You have lots of questions. We've got answers.

Read on for answers to frequently asked questions. Most of your particular event details can be found on individual race landing pages. Scoot on over to the Join A Trot landing page and search for an event in your area. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Just hit the email icon at the bottom of this page…drop your question to us and we’ll get right back to you, promise!

HOW FAR IS THE TROT?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: Each trot will be 5 Kilometers or ( 3.1 miles.) Each race coordinator is responsible for setting their own course – so difficulty levels may vary. Generally speaking trots are meant to be family friendly run/walks.

Self-Organized Events: Some of you may complete a self-routed speedy 5k. Some of you may meet for an early morning spin class and others may take an extra long stroll to fetch coffee. (We won’t tell if you don’t track a true 5k:) But! Get those selfies on social – the more #tofurkytrot shirts with do-good shares, the more we elevate sustainable holidays!

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TROT?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: If you have two feet and can hop, skip, walk or run 5 Kilometers, you’re in. And your well-behaved furry friends can join too. (Just make sure you check in with your race coordinator to offer a heads up on the extra party crashers!)

Self-Organized: Anyone and everyone, the more the merrier.

WHY SHOULD I JOIN OR START A TROT?

Good question. Tofurky started trots around the nation to raise awareness for veg-friendly lifestyles and generate donations to some pretty cool non-profit organizations. Originally these trots we hosted on Thanksgiving Day – as an alternative the the traditional Turkey Trot. Now Tofurky trots are hosted at many different times throughout the year. We’ve partnered with some outstanding organizations this year – and the proceeds from your ticket sales will go directly to the non-profit that your group is running to support.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A TROT I’VE REGISTERED FOR?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: All trots are organized by an independent race organizer. If you have questions about your particular event – you can find your race organizer contact information on the corresponding event-brite trot page.

Self-Organized: Your tickets are really designated for your shirt deliveries and Farm Sanctuary donation. So please go ahead and trot when you want, where you want and with whomever you want. We’ll cheer you on – as you tag #tofurkytrot from the road!

HOW DO I START MY OWN TROT?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: Thanks for asking. You’ll just need to fill out our “start a trot” form. We’ll review and get back to you with an account login to your very own race landing page. It’ll be a part of our overall trot program – so your friends and family can find it on this site. You’ll host – so all details about when, where and who’s invited – are up to you. We’ll also send you a cool race packet and your own t-shirt to jump start your event.

Self-Organized: For those of you looking to run on your own – or with less than 20 folks – just simply purchase a ticket on our site and keep your eyes peeled on that mailbox for your shirt(s) to arrive. Grab a buddy and get outside together on Thanksgiving morning for a memorable start to your Friendsgiving!

DO I NEED A PERMIT OR LICENSE FOR MY TROT?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: If you are a race organizer and looking to host your trot on private property, you’ll need to get the owner’s permission. (We suggest in writing.) If you’ll be trotting on public land, just make sure your course is clearly mapped and as a safety precaution – you might want to check with your county permitting office.

Self-Organized: Nope. Please just make sure you’re trotting in a safe place on sidewalks or public property. If you’ll be using/crossing private land – it’d be best to get permission.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER A TROT OR JOIN A TROT?

Sponsored Cause/Annual Events: You’ll need to check the event brite registration page for deadline closures…but you can usually register all the way up until the trot kicks off….

Self-Organized: A trot ticket in support of Friendsgiving should be a week in advance so that we can get you a shirt on-time. You can absolutely purchase a ticket right up to your trot timeframe – you’ll just be minus the apparel cool-factor… (we’ll get it to you soon!)

DO WE HAVE TO RUN?

Nope! You can walk, run skip, whatever you like!

ARE ORGANIZERS AND RUNNERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN RISK?

Yes. Both organizers and runners sign a release when purchasing tickets, which agrees to hold Tofurky harmless in case of mishap during each individual event. Trotters will navigate each 5K at their own risk. Organizers host events at their own risk as well – but depending on the size/scope of your 5k may want to look into an additional release form and/or insurance.

WHAT IF MY EVENT IS CANCELLED – WILL I GET A REFUND?

We will not issue refunds for cancelled events, for two reasons. 1. A portion of the ticket sale covers the cost of your cool Tofurky Trot t-shirt or bag. This will be shipped to you immediately (or available at your race location) – which wouldn’t likely coincide with a race cancellation. 2. The remaining proceeds from your ticket sale go directly to the non-profit associated with your trot. We’ll be dispersing money on to the non-profits once your trot registration closes. We won’t be asking non-profits to return any of their donated funds. If your race is cancelled – it’s up to your race organizer to re-schedule or notify you of alternate plans.

WHEN DO I GET MY T-SHIRT?

Trot-day duds on the brain? Tofurky will pull and process orders for new trot registrations M-F. We’ll pack and ship your shirt via USPS-ground. Depending on your location (and sometimes weather!) it could take 5 business days to reach your address. If you’ve registered during the week of your trot – you’ll likely receive your t-shirt after the event. In an effort to conserve ticket proceeds for donation, we will not rush-ship t-shirt orders.

CAN I RETURN MY T-SHIRT OR ORDER A DIFFERENT SIZE?

Unfortunately we’re not equipped to handle returns at this time. As t-shirts and resources to pack and ship them are very limited. Please choose your size carefully 🙂

CAN I HOST OR JOIN A TROT OUTSIDE OF THE USA?

