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Turkey Trot Continues Thanks to St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake

Event Turkey Trot Continues Thanks to St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake 

Hidden Valley Lake, Calif.—It is as traditional as pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes, and thanks to St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will continue again this year. The free Annual Turkey Trot, started by the Lake County Milers in 2003, will begin at Hardester’s Plaza in Hidden Valley Lake on the morning of November 24. 

The free fun run invites families to get some exercise and enjoy time outdoors before sitting down to their Thanksgiving feast. Registration begins at 8:30am at Hardester’s Plaza, 19849 Hartman Road, before taking off at 9am through the quiet streets of Hidden Valley Lake. Participants can choose a three mile run or two mile walk. Strollers and polite dogs on leashes are welcome. 

The famous Holiday Raffle will complete the morning’s festivities. Families can enter the raffle by bringing non-perishable food items to be donated to local food banks. 

The Lake County Milers running club approached St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake about organizing this year’s event in late September. 

“We are so glad that the hospital was willing to host the Turkey Trot because it is such a great tradition for the whole family,” said Miler’s Events Director Jeanine Burnett. “Their focus on wellness and reach throughout the county made them a natural choice to present the event this year.” 

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake offers primary care and specialty care services in the Coyote Valley Plaza behind Hardester’s Plaza. Hospital and clinic staff will be volunteering at the starting line and out on the course to ensure a fun event for all. 

“The Turkey Trot is a beloved tradition in my family and many others in Hidden Valley Lake and beyond,” said Shelly Mascari, St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake’s director of community wellness. “We look forward to seeing neighbors and friends being active and celebrating together on Thanksgiving morning!” 

To learn more about the free Turkey Trot, visit or call (707) 995.5884. 

PHOTO CAPTION: St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake presents the free annual Turkey Trot which will meander through the streets of Hidden Valley Lake on Thanksgiving morning.