Montlake 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run

  • 11.24.2016 @ 10:00 AM
  • Seattle, Washington
Event Closed
We\\\'re sorry, but online registration for the Montlake Turkey Trot is now closed. If you would still like to run, same day registrations will be accepted, but it is unlikely you will receive a timing chip or a t-shirt as quantities are low.
Event Details
11 .24 .2016
starts at 10 :00 AM
ends at 01 :00 AM
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Event Information
About This Event
This fun run/walk, organized by the Montlake Community Club, takes place in the Seattle Neighborhood of Montlake on Thanksgiving morning. The course begins near Fuel Coffee Shop (24th and E. Lynn St), heads into the Arboretum via E. Lynn Street and makes a scenic loop through the Arboretum. Net proceeds will be donated to the University District Food Bank.

No dogs allowed. Strollers permitted, but parts of the course through the arboretum may be difficult to navigate with a stroller.
We encourage participants to walk, bike, or carpool if possible. There is parking on residential streets as well as in the Arboretum gift shop parking lot. We have also arranged with the Greek Orthodox Church for participants to use their lot.
Registration and T-shirt Pickup
T-shirts and race bibs will be available at the following times:

-Tuesday, 11/22/16 at Glam and Tonics (2302 24th Ave E) from 4:00pm-7:00pm. 5K ONLY!
-Wednesday, 11/23/16 at Glam and Tonics from 10:00am-6:00pm. Kids packets available from 12:00pm-6:00pm
-Day of race: table on Lynn Street near Fuel starting at 8:00am
-5K packets must be picked up by 8:45am
-Kids packets must be picked up by 10:15am

Online registration will close November 23rd at 6:00pm. Day of race registration will be cash/check only and it is very likely that we will be out of bibs and t-shirts.
Kids Race
Kids races will start at 10:30AM in the arboretum. Start line will be at the tot lot and make a loop around the Pinetum. Kids 4 and under will run one loop (1/2 mile), kids 5+ will run the loop twice to make 1 mile. Age groups will be 0-4 (1/2 mile), 5-7, 8-10, and 10+.
Please see registration page for course routes. The 5K race will start and finish near Fuel Coffee shop on Lynn St. and makes a scenic loop through the Arboretum. Here is a link to the live google map:
Race Timing
Only the 5K will be timed. Rivalry Events is donating their time and equipment to time the race using chips. We ask that you follow a few instructions:

1. Don't bend the chip tags as they can break.

2. Wear it on your right shoelace. Let it be dangling and loose along the right side of the shoe, not tucked into the laces.

3. Please turn the tags in after the race. Near the finish area their will be a bin to put them in and a volunteer helping collect them.
Race Line-up
We won't have waves, but it will be a narrow start due to the rather narrow course, so please line up based on how fast you expect to run the race (under 7:30 mile in front and walkers in the back).
Course Maps
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Sub Event Cost Distance
$35.00 5km
$25.00 1mi
I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against The Montlake 5K Turkey Trot and Kids Run, The Montlake Community Club, sponsors, coordinating groups and any individuals associated with the event, their representatives and assigns, and will hold them harmless for any and all injuries suffered in connection with this event. I attest that I am physically fit to compete in this event. Further, I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use my likeness in all media including photographs, pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. Race management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of management's control such as weather, natural disasters or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Management may also alter the course and distances for the safety of the athletes. I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SecureFeeā„¢ Registration Cancellation Insurance is offered in most states. If purchased, your registration may be covered for one of the covered reasons stated in the policy.