Clark County Turkey Trot
Vancouver, Washington
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Race Location
Klineline Pond
1112 NE 117th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665
Packet Pick-Up Location
Clark County Food Bank
6502 NE 47th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98661
About This Event

The Turkey Trot is a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run along the beautiful Salmon Creek Trail, starting and ending at Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA. The race always happens on Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, November 22, 2012) at 9:00am. We are back in 2012 with a fabulous race planned for Thanksgiving Morning. This year, Turkey Trot has chosen to provide support to the Clark County Food Bank. The Food Bank has been around for many years serving the hungry in our community. We love the work they do and are proud to have all proceeds (100% of them!) go to this great organization. It will make a true difference in thousands of people’s lives.

Race Information
All races start at 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning. Registration is limited to 1200 participants and sign-ups will close at midnight on November 16th, or when/if we reach the race maximum. There will be NO day-of-race registration this year. We will be having a packet/shirt/bib pick-up the day before the race on Wednesday the 21st from 3pm-7pm at the Clark County Food Bank (you’ll get all those details in an email after you register).

All races, regardless of distance or age of participant, cost $20/person and include an official Turkey Trot 2012 shirt (100% cotton, kids and adult sizes), race bib, and other amenities. You must register by November 7 at midnight to be guaranteed a shirt.

More than just a 5K or 10K race, the Turkey Trot is a tradition of celebration on Thanksgiving morning. For some it’s an excuse to eat an extra piece of pie later in the day! For all it is about being together, and helping the community. The course is not designed for you to have the fastest race time of your life. It is designed for fun, connection, and encouragement! In addition to the race itself, you’ll experience lots of post-race food (coffee, bagels, donuts, bananas, etc.), the annual piñata for kids, and the infamous Polar Bear Swim into Klineline Pond!

Polar Bear Swim
It’s back again! Every year, a few brave folks jump into the icy waters of Klineline Pond. This annual event happens right at 10:00am, after most racers have finished. Participation is optional of course, and there is no registration required. Just bring a towel and change of clothes!

Other Details
  • Race will happen rain or shine (or flood!)
  • Course is closed to all vehicles
  • Lots of parking ($3), but it does fill up on race day
  • First aid station at start/finish
  • Bananas, bagels, donuts, and more available to all participants
  • Official race finishing times are not published, but race times will be displayed on the race clock at the finish line
  • Top 10 finishers in each running distance will be recognized, but this race is all about friends, family, helping the community, and having a good time
  • Mile marker signs are placed throughout both 5K and 10K events at exact distances
  • Water at start/finish and 10K turnaround
  • Full race details will be sent out in an email for all who register

Food For the Community
The race benefits the Clark County Food Bank. During registration, you may choose to donate more than the $20 race cost. Many people do, and this money will go straight to helping hungry people in our community get food. And, you may want to bring non-perishable food to the packet pick-up on the 21st (day before the race). All this is optional of course, but truly appreciated.

We need about 75 volunteers to make this race happen – everything from people to hand out donuts, mark the race course, help with t-shirt sorting, and more. Interested? We need you. Write:
Who are you registering?
Please select which event you will be participating in: (Registration includes race shirt)*

After November 7th!
You are no longer guaranteed a race shirt past this date. We will be ordering lots of extra shirts so there is still a good chance you will get one but we are not able to promise them. Registration is still open though and you will receive all of the other perks: chip timing, a race bib, and a racer goody bag. Should you choose not to register and just to come on the day of the race then you will still be able to run just without any of the above mentioned items. Hope to see you all out there!
Waiver and Release
I know that running/walking is a potentially hazardous activity. I understand that I should not participate in the Clark County Turkey Trot unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of the event organizer relative to my ability to safely complete the race. I assume all risks associated with running/walking in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants or spectators, the effects of the weather and conditions of the course, all risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of you accepting my entry. I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release, the City of Vancouver, Clark County Washington, New Heights Church/Foundation, Clark County Food Bank, employees, all participating sponsors and directors, volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons and entitles names in this waiver, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my name, likeness and identity in any photographs, motion pictures, recordings of any other record of this event for any legitimate promotional purpose.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release (if under 18, parent/legal guardian must agree)*