ORRC Turkey Trot at the Zoo

Thu November 24, 2022 Portland, OR 97221 US Directions
Events
ORRC Membership Required - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

ORRC Member - 4 Mile Run

$27 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after September 28, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12+.
The Main Event - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

Non Member - 4 Mile Run

$37 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after September 28, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12+.
Includes Event T-Shirt - Kids (11 and under)

Youth - 4 Mile Run

$23 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after September 28, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 11 and under.
Fun for the Young Ones! Kids (11 and under)

Tot Trot (1/3 M) and Diaper Dash (1/8 M) inside the Zoo

$22 9:20AM PST - 9:45AM PST Price increases after September 28, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 11 and under.

Additional Ticket - non runner/walker event access into the zoo

$16 6:20AM PST - 9:45AM PST Registration ends November 23, 2022 at 10:59am PST
Place
Outside The Oregon Zoo Main Gate
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR US 97221
Description

The most popular ORRC race, the Columbia Bank / ORRC Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo is a multi-generational family event. Runners and walkers of all abilities love the 4-Mile, untimed out and back course between the Oregon Zoo and the International Rose Gardens. Participants finish inside the Zoo at the Elephant Plaza. Approximately $25,000 of entry fees go to benefit the Oregon Zoo. Diaper Dash and Tot Trot follow the 4-Mile event offered to adults and youth 5 and older. 

Event Information

Registration 

Registration for Turkey Trot At The Zoo's main event, the 4 miler, will close Wednesday, November 24. No Thanksgiving Day registration available. 

Registration for the Tot Trot and Diaper Dash remains open through Thanksgiving morning.   

Family Rates

Awesome family rates are available (maximum 2 adults and 3 children - immediate family only) by choosing our multi-person pricing option in the sign up process. Registration info must be completed for each family member. Start by registering the first person. You'll then see the option for multi-person pricing. Select the family option and then add registrations for other family members.

NOTE: Family rate is NOT available for day-of-event registrations.

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Early Bib Pickup

  • We strongly encourage you to pick up your materials early to avoid lines on Thanksgiving morning!
  • Saturday, Nov. 20 - 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Foot Traffic Store, 4020 NE Fremont, Portland. (Eastside)
  • Sunday, Nov. 21 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Foot Traffic Store,13306 NW Cornell Road Portland (Westside) 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 24 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Oregon Zoo Cascade Grill, to the right after passing through the zoo's ticket booths.


Day of Event Timeline

6:30 a.m. - Onsite registration remains opens for Tot Trot and Diaper Dash.  4 Mile registration is closed - Oregon Zoo - Cascade Grill 
6:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Bib and purchased T-shirt pickup - Oregon Zoo - Cascade Grill.  Tot Trot and Diaper Dash register remains open. 4 mile event registration closed.

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  4 Mile "Rolling Starts"  one-hour window to proceed to startline and automatically start. Start line is on SW Knights Blvd, adjacent to Oregon Zoo MAX station.

9:15 a.m. - Diaper Dash (up to 4) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 1st wave
9:25 a.m. - Tot Trot (Ages 5 - 11) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 1st wave
10:00 a.m. - Diaper Dash (up to 4) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 2nd wave
10:20 a.m. - Tot Trot (Ages 5 - 11) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 2nd wave

 

Swag and More

Each 4 Mile participant receives an awesome Turkey Trot At The Zoo finisher medal, and the chance to win one of 150 humungous free pumpkin pies. 4 Mile youth receive an awesome Turkey Trot shirt. Diaper Dash and Tot Trot kids receive a special commemorative ribbon.

T-Shirts

An optional grey long-sleeve tri-blend T-shirt is available at online pre-registration in Women's (S - 2 XL) and Unisex (S - 3 XL) sizes for $20. Youth (11 and under) registrations include a cotton long-sleeve T-shirt. Some T-shirts may be available for sale at the event. Day of Event shirt purchases: Adult t-shirt $25; Youth $15.

Drop Bags

Drop bags will be provided at the Oregon Zoo's Cascade Grill to check extra clothing. 

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade are provided on course at International Rose Garden and at finish line. Because of COVID-19, treat grab and go bags available at finish line. 

Entry to the Zoo

Only paid event registrants will be able to enter the Zoo. Your bib serves as your zoo pass. Discounted admission is available for spectators after 7:30 AM.

Zoo entry pass for one parent for each registered Tot Trot and Diaper Dash participant is included with registration. Additional family members wishing discounted Zoo admission must purchase tickets from ORRC at Cascade Grill on Thanksgiving Day.

Limited Parking; Take the Max!

Oregon Zoo has limited parking for a fee ($1.60 per hour after 9:30 AM). We encourage you to ride Tri-Met. Call 503-238-RIDE or see trimet.org for the Holiday schedule for MAX.

Restrictions

No pets or bikes allowed. Strollers and child carrier backpacks allowed at the end of each wave. Walkers and runners share the same course.

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Get a Refund By Referring Friends!

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of up to $20.00 of your registration cost. Use the personal links given to you after registration to let your friends know via Facebook, Twitter, or email that you've registered for the ORRC Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo. Your friends must use your personal referral link to register in order for you to receive credit for their registration.

Volunteers Needed

Great volunteers make great ORRC events! Please consider helping ORRC at the Turkey Trot by signing up to volunteer - click here. You'll receive our hearty gratitude, an event t-shirt, and a coupon code worth $50 on your next ORRC event in the coming year.

Event Locations within the Zoo

 

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The attached PDF shows the 4 Mile, Diaper Dash and Tot Trot courses within the Zoo. Page 1 is the 4 Mile course. Page 2 is the 1/3 mile Tot Trot course. And page 3 is the short 1/10 mile Diaper Dash.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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