Turkey Trot held at Atascadero Lake Thanksgiving morning
Event is a fundraiser for El Camino Homeless Organization
– More than 500 people turned out for the Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning at Atascadero Lake Park.
The event is a fundraiser for the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO). Participants paid $20 to run three laps around the lake (5k or 3.1 miles) or walk one lap around the lake.
Many people wore turkey hats or costumes for the event.
ECHO CEO Wendy Lewis says she believes the event raised over $70,000 for the shelter. A non-profit matches all the money raised by the participants, donors, and sponsors.
Sponsorships from local businesses and individuals help defray the cost of the event.
Turkey trophies were given away for the best costumes.