Maple Valley Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day 5K

Thu November 23, 2023 Maple Valley, WA 98038 US Directions



22500 SE 248th St
Maple Valley
Maple Valley, WA US 98038


Join us for the 5th Annual Maple Valley Turkey Trot 5K presented by Umpqua Bank benefiting the Maple Valley Food Bank! Register by end of day November 1 to guarantee your race day t-shirt. Sign ups after November 1 do not guarantee a shirt. 
The Maple Valley Turkey Trot is a FUN walk or trot Thanksgiving morning through Lake Wilderness Park organized with the intention of coming together as a community during the Thanksgiving holiday to help those in need.

Registration is $30/person. Each registration includes a great event tee GUARANTEED if you register before November 1st! Children in strollers are not required to register (but will not receive shirts). All proceeds raised will go to fund Maple Valley Food Bank Programs as we enter into our organization's busiest season. All ages are welcome! We encourage Thanksgiving costumes & accessories!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Umpqua Bank
Cayce Grove Law Offices
Maple Valley Shell and Fine Wine
Johnsons Home and Garden
Java! Java! Coffee Co. Inc.
Silver Streak, Inc.
Lakeside Industries Inc.
SB Concrete
The Results Team
Tahoma Education Association
Get Hot Yoga
New Community Church
Edward Jones
Wilderness Animal Hospital
Lakeridge Paving Company LLC
Partain Chiropractic and Massage

Advanced Packet Pickup
Stay tuned for packet pickup opportunities taking place prior to race day.

Day-Of Schedule
- Packet pick-up will begin at 7:30 AM on race day. Come early to grab coffee and snacks, visit our merch table, take photos in our photo booth (and with our giant turkey!), or fill out a gratitude card! There's plenty to do and we'll have a DJ on the beach to keep up the energy!
- The race will begin at the Beach House at Lake Wilderness Park promptly at 9:00.

Please utilize the lower parking lots at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, nearest the arboretum, or the park parking lots specifically. Upper lots near the lodge will be closed off for safety on the route.

Chip Timing
This event will NOT be timed. A fun-run in its fullest form!

Strollers, Dogs, Bikes, and Water
We encourage the use of jogging strollers along the route of this family-friendly 5K. However, out of consideration for other participants, dogs will not be allowed on the course (with the exception of service dogs). For the safety and convenience of all participants, bikes are NOT permitted, as this is a fairly narrow out and back course. We will have water stations near the beach house before and after the race.

Please note that, while generally flat, this race course may not be suitable for all abilities, as the terrain is both paved and gravel. There is a slight incline to access the Green to Cedar River Trail from the arboretum. We will have volunteers stationed at these points to assist on an as-needed basis. 

Race Contact Info
If you have any additional questions about this race, please contact Jon Cantalini at 

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


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