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Run for the Red Turkey Trot 2023 Presented by Lamb Weston

Join us on November 23, 2023

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Join the American Red Cross for a Tri-Cities family tradition to "trot" a 1 Mile or 5K on Thanksgiving morning to support the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

Thursday, November 23 — Columbia Park (Kennewick)

THANK YOU to all who made this event such a success!



Why We Run

This long-standing tradition raises critical funds to help support our local community during one of life's darkest moments - a home fire. Every day home fires bring unimaginable loss to families. In a matter of minutes, everything they know and love is lost.

If you've ever wondered what that really means, please take a look at this video that features one of our local board members, Carmel Perez, and our local Red Cross Chapter's work on FREE smoke alarm installations.

Carmel Perez - Sounding the Alarm for Bilingual Volunteers from Red Cross Northwest Region on Vimeo.

Last year was a record-breaking year, raising over $85,000 for the Home Fire Campaign! YOUR generosity ensures families can turn to the Red Cross for care and comfort.

New Look. Same Tradition. This year marks our 20th anniversary of the American Red Cross Annual Turkey Trot. A special thank you to Lamb Weston as this year’s presenting sponsor and to all of our sponsor partners.

Registration Information: 

Register NOW through October 22 for an early discount and guaranteed commemorative race shirt! Registrations after November 14 do NOT include a race shirt. A limited number of race shirts may be available for purchase during packet pickup and day-of while supplies last (first come first served; limited availability). 

Packet Pick Up Information: 

Event materials are in-person pickup at the Kennewick Red Cross office (7202 W Deschutes Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336) during the following times: 

  • Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Packets not been picked up prior to the event will be available for in-person pickup starting at 7:30 a.m. the morning of the event.

Event Schedule: Thursday, November 23, 2023

7:30 a.m. - Registration and Packet Pick Up Opens; Free! hot coffee and hot cocoa available at the on-site Red Cross vehicle while supplies last

8:00 a.m. - Welcome by Lamb Weston and National Anthem

8:15 a.m. - Pre-Race Warm Up

8:30 a.m. - Streets close Hwy 240, round-about and road by driving range

8:40 a.m. - Participants line up in race corrals

  • Corral #1: Chip Trotters
  • Corral #2: Runners and Power Walkers
  • Corral #3: Walkers, Strollers and Dogs

8:50 a.m. - Last call for race start

9:00 a.m. - Races Start (start and finish lines are the same for the 1 mile and 5K

9:30 a.m. - Streets re-open to regular traffic

Event Parking: 

  • Parking is available in the event parking lot as well as along Columbia Park Trail at Edison (street parking)
  • Please do not park in or block parking for the golf course. If you park in the event lot, you will not be able to exit until all participants have passed the area (est. at 9:45 a.m.)
  • Parking for people with disabilities is available in the parking lot adjacent to the band shell state.

Road Closures: 

  • 7:00 a.m. - Roads will be closed at N. Fruitland St. & Columbia Park Trail and N. Hartford St. & Columbia Park Trail
  • Please note the only exit from the park will be to SR240 OR to the East. No exit to the West until the event is over. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
  • Where and when can I "Trot"? Join us on Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving morning) at Columbia Park in Kennewick, WA. Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. and races will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Can I "Trot" on another day and/or location? Absolutely! You can sign-up and still trot your own course anytime, anywhere during Thanksgiving week. Be sure to post a picture on your social media and tug us at #RunForTheRed2023.
  • What's the registration deadline? Online registrations close at midnight on Tuesday, November 21st. A limited number of Basic Trotter registrations ($20 which provides a race bib and sling pack, while supplies last) will be accepted at the event starting at 7:30 a.m. A race bib is not required to participate in the event.
  • Do you still have t-shirts available? We have a very limited number of 2023 race shirts which will be available for sale for $20 at registration/packet pick-up at the event starting at 7:30 a.m. A limited number of previous year's shirts will also be available for $10. 
  • Will my bib be mailed again this year?  No, all event materials are in-person pickup only at the Kennewick Red Cross office (7202 W Deschutes Ave.) during the following times: 
    • Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • I missed packet pick-up! How do I get my stuff? Packets will be available for pick-up starting at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the event. 
  • Is this a timed/competitive race?  This year, we will have Chip Trotters who would like their race to be timed but the race will remain a family-friendly event. For safety, we will organize participants at the start line as follows:
    • Corral #1: Chip Trotters
    • Corral #2: Runners and Power Walkers
    • Corral #3: Walkers, Strollers and Dogs
  • Will you have awards for the winners of each age group? Yes! Back by popular demand, winners for each category (chip trotters only) will receive a pumpkin pie courtesy of Minuteman Press. 🥧
  • Can I bring my dog to the event? Dogs are allowed at Columbia Park during this event, but must remain on a leash and in your control at all times. Please note that we expect 2,000 people in the park. Event staff reserves the right to ask anyone to leave the event if they feel that a dog is posing a hazard to other participants.
  • Is it ok for a child to be on a scooter for the race? Our main concern is to keep everyone at the event safe. Our preference is for everyone to walk or run the event, but children may be on scooters as long as they remain next to a parent/guardian at all times (children may not scooter ahead). We ask that groups that include a child on a scooter line up toward the back of the crowd with groups/families with strollers and individuals with dogs.
  • Where do the proceeds raised for this event go towards? All proceeds from the 2023 Run for the Red Turkey Trot support the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.
  • Don't see your question here? Email us at and a representative will assist you.

Thank you to our 2023 Event Sponsors!