Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Neighborhood Turkey Trot On Thanksgiving


The 11th Annual Laurelhurst Turkey Trot, open to all ages, is happening on Thanksgiving Day. Participants should meet at 8:45am at the northeast corner of Laurelhurst Park near the overpass. No pre-registration is required.

The information says:
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. Last year over 400 runners and walkers
Bring your family, dog, or pet turkey and be prepared to burn some calories and have good time before the Thanksgiving stuffing.   
It’s become a neighborhood tradition and gets bigger every year. Last year we had over 300 runners and walkers take part in the Laurelhurst Turkey Trot! 
We are collecting donations of non perishable food for the University Food Bank or cash/check donations. 
Everybody that finishes within 45 minutes will receive a raffle ticket for the pie raffle, donated by Metropolitan Market. 
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, said 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 eight years ago, Kate's husband, Brian, suggested they host a fun run, which they mirrored after the Glen Ellyn event. One hundred neighbors showed up for the walk also filled an SUV full of food donations for the Food Bank.


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