Thanksgiving race

Race Preview: 2019 OAC Corvallis Turkey Trot

I’m a huge fan of the myriad of family friendly events that occur on Thanksgiving day. Corvallis will be hosting a 5k, 10k, and Little Gobblers’ 1k dash on Thursday, November 28 starting at 8 a.m. The OAC Corvallis Turkey Trot is a fundraiser for the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Family Assistance Fund, which provides access to programs, such as swimming lessons and therapy classes, to low-income families and individuals. Register early to secure your event shirt! Also, wearing costumes is encouraged and very much welcomed!

For those choosing the chip timed 10k or 5k event, you will travel along flat and fast paved surfaces through quiet neighborhood streets near the Osborn Aquatic Center. Yes, this truly is a family friendly event — runners, walkers, strollers, kids of all ages, and dogs on leashes are all welcome to participate!

In addition to the 10k and 5k, a Little Gobblers 1k will take place on flat, sidewalk surfaces. This is an excellent event for toddlers to 12 year olds. Parents are allowed, but not required, to run with their kid(s). Participants will receive a ribbon and goodie bag!

The 10k event starts at 8:05 a.m., and the 5k will take place at 8:15 a.m. The Little Gobblers 1k begins at 9:30 a.m. There is an optional early start at 7:45 a.m. for 10k walkers. Registration is open, and don’t forget the November 15th sign up deadline to guarantee a race shirt (shirt included with price of registration)!

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Distance: 10k, 5k, and Little Gobblers 1k
Start Time: 

  • 10k walkers optional early start at 7:45 a.m.
  • 10k run start at 8:05 a.m.
  • 5k at 8:15 a.m.
  • 1k at 9:30 a.m.


  • $30 for the 10k and 5k until 11/3
  • $12 for Little Gobblers 1k until 11/3.
    • Race day registration available beginning at 6:30 a.m. for $50 for 10k/5k or $15 for 1k.

Register: Click here to register


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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