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ECHO's annual Turkey Trot far exceeds initial fundraising goal

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 17:12:19-05

ECHO’s second annual North County Turkey Trot was a success.

The El Camino Homeless Organization’s fundraiser for its Atascadero shelter went virtual this year to due COVID-19 safety concerns.

People had the opportunity to register to walk or run a 5K of their choice between Nov. 15 and 29.

ECHO says it raised $48,500, which was matched by the B-Loved Foundation, bringing the total to $96,900, far exceeding it’s initial $40,000 goal.

In previous years, the turkey trot would normally start and end at Atascadero Lake Park on Thanksgiving Day.