Location: Seattle, WA US 98112 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
E Lynn and 25th Ave E
Seattle, WA US 98112

Join in the fun for the 2nd Annual Montlake Community Club 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run, benefiting the University District Food Bank! The race, which goes through the Washington Park Arboretum on Thanksgiving morning, is followed by a one mile Kids Run through the Arboretum Pinetum.

Kids Run (ages 2-12): Entry fee is $15 from now until November 21st at noon, when online registration closes.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $20.

5K: The entry fee for kids, teens and adults entering the 5K is $30 until November 5th, then $35 until November 21st at noon when online registration closes.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $40.  Strollers are permitted, but no dogs.

T-shirts and bibs can be picked up Wednesday November 22nd at Glam and Tonics (2302 24th Ave E) from 10AM to 6PM and on race day after 8AM.  We suggest picking up your t-shirts on Wednesday for the best selection of sizes.

Racers, walkers and others who make additional donations to the event (see DONATE button above) will be entered in a raffle for prizes from sponsors, which includes several $50 gift certificates to Cafe Lago on 24th Ave E in Montlake and two lasagna dinners complete with antipasti and wine that serve up to 10 people. Each $10 donation "buys" one raffle ticket. Raffle winners will be announced on race morning, 9:15AM. You need not be present to win.

Net proceeds from the race and all donations go to the University District Food Bank.

We are grateful to our ever growing list of sponsors: Cafe Lago, Flatiron West, Inc., Wilcynski Partners, Julie Jones at Caliber Home Loans, Glam & Tonics AVEDA Salon, KHBB Law Firm, Darcy LaBelle Real Estate, Stokes Lawrence Law firm, Jay's Cleaners, Montlake Market, Van Wyck & Porter, Dr. Henry of Chin of Capitiol Hill-Montlake Dentistry, Audi Seattle, Mont's Market, DeMaria Partners, Mayo Therapy Associates, and Purr Cocktail Lounge.

Race Contact Info

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Bib and t-shirt pick- up

T-shirt and bib pickup will be at Glam and Tonics on Wednesday, November 22nd, from 10 AM to 6 PM or on race day starting at 8 AM. For best t-shirt size selection please register online by November 21 and pick up your t-shirt and bib on Wednesday, November 22. 

The 5K starts on E. Lynn St and 25th Ave in the Montlake neighborhood followed by a short zig-zag into the Washington Park Arboretum before you run a large loop on the newly constructed Arboretum Loop Trail / Arboretum Drive. Then zig-zag back out to finish where you started on E. Lynn St. & 25th Ave.


For the 5-12 year olds! Start and end at E. Lynne St & 25th Avenue. The course heads straight and crosses the Wilcox Footbridge then does a small loop in the Oak Family section of the Arboretum. On the way back, after crossing the Wilcox Footbridge a second time, there is another small loop to the left around the Pinetum section of the Arboretum.


Start and end at E. Lynn St. & 25th Ave. The course heads straight into the Arboretum to make a loop around the Pinetum and then back towards the finish line.

About University District Food Bank!

The event's mission is to bring community together this Thanksgiving and to raise funds for the University District Food Bank which serves low-income people a substantial amount of food to last them a few days, to empower them and help bring them up. Learn about all the humanity that is University District Food Bank. Enjoy the video!