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Location: Seattle, WA US 98112 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Montlake Community Club 5K Turkey Trot
9:30AM PST - 11:00AM PST
857 spots left.
Price increases after November 4, 2018 at 11:59pm PST
Montlake Turkey Trot Kids Run
10:30AM PST - 11:30AM PST
222 spots left.
Registration ends November 21, 2018 at 6:00pm PST
E Lynn and 25th Ave E
Seattle, WA US 98112

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 until November 21st at 6PM, 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 4th, then $35 until November 21st at 6PM.  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.

T-shirts and bibs can be picked up Wednesday November 21st 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 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!), and a Molly Moon's gift certificate. Each $10 donation earns one chance for a prize. Winners will be announced on race morning at 9:15AM. 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.

We are grateful to our ever growing list of sponsors: Earth+Wind+Fire, Cafe Lago, Wilcynski Partners, Arboretum Dermatology, Audi Seattle, Bad Cat Events, Darcy LaBelle Real Estate, KHBB Law Firm, Little Lago, Rivalry Events, Stokes Lawrence, Meditate Seattle, Molly Moon's, Glam and Tonics AVEDA Salon, and Mr Johnson's Antiques.  Please contact us if you or your employer is interested in becoming a sponsor.

Race Contact Info

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

Bib and t-shirt pick- up

T-shirt and bib pickup will be at Glam and Tonics on Sunday, November 18th, and Wednesday, November 21st, from 2-7PM or on race day starting at 8 AM. 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.

We may change the course this year to better accommodate runners and avoid using the Wilcox Bridge at the beginning of the race.  We are waiting on course confirmation from the city.  We will keep the site updated so check in again as the race gets closer.  If we aren't able to change the course, we will use the same course as last year (shown below).  Either way, the course will still start and finish at E Lynn St and 25th Ave E in the Montlake neighborhood and will take place in the Washington Park Arboretum.

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 Kids 1/2 Mile Course (2-4 year olds) starts and ends at E Lynn St & 25th Ave E. The course heads straight into the Arboretum to make a loop around the Pinetum and then back towards the finish line. This course does not cross the Willcox Footbridge.

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 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.