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Join in the fun for the 3rd 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 $15 from now through November 21st. Race day registration (space permitting) is $20.
5K: The entry fee is $35 through November 21st. Race day registration (space permitting) is $40. Strollers are permitted, but no dogs. We highly encourage racers to register early and avoid the crowds on race day.
Options for T-shirts and bibs pick up
We suggest picking up your t-shirts on either Sunday or Wednesday to ensure getting the right size t-shirt and to avoid the crowds.
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. These fabulous items include, lasagna dinners and cooking classes from Cafe Lago, yoga packages from Earth+Wind+Fire (worth $2,500 total!), wine from the Montlake Market, and Molly Moon's gift certificates. Each $10 donation earns one chance for a prize. Winners will be announced at 10:25 AM, just before kids race starts. You need not be present to win and you don't need to sign up for the race to donate.
Net proceeds from the race and all additional donations go to the University District Food Bank.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.Questions?
T-shirt and bib pickup will be at Glam and Tonics on Sunday, November 18th from 10AM to 7PM, Wednesday, November 21st, from 2-7PM or on race day starting at 8 AM (race day pick up is outside near start line at 24th and Lynn St). For best t-shirt size selection please register online and pick up your t-shirt and bib on either Sunday or Wednesday before the race.
New course this year! The start and finish line stay the same at E Lynn St and 25th Ave E in the Montlake neighborhood. The race continues through the Washington Park Arboretum and includes the new Arboretum Loop Trail. New this year, 5K runners will turn left on 26th Ave after the start, then turn right Lake Washington Blvd, and then enter the Arboretum on Foster Island Road. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed from Boyer Avenue to East Roanoke St during the hours of 9:15-10:30 to accommodate the new course.
The Kids 1 Mile Course (5-12 year-olds) will start and end at E Lynn St & 25th Ave E. 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.
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 population when they are in need. To learn more about the good work that is done by the food bank please see the video below.