Turkey Trot Details

Ready, Set, Gobble Gobble!!!

Thanksgiving week has arrived! Here is some important information for you to know to help make the Issaquah Turkey Trot run smoothly and keep everyone safe.

T-shirt Pick Up /In Person Registration On WEDNESDAY: We want to strongly encourage you to pick up your t-shirts on Wednesday from 12pm-8pm at the Sports Authority in Issaquah. Turkey Trotters get a 20% off your entire purchase coupon – Sports Authority will be donating 10% of all turkey trotters in-store purchases to the food bank. Coupons will also be available at the store. We will also have Registration Forms for those who want to come register in person and pay by cash or check.

Thanksgiving Morning

PARKING: Please park in the Pickering Square (PCC, Michaels, Office Depot) parking lot or Costco Warehouse Parking. DO NOT park or use the Holiday Inn’s parking lot.

START LINE: Located at the City of Issaquah NW Building located behind Lowe’s (1775 12th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027). 

There will be designated areas for the runners, joggers & walkers to wait until their race begins. Look for the designated signs where you should group together. Remember there are different start times for each group so the route isn’t crowded and will help keep everyone safe.

7:30am – T-shirt Pickup & Day of Registration
8:45am – Participants in Costume meet at the Information Booth (see details below)
9:00am – Race begins for runners
9:05am – Race begins for joggers
9:10am – Race beings for walks
Note: The Start Line will remain open until 9:30am if you wish to avoid the crowd and start the route after the official start times.

There will be a large timer at the finish line so you can get an idea of what your time was. If you want a more official time, I would suggest you bring your own stopwatch.

There will be signs and volunteers along the route to help direct you and keep you safe. You can view the route by visiting: http://www.issaquahturkeytrot.org/route.html

DAY OF REGISTRATION: If you know of other participants who will be registering the day of the race, let them know we only accept cash or check only. We are quickly running out of extra t-shirts so if you know of anyone who wants a t-shirt, I would encourage them to register soon!

GOBBLE WOBBLE: Kids can pick up a Gobble Wobble punch card at the Information Booth before the race. We will have volunteers with balloons along the route that will hole punch their card. Tell your kiddos to look for the balloons! At the finish line there will be a prize bag for them {even if your child does not do the entire route we will have a prize bag for them just for coming}.

COSTUMES: Our Sponsor, Ben & Jerry’s are giving us 10 free Ice Cream Cone coupons to encourage you to come dress in a Thanksgiving costume. Those dressed in a costume please meet at the information booth at 8:45am to be entered into a drawing for a free ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s– yum!

FOOD DONATIONS: The Issaquah Food Bank is always in need of food. If you would like to bring non-perishable donations we will be collecting them Thanksgiving morning and making a delivery to the Food Bank on Friday. Please bring your donations to the Information Booth.

SPONSORS: A very special thanks to our 2012 Trotting Sponsors. They include: Zeeks PizzaBen & Jerry’sSports AuthorityDr. Mark W. Nelson OrthodonticsCarson & NoelRock Mountain ProductsReSTART Internet Addiction Recovery.

We have so much to be thankful for this upcoming holiday – and part of that is thanking YOU for supporting the Issaquah Turkey Trot – The Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank is going to be so impressed with how our community came together once again for this event to help many families through the holiday season.

If you have any more questions, please visit our FAQ Page or feel free to email us.


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