Trot over to downtown Oceanside on Thursday morning for the seventh annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot.
More than 9,000 runners are expected to take part in this year’s run/walk, which begins at 7 a.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center. The race — which raises money for Oceanside schools and charities — is a popular draw for families, in part because of the festive atmosphere of the event. Costumes are strongly encouraged, and it’s not uncommon to see runners dressed up as turkeys, pilgrims, Indians and oversize pumpkin pies. Register at the event expo Tuesday or wednesday at teh Oceanside Target Center, between 3-6pm or day of the race. Questions 760-434-5255