Race Preview: 2016 Baker City Turkey Trot

Photo from Baker City Turkey Trot Facebook event page

The 9th annual Baker City Turkey Trot 5K will once again be held on Thanksgiving morning. This Turkey Trot is a fundraiser benefiting the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center. This budget-friendly event is only $10 and all proceeds go to feed the hungry in Baker City and surrounding areas. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food donations to help fill the needs of the food bank.

The Northeast Oregon Compassion Center opened in November 2000. It is a Faith Based 501 (c) (3) non-profit that funds its mission primarily through donations and grants. Their mission states: We desire to serve the people in our community and the surrounding areas who have a need – physical, emotional, relational or spiritual – regardless of their race, religion, or ability to pay.

Not only will you be helping feed the hungry by participating in the Turkey Trot, you will also get a free 6 inch Subway sandwich and a drink. If you register by November 10, you will also get a free race t-shirt.

The 5K starts at Kicks Sports Wear on Main Street and heads north towards Hughes Lane on quiet neighborhood streets and returns on the Leo Adler Parkway and back to Main Street. Water, Sorbenots Coffee, and hot chocolate will be available at the turn around point, as well as at the finish. There will also be post-race food and refreshments.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three overall men and women. There will also be prizes for the top three in the team category. The top men and women winners win a watch from J. Tabor Jewelers. There will also be prizes for best costumes.

Baker City Turkey Trot Details

Date: Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day)

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Kicks, 1801 Main Street, Baker City

Entry Fee: $10, and please bring a non-perishable food item

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About Annette Vaughan (494 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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