Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Granville Island's Turkey Trot

More than 2,000 revelers are expected to show up for the 10th Annual Granville Island Turkey Trot in Vancouver on Thanksgiving Day. That's Monday, Oct. 13, for you non-Canadians! The 10K course begins on Granville Island, goes over the Burrard Bridge to the north side of the Sea Wall, then back along the south side of the Sea Wall to Performance Works on Granville Island.

I happened to be in Vancouver several years ago over Thanksgiving weekend, and was at the start of the race. It was a grey and rainy day, but seeing all the turkey costumes was worth a few raindrops. Coincidentally, I'll be in Vancouver again this weekend, celebrating a friend's birthday.

The race starts at 8:30 AM and registration is $60 (register online). Proceeds go toward the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Last year's event raised more than $10,000.

Let's hope it's sunnier this year, as I plan to be biking around Stanley Park on Monday morning.

Yes, people do dress up like turkeys for the annual trot
Photo by Sue Frause

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