ORRC Turkey Trot at the Zoo (Draft)

Thu November 26, 2020 Portland, OR 97221 US Directions
This Race is in Draft Mode
ORRC Membership Required - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

ORRC Member - 4 Mile Run

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
The Main Event - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

Non Member - 4 Mile Run

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
Includes Event T-Shirt - Kids (11 and under)

Youth - 4 Mile Run

8:00AM PST - 11:00AM PST
Fun for the Young Ones! Kids (11 and under)

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

9:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST
World Forestry Center - Miller Hall
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.

Event Information

Online Pre-Registration Closes at 5pm on Tuesday November 26

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.

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.


Early Bib Pickup

  • We strongly encourage you to pick up your materials early to avoid lines on the morning of the event!
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 - 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Foot Traffic NE (NE Fremont St.) on Saturday, November 23 from 11:30 to 4:30 pm. Be among the first to get your event bib and T-shirt (if you ordered one!). Click here for directions. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 24 - 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Foot Traffic West on Sunday, November 24 from 11:30 to 4:30 pm. Be among the first to get your event bib and T-shirt (if you ordered one!). Click here for directions.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 27 1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. -- Miller 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 - 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

Swag and More

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

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.

Aid Stations

Water and Gatorade are provided on course; as well as water, Gatorade, fruit, and a KIND bar at the Zoo finish line.

Entry to the Zoo

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.

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.


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.

Turkey Trot Video
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 good for one 5K/10K ORRC event over the next year.

Event Locations within the Zoo



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.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

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