Small Race Preview: 2021 Turkey Trot Eugene


On Thanksgiving day, at Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene, Oregon, you can get in some excellent pre-Thanksgiving dinner exercise. The Turkey Trot Eugene, hosted by Level 32 Racing, is a wonderful holiday 5K for a good cause.

The course takes racers on a beautiful tour on Ruth Bascom trail network in the Alton Baker Park area. Many sections of the course are along the Willamette River and have great views, then runners will finish with a loop around the duck pond in the park. The course has minimal elevation gain and is open to runners and walkers of all fitness levels. Unfortunately, though, dogs are not allowed on course.

Don’t forget to bring some dry food and canned food donations for the race beneficiary! You can drop these off at FOOD For Lane County in advance, or bring to the event on race day.


Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Alton Baker Park | Eugene, OR
Price: Adults (18-59): $30 | Youth (17 & under) adults 60+: $25
Registration: Online here

About Author

Bobi Jo has lived all over the midwest but moved to Portland in 2007 and now calls it home. She started casually running in 2012 and trained up for the "Run Like A Mother" 5k as her first proper event. She got a taste of the runner's high and is now a veteran ultrarunner. While running is her favorite sport, she is a "Jill of all trades, master of none" - her other hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and traveling the world. On her elusive rest days, she is an avid bookworm and a Green Bay Packers fan.

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