Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Don't Miss Annual Neighborhood Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Start of the Turkey Trot last year

The third Annual Laurelhurst Turkey 5k Trot, open to all ages, is happening next Thursday, Thanksgiving day, November 27th, at 9am. Participants should show up at 8:45am at 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 informal 5K Fun Run/Walk that zig zags through Laurelhurst following a course map given at the start.   
The Turkey Trot meanders through the neighborhood, and the route is new and improved this year with fewer hills.

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 two years ago, 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 or if you are not able to do the Turkey Trot, but are interested in volunteering to help coordinate or direct traffic, please contact Brian Larson at 206-681-0826, or e-mail at


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