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Last Chance to Register for 2014 Dana Point Turkey Trot

This is a reminder for anyone who wants to participate in the Dana Point Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving. Online registration closes at the incredibly specific 11:55 PM on Monday, November 24th and prices will increase for on-site registration. More information and registration is available at

South Orange County Nonprofits to Benefit from 2014 Dana Point Turkey Trot

The Dana Point Turkey Trot is a great South County tradition on Thanksgiving Day, and participating also directly supports some of South County’s most deserving non-profits. The organizers behind the Turkey Trot have announced that proceeds from this year’s race will help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley, Doheny State Beach Interpretive [...]

Dana Point Turkey Trot Registration is Now Open

While most of us are planning our summer BBQs and not even thinking about Thanksgiving, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce has quietly opened registration for this year’s Turkey Day run.

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest turkey [...]