Montlake 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run

Thu November 28, 2019 Seattle, WA US 98112 Directions

Montlake Turkey Trot 5K

$35 9:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST
818 spots left. Price increases after November 5, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

Montlake Turkey Trot Kids Race

$20 10:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
228 spots left. Price increases after November 27, 2019 at 11:59pm PST
E Lynn and 25th Ave E
Seattle, WA US 98112

Join in the fun for the 4th Annual Montlake Community Club 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run, benefiting the University District Food Bank. The race, which goes through the Washington Park Arboretum on Thanksgiving morning, is followed by a Kids Run.  We have a 1/2 mile course for the little ones and a 1 mile course for the bigger kids.

Kids Run (ages 2-12): Entry fee is $20 from now through November 27th.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $30.

5K Run/Walk: The entry fee is $35 through November 5th.  It increases to $40 on November 6th.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $50.  Strollers are permitted, but no dogs.  We highly encourage racers to register early and avoid the crowds on race day.  Walkers are welcome!  We just ask that you line up behind the runners at the start line.

Bib and T-Shirt Pick-Up is Wednesday November 27th, from 10AM to 7 PM at Glam and Tonics AVEDA Salon - 2302 24th Ave E., and on race day from 8-9:15 near the start line.  Enjoy 20% off all products at Glam and Tonics during pick-up and on race day.  We highly encourage racers to pick up their bibs and shirts prior to race morning to avoid the crowds.  T-shirts are not guaranteed if you wait until race day.  

In Person Registration
If you want to register in person on race day (space permitting), go to Glam & Tonics Salon, 2302 24th Ave. Credit cards or cash accepted

Raffle from Local Business
Racers, walkers and others who make additional donations to the event (see DONATE button above) will be entered in a drawing for prizes from sponsors.  Each $10 donation earns one chance for a prize. Winners will be announced right before the race starts around 9:25AM. You don't need to be present to win and you don't need to sign up for the race to donate.  Prizes can be claimed at Glam and Tonics on race day until 11AM and for 1 week following the race.

Net proceeds from the race and all additional donations go to the University District Food Bank.

Race Day Schedule
8:00 AM – In Person Registration Open at Glam & Tonics
8:00 AM – Bib and T-shirt Pick Up Opens on Lynn St for Online Registrants

9:25 AM – Raffle Winners Announced 

9:30 AM – 5K Begins at E Lynn St and 25th Ave E
10:00 AM – Kids Run Begins (1 mile first followed by 1/2 mile)
10:30 AM – Race winners announced

Chip Timing
The timing chip is affixed to the back of your bib number. Please don’t bend or crinkle the bib as it can damage the timing chip and cause your time to be lost.  Wear the bib on the front outside of your outer most layer of clothing for photo tagging.

Race Results 
Live results will be on laptop kiosks near the finish line. Check RunSignUp or for results online. Winners will be announced after all races, around 10:30 AM.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Signature Sponsor
Premium Sponsor
Turkey Trotter
Valued Sponsors

Registration comes with a free cotton t-shirt.  New this year- for an additional fee, we are offering runners the option to purchase a long sleeve technical shirt ($15 adult, $10 kids) instead.  We are only offering this if you register by NOVEMBER 5th!  

Additionally, if you register after November 5th, we cannot guarantee you will receive a shirt or that you will be able to choose your size.


The course will largely be the same as 2018, which is shown in the map.  However, we are in the process of working with the city to make a few modifications that will enable us to keep growing the race.  Check back closer to race day for a final map.

Kids 1 Mile Course Map (5-12 year olds):

The Kids 1 Mile Course (5-12 year-olds) will starts at 10:00AM on 25th and E Lynn St, in the same location as the 5K starts. The course heads south on 25th street, enters the Arboretum at East Newton Street, then heads on Lake Washington Blvd towards Foster Island Road.  It then takes a small loop around the Oak Family section of the arboretum before heading back to the finish line across the Wilcox Footbridge.

Kids 1/2 Mile Course Map (2-4 year olds):

The Kids 1/2 Mile Course (2-4 year olds) start at approximately 10:10 AM on 25th and E Lynn St, in the same location as the 5K starts. The course heads south on 25th street, enters the Arboretum at East Newton Street where it connects to the Pinetum Loop Trail.  The finish line is just past the tot lot at 26th and E. Lynn St. 

About University District Food Bank!

The goal of the Montlake Turkey Trot is to bring our community together on Thanksgiving morning and to raise funds for the University District Food Bank.  The Food Bank serves our low-income neighbors when they are in need. To learn more about the good work that is done by the food bank please see the video below.  

Bib and Shirt Pickup

T-shirt and bib pickup will be at Glam and Tonics on Wednesday, November 27th, from 10AM-7PM or on race day starting at 8AM (race day pick up is outside near start line at 24th and Lynn St). For best t-shirt size selection or to order a long sleeve technical shirt please register online before NOVEMBER 5th and pick up your t-shirt and bib prior to race day.  Reminder- technical shirts are only available if you register before NOVEMBER 5th and pay extra ($15 adult sizes, $10 kids sizes).

Financial Aid Available

The Montlake Community Club is committed to making sure that this event is accessible to all members of our community who want to participate. If you are unable to pay the registration fee but still want to participate, please reach out to us at,


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