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South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K p/b Hunter Subaru!

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville, North Carolina


We are thankful you’re here! Thank you for signing up for the South Asheville Turkey Trot p/b Hunter Subaru in Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville, North Carolina on Thanksgiving Day. We can’t wait to celebrate Thanksgiving morning with you.

Please take a moment to read through our pre-event guide blog. It has important information regarding the event. You can also download and listen to the iDaph Events Podcast for information about the South Asheville Turkey Trot, or check out the recorded podcast on YouTube.

Packet Pick-up

#1 In-person Pre-event Packet Pick-up will take place the day before the event next door to Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square. Check your Hunter Subaru goody bag for discount cards and coupons to be used at shops Biltmore Park Town Square - Athleta, Fleet Feet and more!!!

Date: Wednesday, November 24th from NOON-3pm.

Location: 8 Town Square Blvd Suite #170, Asheville, NC 28803

#2 Race Day Packet Pick-up: Thursday, November 25th from 7:30-8:30am

Location: 8 Town Square Blvd Suite #170, Asheville, NC 28803

Note: If you had your shirt and race number shipped, stop by packet pickup to pick up your Hunter Subaru Goody Bag before or after the race. 

Note: All runners must be parked by 8:30am on Thanksgiving Day! 

Please wear your race number on the FRONT of your shirt/pants/jacket. Do not BEND, CRUMBLE your bib numbers. We must be able to see the number throughout the race and when you cross the finish line. Race numbers that are worn under jackets or clothing may not pick-up on the timing system when you cross the finish line.  



Deck yourself out in some snazzy Run Local and Free to Run merchandise. We have hoodies, long-sleeve tees, beanies, t-shirts, socks and more! Bring some cash!

Run Local shirt

You can also sign up for the Ugly Sweater Run on Saturday, December 4th and Resolution Run on New Year’s Day quickly and easily at packet pickup! Bring your phone to sign up with a special code for race participants. 

Stay and shop in Biltmore Park Town Square on Wednesday or come back on Black Friday or the weekend and get special discounts from merchants in Biltmore Park Town Square! Bring your race number! Check your goody bag for the rack card with all the details. 

South Asheville Turkey Trot Biltmore Park Town Square Rack Card



Improving the Lives of Our Nation’s Veterans and First Responders in Need by Helping Them Get Off The Couch™ and Reengage in Living an Active, Meaningful & Productive Life Through Our Outdoor Adventures, Warrior PATHH and Disaster Response Mission Programs.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs states that more than 6,000 Veterans die by suicide each year, and other statistics show that twice as many First Responders die by suicide than in the line of duty. By gathering together Sheep Dogs who have suffered similar traumas & experiences, SDIA has found that the camaraderie and peer support they receive fosters healing and is critical to their overall well-being. When Sheep Dogs #GetOffTheCouch™, their attitude, motivation and perspective are drastically improved. Your generous support allows SDIA to ENGAGE, ASSIST & EMPOWER our nation’s heroes to Get Off The Couch™ with their brothers & sisters, which prevents suicides in our Veteran and First Responder communities

Your donations will go to the following programs/causes:

  • Christmas Eve first responders care packages - will deliver these to every first responder, EMS, and law enforcement in various counties.
  • Holiday program - for helping Sheep Dog families in need with a Christmas meal and donations towards children’s gifts
  • Warrior PATHH for veterans and first responders - This program helps veterans and first responders struggling with PTSD through a 5 day program, followed by 18 months of online meetings and support



Parking and Course Info  

The race course for the South Asheville Turkey Trot takes place in Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville, North Carolina . The course has one water stop (utilized 2x) supported by Green Moose Fuel at approx. mile 1.5 and mile 2.5.


Parking Map is HERE


Race Day 

When you arrive, head over to the start/finish area and grab a cup of hot cocoa or coffee from Barebones Brewhaus coffee cart. Bring some cash!

Race Start Times: 9am-9:15am - rolling start

Rolling wave start: We encourage competitive runners, in contention to win overall and in your age group to start promptly at 9am. Runners have the ability to show up and run anytime between 9-9:15am. This will allow runners to have a stress-free race experience from start to finish. Runners will not be able to start the race after 9:15am due to safety reasons. 

Please Note: The time limit for the course is 10:30am.



There are porta-johns with hand-washing stations near the finish line. See Map



After you cross the finish line, pick up your finisher medal, a water from Beverly-Hanks and a snack from Fresh Market. Go take your selfies in from of our South Asheville Turkey Trot photo backdrop and tag @idaphevents and #southashevilleturkeytrot for a re-share on Instagram or Facebook! Check out today’s (Wednesday 11/17) story for a sneak peek at the race medal and Run.Eat.Nap. race shirt! 

Complimentary massages by Yoga and Massage will be in the packet pickup shop after the race! 



After you finish, results can be found HERE. 



Prizes include: Pint glasses from Thirsty Monk (overall/age group), gift certificates from Fleet Feet Asheville (overall/masters) and turkeys for the overall male/female winners from Luella’s BBQ! 

  • “Best Dressed Turkey” Costume Contest – deck yourself out in Thanksgiving themed accessories and attire on race day and have a chance to win the Best Dressed Turkey contest! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. 
  • Top 3 overall finishers (male/female)
  • Top finisher in Masters category (male/female)

Age Group:

Male/Female, Top 3 in each category
9 and under, 10-14, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and up

Awards Ceremony

In person Awards Ceremony near the finish line at approximately 10:15am. 


Good luck Turkey Trotters! We hope you have a great run and enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!


Thanks to our Race Partners!

South Asheville Turkey Trot sponsors