South Asheville Turkey Trot Post Event Recap!

South Asheville Turkey Trot Post Event Recap!

South Asheville Turkey Trot

2022 South Asheville Turkey Trot

We had the best time trotting around Biltmore Park Town Square with all of you turkeys! Thank you for joining us at the Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru. You all were looking turkeyriffic! We are so grateful for each and every one of you and your participation. Congrats on all of your accomplishments, and personal records and for showing up and toeing the start line, and getting to the finish! 

Keep moving Trotters! You are 1/3 of the way to completing the Holiday Hustle Series. Complete the series in-person or virtually or a mix of both and get a commemorative Holiday Hustle medal that sparkles with ornaments that dangle! Sign up for the Ugly Sweater Run and Resolution Run here! Stay moving through the holidays together with us. 

South Asheville Turkey Trot


Online results are HERE. 

Question about results? Email support@idaph.net


 Male Overall - Mitchell Levine - 18:27

Male 2nd Place - Daniel Newcomb - 18:38

Male 3rd Place - Turner Knox - 19:01

Male Masters Overall - Rudy Ryback - 20:20

Female Overall - Amy Davidson - 20:10

Female 2nd Place - Kate Hartley - 20:37

Female 3rd Place - Amanda Jones - 21:57

Female Masters Overall - Melissa Darling - 23:47



South Asheville Turkey Trot


Best Dressed Turkey Group - Bib #1072 - Luke McKelvy group

Best Dressed Turkey Gobbler (male) - Bib #945 - Matthew Wright

Best Dressed Turkey Hen (female) - Bib #860 - Heather Colwell

Best Dressed Turkey Jenny (juvenile) - Bib #505 - Scarlett Mazurek


If you won the costume contest in your category and didn’t get your prize at the race, it can be picked up at Fleet Feet in Biltmore Park Town Square!


Missed picking your award? You can pick it up at Fleet Feet Asheville starting Friday, November 25th at 3pm or have your prize shipped directly to you by purchasing the option for $10 in the Race Store. Questions? email support@idaph.net


Be SOCIAL with us! Follow our Instagram page and share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share! Stay up-to-date on all the race happenings at the Turkey Trot Facebook page here. Use hashtag #southashevilleturkeytrot for reposts!

South Asheville Turkey Trot sponsors


IC Imagine 5k
IC Imagine 5k
New Year's Resolution Run 2023
2022 Ugly Sweater Run Event Guide

2022 Ugly Sweater Run Event Guide

Ugly Sweater Run | Event Guide


Ugly Sweater Run

presented by Hunter Subaru

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Race Start 8:30am 


This is a mass start race, not a rolling start. We cannot accommodate late starts for this event. 



Here’s all your need to know event info:

Video podcast posted above. Want to listen to all the important race info? Listen to the iDaph events podcast on your favorite listening app HERE. 


The start and finish line are both at the Riveter, at the same location. Both races start together at the same time promptly at 8:30am. The turnaround for the 10k (to go do the second loop) is between the parking lot and the Riveter main entrance.  Please familiarize yourself with this spot before you start the race and pay attention to the volunteers. 

The course cut off for both races is 10am. 

To switch from the 10k to the 5k or vice versa please email support@idaph.net. 

Due to the nature of this course being open to vehicular traffic and the off-pavement terrain - strollers are not recommended. We love our furry friends, but dogs are NOT allowed. 

Be SOCIAL with us!

Follow the Ugly Sweater Run FACEBOOK page for all the race updates. On race day share your race day photos and videos with us for a re-share on our Instagram page! Tag us at @idaphevents and use hashtag #uglysweaterrun. 

Packet Pick-up

1. Pre-event packet pick-up will be at Hunter Subaru, 220 Hunter Airport Drive, Fletcher, NC 28732 on Friday, December 2nd from 3 - 5PMWe highly suggest you pick up your packet early for a less hectic experience on race day.

