Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Information

When/How Can I Register?

  • Registration by clicking on this link: Issaquah Turkey Trot 2020 Registration
  • Thanksgiving Weekend Registration: Registration will be available throughout the entire Thanksgiving weekend. 
  • Deadline for Guaranteed Gear Order:  November 1st (product will be shipped to your address)
  • Online Registration will CLOSE on Sunday, November 29. 

​SPECIAL NOTE! We've had a delay with our gear vendor and we are sad to announce that Turkey Trot shirts, hats, and neck buffs may not be received until AFTER the event. If you registered after 11/2 at noon, please see below for details on our rescheduled gear distribution. If you registered before 11/2 at noon and are expecting your gear shipped directly to you, check your e-mail for shipment updates from PLEASE accept our most sincere apologies for this unfortunate delay!

We encourage former trotters to wear your most vintage Issaquah Turkey Trot shirt to keep the spirit alive!

  • Gear Distribution:  
    If you registered before November 2nd at noon, your item of choice will be shipped to your household.
    ​If you registered after November 2nd at noon, item pick up will be on a first come first serve basis. We can't guarantee t-shirt sizes but you will have an option of a hat, neck buff and/or t-shirt.
      • Tuesday 12/1 AND Wednesday 12/2 between 12:00-5:00 p.m.
      • No-contact, drive thru distribution
      • Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank ALLEY (please pull up through the alley to the right of the building at 179 1st Avenue SE, Issaquah 98027)
      • Items will be distributed using a no-contact drive-through
      • Please print and complete the Gear Order Form and bring it with you. If you are unable to print the form, show the e-mail you received with your registration confirmation or your Acceptiva receipt. PLEASE PLACE ORDER FORM ON YOUR DASH FOR QUICK & EASY NO-CONTACT PICK-UP.
      • If you or an alternate person are not able to pick-up your Turkey Trot gear on Tuesday or Wednesday, please e-mail us so that we can make other arrangements.

How much is the registration fee?
Participants 11 yrs and older - $30 (includes a t-shirt, trucker hat or neck buff) 
Kids 10 yrs and younger - $15 (includes a t-shirt, trucker hat or neck buff)

*Infants/Toddlers do not need to register

Does the 2020 Turkey Trot need Volunteers?
​Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Issaquah Turkey Trot! We have now filled all of our volunteer positions for this year's event. Please check back next year for more opportunities!

Issaquah Turkey Trot Information:

What should I expect on the weekend of the Turkey Trot?
This event is a casual run, jog, or walk (majority of people walk). This year there will be 7 courses for you to choose from. You are invited to do any or all of the courses anytime Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday the 26th (9:00am) - Sunday the 29th (4:00pm). The distance of each route is 5K(ish) (around 3 miles) - but there are also lots of shortcuts if you don't want to do an entire 5K.  This event is a way to come together as a community during the holidays to help those in need and have fun. Don't forget your Thanksgiving costumes, accessories and selfies are recommended. 

Where should I park? 
Each course has a different parking location and plan. Please visit the course maps  for location. Many courses can easily be accessed by walking out your front door or down the street. 

Where is the start/finish line located?

Each course has a different start and finish location. Please visit the course maps for location. Many courses can easily be accessed by walking out your front door or down the street. 

Do I need to check-in? 
This year will be different, in order to be Covid-safe we invite you to participate any day, any time during the Thanksgiving weekend.  There will be NO check-in's.

What time does it start? 
9:00 a.m. Thursday Morning - 4 p.m. Sunday Evening

Will the roads be closed to traffic? 
No, all participants need to abide by all pedestrian laws.  Traffic will not be managed on any of the courses. 

Can I bring my child in a stroller?
Yes, however not all routes are stroller friendly. Please review the course details for more information.

Can my child bring a bike?
If your child wishes to ride their bike, please abide by all pedestrian and bike laws. Not all routes are bike friendly. Please review the course details for more information.

Can I bring my dog? 

Yes, but the following are dog requirements:​

  • Participants must pick up after their dog.

  • Dogs must have current shots.

  • All participants must agree to Waiver/Release.

  • All dogs must be kept on a maximum 6 foot leash at all times.

Will Bathrooms be available?

Any more questions? Visit our Contact page.