West Linn Turkey Trot Trail Race

3.6 Mile Trail Race (9am) • 1/2 Mile Kid’s Trot (8:45am). Thanksgiving Day, 2021. West Linn, Oregon or Anywhere in the world!

Congratulations to all you wonderful trotters at this year’s Turkey Trot. What a beautiful morning. Unofficial Results are posted! For results inquiries, click the link on your result or contact us: Turkey Trot Results Inquiry.

From Paula and her RWP Crew, Happy Thanksgiving!

Introducing The Return of a Holiday Classic!

Run with Paula Events presents The West Linn Turkey Trot Trail Race. Get your family moving together this Thanksgiving Day. The main event is a 3.6 mile mostly bark and dirt trail race inside Mary S. Young State Park. Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends in person, or zooming your way around the world, kick off your Thanksgiving Season with a fun, fitness challenge. Family and friends spread out all over the world? No Problem! RWP’s Turkey Trot Trail Race Virtual Option invites you to run or walk your route anywhere on the planet. Our events encourage families, friends, and neighbors to get moving, to celebrate the season, and to work together towards a common fitness goal!

Run anywhere in the world or use our amazing trail route!

Benefiting West Linn Food Pantry


3.6 Mile Trail Race

9AM START: Individual 3.6 Mile Trail Race – COST is just $25 per entry. Our event is chip timed and includes two loops inside Mary S. Young State Park. The first “upper” loop runs clockwise from the SE corner of the parking area. After about 1.3 miles, get ready to scramble as the trail turns down toward the banks of the Willamette River. Loop #2 includes some serious hills, deep canyons, and a super fast, gradual downhill finish.

1/2 Mile Kid's Trail Trot

8:45AM START: Cost is just $10 per entry.  The Kid’s Trot is a bark trail out and back adventure for our little ones. This 1/2 mile trail trot is intended for kids ages 6 and under. Parents are encouraged to guide, cheer, chaperone, and try to keep up!

Something For Everyone!

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family and friends, and to reflect on the things for which we are thankful. These past 2 years have been an exceptionally challenging period and we have seen so many amazing displays of the human spirit. From frontline workers, to teachers, to grocery store clerks, people all over the country have stepped up their efforts to help us all navigate. Not getting together this year? Give your kids, your parents, or your grandparents all the chance to celebrate with the family-send them a virtual race packet and encourage them to move with you!

For so many people, with gyms closed and offices shuttered, running and walking has become a source of release and a happy place free from stress. For those of you who dusted off your high school PE uniforms, and broke out your old sneakers to give running or walking a second chance, Welcome Back! Rediscovering fitness is a silver lining of this time and we applaud each and every one of you.

So whether you are gathering in person on Thanksgiving Day or zooming around the planet to see your family members and friends, join together to complete this year’s West Linn Turkey Trot!

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Resources for Racers


Registration is now open. Individual registrations for the 3.6 Mile Trail Trot include an amazing “ombre” bistro mug (SOLD OUT: was LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500), chip timing with live results, a commemorative Turkey Trot race bib number, and a chance to win a pumpkin pie!

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Race Packets

Packet Pick up starts on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th from 10am-3pm at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. You may also pick up your packet on the morning of the race at Mary S. Young State Park starting at 7:30am. If you are somehwere else in the world, we can ship your packets to you for $10. Race Packets include bib numbers, and mugs.


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West Linn Turkey Trot Trail Race

A note about the course: most of this trail and path is heavily covered by trees and so your GPS device will not measure accurately. For most of you, your GPS will read less distance than you have actually moved. Portions of the course have two-way Trot Traffic so make sure to keep your eyes peeled and to STAY RIGHT as much as possible. Our official course will be measured with a certiified device and mile markers will indicate the actual miles (not the GPS miles). Gobble. Gobble. Trot!

Paula Harkin, along with husband Dave Harkin, are committed to producing fun, challenging, safe, world-class events. Stay tuned for more infomation regarding 2022 and beyond!

Paula and Dave Harkin, RunWithPaula Events