On Thanksgiving morning, there are many races to choose from, which may give you a great chance to try out a different area that you haven’t run in before. The Clark County Turkey Trot 5k/10k and Polar Plunge takes place on Thursday, November 28. The races start at 9am at Klineline Pond in Vancouver’s Salmon Creek Regional Park, and the Polar Plunge into the pond starts at 10am.
The course for both the 5k and the 10k are out-and-back on the Salmon Creek trail on paved and gravel paths. There is just one aid station at the turnaround point for the 10k, so consider your water needs before heading out on the course. The race is chip timed, and results will be posted shortly after conclusion of the race. There will be bagels, donuts, and bananas to refuel after the run.
The Polar Plunge will start at 10am, and it is open both to 5k and 10k racers as well as people who don’t run but just want to jump into the pond. Polar plungers will receive a towel, a squeeze toy, and a certificate of completion. If you want to join the fun but don’t want to run, consider volunteering!
Clark County Turkey Trot 5k/10k and Polar Plunge details:
When: Thursday, Nov 28; 9am
Where: Klineline Pond, Vancouver, WA
What: 5k, 10k, Polar Plunge
Registration: Online here
Registration cost: 5k/10k – $30; Polar Plunge – $5
Registration includes: Chip timed race, post race food, event t-shirt. Polar Plunge participants receive a towel and squeeze toy.
Packet Pickup: Nov 27, 2019, 12-7 pm at the Clark County Food Bank