THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8:30 A.M.) – AVILA BEACH TURKEY TROT:
This event will have a 5 mile run and 2 mile walk. Check-in is at The Promenade on Front Street and the courses will go out-and-back along the Bob Jones bike trail. A donation of $20 is suggested and the money will go to the Food Bank Coalition. More information is on the Food Bank web site https://donate.slofoodbank.org/campaigns/12689-2019-annual-avila-beach-turkey-trot or (805) 238-4664.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8:30 A.M.) – PISMO BEACH TURKEY TROT:
Start and finish on the sand on the south side of the Pismo Beach pier and choose from distances of one mile, 5K, & 10K. There is no entry fee but donations are welcome and the money goes to the Food Bank Coalition. More information is available on the web site at www.southcountyturkeytrot.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (9:00 A.M.) – E.C.H.O. NORTH COUNTY TURKEY TROT:
All ages and abilities are welcome at this new event, to be held at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion. The suggested donation of $20 will help support the El Camino Homeless Organization’s mission to aid the underprivileged in the north county where they host a 50 bed transitional shelter. For more information, visit their web site at www.echoshelter.org.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (9:00 A.M.) – CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO GOBBLE WOBBLE
Get your Thanksgiving started with a 5K Fun Run or 2.5K walk at the Laguna Lake Golf Course at 11175 Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo. Sponsored by the City of San Luis Obispo Recreation Department, 781-7305. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to the SLO Food Bank Coalition. Register through www.active.com.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 (9:00 A.M.) – FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE REINDEER 5K RUN:
The annual Reindeer Run will take place at Mitchell Park, located at 1400 Osos Street in San Luis Obispo. The course will take runners along the railroad trail to Orcutt Road and return to Mitchell Park via Broad and Santa Barbara Streets. Proceeds benefit the Friday Night Live youth programs. Enjoy pancakes at the Senior Center following the run. Race registration is through www.active.com. There is no event parking at Mitchell Park so participants are encouraged to use the Marsh Street parking structure.; dogs are not permitted on the 5k route. The event schedule is 8:00 AM – Runner check-in; 8:30 AM – Welcome; 9:00 AM – Race Starts; 9:15 AM – Pancake breakfast begins.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 (8:00 A.M.) – SPOONER’S COVE MONTANA DE ORO TRAIL RUNS:
This is part of the Coastal Trail Run series designed to provide quality trail running experiences. Check-in, start, and finish at Spooner’s Cove in Montana de Oro State Park, 2828 Pecho Valley Road (Los Osos). Enjoy views of rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and the ocean at the “Mountain of Gold”. The 5 mile course has minimal climbing and runs along the bluffs. For impressive views of the ocean and inland mountains, the 8 mile course will bring you up the 1,347-foot Valencia Peak. The 25 km course consists of two loops, the 8 mi route and then the grassy summit of Hazard Peak or complete the 25K twice for a 50K day. There are T-shirts to all entrants, refreshments, medals to the first male and female overall, and to the top three in each age group. Check the web site at www.coastaltrailruns.com to register.