About Nitro Turkey and the Little Turkeys Race
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline is home to more than 100 bird species, but none is more elusive than the fabled Nitro Turkey. A remnant from the park's history as a dynamite production facility, the Nitro Turkey (Gobblus nitrum) was once found in abundance along the park's trail.
Now appearing only on Thanksgiving Day, Nitro Turkey is always eager to promote healthy runs on the trails and to test his own running skills against other "little turkeys"! Sadly, Nitro Turkey's sensitive feet and lack of shoes (it's hard to find size 33 extra wides) have thus far blocked his dreams of victory over the little turkeys. But hope springs eternal in the turkey breast, and he is hoping that this will be his year!
Little Turkeys Race Details
The Kids Race will begin at 8:45 am.
Children (10 and under) of race participants are invited to participate in our "Little Turkeys Race". This (approximately) 100 yard dash will be all the children against Nitro Turkey.
The Nitro Turkey likes to think he is fast, but he's still searching for the race where he doesn't come in last! All children participating will receive a special "Little Turkeys Race" medal.
Entry is free for all children accompanying race participants. T-shirts are not included, but will be available for $10 at the race.
Nitro Turkey will also be available for visits and photos before and after the Little Turkeys race.
Thank you to our race sponsors, through their contributions, our sponsors help keep entry costs down and expose our runners their outstanding products and services. Learn more about becoming a sponsor.