Thanksgiving race

Race Preview: 2019 Southern Oregon Turkey Trot – 8m/5k/2m (Central Point)

Whether you are heading over to Southern Oregon to hang out with friends and family for Thanksgiving or just looking for something to do, you won’t want to miss this event.

Start off your Thanksgiving morning by earning a custom made finisher’s medal at the 12th annual Southern Oregon Turkey Trot, located in Central Point. The 2 Mile Run/Walk will be an out and back from Expo onto the Bear Creek Greenway heading north, while the 5k and 8 Mile Run will do an out and back on the Bear Creek Greenway south. There will be finisher medals for all races.

The race benefits the Southern Oregon Runners Club Shoes for student runners. They will also be collecting cans of food at the race to help support Access Inc. food bank!

When:  Thursday, Nov. 28
6:30 am- Day of Race Packet Pickup
7:45 am- Turkey Dash (ages 5 and under)
8:00 am-  8 Mile Run
8:30 am- 2 Mile Run

Where:  Jackson County Expo Fairgrounds (1 Peninger Rd. Central Point, OR)


Click here for fee schedules and to register online.  There is a family group rate special available on the website, as well as a youth rate for runners age 17 and under.

  • 2 Mile, 5k & 8 Mile – $15 SOR Members
  • $20 Non-Members
  • Turkey Dash (5 and under) with finisher medal – FREE (please bring a can of food to donate)
  • Late Registration for everyone $25


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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