2018 Southern Oregon Turkey Trots

Fortunately, no matter where you are over Thanksgiving, you are sure to find a Turkey Trot to participate in . . . More mashed potatoes, please! If you happen to be indulging while in Southern Oregon, here are a few options for you.

YMCA Turkey Trot – Grants Pass: This 4th Annual event is at 8:30 A.M. on Thanksgiving and includes a 5K run and a 2 mile walk. The race starts at the YMCA, located at 1000 Redwood Ave. The 5K entry fee is just $15 (if registered by Nov. 20) with shirts available for $20. The 2 mile walk is $5 per person or $20 per family. The 5K will include age and gender awards, while the 2 mile walk will have prizes for best costumes. This event benefits the YMCA Strong Kids After School Programs.


Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk to Support Wildlife Safari – Winston: Here is your chance to run with the cheetahs, tigers, and more at 8:30 A.M. on Thanksgiving. The course for this 5K is on the carnivore loop inside the Wildlife Safari. Register in advance for this event for just $15! Kids 12 and under can participate free of charge. Your entry fee will go to support Wildlife Safari’s Animal Conservation efforts.

Moore Park Turkey Trot– Klamath Falls: This 5K is held at Moore Park (685 Lakeshore Drive) at 9:00 A.M. on Thanksgiving. The entry fee is an unwrapped child’s gift for Toys for Tots or a cash donation that will go to the local food bank.

Southern Oregon Runners Turkey Trot Run – Central Point:  This event is held at Jackson County Expo at the Fairgrounds and includes a 2 mile run/walk, an 8 mile run, and a Turkey Dash for kids 5 and under. The Turkey Dash is free and includes a finisher medal, but please bring a can of food as a donation. The 2 and 8 mile races are just $15 for Southern Oregon Runners members or $20 for non-members. Day of race registration will be $25. Long-sleeved shirts can be purchased when pre-registering for $12. Age group awards will be given for both the 2 and 8 miles races. This event will benefit the Southern Oregon Runners Club shoes for student runners and cans of food will be collected for the local food bank, as well.


About Annette Vaughan (493 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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