Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fifth Annual Neighborhood Turkey Trot Fundraiser Tomorrow

The 5th Annual Laurelhurst Turkey Trot,open to all ages, is happening tomorrow morning at 8:45am at the NE corner of Laurelhurst Park, by the overpass.  

Brian and Kate, the organizers told the Blog staff

It’s become a neighborhood tradition and gets bigger every year. Last year we had over 300 runners and walkers take part.  The Turkey Trot meanders through the neighborhood, including our glorious hills.   
Come out and have fun with your neighbors as we do the 5K Fun Run/Walk through the neighborhood, and support the University Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food or cash/check donations for the University Food Bank.    
And be Pie Worthy! Everybody that finishes within 45 minutes gets a raffle ticket for the pie raffle, with Thanksgiving pies donated by Metropolitan Market.  
Bring your family, dog, or pet turkey and be prepared to burn some calories and have good time before the Thanksgiving stuffing! 

We are looking for volunteers! If you do not want to do the Turkey Trot, but interested in volunteering to help coordinate or direct traffic, please contact Brian Larson at 206-681-0826, or e-mail at
Katie, a Laurelhurst native, told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff 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 four 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.

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