About Us

The Dana Point Turkey Trot has been a beloved Orange County tradition for 44 years. This Thanksgiving Day trot attracts more than 17,000 participants, including friends and family, in its 5K, 10K, Combo 15K, and Kids 1-Mile Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health & Fitness Expo. 

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with A Running Legacy, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the sixth largest turkey trot in the nation and is a USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified event. The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the premier trot in Southern California and has been named the best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine, one of the Top 3 Destinations in the World for Thanksgiving by Fodor’s Travel and named the #1 Best Turkey Trot in America by Daily Burn. From beginners to elite runners, this event is open to all. 

Since its inception, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has raised more than half a million dollars for local nonprofit organizations. This year, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley and Music Preserves Foundation. 

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