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Runners of All Ages Invited to 11th Annual Thanksgiving ‘Turkey Trot’

COC cross country course stock photo.

The College of the Canyons Athletics Department invites community members of all ages to run, walk, or jog in the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day 'Turkey Trot' event benefiting the college's cross country and track & field programs.

At the event, participants will run a three-mile cross country course through the COC Valencia campus, beginning at the college's baseball field and continuing through the campus, winding through the hills overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, and finally finishing inside Cougar Stadium. 

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28.

An entry fee of $20 per runner includes a race T-shirt and participation medal.

New to this year's event will be an online registration portal available at Turkey Trot online registration is now open with fees able to be paid prior to race day.

In-person registration will continue to be held at course finish line in Cougar Stadium. All checks should be made out to COC ASG with "Turkey Trot" in the memo line.

Instant results will be provided by Top finishers and times will be announced at conclusion of event with results also posted online.

For more information about the 11th annual Thanksgiving Day 'Turkey Trot' event please visit​ or contact COC cross country/track & field head coach Lindie Kane at (661) 755-8162 or

—Photo by Mari Kneisel/COC Sports Information 

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