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12th Annual Petaluma Turkey Trot & Food Drive!

Thanksgiving Day   –  Thursday, November 22, 2018   –   Start Time: 8:30 AM

Don’t forget to bring your canned foods for the donation!

Trot Info

The 12th Annual Petaluma Turkey Trot is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning, the run starts at 8:30 am sharp! It’s healthy, social, and fun! Featuring no fees, minimal registration, zero waste, and Turkey Trot beanies for the first 300 runners!

Runners, trotters, and walkers of all ages are welcome. Warm up to music at 8:15 am with KaiaFIT. Feel free to come in turkey-wear! Print your 4 Mile Route Map or 6 Mile Route Map below (not that the maps have ever helped). Luckily, the Petaluma High School Lacrosse Teamwill be on the trail to point the way!

Trot History

 

We have grown! This year we are partnering with AQUS Community and Petaluma High School Lacrosse.

The trot started 12 years ago when founder Mary Dooley was looking for a community run to participate in on Thanksgiving morning. Since no such run was to be found, there was only one choice: start one and design a route that would excite and delight. She invited the whole community to trot around in nature and feel darn good about a calorie burn before the big feast. The Turkey Trot is not just a walk in the park (though walkers are welcome).

The first year a group of 20 runners came out, the next year 30, then 50 trotters. Last year was our biggest yet with over 1000 trotters! We filled the Redwood Empire Food Bank’s truck and raised over $2000.

You may have heard that people get lost in Helen Putnam Park, and it’s all true! But eventually they find their way back to the start and definitely burn extra calories. (More pumpkin pie for them).

Course Description & Map Downloads

Your choice of a 4 mile or 10 kilometer distance to trot, run or walk.

4 Mile Route: If you walk this, you might arrive at the finish when the majority of the 10K runners get back. If you trot or run this, you might hang out for a while and take some photos of incoming walkers/ runners and post them to our Facebook Page.  download map

10K -ish Route: The ish is because sometimes people get lost. If you walk this, it will take a long time and likely won’t see us at the finish line because we’ve got a turkey to roast. Just know that we wish you the best!  download map

Food Drive

We welcome your cans, pasta and cereal as a donation to the Redwood Empire Food Bank – the largest provider of food to people in need in Sonoma County.

Rules of the Trot

  • Obey traffic signals.
  • Run against traffic so you can observe approaching automobiles.
  • Look both ways before crossing.
  • Carry identification.Include any medical information.
  • Always stay alert and aware of what’s going on around you.
  • Run with a partner.
  • Bring your own water bottle.
  • When using multi-use trails, follow the rules of the road.
  • Do not litter.

Beneficiary

You. Me. Us. Redwood Empire Food Bank.

Details

Date:
November 22, 2018
Time:
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://madarc.com/turkey-trot/

Venue

McNear Park Parking Lot
1008 G St, Petaluma
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
+ Google Map

** Please always check with the event director to confirm race info, like dates, times, venue, etc. **


FEATURED EVENT

Davis Turkey Trot  



DATE: Saturday, November 19 2022
LOCATION: Davis, CA

DISTANCES: 5K •  10K  •   Half Mar.  •   2 Mile  •  Kids Race

EVENT PERKS:  
– Sweet self-standing finisher medals
– Long Sleeve T-shirts included in entry (short sleeve for Kids Events)
– Adaptive divisions available
– Optional Dog Divisions for 2 Mile

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Contact Info

 

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  • Phone: 530-757-2012
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    2121 Everglades Place
    Davis, CA 95616

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For #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll consider a donation to one of our longtime race charities, @cancerchampionsorg. This non profit organization provides nutrition and fitness support directly to cancer patients. Even just $5 is hugely appreciated. 

Donating is quick and easy and takes just a minute.  Visit: cancerchampions.org/donations/ (link in our story) 
Thank you in advance ! 💙
For #GivingTuesday, we hope you’ll consider a donation to one of our longtime race charities, @cancerchampionsorg. This non profit organization provides nutrition and fitness support directly to cancer patients. Even just $5 is hugely appreciated. Donating is quick and easy and takes just a minute. Visit: cancerchampions.org/donations/ (link in our story) Thank you in advance ! 💙
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2022 Marin Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning

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2022 Marin Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning Results at results.changeofpace.com #marinturkeytrot
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Congrats to all our Davis Turkey Trot finishers!!! Thank you for joining us this morning ! #davisturkeytrot
Congrats to all our Davis Turkey Trot finishers!!! Thank you for joining us this morning ! #davisturkeytrot
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Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
Turkey Trot Packet Pick Up is underway at @fleetfeetdavis ! Thank you to the students from Grace Valley Christian Academy for volunteering today! We’ll be here until 6pm. After that, you can pick up at the race venue starting at 6:30am tomorrow.
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Nice! All the medals🏅for Saturday’s Davis Turkey Trot 🦃🏃‍♂️🧑‍🦽🦮🐾
Nice! All the medals🏅for Saturday’s Davis Turkey Trot 🦃🏃‍♂️🧑‍🦽🦮🐾
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Davis Turkey Trot finisher medals!
Davis Turkey Trot finisher medals!
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