Pacific, a steak and seafood restaurant in Oceanside.
The family-oriented event also includes one- to ¼-mile kids runs starting at 10:30 a.m., an expo and a costume contest. “The primary objective of the Turkey Trot is to get families and friends outside and active together on a day that people routinely stay in,” said Kinane.
Entrants can designate part of their entry fees to support local schools and non-profits. The race also directly benefits the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation, a charity founded by Kinane Events to promote physical activity among youth. The PMCU O’side Turkey Trot has raised more than $160,000 for its participating charities in the past eight years.
For more information, to register or to volunteer, please visit www.osideturkeytrot.com or call (760) 434-5255.