Friday, November 22, 2013

Don't Miss Annual Neighborhood Turkey Trot Happening On Thanksgiving

 Start of the Turkey Trot last year

The second Annual Laurelhurst Turkey Trot, open to all ages, is happening on Thursday, November 28th at 9am, with a starting point of the northeast corner of Laurelhurst Park, by the overpass.

Brian and Kate, the organizers told us:
Join your family  friends and neighbors for a very casual and fun Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. This is an informal 5K Fun Run/Walk that zig zags through Laurelhurst following a course map given at the start. 
There is no entry fee and no need to register.  At the start of the race you predict what your time will be and at the end, the person most closely matching their time wins a prize. And your finish time is based on an honor system.  

Bring your family, dog, or pet turkey and be prepared to burn some calories and have good time before the Thanksgiving stuffing! We are collecting donations of non perishable food for the University Food Bank. 

Katie, a Laurelhurst native, told us that she got the idea for a Turkey Trot from when she lived in Glen Ellyn, a small town, outside of Chicago for a few years before returning to the neighborhood. The town has of local events, including their Annual Turkey Trot.

And last year, Kate's husband, Brian, suggested they host a fun run, which they mirrored after the Glen Ellyn event. The first Laurelhurst Turkey Trot was on a beautiful fall morning and there were about 100 participants, and an SUV full of food donations for the Food Bank, Katie added.

For questions contact Brian Larson @

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