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Training is underway at the Oceanside Civic Center for the annual Thanksgiving Day 5K. Courtesy photo

Get ready to ‘Move your feet before you eat’

OCEANSIDE —The O’side Turkey Trot Free Running Club invites you to get started training for the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K. Meet for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Oceanside Civic Center Library entrance, on the corner of Pier View Way and North Coast Highway, and enjoy the sunset as you train.

Former UCSB women’s track and cross-country coach and Olympic Trials marathon qualifier, Kathy Kinane, will help you achieve your running and fitness goals. The group is for adults 18 years and over. Beginners and intermediate runners welcome. Pace levels go from 8-minute to 14-minute per mile. For more information, visit (760) 434-5255 or e-mail [email protected] or visit

If you decide to “Move your feet before you eat” this Thanksgiving at  Oceanside’s 14th annual  Frontwave Credit Union Turkey Trot 5M or 5K run/walk, there are several choices of pace and race, including:

  • 6:45 a.m. – 5 mile run
  • 8:05 a.m. – 5k run
  • 8:35 a.m. – 5k walk
  • 9 a.m. – Last wave of 5K walk (estimated finish time 9:55 a.m.)

There will also be a “Move Your Feet Before You Eat!” 1 Mile
starting at 10 a.m. for 9- to 12-year-olds and at 10:10 a.m. for 7- and 8-year-olds and anyone over 65 years of age. For more information, visit