Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Turkey Trot Returns

Thanksgiving Morning, Nov. 26, alumni will come together in San Jose to take part in the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Applied Materials Turkey Trot as volunteers. The event, organized by WU alumnus George Mead '74, is a repeat of last year's similar setup.

The Turkey Trot, a fundraiser footrace, attracted 7,614 paid participants and 600 volunteers to downtown San Jose in 2008. Thanks to the record turnout, race organizers were able to donate $218,000 to three local charities: Second Harvest Food Bank, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, and the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation.

Interested alumni should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@willamette.edu. We'll be happy to connect you to George.

Turkey Trot website