Race Preview: 2015 Tofurky Trot 5k

You can have your pick of Turkey Trots on Thanksgiving, since there’s a plethora of runs based on the traditional bird. The options aren’t so plentiful for those looking to celebrate their gratitude and embrace a plant based diet.  Fortunately, Portland has the solution with the Tofurky Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Come out for a 5k (3.1 mile) run, walk or wog (walk and jog) on Thursday, November 26th at 9am.  Register early to make sure you get a t-shirt and save a little money. Adults cost $30 and kids under 18 are $15, add $5 if you wait until race day to register.  Children under 6 are free.

Stay warm before and after the race at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion (7805 SE Oaks Park Way) in Portland. Packet pick-up and post-race festivities will take place in the Dance Pavilion. The doors will open at 7:30am and check-in continues until 8:30am. The course is still being finalized, but the area surrounding Oaks Park is beautiful, so the course should be as well. This is not a timed event, although prizes will be awarded to the first male and female finishers as well as the best costume.  All participants will receive vegan snacks and beverages at the finish line.

This run focuses on bringing people together, but more than that it wants to educate the community and support some great local organizations including:

Northwest VEG is a non-profit 501(c)(3) serving the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.

Wildwood Sanctuary

Wildwood Farm Sanctuary is a state registered farm animal and wildlife sanctuary located on 98 acres of pasture and forested property in Newberg, Oregon. Our missions is to provide shelter, and rehabilitation for abused and abandoned farm animals and inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animal by
promoting a compassionate and cruelty free lifestyle.

Out To Pasture is an all-volunteer run non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill farm sanctuary located in Estacada, Oregon, dedicated to providing permanent housing and care for a variety of abused, neglected or abandoned animals including large farm animals, pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and dogs. Out to Pasture is a place where all living beings are treated with kindness and compassion. Volunteers are invited to participate in workdays scheduled several times a year at the sanctuary.

Bring the family out for the Tofurky Trot 5k on Thanksgiving. All ages and abilities are welcome, even well behaved dogs on fixed leashes are invited. There will be volunteers at the packet pick-up to dog sit while participants gather their race goodies. Strollers are welcome too, Just make sure if you’re using a leash or stroller to be considerate. Enjoy Thanksgiving with a new type of fun run and make it a compassionate plant-based celebration with the Tofurky Trot 5k at Oaks Park.

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