2017 Turkey Trot in Seattle, WA
November is here and that means Thanksgiving is only a few short weeks away. Before dining on some delicious Thanksgiving food, be sure to join the 11th annual turkey trot!
What started out as a way to counterbalance all of the food that was being consumed on Thanksgiving has turned into a Seattle tradition. Over in Ballard, people from all around the area will be gathering this Thanksgiving morning to run, walk, or trot before indulging on their Thanksgiving feasts. If you’ve never participated in the Turkey Trot before, there’s no better time to make it part of your family’s tradition!
Registering for the Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot has three different registration periods. Those who know they’ll be out there Thanksgiving morning can register early for only $25 until November 14th. If you’re a little unsure, don’t worry. It’s only $35 to register until November 21st. And if you’re one of those last-minute planners, you can register the morning of the event for $40. Because the proceeds are donated to the Ballard Food Bank, refunds are not offered.
Turkey Trot Parking
One big question that comes up every year regards parking. Turkey Trot organizers are encouraging people to park in one of the lots at Golden Gardens. There is very limited parking on the street near the starting line, and chances are you won’t be lucky enough to snag one of those spots. Park down at Golden Gardens and give yourself about 15 minutes to make the trek on over to the starting line.
Turkey Trot Starting Time
This year’s Turkey Trot will start at 9:00 in the morning. Remember to arrive early so you can make it to the starting line, and pick up your t-shirt before the event begins. You can also pick up your shirt Wednesday evening before the race at the Ballard Food Bank. While there is a timer clock at the end of the route, there is no personal timing as this is just a casual run.
If the Turkey Trot sounds like your kind of event, be sure to take advantage of the early registration prices to save yourself some money! Anyone interested in volunteering at the Turkey Trot should get in contact with people at the Ballard Food Bank. They will be able to point you in the right direction and let you know what you’ll need to do.