Where is the event going to be taking place?

This year’s Turkey Trot has flown the coop and is taking place in your neighborhood! Unfortunately, we can’t all flock together in the Dana Point Harbor Partner, due to COVID-19 mandates. However, we believe that tradition can’t be canceled, and that’s why we’re supplying you with your event t-shirt and medal ahead of time so you can Run the Race Before you Stuff Your Face any time you want during Thanksgiving Week. If running isn’t your thing, you can bike, swim, walk – trot it out however you’d like!

Why aren’t we gathering in the Dana Point Harbor like usual?

Per Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders, large events and gatherings are not currently permitted to happen. Trust us, we would love to spend the day on the water, feeling the cool ocean breeze while seeing all of your smiling faces, but it’s just not in the cards for 2020.

Should you choose to still run your route in the Harbor, please run on sidewalks where possible, and face oncoming traffic on road shoulders where sidewalks are not available so that you can see what is coming toward you at any given time. Consider wearing no headphones, or above-ear headphones that are not noise-canceling, so that you may hear what is going on around you.

How do I get my race packet (shirt and medal)?

There are two ways to ensure that you receive your race day packet:
Ship It: We are happy to mail you your race day packet! To ensure that you receive it by Thanksgiving, you must be registered by November 13 (for domestic mailings… please register by November 1 to ensure international delivery).
When registering, please check the box that indicates you’d like your items shipped to you. There is an additional charge.

Packet Pick-up: Live locally and prefer to save the shipping costs? Join us in the Dana Point Harbor on Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22 from 10am – 4pm for a drive-thru packet pick-up. Have your registration confirmation email handy as well as your ID. If you are picking up packets for family members, remember to have them fill out a pick-up waiver so you can grab their items as well.

I need to edit my registration. Where can I do this?

If I don’t live in Dana Point, can I still register?

Of course! We get runners from all over the country who register for the Turkey Trot. The silver lining of the race being virtual this year is that there is no limit to where you can trot – near, far, where ever you are!

How do I submit my race time?

Time your race and share your results with other participants using the Active Experience App. This is just for fun!

Can my business place an offer in the Virtual Event Bag?

Yes, please!

In lieu of a traditional goody bag, we offer our participants a Virtual Goody Bag! Not only is a virtual goody bag more environmentally friendly, but it offers a longer opportunity to advertise to our participants (60+ days)! The Virtual Goody Bag is sent to all participants of the Dana Point Turkey Trot Race, as well as our volunteers.

If would like information on placing an ad in the runner’s virtual goody bag, please contact turkey@danapointchamber.com

What is included in the 2020 Virtual Race?

All participants will receive a Medal and T-Shirt. Participants will also be emailed their Virtual Goody Bag which includes special offers and giveaways.
Color Your Bib: Print a bib at turkeytrot.com and color it in.
Time Your Race: Time your race and share your results with other participants using the Active Experience App. This is just for fun!

What charities does Turkey Trot support?

This year’s race will benefit two local organizations – Family Assistance Ministries and Marine Corps League, South Coast Detachment 022. Click here to learn more about their amazing missions and ways that you can help.


Can I pickup my family or friends medal and t-shirt for them?

Yes. When registering, check the box that reads Family & Friends Packet Pick-up. You may create a team for all the participants you need to pickup for. If you’ve already registered, you can edit your registration at

What COVID-19 modifications will be in place at the packet pick-up?

For the safety of all participants, volunteers and staff, we ask that you please wear a face covering and physically distance yourself from others when possible. All staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings.

Will there be race photos?

This virtual race is one that we perform while apart, but it can bring us together. We would all love to see where you ran, and those smiling finisher photos!

Post your photos on social media and tag us! Use the hashtag #DPTurkeyTrot on Instagram and Facebook, and please tag us – we are on Instagram @dpturkeytrot and Facebook @danapointturkeytrot.

You can also email us your photos!!  Email to turkey@danapointchamber.com – we can’t wait to see them!

Can I cancel my registration and get a refund?

No. Unfortunately, there are no refunds for the 2020 Virtual Dana Point Turkey Trot. However, you may allow a family member or friend to participate in your place.
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Can I transfer my registration to 2021?

No. Unfortunately, there are no transfers. However, you may allow a family member or friend to participate in your place.
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