Race Preview: 2017 Turkey Trot (Eugene)

It’s Turkey Trot time in Eugene! Join in on some family fun for the Turkey Trot Eugene hosted by Level 32 Racing on November 23rd for a 4 mile run, a 2 mile run/walk, or a 200 meter Kids Gobbler Gallop.

All events start and finish at Maurie Jacobs Park. The 4 Mile loop will take you around the Ruth Bascom Trail network by the Willamette River and the 2 Mile out-and-back course will meander through the wetlands on the north side of VRC footbridge. Strollers are welcome, though it’s requested that they stay at the back of the pack if you plan to be slower than a 9 min mile. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed, as the course is too narrow to accommodate your furry friends comfortably. The Kids Gobbler Gallop is FREE, so get the kids registered for this one!

Shirts are first come, first serve, so if you see a size available that you’d like while registering, grab it! Also worth noting is that the timing chips for the events will be attached to the pull tag on the bottom of the race bib, so please don’t detach the tag prior to the race or you won’t be timed.

Donations of dry and canned food products will be accepted at FOOD For Lane County in advance or on race day at the starting line, so please give what you can.

Free shoes (compliments of Altra) will be given to top Male & Female in the 4 Mile run and 3 more pairs will be randomly awarded. The top 3 in each age group for the 4 Mile run will get medallions and the kids doing the Gobbler Gallop Fun Run will receive ribbons. There will be random prize drawings, so what do you have to lose?


What: Turkey Trot Eugene 4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Run/Walk, & 200m Kids Gobbler Gallop

When: Thursday, November 23rd, 2017. 4 Mile Run starts at 9:00AM, 2 Mile Walk starts at 9:10AM. Kids Gobbler Gallop starts at 10:00AM

Where: Maurie Jacobs Park on Fir Ln. (across the Valley Center footbridge,) Eugene

Register: Here thru 11/22 at 11:59PM (please bring a printed copy of online registration confirmation to packet pick-up if you register online after noon on 11/21.) You can also register in person at Eugene Running Co (116 Oakway Center) or Run Hub NW (515 High St) thru 11/22 at 6:00PM or on race day from 7:30AM-8:45AM. Register by mail through 11/15. Early shirt cut-off is 11/13.

Registration Cost: $25 for Adults 18 & over, $20 for ages 17 & Under AND 60 & over. Entry fee increases $5 on race day. Kids 200m Gobbler Gallop is FREE. Limited quantity of shirts will be available when registering and at packet pick-up.

Packet Pick-Up: 11/22 from 11:00AM-6:00PM at Eugene Running Co (116 Oakway Plaza) or Run Hub NW (515 High St)

About Nikki Mueller (562 Articles)
I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.
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