Choose Your Trot!

Stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, spinach-au-gratin, green beans with fried onions, home-made rolls AND the crown jewel – the TURKEY … ah that great holiday we hold dear is just around the corner. But before you tuck into that calorie-laden, once a year meal you can do something for the community and offset a few of those calories as well – the Turkey Trot! Avila Beach and Pismo Beach will each host an early-morning run/walk/jog benefitting the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo on Thanksgiving Day.

South County Turkey Trot “At the Beach”

Presented by
the Grover Beach – 5 Cities Rotary Club
a benefit for the SLO Food Bank
in memory of Christine Allen

When, Where, Why… 2016

When:  Thanksgiving morning November 24, 2016 8:30 amRain or Shine!
Where:  Pismo Beach south side of the pier
Entry Fee:  FREE ~ $1 or more Suggested Cash Donation

Why:  To have fun and run/jog/walk off a few calories before the big feast
and to help purchase food for those less fortunate and in need.

  • 1 mile, 5K and 10K fun run
  • Trot will take place along the beach
  • Check in at the south side of piercostumes00
  • No registration fee (suggested donation of $1)
  • Event T-shirts will be available for $15
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Pismo Beach will have three runs to choose from – 1 mile, 5K and 10K. Avila will have two runs – 2 mile and 5 mile. Rain or shine, greet Turkey Day with a few hundred like-minded participants. Serious and not-so-serious. Dressed as Pilgrims or there to set a Personal Record – you will see every kind, all with the intention of doing something good while enjoying our Central Coast beauty and ringing in the start of our most glutinous holiday!

And for every $1 donation, $10 worth of food is available to help our neighbors struggling to meet their basic needs. And no registration fees! Just a suggested donation of a minimum $10 and t-shirts for sale for $15!

So waddle on down to the South side of the Pier in Pismo, or the Promenade at Front Street and San Francisco in Avila for 8:00 a.m. check-in and 8:30 a.m. start and give yourself an excuse to go for seconds later in the day!


Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 


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