Annual Tofurky Trot

Fourth Thursday of November

Kick off Thanksgiving morning celebrating compassion, fresh air, friends, and gratitude with the annual Portland Tofurky Trot. The Tofurky Trot is a 5k (3.1 miles) run, trot, or walk open to all ages (and friendly dogs) and all levels of physical fitness. 100% of profit from the Trot goes to support local farm sanctuaries as well as Northwest VEG. Thank you to Tofurky for being our title sponsor. 


All registered Trotters get a free collectible Tofurky Trot bag! 

Top Trotters in the following categories win tasty treats: fledglings (up through age 12), eaglets (ages 13-19), falcons (ages 20-49), and wise owls (50+). (Did you know that peregrine falcons fly up to 242 mph and golden eagles fly up to 200 mph?!)

Dog costume contest: the winning dog will receive a V-dog Super Veggie Leash and treats.

The Trot course is family-friendly and stroller-accessible. Tasty food and non-alcoholic drink provided for all trotters inside the pavilion next to where the course begins and concludes.

Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019
7:30am – 8:30am check-in and day-of run registration
9:00am start
*No official timing and prizes except for top 3 male, female, and child finishers. Official race clock where you can track your own time. This is a fun, family event.*

We have a beautiful, large, warm, indoor event space, the Historic Dance Pavilion, for registration/check-in and post race fun!

Gear Check
Attended, limited spaced is available to leave backpacks, coats, etc., while you run, trot, walk. *We encourage you to leave all valuables at home or bring them with you on the trail.*

Tofurky, Northwest VEG, Oaks Amusement Park, Portland Parks and Recreation, the City of Portland, and all persons/entities associated with this event are not responsible for your belongings whether left in a vehicle, at gear check, or anywhere on the property or grounds of Oaks Amusement Park and/or Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and the Springwater Trail.

Packet Pickup (and pre-registration)
Tuesday, November 26
4pm- 7pm
Foot Traffic Sellwood
7718 SE 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Pick up your bib and bag early and avoid race day lines!


Is my registration/ticket transferrable or refundable?
Sorry, but no transfers or refunds. Thank you for your donation!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will have your name on the roster sheet but it might be good to have for backup.

Are child strollers allowed?
Yes, but keep in mind the Trot uses rock/dirt trails and includes one set of stone stairs. A jog stroller than can be carried down the stairs would be fine.

Can I bring my dog?
Very well behaved dogs on short, fixed leashes are allowed. Dogs are NOT allowed inside the Historical Dance Pavilion.


Trot Start/Finish
Historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
Oaks Amusement Park
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
Portland, Oregon 97202

Lots of free parking available at Oaks Amusement Park.
Note: No vehicles will be allowed in/out of the parking area from 8:45am to 10 am as the driveway access crosses the start/finish line. 

Please note that all events are open to everyone! Special accommodations needed? Click here.

Online registration closes at 7pm on Wednesday, November 27.
You can still sign up on race day morning.
$35 - on-site adult registration
$20 - child under 18
Children 6 and under - free!
Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to park and walk to the start and register if needed.
Race begins at 9am!

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