Save-A-Turkey Trot



Join us for a fun 5k run/trot/stroll to promote a peaceful, animal-friendly Thanksgiving and fundraise with all funds going to A Home for Hooves Farm Sanctuary near Duncan! We raised nearly $1000 in 2022, and hope to raise even more this year!

* family & dog friendly!

* $10-35 sliding scale donation (pay what you can)

* sign-up online by 6pm Friday, details will be emailed

* fun draw prizes!

VICTORIA EVENT (11am, Saturday, September 30th)

Will be held at beautiful Clover Point, utilizing the pathways along the water there, walk, run or trot, meet some locals, and enjoy an hour by the sea-side! There’ll also be a lemonade and snack stand, so bring cash for a treat, which also all goes to Home For Hooves!

CHILLIWACK EVENT (11am, Sunday, October 1st)

Our new Chilliwack event will be on the Vedder Rotary Trail North & Peach Creek Trail, beginning at the Lickman Road Parking, enjoying the forested river side trails. Meet in the parking lot by 11am!

>> REQUIRED – Quick sign up here, << and more details will be emailed out! Please sign up by 6pm, Friday, thank you! (If you haven’t heard back by 8pm Friday, please check your ‘junk’ folder, or get in touch!)

Draw Prizes!

Draw Prizes!

We’ve got a few sweet draw prizes for all our participants as well, specifically for our Victoria, Chilliwack and Virtual participants! Thank you so much to the supportive businesses below!

Victoria Draw Prizes

Below are some of the draw prizes for our Victoria participants:

  • Ash Refillery – Gift Box (value ~$60)
  • Fern Cafe – $25 Gift Card
  • Frickin’ Delight Donuts – $35 Gift Card
  • MEC – Tote Bag
  • Meet on Blanshard – $25 Gift Card
  • Pure Lovin’ Chocolate – $25 Gift Card
  • Green Cuisine – 2x $50 Gift Card
  • Save Da Sea – 6x Save Da Sea Products
  • Vegan Supply – $25 Gift Card
  • Virtuous Pie – T-Shirt & 2x $25 Gift Cards
  • Yates Coffee Bar – 4x $25 Gift Cards
  • Plus a few other goodies!!

Chilliwack Draw Prizes

Below are some of the draw prizes for our Chilliwack participants:

  • Book Man Used Books – $20 Gift Card
  • Rawnola – 2x Rawnola Granola
  • Sprouted Oven – $30 Gift Card
  • Stormy’s – 2x $15 Gift Card
  • Veganist – $25 Gift Card

Virtual Draw Prizes

Below are some of the draw prizes for our Virtual/Remote participants:

  • Pure Lovin’ Chocolate – $25 Gift Card
  • Meet Restaurant (Main, Yaletown, Gastown, Blanshard) – $25 Gift Card
  • Vegan Supply – $25 Gift Card
  • TerraLuv Vegan Fashion – $25 Gift Card

Not Local Or Have Other Plans? Do A Virtual Run!

Can’t make it? Do a Virtual Run instead!

Walkers, trotters and runners from all over are welcome!

Please go ahead with our sign-up, so we know you’re participating, and an email with more details will be sent out! You can do your activity wherever you are, and included will be instructions to send proof of your activity (Strava, MapMyRun, Garmin Connect, etc) before the end of Sunday, October 1st to be entered to win some of the online prizes as well!

Other Details

Course Maps

VICTORIA: Here’s the Clover Point loop, on Garmin Connect, as well as a segment on Strava.

CHILLIWACK: Here’s the Lickman Vedder River route on Ride With GPS, as well as a Strava Route and here’s the Segment.

Sponsors & Supporters!

All who participate will be entered to win draw prizes! We’ve got an assortment of items and Gift Cards for the event, as well as electronic Gift Cards for the virtual/remote participants! Here’s our prize list so far, thanks so much to each for their generous donations!

  • List coming soon!

Check back to see as we line up even more! 😉

Event History

This is our 8th Annual Save-A-Turkey Trot, which have been happening (when possible) in Victoria since 2010! Here’s a blog post on the previous edition in 2018 and the 2022 report can be found here. Started by OrganicAthlete in California, the Victoria chapter of OrganicAthlete organized the previous five editions. Unfortunately OrganicAthlete has folded as an organization, after over a decade of promoting veganism through sport, a few of us are working to start up a similar initiative through VeganStart, see below!

On Facebook?

Here’s our event page for all:

Event Posters (PDF)

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Recipes

From the fantastic Melanie McDonald, a local vegan cookbook author, here’s 15 Thanksgiving recipes that are 100% turkey 🦃 approved:

Interested in Going Vegan?

Check out – an informative website to help take your first steps going vegan!

Say a virtual hello to Beauregard! He’s one of the turkeys living their best lives at a A Home for Hooves, learn about them all here!


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