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Get Ready for November Turkey Trots in Orange County

Turkey Trots in Orange County

It’s that time of year once again and we know you’re getting excited. What are your Thanksgiving plans? We hope it includes one of the Turkey Trot for Thanksgiving events happening in Orange County! For Thanksgiving 2018, there are plenty of opportunities to get the exercise you want and have some fun with friends. We love the Orange County community here at Irvine Auto Center and love to highlight great community events! Need a great car to get you to your Turkey Trot of choice? Visit us in Irvine, CA to test drive new and used cars for sale.

Facts about the History of the Turkey Trot

We aren’t talking about the dance here; we are referring to the fun footrace held annually to burn off those Thanksgiving calories. Did you know that this isn’t just an American tradition, but has also spread to the United Kingdom? The only difference is that they run theirs around Christmas instead.

Many Turkey Trots in the United States benefit some local charities, so typically they are also for a good cause. Sometimes, first place even wins a frozen turkey. We bet you don’t know when the first Turkey Trot race began- It was in 1916 and there were only six runners involved. The Troy Turkey Trot is now one of the largest in the United States and held every year in New York.

Turkey Trots in Orange County

If you want to stretch your legs and burn a few calories, you have several options this year. You can head to the Turkey Trot OC which benefits the Orange County Rescue Mission. It’s held on November 22, 2018, at the Village of Hope in Tustin. It’s a 5K run or walk and about 850 people showed up last year.

You could also head to the Irvine/OC Turkey Trot on November 22, 2018, at Irvine Valley College. This 5k run or walk benefits the Urban Health Alliance and To Return.

Finally, you could participate in the 41st Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot. This event now attracts more than 18,000 people to Dana Point Harbor and they’ve already donated more than half a million dollars to charity. This year, the race is held on November 22nd and they’ve pledged the proceeds to Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group plus the Pet Project Foundation.

Don’t Forget your New Car this Holiday in Irvine, CA

We are proud to see many of our customers participating in events like these that help them remain active and benefit good causes. It’s part of the reason we enjoy being a part of the community near Garden Grove, CA. When you are ready to look at some new cars for sale in Irvine, we are your one-stop shop. If you would rather check out the used cars for sale in Irvine, we have a full selection of the best options as well. Stop by Irvine Auto Center and treat yourself to a Thanksgiving present.

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