The Community Foundation of NCW is proud to host the Give NCW Turkey Trot, a new Thanksgiving Day run in Wenatchee to kick off the Give NCW annual giving campaign.

The event will offer timed 5K and 10K options as well as an untimed 1K fun run for children. All proceeds from the event will be shared equally among the nonprofit organizations that participate in the Give NCW campaign through the Give to All pool.

We are excited to partner with the Wenatchee Valley Medical Group who will be the presenting sponsor of the event. Their sponsorship will keep registration fees low and maximize the contributions back to the nonprofit organizations.

The Give NCW Turkey Trot will be $20 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K; the kids’ run is free of charge.

The start and finish lines will be located on the East side parking lot of Pybus Market and the run will take place on the Apple Capitol Loop Trail along the riverfront.

CFNCW is encouraging participants to have fun with this event - awards will be offered not only for the top finishers but also for the best costume and most spirited group effort. Before and after the run, coffee and snacks compliments of Café Mela, Crunch Pak, and other local businesses will be offered. Note that Pybus Market will not be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Best Group Effort will win a $1,000 Giving Card to redeem on Give NCW

Best Dressed will win a $500 Giving Card to redeem on Give NCW.

Come join the fun and start your turkey day of right!

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Welcome runners and walkers to the 2023 Give NCW Turkey Trot! The Community Foundation of NCW thanks you for helping to support the Give NCW holiday campaign for local nonprofit organizations and for taking part in this great holiday tradition. Here are the final instructions for you to review:

Pakcet Pickup/Late Registration

  • Packet pickup or late registration on Wednesday: 4 to 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Nov. 22, at tables in the concourse of Pybus Public Market, 3 N. Worthen St.
  • Packet pickup or late registration on Thursday: 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. this Thursday, Nov. 23, at tents located on the south patio of Pybus Public Market, 3 N. Worthen St. (Please note: Pybus Market itself will be closed this Thursday.)

Start/finish: All three of the Give NCW Turkey Trot races will start and finish on the Apple Capital Loop Trail adjacent to Pybus Public Market. The Kids Race will start at 9 a.m. The 5K and 10K will begin immediately following the Kids Race at the same location.

Results: The 5K and 10K races are being timed by Negative Split of Spokane. Results will be posted on the Negative Split website at following the race. Please note: the Kids Race is not timed.

Weather: The weather forecast for Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, calls for sunny skies and a high temperature in the high-40s The temperatures at race time are likely to be in the high-30s and low-40s. Please dress accordingly.

Runner/walker support: There will be an aid station at the turnaround spot on the 5K course and there will be an aid station at the turnaround spot on the 10K course. In addition, tables with coffee, water and food items will be located adjacent to the start/finish area.

Parking: There are several options for parking. People can park their vehicles in the Pybus Public Market lots, along Worthen Street, and in the Riverfront Park lot next to the pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks. On the other side of the pedestrian bridge there is ample parking available along Columbia Street and behind the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Please DO NOT park in the Worx gym lot and in the Hilton Garden Inn lot — both on Worthen Street. Those businesses will be open and you risk getting towed. Also, please note that River Drive, which is the street that skirts behind Pybus Market to the Orondo Avenue Boat Launch will be closed to vehicular traffic at Worthen Street.

Please see the map below for more on parking.

Restrooms: Porta-potties will be located adjacent to the start/finish area, and the restrooms in Riverfront Park and at Walla Walla Point Park will be open.

Note: Pybus Market will NOT be open.

Runner premiums: The first 750 paid participants in the 5K and 10K will receive a commemorative winter beanie hat. As of 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, we sold out all 750 beanies. Volunteers at the packet pickup tables will tell you whether you were one of the first 750. But if you registered after 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, you missed the cut.

Costume contest: The Community Foundation is encouraging people to get fun and creative with their running attire. The “Best Dressed Individual” will receive $500 from the Community Foundation to donate to a Give NCW nonprofit of their choice, and the “Most Spirited Group” will receive $1,000 from the Community Foundation to donate to a Give NCW nonprofit of their choice. To participate in the contest, please check in with the judges in the booth located near the start/finish line.

Awards: The top three male, female, and non-binary runners in both the 5K and 10K races will each receive an award. Winners will be announced in the start/finish area.

Beneficiary: All proceeds from Turkey Trot will be shared equally among the local nonprofit organizations participating in the Community Foundation’s Give NCW online fundraising campaign from Thanksgiving Day through Dec. 31. The Community Foundation of NCW is a tax-exempt philanthropic organization that helps individuals, families, and businesses support charitable causes throughout Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties. Since its inception in 2015, Give NCW has raised more than $2.9 million for participating nonprofits. For more info on the Give NCW campaign, please visit

Our sponsors: A special thank you goes to the Wenatchee Valley Medical Group, the event’s presenting sponsor. Wenatchee Valley Medical Group’s sponsorship has allowed the Community Foundation to keep registration fees low and to maximize contributions back to the Give NCW’s nonprofits. A big thank you also goes to other contributors to Turkey Trot, including Crunch-Pak, Caffe Mela, Costco, Chinook Music, TREAD, TedDriven, Printmade Apparel Co., and Thriving Together NCW.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving,
Community Foundation of NCW
and the Race Committee (Denise Sorom, Jennifer Dolge, Steve Maher, Laura Gloria, and Ryan Graig)



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