Thanksgiving race

Turkey Trots by the Ocean in Newport, Astoria, and Coos Bay

The Oregon Coast isn’t usually by first thought when it comes to Thanksgiving. But that may be changing after learning about these three Turkey Trots…

Newport Turkey Trot

The Newport Turkey Trot will have you wandering all over the town through their 10K, 5K, and Kids Fun run options. The course is primarily flat, which means absolutely no excuses to not be part of the costume contest. Think about strutting by the Pacific Ocean in a fabulous Minion costume (or whatever character is bringing you joy this year). And then adding on the lovely bling of a finisher’s medal.

Proceeds from the event go toward helping families in Lincoln County through a donation to Food Share of Lincoln County.

South Coast Turkey Trot

South Coast Running Club is putting on a FREE Turkey Trot 5K run/walk/push-a-pram event in John Topits Park. Participants are to bring (at least) two cans of food for the entry fee. There is no numbers, no timing, no pressure in this whole family event. It is just a chance to start the day off well with a few miles in John Topits Park.

Be sure to complete the waiver in advance so that everyone is included and supported well.

Astoria Turkey Trot


Oregon Coast Turkey Trots


Newport Turkey Trot (Newport, OR)

  • When: Thursday, November 23. Kids Run at 9am. 5K and 10K at 9:15am.
  • Where: Rogue Brewery (2320 SE Marine Science Drive)
  • Register: Online
  • Packet Pick-Up: Wednesday, 11/24, 5:30pm to 7pm at Arctic Circle (340 North Coast Highway). Race day starting at 8am.
  • Cost: Kids Run for $10. 5K for $40 (11 and under for $30). 10K for $45.


South Coast Turkey Trot (Coos Bay, OR)

  • When: Thursday, November 23 at 9am
  • Where: John Topits Park (250 Hull Street)
  • Register: Online
  • Cost: Two cans of food.


Turkey Trot (Astoria, OR)

  • When: Saturday, November 25 at 8am
  • Where: Astoria Riverwalk in front of the Barbey Maritime Center (2042 Marine Drive)
  • Register: Online
  • Cost: $15
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.