Turkey Trot: Oceanside Stay-Over Deal

Doing the holiday jog on Thanksgiving Day? Find a comfy room to rest ahead of the race.

THANKSGIVING DAY... has long been one of the at-home-iest holidays on the calendar. True, we might travel to see a parent or a cousin or a brother or a friend, but once you land, or reach the train station, you'll be sticking pretty close to your host's abode, at least throughout the fourth Thursday in November. That's because there is gravy to make, and rolls to bake, and all of that pie to eat (probably after the gravy and rolls are done, but, really, the eating rules are rather lax on Thanksgiving). But in recent years there has been a bit of an up-ender on the "never leave the house on Thanksgiving" front, and it isn't just about the films that tend to do well in theaters on the holiday. We speak, of course, of the Turkey Trot, the 5K or 10K that takes to a few local streets on the morning of the nom-nom holiday. Trots are all about raising funds for a fine cause while working off the pre-calories. But if you're making for a trot, say, in Oceanside, and you live a number of miles away, what should you do on the day? Look to the...

SPRINGHILL SUITES MARRIOTT OCEANSIDE, "which overlooks the pier and Turkey Trot course," for your night-before sleep needs. It should be mentioned that this 11th annual run includes both a 5K and a 10K (something you don't always find) and a Senior Race on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving (and the day of the PMCU Turkey Trot). You can eye the charities and funds the Turkey Trot is supporting, and you can peruse the fun haps on the day-of (a costume contest is just one of the to-dos during the morning). As for your Springhill Suites stay? Rates start at $149 a night. Happy trotting, fundraising runners. Enjoy those oceany Oceanside breezes while you spend an at-home holiday among other trotters giving back to the community, and having a memorable time while they do it.

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