We hope to expand our program in the future! For right now all trots must remain in the USA for program compliance.

step one.

how many people are in your group? 1-20 max. $35 each.

step two.

great. now pick the right size shirt for each of your runners.
(pretty sweet, right?)

Total

step three.

Waiver and Release Form

I am fully aware of and appreciate that training for and running a 5 kilometer race may result in accidents or serious injury. I am voluntarily participating in the Tofurky Turkey Trot 5-K with complete knowledge of the associated risks, and I agree to accept responsibility for all risks of injury. By signing this Waiver and Release, I declare that I am medically able, properly trained, physically fit and capable of participating in a 5 kilometer race, and that my medical care provider has approved my participation. I agree to independently consult my physician in the event of any injuries or medical questions arising from or related to my participation in the Tofurky Turkey Trot 5-K. In addition, I consent to emergency medical care and transportation in order to obtain treatment in the event I suffer an injury during this event. I also acknowledge full and sole responsibility for my own medical expenses and that I am responsible for any and all medical expenses on my behalf. I understand and agree that pets are not permitted to accompany me in the race with the exception of service animals for which I have received prior approval for from race officials. In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Tofurky Turkey Trot 5-K, I agree to assume all risks and to release and hold harmless Turtle Island Foods, Inc., its employees, officers, directors, contractors, partner organizations and agents from any liability for claims, damages or injuries that I may suffer in connection with this event. I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release is binding upon my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives.

I herby grant my consent and permission to Turtle Island Foods, Inc., its contractors, employees, partner organizations, and agents to use any and all information submitted in my application, and/or my name, photograph, videotape, motion picture recording, voice or likeness for any purpose, including pre-race and post-race publicity. I further agree that Turtle Island Foods, Inc., its contractors, employees, partner organizations, and agents are not responsible for any of my personal items or property that are lost, stolen, or damaged at or during the event.

I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. If I am under 18 years of age at the time of registration, my parents or legal guardians have fully read, understand, and consented to the terms of this Waiver and Release and by signature below authorize my participation.

By signing this Waiver and Release, I have indicated that I have read, understand and agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions contained herein.

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Let’s get started.

first we’ll need a few details…

  • What non-profit would you like to support with this trot?
  • I understand that my event, sanctioned by Tofurky will showcase vegan products and partners. I will not knowingly advocate for the use of animal products at this event.

  • AGREEMENT

    This AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made by and between Turtle Island Foods, Inc., a Washington corporation (the “Company”) and (the “Organizer”), according to the following terms, conditions, and provisions:
    1. Duties. The Organizer desires to organize, market and conduct a Tofurky Trot (“Trot”) for the purpose of raising funds for a not-for-profit organization(s) identified and approved by the Company.
    2. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall start on the date of the acceptance of term and conditions on trot.tofurky.com, in the registration form (the “Execution Date”), and will continue until the Trot has been completed and the accounting for the proceeds therefrom has occurred.
    3. Organizer. It is understood and agreed that the Organizer, while acting pursuant to this Agreement, is at all times performing as an independent contractor and not as an employee of the Company. The manner and means of organizing and conducting the Trot are under the sole control of the Organizer. Under the terms of this Agreement, the Organizer must provide proof, on a monthly basis, of its efforts and progress on conducting the Trot.
    4. Representations, Warranties, and Covenants. The Organizer represents, warrants, and covenants to the Company that it is engaged in an independently established business at the time he/she/it entered into this Agreement, and the Organizer will represent to the public that he/she/it is operating as an independently established business at all times in connection with the preparation for, and conduct of, the Trot.
    5. Workers’ Compensation Insurance. No workers’ compensation insurance has been or will be obtained by the Company for the Organizer. The Organizer must provide his/her/its own workers’ compensation coverage. The Organizer will assume full responsibility for any liability and exposure under law relating to workers’ compensation because of any performance of services under this Agreement and will hold the Company harmless for and from any industrial accident or liability that occurs or arises.
    6. Reimbursement of Expenses. The Company is not liable for any expenses paid or incurred by the Organizer unless otherwise agreed in writing.
    7. Termination. Either party may terminate this Agreement by providing 14 days’ prior written notice to the other of intent to terminate this Agreement.
    8. No Authority to Bind Company. The Organizer has no authority to enter into any contract on behalf of the Company.
    9. Compliance with Laws. The Organizer will comply with all federal, state, and local laws regarding business permits, certificates, and licenses and the Organizer will obtain and maintain such permits, certificates, and licenses that may be required to perform all the Organizer’s obligations under this Agreement.
    10. Indemnification. The Organizer will defend, indemnify, hold harmless, and insure the Company for and from any and all damages, expenses, or liability resulting from or arising out of the organization and conduct of the Trot described herein, including any negligence or misconduct on the Organizer’s part, or from any breach or default of this Agreement that is not attributable to the Company. The Organizer will take all actions necessary to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
    11. Modification or Amendment. No amendment, change, or modification of this Agreement will be valid unless it is in writing and signed by the parties.
    12. Entire Understanding. This document and any exhibit attached constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the parties, and any and all prior agreements, understandings, and representations are hereby terminated and canceled in their entirety and are of no further force and effect.
    13. Unenforceability of Provisions. If any provision of this Agreement, or any portion of it, is held to be invalid and unenforceable, then the remainder of this Agreement will nevertheless remain in full force and effect.

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