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What entrants

have to say

about the OTT

After a great summer of surfing in Oceanside, I was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma cancer in the fall of 2008. As a result I became a right leg amputee. I entered the 2010 Turkey Trot to prove to myself that great things are possible regardless of life's challenges. Basically that I could still do the fun events I did before cancer. I have done two Turkey Trots and one Oceanside Pier swim since then. Again this year my family and friends will be Trotting with me. What a terrific way to start Thanksgiving Day! - John

This is my second time running this race. My former neighbors and friends, the Holbert's, got me started on it. My dad is traveling from Chicago to run again this year too. I would watch out for him if you are in the 70 plus age group. - Robin

My favorite memory of the OTT is from 2010. My 80 year old father walked his first and last 5K, finishing last, assisted by my daughter who was about to have her spine fused with 2 two ft. rods and not be able to run for a year. - Luke

Favorite memory - 1st time participated with my sister and her family running in the rain! I walked; this year after losing 30lbs, I'll be jogging...rain or shine!! - Tammy

Let's get ready for some Thanksgiving fun!

  • On-site registration is still available Wednesday and Thursday morning;
  • Online registration has closed for the 2014 PMCU O'side Turkey Trot
  • Track your friends, family members on social media, cell phones during race;
  • Get real-time results on race day at this site;
  • Check back for race-day coverage and photos, see your photos at MarathonFoto;
  • Access final online entry confirmation file;
  • Record crowd to have big impact on local schools and non-profit organizations

Race day schedule

6-10:30 AM

Race Day Registration at Oceanside Civic Center parking structure (enter from Ditmar).

7:00 AM

Races begin (times at left)

9:40 AM

Costume Contest at Junior Seau Oceanside Amphitheatre


Gear check

Gear check will be available at the Civic Center from 6-11 AM. Please do not leave valuables. We will not be responsible for any items left behind.


Waivers (printable)

A PMCU O'side Turkey Trot first:

Race tracking, real-time results

For the first time, you have the choice of tracking someone via phone, email, Facebook or Twitter during the 2014 PMCU O'side Turkey Trot. The OTT Social Media Messaging System allows you to create an account (or sign in to an existing account) to track a runner.


You can easily set this up in one of two ways. Use the form below on this page, or, just go to our Results Page. All the entrants will be listed there (almost 8,000 already are) and you can search for the entrant you want to track with the Results Form tools. Then, you'll see an "X" in front of their name. Click that and the Oceanside Turkey Trot login/account form will display. Either sign in there or create an account and follow the instructions you will be given.


On race day, access the Results Page to see how you and your friends and family did. The Results Form has results from the past three races. All these results can be searched with a wide range of options. Search by bib number, last name, event or even state. Results are in real time, so check back after the race. You can check how you placed in an age-group and specific race, and compare results from past years.


Note: If you are using a Smartphone or iPhone to check results, hit "Full Site" at the bottom of the page to see the results.


Please see:

Start times

7:00 AM      5 Mile Run

8:20 AM      5K Run (Wave times below)

8:45 AM      5K Walk

10:30 AM    1 Mile 9-12

10:45 AM    1 Mile 7/8 yrs

11:00 AM    1/4 Mile 6 yrs.

11:10 AM    1/4 Mile 5 yrs

11:20 AM    1/4 Mile 4 yrs and under


Wave times for 5K Run

Under 23 minutes - 8:20 AM Wave

25 minutes and under - 8:22 AM

27 to 25 minutes - 8:24 AM

29 to 27 minutes - 8:26 AM

31 to 29 minutes - 8:29 AM

33 to 31 minutes - 8:32 AM

35 to 33 minutes - 8:35 AM

39  to 35 minutes - 8:37 AM

43 - 39 minutes - 8 :40 AM

47 - 43 minutes - 8:42 AM

Walkers/Strollers - 8:45 AM

Packet pickup and on-site registration will be Wednesday, November 26 inside the Jr. Seau Beach Community Center located below the Oceanside Pier from 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM and again on Thursday, November 27 from 6:00AM to 10:30AM. On Wednesday, normal parking fees will apply but there is free parking on the streets and in the Civic Center Parking garage. Parking on Thursday is free in all lots. Bring a copy of your ID, signed waiver, signed waiver of anyone else you’re picking up for, and a copy of the confirmation email.

