Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 @ 7:00 AM

Less Turkey, More Trot

35K - Virtual, 24K - Virtual, 12K - Virtual

This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 18, 2023

It's Turkey Time!

Time to take your Turkey Trot virtual and to the trails to raise money for the Thurston County Food Bank! Choose your distance(s) and complete your "Less Turkey, More Trot" on one of our courses leaving from Margaret McKenny in Capitol Forest sometime between Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 26.

Race Description

Choose your distance (12 km, 24 km, 35 km, or all 3). Complete your chosen course between November 18 and November 26. All routes start and end from the McKenny Trailhead at Margaret McKenny Campground. No proof of run is required, however, we do encourage you to send in a photo of your run and photos for a chance to win a prize! You'll need to record your "total elapsed time" on UltraSign when you complete your run.

Awards will be given to:
• The best race photos (Be creative)
• Youngest runners
• Hidden Strava segment winner
• Random raffles
• And more!

We will have lots of fantastic prizes from places such as Sofie's Scoops, Skratch, Ciele hats, 8 Arms Bakery, Hoka, and more. Thank you to all of the donors!


Registration cost is $20. Proceeds will be donated to the Thurston County Food Bank. In 2022, the race donated $5,000 to the food bank!

Special Raffle

We're raffling off amazing goodies and all of the money will go to the food bank! Purchase tickets at check out or send us a message and donate directly to the food bank.
Raffle includes #1 Nike shoes and quarter zip from South Sound Running; #2 Around Town with gift cards to Vics, Briggs Taphouse, and other places; #3 Ready to Run with a gift card to Seven Hills Running store in Seattle, shoes for South Sound Running, and Ciele running hat; # 4 - #FlyHumanFly with Hoka shoes, backpack, and Skratch hydration; #5 New motivation to Run with Hoka shoes, Hoka backpack, and Ciele hat.

Parking and Discover Pass

Be sure to have your Discover Pass visible in your vehicle. More information about Discover Passes at


There are three distances: 12 km (7.4 miles), 24 km (15 miles), 35 km (22 miles) and all start from the McKenny Trailhead in Capitol Forest. ** We will do our best to mark the course, however, we recommend if you are unfamiliar with the area to take the map with you. **

Download the free Avenza app from Friend’s of Capitol Forest’s website and add our georeferenced course map. See our website for the course map. Email if you are unable to access the map.

Event's current local time: 11:00 AM PT


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