On your marks, get set, trot! With the 3rd Annual South County Turkey Trot “At the Beach” taking place at the beautiful Pismo Pier and its nearby scenic stretch of beach along the Pacific Ocean. Three family and pet-friendly races will take place rain or shine on Thanksgiving morning. You can choose to participate in the 1 mile, 5K or 10K. No registration needed and the entry fee is a simple $1 cash donation in Memory of Christine Allen and in benefit of the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County.
For those who haven’t heard Christine Allen’s story, it is heartfelt, moving and inspiring. This San Luis Obispo native’s passion for life and helping humanity was beyond contagious. She spent her days blessed with a loving family and filled her time with many activities, sports and a desire to live a healthy lifestyle. The spirited teenager also enjoyed public speaking and debate as a way to voice her ideas and opinions on subjects she valued. A dedication to eight years of 4-H and three years as president of the Edna 4-H Club brought her to what she called her “higher purpose.” The knowledge she gained from lamb and horse projects was repurposed into a benefit for local families in need. Christine structured a program that allowed her to raise an animal from a local breeder and then donate the animal to the Food Bank to feed the hungry. Her work benefited many local families over the years.
Sadly, when Christine and her family were returning from her freshman year at college, Christine was lost in a tragic rockslide in Utah. Christine had a few favorites in her life, which included the stretches of beach by the pier in Pismo, Thanksgiving and the color purple. So, we invite you on Thursday, November 27th to join us by wearing purple (or a costume of your choice) and running a 1 mile, 5K or 10K race on Thanksgiving morning. We will celebrate Christine’s life, continue her legacy and help further her cause by r helping the needy this holiday season. Read more about Christine here.