If you are in Central Oregon on Thanksgiving, you’ve got a couple of great running options. I Like Pie in Bend or the Redmond Turkey Trot. It’s a tough decision, so here are a few details to help you decide.
The Cascade Relays I Like Pie is in Bend’s Old Mill District and has the option of a 1.5 or 2.5 mile loop. Start time is anytime between 7:30 and 9:30 A.M., so you can easily make this event work with your schedule. All participants will get a “I Like Pie” beanie and afterwards there will be pie – of course! Proceeds from this Thanksgiving morning race will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bend.
Entry fees for I Like Pie:
- Adults (18 and older) – $35
- Youth (17 and younger) – $20
- Family pack (registration for 4) – $90
Register for I Like Pie HERE.
The Redmond Turkey Trot will be held at Sam Johnson Park. There will be a 5K and 10K option, as well as the Brace Place Kids 1K. The FREE kids race will begin at 9:00 A.M. followed by the 5K and 10K at 9:20 A.M.
All 5K and 10K runners and walkers will get a HooDoo Ski Lift ticket included with their registration! Register by November 13 and to be sure you get a Turkey Trot t-shirt too.
Proceeds from this event benefit local organizations and youth programs.
Entry Fees for the Redmond Turkey Trot:
- 5K $30 (add $5 on event day)
- 10K $35 (add $5 on event day)
Register for Redmond Turkey Trot HERE.
Regardless of which Thanksgiving Day event you choose, you will be benefitting local organizations and having a whole lot of fun with your pre-turkey feast run! Enjoy the day!