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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. Diaper Dash and Tot Trot follow the 4-Mile event offered to adults and youth 5 and older.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Oregon Zoo's Cascade Grill to check extra clothing.
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.
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.
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 at the end of each 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 worth $50 on your next ORRC event in the coming year.
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