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Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot! Belmont Shore!

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Registration now OPEN! Register early for best rates. Rate schedule included below.

Ready to get your trot on?

Last year for the 5th time the SHHC (Signal Hill Hiking Club) ran as a team in the Annual Long Beach Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and we had so much fun! This will be our 6th annual year running this as a TEAM!

For many on our team it was actually their first time running in any sort of a race and they all did so great! You can run, walk, a little of both...whatever pace you want and we will all start together and then meet at the end.

I have run this Turkey Trot for 13 years now and will happily provide guidance and counseling to those who are ready to start training that have never ran in a race before…but please come to our Tuesday/Thursday night weekly hikes to get the tips and advice from me. Those hikes are also an excellent training ground for new runners and experienced runners alike.

This Turkey Trot is in Belmont Shore and we run first thing Thanksgiving Day morning along the ocean edge and the weather is typically perfect! Why not join us and feel less guilty at the Thanksgiving dinner table afterwards because you will know that you earned it. :-) And as an FYI, this race benefits one of my favorite community activist Justin Rudd and his nonprofit CAT (Community Action Team).


Please sign up on the Turkey Trot website. You MUST sign yourself up. We are doing the 8:30am 10k/5k.

Click here to do so:

Here are the fees and the deadline dates for these rates (plus a $1.35 processing fee):

• $35 5K/10K, til Oct. 26
• $38 5K/10K, til Nov. 22
• $40 5K/10K, after Nov. 22

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Per the website:

*Entry fees are ABSOLUTELY nonrefundable and nontransferable.

*Rain or Shine event.

*No dogs, bikes, inline skates, skateboards, double strollers or scooters.

*Double strollers only allowed at the 10 a.m. start time.

*Walkers and Single Strollers MUST start at the back of the pack.

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You will see on the registration site there are three (3) start times to choose, but as a group we will be doing the 8:30am start. You can choose either the 5k or the 10k, but I will be doing the 10k and probably the majority will too, but we will meet and start as a team together regardless if you decide to do the 5 or 10k.

5,000+ runners & walkers expected at the 13th annual Long Beach Turkey Trot. Join us! There is no better way to start your Thanksgiving Day morning. :-)

*Don't forget to bring two canned goods (for the food bank) on Wed. and again on Thurs. and get FREE beachfront parking, as parking spaces are available.*

THE THANKSGIVING DAY 5K/10K Turkey Trot Run/Walk will take place on Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015, at the Granada Boat Launch Ramp, 1 Granada Ave., 90803 in Belmont Shore.

Packet pickup is Wed., Nov. 25 from 3-7 p.m. at the start/finish line or 30 minutes before your race begins.

**An Important Notice To All Members: As a member of this group, you must agree with this "WAIVER AGREEMENT": As a member, you agree to not hold the "Organizer" and Assistant Organizers liable for issues that might occur during our meet up events. The Organizer/Assistant and Meet Up will not be held liable, it's the sole responsibility of the individuals/members of this group.**