Turkey Trot Preview: 2018 Turkey Stuffer (Springfield)

Eugene/Springfield area runners and walkers, you are in for a treat! An excellent Thanksgiving race, the Turkey Stuffer, is a benefit for the Willamalane Free Summer Playground Program for kids. By registering, not only do you get to support an outstanding cause, but you get to participate in an outstanding event that will let you pre-burn some calories. And – after you complete the 5k event, you get complimentary admissions into Splash!, which is the northwest’s premier indoor waterpark, located at the finish line.

The 5k race begins on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30 a.m. Your start and finish line is located just outside of the Splash! indoor waterpark, by the Jack B. Lively Memorial Park. The entire route is in quiet, lovely neighborhoods, so no busy streets to contend with. This event is family friendly, walker friendly, and competitive runner friendly, too – it truly is for everyone. Strollers are allowed (no registration needed for the little ones in the stroller). Dogs are not allowed to participate in the race.

Turkey Stuffer (Springfield):
When: 830a on Thursday, November 22, 2018
Where: Splash! at Lively Park | 6100 Thurston Rd, Springfield, OR 97478
Register: Online here ; Adults: $15 | Youth ages 14 and under: FREE | Long-sleeve race tees: $15 (order by 11/5)

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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