Every year for the last few years my family has gotten up early in the morning on Thanksgiving day to participate in the Dana Point Turkey Trot. To us it really marks the official beginning of the holiday season. Just like the turkey that is served on that day, It has become a family tradition. We have run it in beautiful weather and complete downpours but every time it is incredibly memorable. If you have never participated, I encourage you to give it a try! What a great way to start Thanksgiving Day. As you can see by the photo it is not always sunny and warm but it always leaves a warm memory.