Additional donations are also welcomed, and if you aren’t able to make it to the race, you may make a donation at any Unitus Community Credit Union (ask to donate to the Oak Hills Fire Relief Fund) or register as a Virtual Runner. The race organizers for this event are volunteers and many local sponsors have stepped up to cover costs and donate prizes and snacks for participants, including Bliss Cupcakes, Road ID, Peet’s Coffee, and Unitus.
The race offers a kids run (a very well-attended kids run – maybe because all finishers get a ribbon), a 2-mile option and a 5-mile option; both loops around the school and surrounding neighborhood. The longer distance makes two loops before coming to the finish. Check out the courses for the 2014 Oak Hills Turkey Trot here. These unique distances area also giving me a great chance to once again challenge my father-in-law Randy Barten, even though I’m 6 months pregnant and well over my “fighting weight.” I’m going to walk the shorter distance and try to still cross the finish before him … so far I’m 4 for 4. I’ll even give him a 10-minute head start.
When: Thursday, November 27, 2014 (Thanksgiving Day)
Where: Oak Hills Elementary School at 2625 NW 153rd Ave in Beaverton
Where to park: In front of the school in the parking lot or on NW 153rd. Organizers as participants NOT to park on NW Norwich Avenue because that area is the start/finish and must be kept open. Be prepared to park a little further away and walk; leave valuables in your car and bring a bag you can leave at the start/finish with your sweats. This race may draw near 1,000 participants so a little patience will go a long way when parking!
What time: The kids run is at 8:30a, the 5 miler at 9a and the 2 miler at 9:10a.
Register: For all participants besides the virtual run, register starting at 7:30a. Have your $2 and food donation ready to trade for a race bib. You won’t find a more streamlined registration set-up. To register as a virtual runner, click here to sign up online. There is no online registration for in-person participants.