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Race Preview: 2015 Clark County Turkey Trot and Polar Plunge (Vancouver)

Clark County Turkey Trot

Since 2002, runners and walkers have been coming together for the Clark County Turkey Trot at Salmon Creek park to get moving on Thanksgiving morning while raising funds for Clark County Food Bank. In addition to the 10k run and 5k run or walk, participants can choose to do the Polar Plunge at Klineline Pond near the start/finish of the race. 

The 10k run will start at 9am, followed by the 5k runners and walkers a few minutes after. The course runs on flat, mostly paved paths within Salmon Creek Park with no traffic or street crossings, and is a straightforward out-and-back route. There is a water station located at the 10k turnaround point. There is no water on the 5k course, so please plan accordingly.

Registration is available online and closes Tuesday, November 24th. There is no day-of-race registration. Registration is just $25 and includes an event t-shirt and breakfast foods. Additional t-shirts are available for $10 each. 100% of proceeds are donated to Clark County Food Bank.

Polar Plunge

After the run, there is the unique opportunity to cool off with a Polar Plunge in Klineline Pond. For an additional $5 registration, participants can dip in the icy water, and then warm up with their special new Turkey Trot Polar Plunge towel.

For additional details, follow the event page on Facebook.

Clark County Turkey Trot details:
When: Thanksgiving morning, November 26th; 9am start
Where: Salmon Creek Park, Vancouver, WA
What: 5k, 10k, Polar Plunge
Registration: Online here.
Registration cost: $25 for 10k or 5k run/walk; $5 for Polar Plunge
Registration includes: Chip timed event, event t-shirt, breakfast snacks and coffee, costume contest

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