ORRC Turkey Trot at the Zoo

Thu November 22, 2018 Portland, OR US 97221 Directions
ORRC Membership Required - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

ORRC Member - 4 Mile Run

$15 8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT
The Main Event - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

Non Member - 4 Mile Run

$25 8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT
Includes Event T-Shirt - Kids (11 and under)

Youth - 4 Mile Run

$10 8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT
Fun for the Young Ones! Kids (11 and under)

Tot Trot - 1/3 mile inside the Zoo

$10 9:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST Price increases after August 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR US 97221

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.

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.

Early Bib Pickup

  • Sunday, Nov. 18 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Road Runners Sports, 29 NW 23rd Pl, Portland, OR. Be among the first to get your event bib and T-shirt (if you ordered one!).
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 12:00 - 5:45 p.m. -- Cheatham Hall (World Forestry Center across the parking lot from the Zoo). Avoid the crowd on Thanksgiving morning!

Day of Event Timeline

7:00 a.m. - Onsite registration opens - World Forestry Center - Cheatham Hall
7:00 to 7:45 a.m. - Bib and purchased T-shirt pickup - World Forestry Center - Cheatham 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

Swag and More

Each 4 mile participant receives an awesome Turkey Trot At The Zoo finisher medal, a hand-made turkey-shaped chocolate, 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, as well as a turkey-shaped chocolate.


An optional long-sleeve tri-blend T-shirt is available at online registration in Women's (S - 2 XL) and Unisex (S - 3 XL) sizes. Youth (11 and under) registrations include a cotton long-sleeve T-shirt. Some T-shirts may be available for sale at the event.

Drop Bags

Drop bags will be provided at the event start location at Cheatham Hall to check extra clothing. Retrieve yours after the run/walk is over.

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade are provided on course; as well as water, Gatorade, fruit, KIND bars and hand made turkey chocolates at the Zoo finish line.

Entry to the Zoo

Only paid 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 Cheatham Hall from ORRC 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 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.

Volunteers Needed - And Get A Free ORRC Race Entry

Please sign up for most volunteer roles online - click here. Roles are available before, during and after (cleanup!) the Turkey Trot event.

Or email turkeytrot@oregonroadrunnersclub.org if you or your group can help out or if you have questions. We'll find the perfect job for you.

The Zoo animals and ORRC Turkey Trot committee also say a special "thank you" for volunteering with a free ORRC race entry at any of ORRC 11 annual race events that feature up to a 10K event.

Get a Refund By Referring Friends!

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of $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.

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Event Locations within the Zoo

The document 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.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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