Frequently Asked Questions
Registration will open on National Running Day, Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. Link to register will be available on TurkeyTrot.com. Stay tuned!
Early Bird Pricing(June 6 - Aug 31): 5K - $37 10K - $42 Combo 5K & 10K - $52 Kids' Gobble Wobble - $17 Regular Registration(Sept 1 - Nov 19): 5K - $42 10K - $47 Combo 5K & 10K - $57 Kids' Gobble Wobble - $22 Onsite Registration(Nov 21 & 22): 5K - $52 10K - $57 Combo 5K & 10K - $67 Kids' Gobble Wobble - $25 Virtual Runner: $32
The Health & Wellness Expo, Registration and Packet Pick-Up will be located in the Dana Marina Plaza, across from the Dana Point Harbor, on the Northwest Corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern in Dana Point, CA Wednesday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Avoid the long lines on race day and register in advance! For those who do not pre-register, you can register on-site and/or pick-up your bib, t-shirt, and timing chip at the pre-registration site located in the Dana Marina Plaza across from the Dana Point Harbor on the Northwest Corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern in Dana Point. Thursday, November 22, 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Race day registration and packet pick-up will be held in the Dana Marina Plaza across from the Dana Point Harbor on the Northwest Corner of Dana Point Harbor Drive and Golden Lantern in Dana Point. Look for the registration signs. Arrive early to register, receive your materials and get warmed up before the race.
Yes, registration materials can be picked up for friends or family members. Friends and family of a participant may pick up packets on behalf of a participant only if they have a copy of the person's photo ID and waiver SIGNED BY THE PARTICIPANT (or participants parent if under 18).
Purchasing the 5K & 10K Combo race includes entry into the 7:00AM 10K race, and a 5K race of your choosing, either 8:30 or 9:30AM. You do not need to specify which 5K you will enter, your bib's timing chip will begin recording once you cross the start line for the 5K race and will only record one 5K race per participant.
There are no refunds for this event, but there are a few options! You can transfer your registration to another participant for a small fee. Login to your Active.com account to make this transfer. You may also defer your registration to 2019. Please contact staff at email@example.com to process your deferment.
Discount codes may only be applied to online registrations. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and keep an eye out for exclusive discounts!
Yes, jogging strollers are allowed. We ask that you allow the faster runners to clear the start line area before starting.
No, unfortunately we do not allow dogs on course due to safety concerns. Participants with dogs will be asked to leave the course.
Race Day Info
Directions to the Dana Point Turkey Trot in the Dana Point Harbor If you are traveling from NORTH of Dana Point: Take the I-5 south, exit Pacific Coast Hwy. Stay in the right hand lane of the exit ramp and go north on Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left onto Dana Point Harbor Drive and then left on Park Lantern. Orange County Sheriffs will be directing traffic. If you are traveling from SOUTH of Dana Point: Take the I-5 north, exit Beach Cities. Stay in the left lane of the exit ramp and go north on Pacific Coast Highway. Turn left onto Dana Point Harbor Drive (2nd signal) and then left on Park Lantern. Orange County Sheriffs will be directing traffic.
-Free 4-hour parking is available in the Dana Point Harbor, where you can also dine, shop and see the sites -Free shuttle buses will be continuously running on race day from Dana Hills High School at 33333 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 -Free parking is available in Dana Point along Pacific Coast Highway and in the Town Center area -Hourly parking and $15 single-day passes are available at Doheny State Beach at 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
-Both sides of Dana Point Harbor Drive will be closed from Golden Lantern and Casitas Place from 12:00am to 1:00pm. -West bound Dana Point Harbor Drive from PCH to Golden Lantern will be open all day. -East bound Dana Point Harbor Drive from Golden Lantern to PCH will be closed from 5:00am to 9:00am. -The Harbor will be closed from 5:00am to 1:00pm.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:ooPM-6:00PM Health & Wellness Expo 12:00PM-7:00PM Packet Pick Up Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017 6:00AM-11:00AM Health & Wellness Expo 6:00AM Registration opens 7:00AM 10K Start 8:30AM 5K Start (Race #1) 9:10AM Costume Contest 9:30AM 5K Start (Race #2) 10:15AM Kids’ Gobble Wobble Start (1 Mile) We have expanded the age range on the Kids' Gobble Wobble 1 mile Race (ages 4-12) and the number of participants to 600 this year. Sign up soon before it sells out! Plan to arrive at least 60-90 minutes before your start time! Please note, the race runs rain or shine.
Join us at the 2018 Health & Wellness Expo Wednesday, November 21st and Thursday, November 22nd! Featuring local and national vendors, come experience a wide variety of products and services to enhance your life! Bib and t-shirt pick-up is open during Expo hours. Be a Vendor at the Expo or Promote Your Company in the Runner's Goody Bags If you would like to be a vendor at the two day Health & Wellness Expo or would like information on placing an ad in the runner's virtual goody bag, please CLICK HERE for a vendor form and virtual goody bag insertion information or contact Ashley von Gremp.
The Dana Point Turkey Trot does not offer any travel, expense, or appearance money. For consideration to receive a free entry, elite athletes must submit a complete running bio (last two years) to our Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. NO FREE ENTRIES WILL BE GRANTED PAST OCTOBER 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS. CASH PRIZE AMOUNTS 10K – Male 1 – $1,000 2 – $500 3 – $250 10K – Women 1 – $1,000 2 – $500 3 – $250 Our 10K and 5K participants are also eligible to receive an Age Division award for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each age division for men and women.