Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 18, 2023 – 9:00 AM


The GBRC Turkey Trot is a 5K fun run that all net proceeds will benefit the Bellingham Food Bank. It starts at Squalicum Creek Park (1001 Squalicum Way, Bellingham) at 9:00am.

Strollers and children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Note: this is an open course. There are sections on the road and two road crossings. Runners will be stopped by monitors for cars.

Dogs are not allowed to participate in the event.

Registration for the 2023 GBRC Turkey Trot will open soon!

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Awards & Prizes

The top 3 male and female finishers will win prizes. This year, we’re shaking it up. Awards will include: the youngest finisher (on their own 2 feet), the oldest finisher, the fastest stroller, and the best costume. Random prizes will be drawn otherwise.

There will be no official award ceremony, but the winners will be announced and can pick up their awards in the pavilion after they finish.

Race Course

A map of the course can be found below.


Our course will be chip timed by Pacific Multisports.

All runners will receive a bib with a chip on the back. Please make sure that your bib is on your front and visible at all times.

Bib Pick Up

Pick up your bib starting at 8 am at Squalicum Creek Park, prior to the race.

– Our Sponsors –

Interested in sponsoring us? Contact Julie Nelson and Max Chmielewski – turkeytrot@gbrc.net

Race Director Contact Info

Co-Race Directors – Julie Nelson and Max Chmielewski – turkeytrot@gbrc.net