Race Information

 

More than just a 5K or 10K race, the Turkey Trot is a tradition of celebration on Thanksgiving morning. For some it’s an excuse to eat an extra piece of pie later in the day! For all it is about being together, and helping the community. The course is not designed for you to have the fastest race time of your life. It is designed for fun, connection, and encouragement! In addition to the race itself, you’ll experience lots of post-race food (coffee, bagels, donuts, bananas, etc.), the annual piñata for kids, and the infamous Polar Bear Swim into Klineline Pond!

 

Registration

All races start at 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning. There will be NO day-of-race registration this year. We will be having a packet/shirt/bib pick-up the day before the race on Wednesday the 27th from 3pm-7pm at the Clark County Food Bank (you’ll get all those details in an email after you register).

Location

The race course travels along Salmon Creek, beginning and ending at Klineline Pond. This trail is flat, with some parts paved and others trail, the path weaves between areas of forest and open meadows. It is located off 117th Street, just west of I-5. Click Here For Map

 

Parking

Parking can be tight, so carpooling is suggested! There is parking at the location and it is FREE this year! There are some other lots that are close as well!

 

The Race

Course will be clearly marked for both the 5k and the 10k, mile marker signs are placed throughout both 5k and 10k events at exact distances. Water will be at the start/finish and at the 10k turnaround First aid station, and food to follow!

 

Timing

This year we will be utilizing chip timing for the runners who have registered. This will allow us to get accurate racer information and post the results!

 

Piñata

The kids piñata event happens just before 10:00 am. It will take place adjacent to the food area. This is a fun tradition for kids to participate in!


 

Polar Bear Plunge

Afterwards join us for the "Polar Plunge"! It’s back again! Every year, a few brave folks jump into the icy waters of Klineline Pond. This annual event happens right at 10:00am, after most racers have finished. Participation is optional of course, and there is no registration required. Just bring a towel and change of clothes!