ORRC Turkey Trot At The Zoo

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

ORRC Member - 4 Mile Run

$35 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after October 23, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12+.
The Main Event - Adult/Youth (12 and up)

Non Member - 4 Mile Run

$45 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after October 23, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 12+.
Includes Event T-Shirt - Kids (11 and under)

Youth - 4 Mile Run

$34 7:30AM PST - 10:00AM PST Price increases after October 23, 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 Oregon Zoo

$28 9:15AM PST - 9:45AM PST Price increases after October 23, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 11 and under.

Additional Ticket - non runner/walker event access into the Oregon Zoo

$17 7:30AM PST - 9:45AM PST Registration ends November 24, 2022 at 10:59am PST
Outside The Oregon Zoo Main Gate
4001 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR US 97221

The 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 Oregon Zoo at the Elephant Plaza. Diaper Dash, below 2 years old, and thee Tot Trot, between 2 and 11 years old, events follow the 4-Mile event. Approximately $25,000 of entry fees go to benefit The Oregon Zoo. 

Event Information


Open through Thanksgiving Day, November 24 race day.  


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.

1) Start by registering the first person.

2) Then scroll down to "+ Add Another Registrant"option.

3) Click the carrot - "^" to the right and on the same line as "None", revealing the family rate as shown below.

4) Select the family option and then add registrations for other family members.

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

Example of Family Rate Screen Shot


Early Bib Pickup

Strongly encourage picking up bibs and shirts starting the week before to avoid Thanksgiving Day long lines!
  • Vancouver, WA           Friday, Nov. 18 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Foot Traffic, 305 SE Chkalov St., Vancouver, WA 
  • Eastside Portland      Saturday, Nov. 19 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Foot Traffic, 4020 NE Fremont, Portland. 
  • Westside Portland     Sunday, Nov. 20 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Foot Traffic,13306 NW Cornell Road Portland
  • Downtown Portland  Monday, Nov. 21, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Foot Traffic, 333 SW Taylor Ave, Portland, OR
  • Southeast Portland   Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.,  Foot Traffic, 1260 SW Lambert Ave., Portland, OR 
  • Oregon Zoo               Wednesday, Nov. 23,1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Oregon Zoo Cascade Grill, to the right after ticket booths.


Day of Event Timeline

6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Onsite same day registration, bib and shirt pickup. Oregon Zoo - past toll booths. 

7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  4 Mile "Rolling Starts"  one-hour window to proceed to startline and start at SW Knights Blvd, between Oregon Zoo and Western Forestry Center.

9:15 a.m. - Diaper Dash (up to 4) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House 
9:25 a.m. - Tot Trot (Ages 5 - 11) - Oregon Zoo Elephant House 


Swag and More

Each 4 Mile participant receives an awesome Turkey Trot At The Zoo finisher medal/ribbon, 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 blue 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 $23. Youth (11 and under) registrations include a cotton long-sleeve T-shirt. Guarantee shirt cut off date is November 17. Some past year's adult and youth T-shirts may be available for sale at the event. 


Drop Bags

Drop bags will be provided at registration.


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. 


Zoo Entry

Only paid event registrants will be able to enter the Zoo. Your bib serves as your zoo pass. Discounted admission is available.

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 registration on Thanksgiving Day.


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 at end of "running start" waves. 

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 worth $50 on your next ORRC event in the coming year.

Event Locations within the Zoo



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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