Tofurky Trots Raise Awareness For Veg-friendly Thanksgiving

What’s A Tofurky Trot?

It seems every town in America now holds a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.   It’s a great opportunity to raise some money, get some exercise and have a little fun before sitting down to your afternoon feast. But what’s it like running in a Turkey Trot if you don’t eat turkey?

When seen through vegetarian eyes, the images from these Turkey Trots events give one pause.   There seems to be a disconnect from the morning’s happy turkey costumes and the evening’s unhappy turkey that is on the table.

How’d Tofurky Trots Get Their Start?

In 2012, we set out to hold a different kind of Veg-friendly Thanksgiving day trot.   A Tofurky Trot!   We gathered 55 people at the last minute and ran our own 5k race in the crisp fall air. We passed the hat and collected a couple hundred dollars for a local vegan food bank.

In 2014 we have expanded Tofurky Trots to four cities across the country: Buffalo, NY (held in August), Charlottesville, VA (held in September), Portland, OR (to be held Thanksgiving morning) and The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA.

At these Tofurky Trots, we run For the Turkeys and raise money for various non-profits working alongside us for a compassionate and sustainable meat free world.

How you can get involved:

Thanksgiving morning is a great time to gather with likeminded folks for a 5k run/walk Tofurky Trot. It’s great to come together as a community before going to our celebrations.

  • Registration is online at www.tofurky.com/trot .
  • The cost is $25 and each racer receives
    • An organic Tofurky Trot tee shirt
    • Vegan snacks
    • Coupons
    • The great feeling that comes from getting some exercise and helping raise some money for great causes.

Prizes are awarded to top finishers in Men’s, Woman’s and Kid’s divisions as well as for the best costume.

So come join us on Thanksgiving morning and start a new tradition with your friends and your family! 

Good food is kind to people, animals, the environment, and especially tastebuds. That’s exactly the kind of food we’ve been making at Tofurky for more than 35 years.

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