Running

Published Oct 23, 2012 at 05:00AM

• Turkey trot races on tap: Two turkey trot running events have been scheduled for next month in Central Oregon.

The Sisters Turkey Trot is scheduled for Nov. 24 and consists of 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs/walks, as well as a 1-mile Trotters Walk. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will start and finish in downtown Sisters. Though no entry fee is being charged for the event, participants are still required to register.

The Bend Turkey Trot is back for the third consecutive year, scheduled for Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Day. The start and finish will be at a new location for this year’s event, on Skyline Ranch Road in west Bend. Race distances are the same as for the Sisters event; registration fees for the Bend race will be charged and vary by category and registration date.

For both events, participants are encouraged to donate a grocery bag of nonperishable food. Registration forms for both races are available at bendturkeytrot.com.