Turkey on the Run 12K and 5K and Kids Race

Turkey on the Run is a great way to kick off your holiday season with a fun and fit jaunt in Wenatchee. This annual family friendly event has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in the community and attracts both residents and people visiting for the holiday.

Description: The ninth-annual Turkey on the Run, presented by Biosports Physical Therapy, features a 12K, 5K and kids run. Our two longer distances are ideal for walkers. All the events start and and finish at beautiful Rotary Park on the western outskirts of Wenatchee. We also use this event to raise money and collect non-perishable foods for the Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee.

We also continue our support of the Columbia Valley Girls On the Run program.

In addition to the 12K and 5K, we also hold a free kids run. We use a small loop (approximately 1/2 mile) around Rotary Park for this run. It is held just prior to the official start of the 12K and 5K. Registration is not required for the kids run.

Note: Youth who are 12 years and younger can run for free in the 5K, with a paid adult.

Online registration: Click here!

Start time: 9 a.m. Nov. 23, 2017

Start line: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)

Finish line: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)

Packet pickup: 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 22, 2017, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee; and 7:30 to 8:55 a.m., Nov. 23, 2017, at Rotary Park in Wenatchee

In-person registration: 4 to 6 p.m., Nov. 22, 2017, at Pybus Public Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee; and 7:30 to 8:55 a.m., Nov. 23, 2017, at Rotary Park in Wenatchee

Essentials: We will have two aid stations on the 12K course (including one at the turnaround spot) and one on the 5K course. Stations will have water. There will be port-o-potties at the start/finish area but none on the course.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to this neighborhood and neighborhood park and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash. Waste baskets will be located at each aid station and at the park. Help us keep Wenatchee clean and green.

Views and features: These runs and walks take participants through the neighborhoods adjacent to the Wenatchee Foothills. The 12K course also travels up Number One Canyon with views of the prominent Castle Rock formation along the way. On the way back, views of the Wenatchee Valley looking east and north are for the taking.

Course note: The course is open to traffic, so we ask runners to stay on the sidewalks and shoulder of the road as much as possible. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will have mileage markers along the route as well.

Course map: Right here!

Runner premiums: The first 800 registrants will receive a commemorative mug.

Timing and results: Runners will be timed for this event. Results will be posted on our website (www.runwenatchee.com) after the race.

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com or stephenmaher67@yahoo.com

Phone: (509) 387-0051 or (509) 630-2090