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Can’t stop the trot

Another Thanksgiving Day tradition — other than shopping, cooking and eating — emerges with the annual Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive.

Gobblers, dressed in their best running gear or holiday-themed costumes, lined up early Thursday morning on the Coast Highway 101 for a 5K or 10K walk/run.

Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants wait in line for race day registration. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants gather at the starting line. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants wait in line for race day registration. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants receive a commemorative T-shirt as part of their race package. Photo by Bill ReillyFrom left: Lauren Garver, Melissa Cerborino and Kathy Stantor are waiting to support race participants who want to sign up for the costume contest at the Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive held on Thanksgiving day. Photo by Bill ReillyA group of race participants take time for a photo under the famous Encinitas sign before the start of the Encinitas Turkey Trot 10k run on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Bill ReillyTeri Brown, left, and Debra Arnold dress up as turkeys on the run while taking part in the Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive 10k race.
Photo by Bill Reilly
Ed Potts, right, stops to take a photo with race mascot Tom the Turkey before the start of the Encinitas Turkey Trot 10k on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Bill ReillyRace volunteers lay out medals for all of the participants that took part in the Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive 10k and 5k races on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants wait in line for race day registration. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive race participants gather at the starting line before the 10k race on Thanksgiving Day. Photo by Bill ReillyA San Diego County Sheriff’s motorcycle officer waits for the start of the 10k run during the Encinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive event. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive runners begin the 10k race. Photo by Bill ReillyEncinitas Turkey Trot and Food Drive runners begin the 10k race. Photo by Bill Reilly

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