Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3
Every family has their own traditions. Our family tradition is waking up early on Thanksgiving and driving down to Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Our whole family meets there and of course, someone always brings donuts and coffee. You either run or walk in the race or you volunteer at the … MORE
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    MilesOStridin FIRST-TIMER '21

    Parking/ Pre-race: -Parking was a tad confusing in the early morning since so many streets were blocked. However, I was able to find a few good spots near Main St … MORE

    Parking/ Pre-race:
    -Parking was a tad confusing in the early morning since so many streets were blocked. However, I was able to find a few good spots near Main St and Electric, just north of the starting line. A good number of port-a-potties, and plenty of space to gather and stretch along Main Street leading up to Hennessey’s Tavern. Bib pick-up was quick and easy on race-day.

    Course:
    -The 10k course is basically a double-loop of the 5k: start/finish from Main St, the majority of the miles along Ocean Ave, with a small detour along a beachside park. It’s a very flat course, so there’s some PR potential if you’re willing to dodge the crowds and walkers. There’s one water station around the 2-mile/5-mile mark. Weather was cold and overcast in the 50s, so any pleasant beach views were very muted.

    Post-race/Swag:
    -Depending on the race distance you signed up for, the official race shirts came in various basic colors like white and navy blue (the 10k). The shirt design was pretty plain, featuring the race logo in the center. I do wish the shirts were a little more Thanksgiving/fall-themed, maybe coming in oranges, browns, or reds, instead of the whites and blues.
    The finisher medal is a solid silver design, featuring the race logo (a leaf? turkey feathers?), with the 10k and 5k medals only differing in the colored ribbons attached.
    Post-race goodies: bottled water and some free photo opps.

    The Bottom Line:
    -A good time if you’re looking for a fun Turkey Trot, would recommend!

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    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    runwalksarah Dec 01, 2021 at 5:30pm

    My shirt was a long sleeved cream colored shirt with white lettering. Very strange combo. My husband was handed a white shirt with blue or black lettering. I didn't see… MORE

    My shirt was a long sleeved cream colored shirt with white lettering. Very strange combo. My husband was handed a white shirt with blue or black lettering. I didn't see the navy blue ones you mentioned. I wonder how many different shirts they had? LESS

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    MilesOStridin Dec 05, 2021 at 3:42pm

    I noticed multiple shirt colors, but I just assumed they were based on distance? Maybe not, maybe they were just randomly assigned, haha. I definitely would've loved a long-sleeve shirt!

    I noticed multiple shirt colors, but I just assumed they were based on distance? Maybe not, maybe they were just randomly assigned, haha. I definitely would've loved a long-sleeve shirt!

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    daverunsarec FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was the first year for the Seal Beach Turkey Trot and the turnout was very good considering the number of competing Turkey Trots in Southern California during the coming … MORE

    This was the first year for the Seal Beach Turkey Trot and the turnout was very good considering the number of competing Turkey Trots in Southern California during the coming week. Two examples that show that the race organizers know what they are doing—the bib pickup at the expo was stress free and there were plenty of port-a-potties near the start! The course for the 5K was fast and flat. The 10K added a second loop to the 5K course. For those who collect medals, the medal was very nice. Highly recommend this event for those who missed it this year!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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