This Thanksgiving don’t just pig out, lace up for the third annual Seattle Turkey Trot and help raise money for the Ballard Food Bank.
The 5K fun-run (or walk) starts at 9 a.m. at the intersection of 32nd Ave NW and NW 85th, heads south on 32nd (jumps over to 34th @ 80th for the southbound leg) and ends at Golden Gardens. Organizers chose this route for the view of the Olympics and the path along the water. “In my family it was a tradition to go for a run on Thanksgiving morning,” says Erin Fortier, one of the organizers. “It was a way to spend time with family on the holidays and feel better about all the food we’d be eating for the rest of the day.”
Last year more than two-hundred people participated and $2,500 was donated to the food bank. This year they’re hoping for five-hundred participants and hope to raise $6,000 for the local charity.