Dan's Turkey Trot is a Thanksgiving Day 5k fun run named in memory of Dan McGinnity and organized by the Midway Elementary community. We continue this event in Dan’s memory to remind us all to stay active, think positively and to give back to our community! All proceeds of Dan's Turkey Trot benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Come join us Thanksgiving morning for a fun family event in North Spokane!
Event details and schedule
Race start: 9:00 a.m.
Awards: Immediately following the race (Top 3 male and female finishers in each age group)
Packet pick-up at Midway Elementary School:
Race morning - 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Late Registration at Midway:
Race morning - 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (You must bring ID if registering on race morning)
We will begin at Midway Elementary School, head east on Midway Road, and then turn right onto Columbus in the middle of the first downhill. Continuing down the hill and a few blocks to the “T” in Road at Huron, we will turn left on Huron and wind around Blackhawk, and then continue to the 4-way stop at Glencrest/Edencrest. We turn left there heading south on Edencrest, then take the first right onto Eastview Drive heading a couple of blocks, then turn right onto Gleneden in front of the “Frog Church” (a.k.a. Covenant United Methodist Church). At the church we turn left, continuing on Gleneden north until it becomes Huron again. At Columbus we turn left, then left again on Country Hill and zigzag up the hill right on Morton, left on Tudor, right on Nevada, left on Wellington, and right on Hamilton, and cross Midway Rd. to finish at Midway Elementary School!
Please note: Animals/pets and headphones are not allowed at the race. Service dogs are allowed. Strollers are allowed, but will need to start towards the back of the group, behind the runners and walkers to ensure the safety of all participants.
The race will be chip-timed. We will use the rolling start method to keep groups 6 feet apart. Awards will be given to the top three runners in each age group immediately after the race. If you ran fast, please stick around to get your medal!!
Parking: Please park in the Midway parking lot, or on the residential streets north or west of Midway Elementary School, but NOT ON HAMILTON directly across the street from Midway, and NOT ON WELLINGTON DR BETWEEN NEVADA AND HAMILTON.
Dress warmly! It is usually very chilly on Thanksgiving morning! Wear your favorite NFL team colors or a turkey costume!