It’s year 3 for the Redmond Turkey Trot, and if this year is anything like last year, be prepared for an outrageous turnout. In fact, last year’s event was more well attended than any other Thanksgiving running event in Central Oregon…and that’s saying a lot! Perhaps, much of the hype comes from the free HooDoo lift ticket that every participant receives just for signing up in advance. Additionally, there is pie. Much pie. Pie worth running for. But the real perk is the atmosphere of this race, which is all about family and fun.
Having participated in this run the last 2 years, the thing I love the most is the fact it takes place on Thanksgiving morning, where my family can join in, as we all did last year. The costumes are fun, the runners dresses as turkeys are a riot, and the 1K kids run ensures that hundreds of kids are on hand, cheered on by hundreds more parents. This is what a turkey trot is all about; bringing families together for some quality exercise, some food, and a lot of fun.
As was the case last year, the races take place at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Bright Eyes, Bright Future organization.
When: Thursday, November 28th. 1K kids race starts at 9am. 5K/10K start at 9:20.
Cost/Register: 5K = $25.00. 10K = $30.00. 1K kids race is free (ages 10 & under). Register online.