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

Celebrating 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 3.8 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. 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!

Benefitting West Linn Food Pantry

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!

Resources for Racers


Registration is now open. Individual registrations for the 3.8 Mile Trail Trot include an amazing Turkey Trot mug-limited to the first 500 entries, 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