Many California cities and towns host holiday runs or races called the Turkey Trot, or the Gobble Wobble (or any other equally silly name).
Traditionally held on Thanksgiving Day (in the morning hours), this event can be family friendly, with costumes or to some folks, a more serious race with thousands of runners. Each city has it’s own unique history of this annual favorite.
also known as –
Turkey Run, Thanksgiving Race, Thanksgiving Day 5K Run
Anaheim Turkey Trot
Arroyo Grande Turkey Trot
Burbank Turkey Trot
Concord Turkey Trot
Orange County is the place & Dana Point holds the annual Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving Day. Over 10,000 runners participate in the coastal marathon event.
Davis Turkey Trot
Elk Grove Gobble Wobble
Fallbrook Turkey Trot
Folsom Turkey Trot
Huntington Beach Turkey Wobble
Lompoc Turkey Trot @ River Park
Palm Desert Thanksgiving Day 5K Run
Pasadena Rose Bowl 5K Turkey Trot
Petaluma Turkey Trot
Roseville Turkey Trot
San Luis Obispo Gobble Wobble 5K
Santa Barbara UCSB Turkey Trot
Santa Cruz Turkey Trot
Santa Maria Turkey Trot
Santa Monica Turkey Trot
Solvang Turkey Trot
Turlock Turkey Trot
Encinitas: Taste of Main Street
PCH is Pacific Coast Highway 101 @ Encinitas CA features a summertime treat, a Taste of Main Street International Food Fair, where local restaurants & vendors offer food samplings to the general public. Food, wine and beer. One day event, usually held on a week day. 25 years running!
Annual event; August