Southern California residents preparing to do the turkey trot

November 19, 2013 by  

A community in the Studio City area is gearing up for a Thanksgiving Day race. In less than two weeks’ time, the Turkey Trot will be returning to La Canada Flintridge for the 20th straight year. Stationery printers may be seeing an increase in business as the organizers of this holiday event correspond with its sponsors and those who have signed up early to participate in the festivities.

The main activity of the morning will be a 5K. In past years, this race has attracted as many as 2,000 contenders. Athletes of all abilities will be professionally timed as they run or walk up Foothill Boulevard. This year’s top performers will receive email notification of their achievements a few days after the event.

Attendees aged 12 and under will be welcome to take part in a mile-long run of their own. Each child will receive a medal for participating, and parents will be free to jog alongside their kids.

All participants will be encouraged to arrive at the race location with cans of non-perishable food. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station will collect these donations and distribute them to local families.

The Turkey Trot will take place early on Thursday, November 28, allowing attendees ample time to enjoy their Thanksgiving feasts at home. The 5K will start at 8:30 am, while the kids’ run will begin at 9:30 am.

Both races will kick off at Memorial Park (1301 Foothill Boulevard). Those who register by November 26 will be guaranteed a gift bag and T-shirt.

The coordinators of this event still need volunteers, and interested parties may call (818) 790-4353 for more information.