We offer distances for all ages and abilities, including:
1 km kids walk/run
5 km walk/run
10 km run
25 km run
All distances start from the Rundle Family Centre. The majority of the distances feature pavement or double-track trail. The 25 km trail run is a tribute to our trail-running community and will run on mainly single and double-track trail. There are time limits in place for safety due to the fact that this run is held in winter, but they are very reasonable.
We aim every year to make our event's experience better and better! We want you to not only feel good about giving back to a great cause, but we like when the overall event is fun! Some of the perks we provide for our participants include:
Swag bag for all participants and volunteers
Mini Christmas Market with local and Canadian vendors
Food and Drink post-run
Door prizes which are eligible for all participants and participants
HOW ELSE CAN I
Can't make it to the event or not a huge fan of running, but still want to be involved? There are lots of ways to do that!
Multiple Volunteer Opportunities
Be a Vendor at our mini-market
Sponsor our Event
Come support our event anyway! Drop off a donation or check out our market! Free to the public!
Every month, the Edmonton Food Bank assists over 22,000 people in the City of Edmonton by providing food hampers to both individuals and families facing food insecurity. The Food Bank also distributes food that provides more than 500,000 meals and snacks through more than 250 affiliates. Approximately 40% of the people they serve are children.
100% of the food and monetary donations collected at our Turkeys on the Trail is given to the Edmonton Food Bank.
WHAT DOES THIS EVENT "COST"?
One of our biggest goals has been to keep our event affordable for anyone to attend! So, in lieu of an entry fee to register, we ask each participant to bring a frozen turkey, non-perishable goods, or a monetary donation - with 100% of the donations going to the Edmonton Food Bank. We fully fund the event ourselves and with the help of generous sponsors and volunteers.
When it comes to what to bring for donations, we get a lot of questions. Mainly, we want participants to know that we go by the honor system. No matter if you are an individual or a family, bring what you are able. Here are some suggestions from us:
frozen turkey or ham
Still unsure? Check out the Edmonton Food Bank's "Most Needed Items" using the link below.