Dana Point Turkey Trot Attracts More Registrants, Streamlines Back-End Processes with Eventbrite

November 4th, 2015

As Thanksgiving Approaches, Eventbrite Case Study Looks at Growth and Success of the Sixth Largest Turkey Trot in the U.S.

Eventbrite,  the world’s largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, has released a case study outlining how the Dana Point Turkey Trot has used Eventbrite to fuel growth and manage their race. An annual tradition in many communities across the country, Thanksgiving Turkey Trots were the most popular holiday-themed run on Eventbrite in 2014, followed by Halloween runs, and then Christmas-themed runs.

Named one of America’s Best Thanksgiving runs by Fitness Magazine, the Dana Point Turkey Trot had more than 17,000 participants in the 5K, 10K, and Kids’ Gobble Wobble last year. The three person registration team successfully used Eventbrite to greatly reduce the number of inbound customer support calls and streamline their back-end registration processes. Eventbrite also helped their team increase registration page impressions and Facebook followers.

  • With Eventbrite, the Dana Point Turkey Trot:
  • Decreased customer service calls by 90%
  • Garnered 15K impressions with Eventbrite promo tools
  • Increased Facebook followers by 75%

The full Dana Point Turkey Trot case study, which can be found here on the Eventbrite Academy, will be of particular interest to race directors currently looking at registration options for a themed run this holiday season.

About Eventbrite

Eventbrite is the world’s largest self-service ticketing and registration platform, hosting a vibrant collection of live experiences to fuel people’s passions and enrich their lives. For organizers, Eventbrite provides a seamless, professional grade solution to create compelling event pages, sell tickets, promote and manage events, and analyze results – from the web or any mobile device. For attendees, Eventbrite offers access to a wide variety of live experiences, from small photography and yoga classes to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has processed more than 200 million tickets in 180 countries and has eight offices around the world. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price.  Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.

About Dana Point Turkey Trot

The Dana Point Turkey Trot is the nation’s sixth largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country. Now in its 38th year, the event is USA Track & Field (USATF) sanctioned and certified drawing both elite, world-class runners and amateurs alike. Since its inception, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has raised over $500,000 for local charities with 100% of the remaining proceeds funding local non-profits. The 2015 Dana Point Turkey Trot benefits Family Assistance Ministries and is produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Dana Point, Dana Point Harbor, California State Parks, County of Orange, Dana Marina Plaza and Run Racing with major sponsorship support from the City of Dana Point, The Resorts of Dana Point, Clif Bar™, Smart & Final, Orange County Register, Cox and Outlets at San Clemente. turkeytrot.com

Media Contacts:


Lauren Busley, Senior PR Manager

Telephone: +1 415 215 8924

Email: busley@eventbrite.com

Dana Point Turkey Trot

Vickie McMurchie, Senior Operations Manager




Dana Point Turkey Trot Attracts More Registrants, Streamlines Back-End Processes with Eventbrite

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Lauren Busley

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