Clark County Turkey Trot

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Thanksgiving Morning Fun Run and Polar Bear Plunge.

Are you ready to work off that Thanksgiving dinner before you eat Thanksgiving dinner? The annual Clark County Turkey Trot 2013 is a 5K or 10K Family Fun Run/Walk taking place Thanksgiving morning, November 28, 2013, along the Salmon Creek Trail at Klineline Pond.

“More than just a 5K or 10K race, the Turkey Trot is a tradition of celebration on Thanksgiving morning. For some it’s an excuse to eat an extra piece of pie later in the day! For all it is about being together, and helping the community. The course is not designed for you to have the fastest race time of your life. It is designed for fun, connection, and encouragement! In addition to the race itself, you’ll experience lots of post-race food (coffee, bagels, donuts, bananas, etc.), the annual piñata for kids, and the infamous Polar Bear Swim into Klineline Pond!”

All proceeds from the Clark County Turkey Trot will be donated to the Clark County Food Bank this year. The food bank serves our community with the mission to alleviate hunger and its root causes. Your participation and donations will make a significant difference in thousands of lives throughout our community.

The race will start at 9 am, and the Polar Plunge at 10 am. Pre-registration is required (there will be NO day of race registration this year). Registration will close on Friday, November 22, 2013; or when the cap of 1,200 runners has been reached.

For more information, visit Clark County Turkey Trot online.

Salmon Creek Trail Run for a Wish

It’s More Than a Fun Run.

The Run For A Wish is a fundraising event supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Priscilla Timmons, a Skyview High School Senior, is participating in the Ms. Skyview Pageant. This special pageant’s mission is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.

The Run for a Wish 5K Run/Walk will be along the Salmon Creek Trail, beginning at the Salmon Creek Park/Klineline Pond Trailhead, on Sunday March 6, 2011. There is a Kids (10 and under) 1K Run at 10 am, the 5K Run begins at 10:30 and the 5K Walk begins at 10:35. Registration is $5 for the Kids, and $15 for the 5K.

You can register and pay online, or on race day. Your registrations, and donations, all benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Her goal is to rally the local community and raise $3,000, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. So grab the family, lace up those shoes, and let’s grant some wishes together!

For more information, visit Run For A Wish; or, if you are on Facebook, you can view the Public Event, Run For A Wish 5k Run & Walk.


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Turkey Trot Along Salmon Creek Trail

Thanksgiving Morning Fun Run.

Now here is a way to work up your appetite for Thanksgiving Dinner!  The Turkey Trot, a family friendly fun run Thanksgiving morning, November 25, 2010, starting at 9 am.

The  Turkey Trot is a family-friendly 5K Run/Walk or 10K Run along the beautiful Salmon Creek Trail, starting and ending at Klineline Pond in Vancouver, WA.  Participants can trot at their own pace (and distance) and even bring along their dogs!  For those daring enough to take the plunge, there will be a Polar Bear Swim at Klineline Pond after the race.  There is even going to be a pinata for the kids!

While there is no registration fee for the Turkey Trot, all participants are encouraged to donate to the Principal’s Checkbook — a local program that helps disadvantaged kids in our schools. ” Just show up on race day. Put on your shoes and get out there and do the 5K or 10K. We’ll treat you with respect, report your time, count you as a winner. But if you can give, do give. And if you are able to give the minimum of $15, we’ll even set you up with a race T-shirt plus whatever else we can obtain from local sponsors. But don’t stop at $15. Give more. You are directly helping kids in our schools. The money (all of it) goes straight to the school targeting the truly underprivileged. Nobody takes a cut and makes something. Just the kids. So, give $20 or $30 or whatever you can. If you don’t have it, come out and race anyhow. We are glad to just see you on Thanksgiving Morning!” ~ Excerpt from the Clark County Turkey Trot Blog.


This post: “Turkey Trot Along Salmon Creek Trail” was originally featured at Salmon Creek Live!

For more detailed neighborhood coverage of the People, Places, Activities and Events in your Salmon Creek neighborhood, please visit Salmon Creek Live!