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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.
After online pre-registration has closed, you may still register in person at the Wednesday November 27 early bib pickup event or on the morning of the event - both at Miller Hall across from the Zoo.
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.
7:00 a.m. - Onsite registration opens - World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
7:00 to 7:45 a.m. - Bib and purchased T-shirt pickup - World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
8:00 a.m. - 4 Mile Start - World Forestry Center - additional waves every 5 minutes
9:30 a.m. Diaper Dash (up to 4) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 2nd wave 9:35
9:40 a.m. Tot Trot (Ages 5 - 11) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House - 2nd wave 9:45
Each 4 mile participant receives an awesome Turkey Trot At The Zoo finisher medal, KIND bar, and the chance to win one of 150 pumpkin pies we're giving out. Diaper Dash and Tot Trot participants receive a special commemorative ribbon.
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 will be provided at the event start location at Miller Hall to check extra clothing. Retrieve yours after the run/walk is over.
Water and Gatorade are provided on course; as well as water, Gatorade, fruit, and a KIND bar at the Zoo finish line.
Only paid event registrants will be able to enter the Zoo. Discounted admission is available for spectators after 8:00 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 at Miller Hall from ORRC on Thanksgiving Day.
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.
No pets or bikes allowed. Strollers and child carrier backpacks allowed only in the Third Wave or Late Wave. Walkers and runners share the same course.
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.
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 good for one 5K/10K ORRC event over the next year.
The document attached here shows locations within the Zoo for our event. Page 1 shows the route within the Zoo for our main 4 mile event. Page 2 illustrates the route for our 1/3 mile Tot Trot event. Page 3 shows the route for our 1/8 mile Diaper Dash.
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