The most popular race organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo is for all ages held each year on Thanksgiving Day. There is also a Tot Trot for those ages 11 and under ($20). Runners and walkers of all abilities love the 4-mile, untimed outing between the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Gardens and Japanese Garden.
Participants finish inside the Zoo, there are several kids’ events, too. Funds raised support the animals at the Oregon Zoo.
PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee + $2.50 SignUp Fee
REGISTRATION: Price increases to $30.00 after October 22, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT There are discount for ORRC members, as well as family discounts.
Be aware that parking ($1.60/hr. after 9:30 a.m.) is limited, so it is recommended to take MAX. They trains drop you in a tunnel under the Zoo filled with interesting geological information, which adds to the fun. Call 503-238-RIDE for the Holiday schedule for MAX times. Earn $5 in ORRC Bucks for riding Max to the event, which are good for apparel and race fees through the Trot.
No pets, bikes, or rollerblades allowed. Strollers and child carrier backpacks allowed only in the Third Wave or Late Wave. Walkers and runners share the same course.
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