Thanksgiving race

2022 Southern Oregon Turkey Trots in Talent and Klamath Falls

Thanksgiving may be the single day of the year with the most races to choose from. Certainly, the November holiday can boast the most races with the same name: “Turkey Trot”!

The Southern Oregon Runners will be hosting their annual Turkey Trot Run on Thanksgiving morning at a new race location in Talent, Oregon. Come out this year to Cummins (previously Walmart) and support the SOU food bank as well. A portion of proceeds go to the SOR Shoes for Student Runners Program, which will provide shoes to the junior and high school cross country and track athletes who can’t afford proper running shoes.

Most Turkey Trot Races are 5ks, but you can earn another drumstick and extra stuffing guilt-free at this one, because in addition to the typical 5k, there is also an 8 miler! (If you’re a light eater, there’s also a 2 miler, and a free Turkey Dash for kids 8 and under).

All participants will get a finisher’s medal as well as a custom race bib from Valley Immediate Care. There will be no age group awards.


  • What: 2022 Southern Oregon Runners Turkey Trot 5k/8m/2m/Turkey Dash
  • When: Thursday, November 24th, 2022. Kids Turkey Dash begins at 7:45AM, 8 miler at 8:00AM, 5k at 8:15AM, and 2 miler at 8:30AM.
  • Where: Cummins, 300 W Valley View Rd, Talent, OR
  • Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Youth 18 & under are free. Family pricing is available as well.
  • Register: Here
  • Packet Pick-Up: November 23rd from 3:00PM-7:00PM at a location TBD. NO DAY OF REGISTRATION will be offered. Packet Pick-Up will also be available from 6:45AM-7:45AM day of race.


If you find yourself in Klamath Falls in turkey coma, head over to the Moore Park Turkey Trot for quick 5k run or walk with the volunteer-based non-profit local running club, the Linkville Lopers. It’s a super budget friendly and family friendly event – just bring $5, which will be donated to the local food bank, or an unwrapped gift donation which will go to Toys for Tots.

The race begins at 9:00AM and registration opens at 8:00AM that morning. Strollers are welcome and the route is on paved roads.



  • What: 2022 Moore Park Turkey Trot 5k
  • When: Thursday, November 24th, 2022
  • Where: Moore Park, 740 Lakeshore Drive, Klamath Falls, OR at 9:00AM
  • Cost: $5 or a wrapped gift
  • Register: At the start line at 8:00AM race day
  • Packet Pick-Up: day of race!!
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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