Quote: “Turkey on the Run is a very fun event in a very friendly town with lots of friendly folks.” — Scott “Scottydog” Kabrich, of San Antonio, Texas
Description: Turkey on the Run features 12K, 5K and kids run on Thanksgiving Day morning and attracts both local residents and people visiting the region for the holiday. The two longer distances also are ideal for walkers. All the events start and and finish at beautiful Rotary Park on the western outskirts of the city at the base of the Wenatchee Foothills. Kids under the age of 12 can run the 5K for free. The event also benefits the Women’s Resource Center in Wenatchee.
Views and features: These runs and walks take participants through the neighborhoods adjacent to the Wenatchee Foothills. The 12K course also travels up No. 1 Canyon with views of the prominent Castle Rock formation along the way. On the way back, views of the Wenatchee Valley looking east and north are for the taking.
Start time: 9 a.m.
Start lines: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)
Finish: Rotary Park, Wenatchee (Western Avenue/Maple Street)
Parking: There is ample parking on streets adjacent to the Rotary Park.
Essentials: There are two aid stations on the 12K course (including one at the turnaround spot) and one on the 5K course. Stations have water and an electrolyte drink. Port-o-potties are located at the start/finish area.
Course map: Click here!
Stewardship: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful environment and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash.