Frequently Asked Questions
I have been an Issaquah resident since 1983. I grew up in this beautiful city and love this community. For 2 years I participated in the Seattle Turkey Trot and then decided to bring the Turkey Trot tradition Thanksgiving Morning to my hometown of Issaquah! Together with my husband, Tom Matthews, we organize the trot with the help of our family, friends and a great many volunteers. It's a great way to give to our Food Bank during a season when they need a lot of donations. ~Heather Matthews
What is the deadline for registration?
How much is the registration fee?
Participants 11 yrs and older - $25 (includes a tek t-shirt)
Do you need Volunteers?
Race Day Information:
What should I expect on the day of the Turkey Trot?
This event is a casual run, less formal than other 5k run/walks you might have taken part in. There is no personal timing (although we do have a timer clock at the finish line). This is really meant as a way to come together during the holidays, have fun and help out our community. Don't forget your Thanksgiving costumes and accessories!
Where should I park?
You can park in the Pickering Square lots (PPC, Michaels, Office Depot) and the Costco Warehouse parking lots. Please DO NOT park in the Holiday Inn.
Do I need to check-in if I requested the "No T-shirt" option when I signed up?
No. There are no bibs or timing chips. So if you did not request a t-shirt there is no need to check-in. Just show up and have fun!
What time does it start?
Will the roads be closed to traffic?
Can my child bring a bike?
Can I bring my dog? Sorry, no. Because most of our route is on a trail we are going to ask that you leave your dogs home for safety reasons. We also have a lot of children that participate that are afraid of dogs and we want everyone to have an enjoyable experience.
Will Bathrooms be available?Yes! We will be renting Honey Buckets (Portable Bathrooms) for the event.
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