Thanksgiving race

Turkey Day Race Race Previews: 2023 Give n’ Gobble & West Linn Turkey Trot

The 17th annual Give n’ Gobble 5k/10k takes place at Sherwood High School on Thanksgiving morning. This Sherwood traditional 5k run/walk and 10k run are open to participants of all abilities, and food and money donations benefit Helping Hands Food Bank.

The race starts and ends at the Sherwood High School stadium and runs mostly through neighborhoods on paved paths. Both the 5k and 10k start at 9:05AM and the 5k is mostly flat. The 10k leaves Sherwood southbound where you will encounter some hills on Brookman Rd and Sunset Blvd.

The run is a big fundraiser for Helping Hands Food Bank in Sherwood. Race participants will receive a free event t-shirt when they donate a bag of non-perishable foods on race day.

For updated information, you can also follow the event on Facebook.


  • What: 2023 Give n’ Gobble 5k/10k Run & Walk
  • When: Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 at 9:05 AM for 5K/10k Run, 9:00 AM for the 5k Walk
  • Where: Sherwood Middle School, Sherwood, OR US 97140
  • Cost: $38 for 5k, $45 for 10k and $24 for virtual 5k, $30 for 10k virtual options. There is also a family discount available. Free t-shirts are available to those who donate a bag of non-perishable food (while supplies and sizes last.)
  • Register: Here

Also on Thanksgiving, Run with Paula Events will be hosting the West Linn Turkey Trot Trail Race at Mary S. Young Park at 9:00AM. I attended this 3.8 mile race myself last year and it was such a great way to start Thanksgiving!! This race is mostly bark and dirt and contains two loops within the park.  There are some good challenging hills and a downhill finish.

There’s also a Kid’s Trot which starts at 8:45AM and this is a 1/2 mile out and back for kids ages 6 and under. Parents are encouraged to join their little ones for this event!!  Additionally, the RWP’s Turkey Trot Trail Race Virtual Option is available for this holiday race as well!!

All participants for this race are encouraged to consider bring a non-perishable food item to the race to donate to the West Linn Food Panty or to make a donation directly.

Register for this race now and you’ll get a Turkey Troy bistro mug – these are limited to the first 500 entries, so hurry!


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.