Turkey on the Run

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

Description: Turkey on the Run 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 as a way to collect canned foods for our local food banks. So please bring canned foods to the race. Proceeds from the event also benefit the Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee.

Note: Kids under 12 run free with paid adult

Start time: 9 a.m. Nov. 22, 2012

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

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

Packet pickup: 8 to 9 a.m., Nov. 22 at Rotary Park in Wenatchee

Online registration: Click here

In-person registration: 8 to 9 a.m., Nov. 22 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 and an electrolyte drink. 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 Cascade foothills. The 12K course also travels up No. 1 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 stick to the sidewalks and shoulders. We have taken as many steps as possible to provide a safe and enjoyable event. The course will have mileage markers.

Course map: Click here

Runner premiums: The first 400 runners and walkers who sign up will receive a commemorative beanie hat. We also will have great raffle prizes.

Timing and results: Timing is being handled by buduracing.com. Results will be posted on our website and the buduracing website after the race.

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

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