The Tofurky Company invites you to join in Tofurky Trot 2013, this Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013 in Portland, Oregon. Tofurky Trots are designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant based diets. The race is 5k (3.1 miles) and is a run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant based diets on this largely carnivorous holiday.
On line registration is now closed but you can register today, Nov. 27 from 2-6 p.m. at Sports Authority at Cascade Station, or on race morning.
Goody bag provided to all pre-registered runners. On line registration has exceeded expectations, so goody bags are only guarenteed for pre-registered runners, not day of registration participants. Great Prizes (Sports Authority gift cards, Tofurky Roasts, etc.) will be awarded to the top male, female and children finishers as well as for best costume. Tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line. There will also be random prize drawings, but the real focus are the non profits who we run to support.
Before you eat your big meal with your friends and family, come trot with us and celebrate the bounty of the earth’s delicious plants with some great Tofurky folks!
9:00 Start Time, Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013
Location: Tabor Summit Drive in Mt. Tabor Park, Portland, Oregon. Race start near basketball court, parking lot, and picnic area A.
On site day of race registration 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
No parking in the park, park on residential streets only.
Very well behaved dogs on short leashes only allowed!
Packet Pickup (and pre-registration) on Wednesday, November 27, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at:
The Sports Authority
10245 NE Cascades Pkwy
Portland, OR 97220
Cost: $25 Pre-registered
$30 On-site registration
Children under 18 years old half price!
On Line Registration will close at 11a.m. on Wed., November 27. You may still register early by coming to Sports Authority at Cascade Station between 2 and 6 p.m. on Wed., or sign up on race day morning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to park and walk to the start and register if needed (there is no parking inside the Park). Race begins at 9:00 !
Race T-shirts for sale at the Trot, or order here: http://tofurky.com/funstuff/event.html
For more info. contact Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS GREATLY APPRECIATED!
If you or a family member or friend are willing to be a race official, great! We definitely need volunteers. Please email email@example.com to volunteer.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
Who are we running to support?
Northwest VEG (http://nwveg.org/) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group serving the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. Founded in 2003, we are dedicated to bringing awareness to the power of a veg lifestyle and helping support people in their transition toward making healthier, more sustainable & compassionate food choices.
Please join Northwest VEG and other vegans and veg-curious people as we celebrate community and delicious plant-based food upcoming 10th annual vegan Compassionate Thanksgiving (http://nwveg.org/thanksgiving) on Sunday, November 24th in Portland, OR. This massive potluck will stimulate your palate and provide you with an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new vegheads. There will be live music, games and a special corner just for kids! We have outgrown our old venue and are thankful to Tofurky for helping raise funds to provide a larger facility so we can increase attendance this year to over 400!
Out To Pasture
Out To Pasture is an all-volunteer run non-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill farm sanctuary located in Estacada, Oregon, dedicated to providing permanent housing and care for a variety of abused, neglected or abandoned animals including large farm animals, pigs, rabbits, chickens, turkeys and dogs. Out to Pasture is a place where all living beings are treated with kindness and compassion. Volunteers are invited to participate in workdays scheduled several times a year at the sanctuary. OTP is very excited that Tofurky will be raising funds for them to use to feed and care for their resident turkey, Mr T, and his 50 feathered friends.
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