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Race Preview: 2020 ORRC Turkey Trot at the Zoo 4m/10k/20m Challenge (Virtual)

The ORRC’s most popular race, the ORRC Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo, is taking it virtual this year. As you are all likely painfully aware, COVID-19 has made most in-person races impossible. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and get in a good run before stuffing yourself with turkey this Thanksgiving season. Turkey Trots are a big holiday tradition, and there’s no reason you can’t still participate in one this year.

In addition to the 4 mile option for the ORRC Turkey Trot this year, you can choose between a 10k or a 20 Mile Challenge. The 20 Mile Challenge is an option in honor of surviving 2020, and you can record your milage between November 19th and December 3, 2020.

The first 200 registrants for this race will receive a super cool Turkey Trot at the Zoo finisher’s medal. An optional 2018/2019 long-sleeved Turkey Trot tri-blend shirt is available in grey or red for only $10 if you’d like to add one during registration.

The first 200 participants receive an awesome Turkey Trot At The Zoo finisher medal.

As always, ORRC members get a lower rate at $25 for the 4 Miler, $30 for the 10k, and $40 for the 20 Mile Challenge. The cost will be $10 more if you are not a member of the ORRC. Youth can run the 4 Miler for $25. There are also family rates available for the 4 Miler, with a max of 2 adults and 3 children, (immediate family members only please!) All family members will need to be registered for that option, but you’ll pick “multi-person pricing” during the registration process after registering your first person. You will need to register online for any of the distances before November 25th!

Part of your registration fee will be donated to The Oregon Zoo to help with the cost of the monthly $2 millon care that’s required for the animals and grounds upkeep. This is a worthy cause in our COVID-19 existance.

There will be a bib/medal/shirt pickup option on November 21st, 2020 from noon to 3:00PM at the ORRC office, which is located in Beaverton at 4840 SW Western Avenue. The pickup process will involve a drive-thru to keep everyone safe. Please stay in your vehicle and a masked member of the ORRC will bring you your packet when you give them your name.

Continue in the Turkey Trot tradition, and get your run in from wherever you wish! Roll out of bed and get ‘er done!!


What: 2020 ORRC Virtual Turkey Trot With the Oregon Zoo (4 Mile/10k/20 Mile Challenge)

When: Thursday November 19th thru December 3rd, 2020

Where: Anyplace, anywhere!

Cost: 4 Mile $25 for ORRC members, $35 for non-members, $25 for youth. 10k is $30 for ORRC members, $40 for non-members. 20 Mile Challenge is $40 for ORRC members, $50 for non-members. Online Pre-Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday, November 25th, 2020.

Register: Here 

Packet Pick-Up: Drive-thru pick up will be available from 12:00PM to 3:00PM on November 21st, 2020 at The Oregon Road Runners Club, 4840 SW Western Ave #200, Beaverton OR 97005.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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