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Race Preview: Tofurky Trot 5K Chase (Portland, Or)

The Northwest is one of the best places to live a veg friendly lifestyle. While people have been practicing a compassionate and sustainable lifestyle for hundreds of years, it has only been within the last 20 years that a vegetarian diet has been become a mainstream option for everyone across our nation. Eating organic, vegan and vegetarian is easier than ever-you no longer have to venture to specialty food shops to find alternatives to meat. So, with Thanksgiving fast approaching and with it, a variety of turkey-themed races to choose from, runners and fans of a veggie lifestyle can participate in a different race this year: the Tofurky Trot.

The Tofurky Company invites you to join us for Tofurky Trot 2016, this Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. The course will start and finish at Oaks Amusement Park in Sellwood (7805 SE Oaks Park Way). Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local non-profits supporting a compassionate plant-based lifestyle. The Trot is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday.

What: Tofurky Trot 5K

Where: Oaks Amusement Park. The course will utilize the the Springwater Cooridoor and Sellwod Park, including pavement, sidewalk, rock/dirt trails and one set of stone stairs. Dogs on leashes are welcome as are strollers.

When: Thursday, November 24th @ 9:00 am

Registration: Online here. $30 for adults over 18, $15 for the under 18 crowd and the race is FREE for children under 6 years of age. Packet pickup will be at Foot Traffic in Sellwood (7718 SE 13th Ave Portland, OR 97202) on Tuesday, November 22nd from 4:oo-7:00 pm.

Swag: Great Prizes will be awarded to the top male, female and child finishers as well as for best costume. Tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line.  There will also be random prize drawings, but the real focus are the non-profits who the trot is going to support*. T-shirts and reuseable bags will be sold for $10 at the event.

Race Day Information: Parking is FREE but public transportation is recommended. 
7:30am – 8:30am check-in and day-of run registration
9:00am start

$30 – pre-registered adult
$15 – pre-registered child under 18

$35 – on-site adult registration
$20 – child under 18

 

Dog Costume Contest
They’re part of your family, so bring your well behaving dog(s) on leash.
Volunteers will be on hand to tend to your dog while you go inside the Historic Dance Pavilion to attend to check-in/registration, get a snack, visit with representatives from the benefiting organizations, use the restroom, etc.
(Dogs are not allowed inside the Dance Pavilion.)

Costume contest for dogs with prizes! Dress your bestie up in their cutest/funniest/most adorable! Sam’s Yams, V-dog and Isabella Dog Biscuits for great treats and prizes for your furry buddies.

tofurky trot costumed runnersCostume Contest for people!
Great prizes from Tofurky!
Giveways! Hats, frizbees, buttons, temporary tattoos, and more for all!

The trot supports local non-profits such as: 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.

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.

For a full listing of non-profits who will be supported by donations and race entries, please visit www.tofurkytrot.com.

 

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About Abby Meek (82 Articles)
Abby was raised in Tigard, Oregon and moved to Denver, Colorado in 2007. While in Colorado she ran her first 5K, which led to a 10K, which led to a half-marathon. Abby moved back to her native Oregon in mid- 2015 and has since completed more 5K's, 10K's and more half-marathons. Abby's favorite distances are the 10K and the half marathon.

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