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Turkey Trot 2017

November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Turkey Trot Eugene at Maurie Jacobs Park!

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Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Time: 9:00am – 4 mile run Start
9:10am – 2 mile walk Start
10:00am – Start for Kids Gobbler Gallop
Location: Maurie Jacobs Park on Fir Ln. Eugene, OR 97404
Distances: 4 mile run, 2 mile walk, 200 meter kids gobbler gallop. Course: NEW Start/Finish LOCATION: Maurie Jacobs Park on Fir Ln. Eugene, OR 97404
(across the Valley River Center footbridge) All events start and finish at Maurie Jacobs park, immediately across the river from Valley River Center footbridge. Revised 4-Mile & 2-Mile Course Maps are coming soon. The 4-Mile consists of a gorgeous loop around the Ruth Bascom Trail network, situated next to the Willamette River. The 2-Mile course will be a beautiful tour of the flourishing wetlands on the north side of the VRC footbridge, returning to the finish line after a 1-Mile “out and back”. (starts 10-minutes after the 4-Mile start)

Strollers & Dogs: Strollers are allowed at the Turkey Trot, however we request that you start in the back of the pack if you run/walk slower than 9-Min./Mile pace. If faster than that, we recommend starting towards the front, as the distance to “jockey” for position is limited prior to merging onto the bike paths. Dogs are NOT ALLOWED, due to the amount of participants on the narrow course paths and as a courtesy to all participants.

ENTRY FEES/SHIRTS: $25 (Adults 18 & over), $20 (17 & under AND 60 & Over), add $5 to all entry fees on race day. Kids 200m gobbler gallop is FREE.

SHIRTS: If showing available online, buy one! If not, that size is likely sold out. A limited amount to be available for purchase at event & packet pick-up. Click on box to purchase and see available sizes.

FREE SHOES for top Male & Female in the 4-Mile run! Compliments of  ALTRA 

Registration: Register in person at Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) or Run Hub NW (515 High St.) through Wednesday, November 22, at 6pm, or on race day from 7:30am to 8:45am. Additional $5 for Race Day Registration. Register by mail through Wednesday, November 15. Early shirt cut-off is Nov. 13th. – 2017 Shirt Design coming soon

            CLICK HERE for printable entry form

2017 ONLINE REGISTRATION  – LIVE NOW, click logo below

IMPORTANT NOTE: Online registration will remain open until 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.  Participants who register online after 12pm noon on Tuesday, November 21, must bring a printed copy of their online registration confirmation to packet pickup.

Packet Pick-Up: Packets will be available on Wednesday, November 22, from 11am to 6pm – Eugene Running Co. (116 Oakway Plaza) or Run Hub NW (515 High St.)

Donations: Dry food and canned food products can be donated at FOOD For Lane County in advance, or on race day at the starting line.

Chip Timing: This event will be chip timed, with a chip start and finish, for both the run and walk. Timing chips will be attached to the “pull tag” on the bottom of the race bib provided at packet pickup. Please DO NOT DETACH PULL TAG PRIOR TO RACE DAY. These will be collected at the finish line by volunteers in the chute.

Awards: Special holiday themed awards and a pair of ALTRA running shoes will be presented to the overall Male & Female finishers in the 4-Mile run. An additional three pairs of ALTRA shoes will be randomly awarded. The top three in each age group in the 4 mile run will receive medallions, with individual print-out of official result available. There are no awards for the 2 mile walk/run. All entrants will be eligible for random prize drawings. All participants in the FREE 200m kids gobbler gallop fun run will receive a ribbon.

Age Groups: 10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over

Accommodations: Special hotel room rate available from our host hotel, Valley River Inn! Just a short “trot” from the new staging area in Maurie Jacobs Park! CLICK HERE to book online, or call in directly, referencing Turkey Trot Eugene, at 541-743-1000.


November 23, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Maurie Jacobs Park
Fir Ln
Eugene,OR97404United States
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(541) 682-4800