On-site registration,

packet pickup info

Record crowd will have big impact on local schools, non-profits

All finishers receive a commemorative 2014 Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot medal.

If you have an account with Xacte, please sign in to track a runner. Otherwise, please create one.


Once you are signed in, please type in the name of the runner you want to track. The system lists the name of the person you are searching for if they are registered.


Click on the tracking options you want that are to the left of the name:


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You have the choice of tracking someone via phone, email, Facebook or Twitter. You will be sent a confirmation, once you have submitted your mobile device number. YOU MUST RESPOND IN ORDER TO RECEIVE MESSAGING.


Thank you for using the OTT Social Media Messaging System. You can also sign-up or sign-in on the OTT Results Page by clicking the "X" in front of the runner you want to track.


Sign-up or sign-in to track a runner

Have fun, fun, fun in Oceanside!

Oceanside is a great place to visit. From special race hotel rates to links to coupons for area attractions, our new Fun Things To Do in Oceanside Page will get you ready for a grand time in Oceanside.

Check out 2013 in photos!

The 2013 PMCU O'side Turkey Trot was a tremendous event. The fun of that race is captured in six photo galleries, including the two below. Re-visit the experience by clicking on the gallery links below.

All the photo galleries may be accessed via the Photo Page.

OCEANSIDE, November 25, 2014 - On a day of gratitude, we want to say: "Thank you for your record turnout at the 2014 Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot."


The 9th annual edition of the race will get underway at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day in Oceanside with a record crowd. Registration is still available on-site at the Jr. Seau Beach Community Center below the Oceanside Pier on Wednesday and on race morning so a final figure on participation is obviously not available, but the race is well on pace to eclipse last year's crowd of 10,000.


The record crowd will have a big impact on local schools and non-profit organizations.


The O'side Turkey Trot is unique in that entrants can choose to have $5 of their entry fee go to support a local school or non-profit. And, most entrants did just that. The Austin Bice Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Boys & Grils Club of Oceanside, the Semper Fi Fund, and the Move Your Feet Before You Eat! Foundation are among the leading non-profit beneficiaries this year. Tri City Christian, whose 9th grader Andrew Seelhoff is running his first race at the O'side Turkey Trot since having a leg amputated in June, is among the leading schools benefiting.


In its first eight race, the PMCU O'side Turkey Trot raised more than 180,000, and that figure will rise considerably this year. The next effect of all the fund-raising will be scholarships and other opportunities for young people, help for those serving in the military, and a boost to countless other organizations that make a difference in Oceanside and North County. We can't thank you enough for your support, and we'll continue to have updated information on this on our Schools/Non-Profits Page.


The 9th running of what has become a holiday tradition in downtown Oceanside will bring together all segments of the community, mixing ingredients like a Thanksgiving dinner to create a memorable day for which to give thanks.


The growth of the event has been remarkable - from less than 2,000 in its debut to this year's record crowd. Along with the increased crowd have come faster times. And the elite runners in this year's field will be chasing some formidable course records.


Last year, Lukas Verzbicas, once one of America's top young running talents and on the comeback trail after a serious bike accident left him with injuries so severe it was feared he would not walk again, blistered the 5 Mile course in 25 minutes, 16 seconds. It was a course record. The women's course record for the 5 Mile Run is 28:49, set in 2011 by Claire Rethmeier, who also holds the 5K course record of 16:33, set in 2012. For the men, the 5K course record is 14:37, set in 2011 by David Edwards.




Top five teams solidify spots

in 2014 team competition

Three-time champion Team Austin Bice surged to a huge lead in the 2014 PMCU O'side Turkey Trot team competition, while the rest of the top five teams solidified their spots. The five largest teams will receive 333 Gift Certificates. See how your team is doing as of Nov. 25 on the Teams Page. We encourage you to assemble your team at the Oceanside Museum of Art to take your team photos before or after the race.


Beneficiary totals grow

The Austin Bice Memorial Scholarship Fund and Oceanside Boys & Girls Club lead schools and non-profits as virtually all the race beneficiaries benefited from a large increase in entries. See the complete list as of 11/25 on the Schools Page.

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