Montlake 5K Turkey Trot & Kids Run

Thu November 28, 2019 Seattle, WA US 98112 Directions
E Lynn and 25th Ave E
Seattle, WA US 98112


Join in the fun for the 4th 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 Kids Run.  We have a 1/2 mile course for the little ones and a 1 mile course for the bigger kids.

Kids Run (ages 2-12): Entry fee is $20 from now through November 27th.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $30.

5K Run/Walk: The entry fee is $35 through November 5th.  It increases to $40 on November 6th.  Race day registration (space permitting) is $50.  Strollers are permitted, but no dogs.  We highly encourage racers to register early and avoid the crowds on race day.  Walkers are welcome!  We just ask that you line up behind the runners at the start line.

Bib and T-Shirt Pick-Up is Wednesday November 27th, from 10AM to 7 PM at Glam and Tonics AVEDA Salon - 2302 24th Ave E., and on race day from 8-9:15 near the start line.  Enjoy 20% off all products at Glam and Tonics during pick-up and on race day.  We highly encourage racers to pick up their bibs and shirts prior to race morning to avoid the crowds.  T-shirts are not guaranteed if you wait until race day.  

In Person Registration
If you want to register in person on race day (space permitting), go to Glam & Tonics Salon, 2302 24th Ave. Credit cards or cash accepted

Raffle from Local Business
Racers, walkers and others who make additional donations to the event (see DONATE button above) will be entered in a drawing for prizes from sponsors.  Each $10 donation earns one chance for a prize. Winners will be announced right before the race starts around 9:25AM. You don't need to be present to win and you don't need to sign up for the race to donate.  Prizes can be claimed at Glam and Tonics on race day until 11AM and for 1 week following the race.  Prizes include:

1 Dinner at Café Lago for 10 Guests | Café Lago
4 Lasagne Dinners | Café Lago
2 Custom One Month Training Plan | Tyler Mangum, Endurance Coach
1 Night with Carla at Little Lago (apps, wine and pizza for up to 6) | Little Lago
1 $100 Gift Card for any Service, 1L Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo & Conditioner, 250ML Body Wash, 250 ML Body Lotion | Glam & Tonics
1 $100 Gift Card for any Service, 1L Shampure Shampoo, 1L Conditioner, 1 250ML Body Wash, 1 250ML Body Lotion | Glam & Tonics
1 $100 Gift Card for any Service, 1L Rosemary Mint Shampoo, 1L Conditioner, 1 250ML Body Wash, 1 250ML Body Lotion | Glam & Tonics
1 Pop Funko Dolls Mystery Gift | Glam & Tonics
1 Hello Kitty Mystery Gift | Glam & Tonics
1 Yoga Kick-Start Package (one month unlimited yoga, hoodie, tank top, yoga towel & Manduka Eco Lite mat | Earth, Wind & Fire Yoga
3 One Month Unlimited Monthly Passes | Earth, Wind & Fire Yoga
2 Bike Tune Ups (Full Bike Adjustment and External Lube) | Montlake Bicycle Shop
2 One Day-Full Suspension Mountain Bike Rental | Montlake Bicycle Shop
2 One Day E-Bike Rental | Montlake Bicycle Shop
1 Bottle of Wine | Mont’s Market
3 One year memberships to CLEAR                   

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

Race Day Schedule
8:00 AM – In Person Registration Open at Glam & Tonics
8:00 AM – Bib and T-shirt Pick Up Opens on Lynn St for Online Registrants

9:25 AM – Raffle Winners Announced 

9:30 AM – 5K Begins at E Lynn St and 25th Ave E

10:10 AM – Race winners announced (prizes for top 3 male and female finishers- prizes claimed at Glam and Tonics)
10:10 AM – Kids start to line up for the kids races.  Please have your child in line at least 5 minutes before their approximate start time.  We will have volunteers with large signs that indicate where to line up.

10:15 AM- 1 mile run begins.  We will be starting the race in waves (approximately 3-5 min. apart) based on ages, with the oldest kids going first.

  • Wave 1: ages 10-12 (4th-6th grade)
  • Wave 2: ages 8-10 (2nd-3rd grade)
  • Wave 3: ages 5-7 (Pre-K-1st grade)

10:25 AM- 1/2 mile run begins (recommended for kids ages 2-5)

Chip Timing
The timing chip is affixed to the back of your bib number. Please don’t bend or crinkle the bib as it can damage the timing chip and cause your time to be lost.  Wear the bib on the front outside of your outer most layer of clothing for photo tagging.

Race Results 
Live results will be on laptop kiosks near the finish line. Check RunSignUp or for results online. Winners of the 5K will be announced just prior to the start of the kids races, around 10:10 AM.

Not a runner but still want to participate?  Sign up to volunteer!  We need lots of volunteers to make the race a success and appreciate the help.  Also, any runners that volunteer to help with setup or take down can get a free registration.  Email if you are interested.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Signature Sponsor, $2,500 Cash or Donations
Premium Sponsor, $1,000 Cash or Donations
Turkey Trotter, $500 Cash or Donations
Valued Sponsors

Registration comes with a free cotton t-shirt.  New this year- for an additional fee, we are offering runners the option to purchase a long sleeve technical shirt ($15 adult, $10 kids) instead.  We are only offering this if you register by NOVEMBER 5th!  

Additionally, if you register after November 5th, we cannot guarantee you will receive a shirt or that you will be able to choose your size.


5K Run/Walk Course Map:

Check out the new 2019 route!  The city has approved our plans and the new course should provide a seamless run without any repeat sections.  If you want a preview, join our race trainer, Tyler Mangum, on Sunday, November 17th at 11AM near the tot lot at 26th and Lynn.  He will do a warm-up and guide runners through the new route.  

Kids 1 Mile Course Map (5-12 year olds):

The Kids 1 Mile Course (5-12 year-olds) will starts at 10:00AM on 25th and E Lynn St, in the same location as the 5K starts. The course heads south on 25th street, enters the Arboretum at East Newton Street, then heads on Lake Washington Blvd towards Foster Island Road.  It then takes a small loop around the Oak Family section of the arboretum before heading back to the finish line across the Wilcox Footbridge.

Kids 1/2 Mile Course Map (2-5 year olds):

The Kids 1/2 Mile Course (2-4 year olds) start at approximately 10:10 AM on 25th and E Lynn St, in the same location as the 5K starts. The course heads south on 25th street, enters the Arboretum at East Newton Street where it connects to the Pinetum Loop Trail.  The finish line is just past the tot lot at 26th and E. Lynn St. 

About University District Food Bank!

The goal of the Montlake Turkey Trot is to bring our community together on Thanksgiving morning and to raise funds for the University District Food Bank.  The Food Bank serves our low-income neighbors when they are in need. To learn more about the good work that is done by the food bank please see the video below.  

Bib and Shirt Pickup

T-shirt and bib pickup will be at Glam and Tonics on Wednesday, November 27th, from 10AM-7PM or on race day starting at 8AM (race day pick up is outside near start line at 24th and Lynn St). For best t-shirt size selection or to order a long sleeve technical shirt please register online before NOVEMBER 5th and pick up your t-shirt and bib prior to race day.  Reminder- technical shirts are only available if you register before NOVEMBER 5th and pay extra ($15 adult sizes, $10 kids sizes).

Financial Aid Available

The Montlake Community Club is committed to making sure that this event is accessible to all members of our community who want to participate. If you are unable to pay the registration fee but still want to participate, please reach out to us at,


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