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Mid-Valley Turkey Trots: 2016 Corvallis Turkey Trot & Turkey Trot Eugene

Run_Oregon_LogoThanksgiving is just around the corner. For the running nut, this means lots of opportunities to run some great Thanksgiving themed races. If you're in the Corvallis or Eugene areas, you definitely won't want to miss out on a couple of great events taking place on Thanksgiving Day:


13th Annual Corvallis Turkey Trot (5k, 10k, 1k Little Gobblers’ Dash)

PictureBring the family for a fun, flat, fast jaunt through the beautiful neighborhoods of Northwest Corvallis, surrounding the Osborn Aquatic Center. Proceeds from this chip timed event will go towards the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Family Assistance Fund, which gives low-income families and individuals access to programs such as swimming lessons, therapy classes and more. Awards will be given to the overall male and female finishers for each race. Age group ribbons will be mailed out post race so everyone can get home for holiday festivities. There will also be a raffle for bread and other prizes from the event’s sponsors. And lastly, there will be a costume contest, with prizes going out to the best dressed and crowd favorites for each race. Early packet pick up is available November 23rd (location TBA) for those who register on or before November 20. Late registrants may pick up their packet on race day in the Osborn Aquatic Center lobby from 6:30am to 8am.

When: Thursday, November 24

8:05am – 10k

8:15am – 5k

9:30am – 1k Little Gobblers’ Dash (Ages toddler – 12 years)

Course maps

Where: Osborn Aquatic Center

Registration:  5k & 10k: $30 registration (10/1 – 11/20); $40 late registration (11/21 – 11/23); $45 race-day registration (11/24) Little Gobblers:  $12 early registration (through 11/20); $15 late registration (11/21 – 11/24). Groups of 4 or more are eligible for a $5 per person discount. (applies to 5K & 10K only – call 541-766-7946 to register)

Register: HERE

Website: Corvallis Turkey Trot


Turkey Trot Eugene

Turkey Trot Eugene  (4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk, & 200 Meter Kids’ Gobbler Gallop)

Level 32 presents their family friendly Turkey Trot which features a 4 mile run, 2 mile walk, and a Kids 200 meter Gobbler Gallop. The start and finish for all races takes place in the northwest corner of the Valley River Center mall complex. This year’s chip timed event will support FOOD for Lane County & St. Vincent de Paul. Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall and top one masters male and female finishers in the 4 mile run. The top 3 in each age group in the 4 mile run will receive medallions, with individual print-out of official result. There are no awards for the 2 mile walk. All entrants will be eligible for random prize drawings, including 3-Pairs of HOKA One One running shoes, in partnership with Eugene Running Co. All participants in the FREE 200m kids gobbler gallop fun run will receive a ribbon. Packet pickup will take place Wednesday, November 23, from 11am to 6pm, at FOOD For Lane County (770 Bailey Hill Road) or Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) and on race day from 7am to 8:45am.

When: Thursday, November 24

9:00am – 4 Mile Run (Course map)

9:10am – 2 Mile Walk (Course map)

10:00am – 200 Meter Gobbler Gallop

Where: Valley River Center – Eugene, OR

Registration: 4 Mile Run: Adults (18-59 years) –  $20 (add tech shirt for $14) (through 11/23); Seniors (60 & over) & Youth (17 & under) – $15.00 (add tech shirt for $14) (through 11/23). 2 Mile Walk: Adults – $20 (add tech shirt for $14) (through 11/23); Seniors & Youth – $15 (add tech shirt for $14) (through 11/23). Group rates are also available on the registration page.

Register: HERE

Website: Turkey Trot Eugene

About Rachel Peters (67 Articles)
Mom, avid runner, avid hiker, proud Oregonian.

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