Runners gobble up ground

Area families continued Carmel Valley’s Thanksgiving Day tradition this year by participating in the third annual Turkey Trot. The trot followed a scenic 5K, or 3.1-mile, course, starting at the San Diego Jewish Academy and ending at the school’s football field with a raffle, prizes, a costume contest and free goodies from the event’s sponsors. The Lions Athletic Booster Club hosts this event, which helps support the school and the Hand Up Youth Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services’ Turk Family Center.