West Linn Turkey Trot Trail Race

3.8 Mile Trail Race (9am) • 1/2 Mile Kid’s Trot (8:45am). Thanksgiving Day, 2023. West Linn, Oregon

2023 Turkey Trot Update (Monday, 11/27): What an amazing morning filled with joy, effort, and reward. So many of you graced us with your presence and for our team, Thanksgiving cetainly lived up to its name! Results have been updated. Please let us know if you have a results inquiry. Congratulations from Team RWP!

Celebrating A (SOLD OUT) Holiday Classic!

The 2023 Turkey Trot is SOLD OUT! 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 3.8 mile mostly bark and dirt trail race inside Mary S. Young 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 this fun, fitness challenge. Our events encourage families, friends, and neighbors to get moving, to celebrate the season, and to work together towards a common fitness goal!

Benefitting West Linn Food Pantry

Thank you for registering for the 2023 West Linn Turkey Trot! We look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving morning at Mary S. Young Park in West Linn, OR. We can feel the energy of the community coming together to share in the joy of running and walking and supporting our local food bank!

PACKET PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY: Want to pick up your packet before the race? Come to Portland Running Company, Beaverton on Wednesday, 11/22 from 10-2pm. You may pick up additional packets for friends and family. Thank you in advance for bringing your canned food to the race and not to packet pick up. The West Linn Food Pantry will be at the race ready to collect your donations.


PARKING: Parking is available at the park and at the West Linn Lutheran Church. Street parking available on and near Mark Lane which leads to the back entrance of the park. Please follow directions of parking volunteers to avoid backups. Thank you for carpooling.

Doggies: Please use the pet exercise area before and after the race as doggies are not allowed on the trail during the race.

Packet pick up begins at 7:30am – Mary S Young Park, West Linn, OR.

• Kids Race 8:45am (parents are welcome to participate)
• Turkey Trot Trail Race 9:00am

RACE COURSE: The course meanders through the beautiful Mary S. Young Park on both paved path and trail. Get ready for long climbs, steep declines, and views galore! The beautiful scenery and crisp air will take your breath away! The race course may be muddy and slippery, please wear appropriate shoes or trail shoes.

Stroller Modification: Because the course has stairs and steep hills we will have a stroller-modified course. Watch for signs!

GOODIES AT THE RACE: Hot Chocolate and treats will be available at the race! You can even use your Turkey Trot Mug!
Costumes: Dress up in your favorite Turkey Day Costume and win a $50 Portland Running Company gift card for the best costume!
PIES GALORE! We are giving away 50 fresh Pumpkin Pies! Pies will be given out randomly at the finish line!

West Linn Food Pantry is our charity of choice. Please bring a can of food (not expired) to donate to this worthy cause and consider making a cash donation at their booth. Together we can make a difference to families in need.

A special thanks to our local sponsors!
Roane Family Dentistry
Allen Rahrich-Farmers Insurance

Happy Thanksgiving 2023
Paula & Dave Harkin
Portland Running Company/Runwithpaula Events

Days Until Thanksgiving!









3.8 Mile Trail Race

9AM START: Individual 3.8 Mile Trail Race – COST is just $25 per entry. Our event is chip timed and includes two loops inside Mary S. Young 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, a few stairs, 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!

Limited to the first 500 entries! SOLD OUT

Resources for Racers


TURKEY TROT 2023 IS SOLD OUT! Individual registrations for the 3.8 Mile Trail Trot include an amazing Turkey Trot mug-limited to the first 500 entries (SOLD OUT), 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 23rd from 10am-2pm at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. You may also pick up your packet on the morning of the race at Mary S. Young 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.



West Linn Food Pantry Donations

The West Linn Food Pantry works every day to support this great community but they need your help. We are asking all participants to consider bringing a non-perishable food item to the race to donate, or to make a donation directly to the Food Pantry. Every single donation, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.

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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 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 2023 and beyond!

Paula and Dave Harkin, RunWithPaula Events