In 2015, 87 people showed up for the inaugural West Linn Turkey Trot 3 Mile. No race entry was collected, but participants were asked to bring non-perishable food donations for the West Linn Food Pantry. Last year, 504 folks showed up and 1,600 pounds of food was collected. Each year, the event keeps growing and more and more food is collected.
In the spirit of community, everything has been generously donated to keep this race going year after year, including a timing clock on loan from Clackamas Community College and OCHS students who have come to sing the national anthem to kick off the event. Jeffrey’s goal to “keep things casual and community minded with a goal of gathering people who want to give back on the day of food and gratitude” are definitely what makes this event continue to grow every year.
You won’t find a website advertising this event, so please make sure to read the details below carefully.
What: The third annual West Linn Turkey Trot
When: 9:00 am on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22nd.
Where: Mary S. Young Park. 19900 Willamette Drive. West Linn, Or
Course Info: The course is just under three miles and is a mix of chipped and paved trails. There will be a new route this year, so you’ll have to show up to find out what’s on tap for the 2018 edition.
Race Day Info: No registration necessary! While this course is not chipped time, there will be a clock for those who want to know their time. Please arrive on time to find parking and to bring your non-perishable food items. Post-race, enjoy hot coffee or hot chocolate and treats under the covered area with other runners and walkers.
Thank you to local sponsors like Clackamas Community College, West Linn Starbucks, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Market of Choice for their donations and support of this community event.