Thanksgiving race

Race Preview: 2019 Tofurky Trot (Portland)

Thanksgiving is all about enjoying a big Turkey with family and friends. And the races surrounding Thanksgiving use Turkey’s as their mascot and race names. But what about those of us that don’t eat Turkeys? Don’t worry, the Tofurky Trot has you covered. This Turkey alternative race takes place on Thanksgiving morning, November 28th at Oaks Park Pavilion in Portland.

Plant-based, vegetarian or animal rights activists will love this race as it is aimed just towards you. This 3.1 mile race is for all levels of runners and encourages the plant-based foods instead of the traditional carnivorous foods of the holiday. And by running, you will be doing good as the money raised from the run goes to Northwest VEG, Wildwood Farm Sanctuary, Out to Pasture Sanctuary, Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, and Green Acres Farm Sanctuary.

This race is put on by Tofurky and has some tasty prizes for the top trotters and fundraisers. Every runner gets a bag of goodies and gets to enjoy tasty treats and non-alcoholic beverages. My favorite aspect of this race besides the plant-based love is the warmth of a building for pre and post race. As us Oregonians know, Thanksgiving morning can be chilly and staying warm before a race is hard to find!

Some details that are important about this race is that it is not officially timed but has a timing clock for your personal timing needs. Prizes will be given to the top 3 male, female and child finishers. Also, friendly dogs and strollers are welcome but know that there is a small stair area where strollers will need to be carried down.

So, save the Turkeys and join us at the Tofurky trot!

2019 Tofurky Trot Details:

Where: Historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, Oregon 97202

When: Thanksgiving Morning- November 28th, 2019 @ 9AM

Cost: $35 – pre-registered adult
$20 – pre-registered child under 18
Children under 6 years old – free!

Shirts available for $18

Register: CLICK HERE 

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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