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2013 Dana Point Turkey Trot Donates Nearly $19,000 to Local Charities and Attracts 11,000 Race Participants

The 36th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot Saw Record Breaking Numbers in Both Attendance & Fundraising
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    IRVINE, CA, December 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 2013 Dana Point Turkey Trot, the nation's sixth largest Thanksgiving Day race, awarded $18,733 to four Orange County charities at this year's race. Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot also achieved record-breaking attendance with more than 4,000 spectators and 11,000 runners of all ages participating in the 5k and 10k races, and Kids' Gobble Wobble.

Prior to the race, the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce selected four local charities as beneficiaries. Each charity had the opportunity to raise donations through an online donation platform, The Chamber awarded $5,000 to the charity that raised the most money on Crowdrise, with additional cash prizes awarded to each participating charity.

First Prize - The Dana Point 5th Marines Regiment raised $6,695, and was awarded an additional $5,000 on race day, for a total of $11,695;
Second Prize - Family Assistance Ministries earned $3,494 including a $2,500 prize;
Third Prize - The Boys & Girls Club of Capistrano Valley was awarded $1,500 from the Chamber for a total of $2,018;
Fourth Prize - Veterans of Foreign War Post 9934 raised $526 and was awarded an additional $1,000.

Avid runners, walkers and joggers of all ages enjoyed a race route along the beaches, cliffs and coves of Dana Point while a DJ and cheerleaders from San Clemente High School provided entertainment along the way. This year's event also included a two-day Health & Wellness Expo sponsored by Keurig and a costume contest.

An Orange County tradition now in its 36th year, the 2013 Dana Point Turkey Trot would not have been possible without its generous sponsors including The City of Dana Point, The Resorts of Dana Point, OC Register Magazine, Dana Point Times, Clif Bar, Moms in Charge, Salt Creek Grille, South Coast Water District, 100.3 The Sound, California State Parks, Dana Marina Plaza, and OC Harbor Dana Point.

To reserve a spot as a sponsor or exhibitor at the 37th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot and Health & Wellness Expo in 2014, visit

About the Dana Point Turkey Trot
Now in its 36th year, the Dana Point Turkey Trot was recently named one of the top Thanksgiving Day activities in the country by The Huffington Post. The race has been named one of America's best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine and is the ninth largest Thanksgiving Day race in the nation, and the second largest in California, according to Running USA. An Orange County tradition with more than 16,000 runners, walkers, volunteers, spectators, sponsors and vendors, the course runs through the scenic and picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. The race offers walkers and runners a 10K, 5K, Kids' Gobble Wobble, and the Keurig Health and Wellness Expo. For more information about the 36th annual Dana Point Turkey Trot, visit

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