2. Race Day packet pickup - 7am - 8am inside the Riveter.


Location: 701 Old Fanning Bridge Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732



The parking lot is next to the Riveter’s main entrance. To avoid congestion, we suggest coming off of Hwy 280, on Ferncliff Park Drive. You will come to a roundabout and go around the roundabout. Then you’ll see the sign for the Riveter on Old Fanning Bridge Road. Go past the main entrance and you’ll see the gravel/grass parking lot which is right next to the Riveter.  Please drive SLOW when you when you leave the race, and watch for runners on the road. The parking lot exit is on the race route. 

Once you park your vehicle, there is a footpath bridge between the parking lot and the Riveter you can use to get to the start line. Restrooms are inside the Riveter building. There are changing rooms also! 


Race Route

PLEASE NOTE: A portion of the Ugly Sweater Run is on NC State University Research private property. We have gained special permission for use of this area for race day only. There is no pre-course training allowed on these parts of the course.

Runners on roads with vehicular traffic (Old Fanning Bridge Road) need to run facing TOWARDS traffic on the LEFT side of the road. Please run single file on the side of the road. Do not take up an entire lane with your running friends and buddies!


Run Course

The Ugly Sweater 5K & 10K are 3.1 & 6.2 miles of festive awesomeness. You’ll start at the Riveter and run along rural paved roads, scenic farm roads, and return to the Riveter for even more merriment. While we expect little traffic on the rural roads and course, it is open to vehicular traffic, this is not a closed course. The 10K will do the same loop from the Riveter twice, twice the miles, twice the beautiful scenery!


10K Ugly Sweater Run

The Ugly Sweater 10K is 6.2 miles along the same route as the 5K — TWICE! Get double the fun when you run this course!



Water Station

Green Moose Fuel is hosting this year’s water station on the course! 

5k: mile 1.5

10k: mile 1.5 and 4.5

Fun post race activities at the Riveter! 

The Spotted Banana Food Truck menu at Ugly Sweater Run

Your festive, commemorative finisher ornament is waiting for you at the finish! 

  • Bring some cash! Grab a delicious Pumpkin Freeze smoothie or panini from the Spotted Banana food truck, and a delicious hot beverage from Bare Bones Brew Haus.
  • We’ll have some awesome music with a DJ in the race hub!

The Riveter has a variety of activities for you and your family.

  • You can check out the climbing wall or the bike park and make a day out of it! Passes available for purchase on the Riveter website here. 
  • The Riveter will have beer service at the Libation station and they will have local beers on tap.
    • The exclusive Ugly Sweater Run drink special is the yummy “Merry Mimosa” - Cranberry + champagne! 


Costume Contest!


This year we’re taking the costume contest to the next level. We’re in search of jolly old St. Nick! Dust off your Santa suit, comb out that long white beard, put your reading glasses on, and practice your best “Ho, Ho, Ho!” The top three Best Dressed Santas will win an awesome prize from The Riveter!

Don’t have a Santa suit? Wear your UGLIEST sweater and you still have a chance to win! The BEST ugly sweater outfit for male, female, kid and group categories will also win prizes from The Riveter!


We will award Ugly Sweater Run contest winners at the awards ceremony!



Results will be posted here thoughout the event.


All finishers receive a commemorative Ugly Sweater Finisher ornament! 


  • Top 3 overall finishers (male/female) will receive a mug + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • First place masters finishers (male/female) will receive a mug + a Fleet Feet gift certificate!
  • Top 3 in the following Age Group categories will receive mugs:
    • 12 and under
    • 13 - 19
    • 20 - 29
    • 30 - 39
    • 40 - 49
    • 50 - 59
    • 60 - 69
    • 70 + up


Award Ceremony

5k Awards will be handed out at approximately 9:45am and 10k awards will be handed out afterwards.

Not able to hang out and wait for your award? You can pick yours up the week after the event at Fleet Feet Asheville, beginning Tuesday at 3pm, or have it shipped for $10 by purchasing the option in the Race Store.


Run Local Accessories

After you check out the Riveter, you can also SHOP!! If you’re looking for a great way to celebrate all things running or gift idea for your runner friends and family members, be sure to check out our Merchandise area! We’ll have the new Run Local hoodies, the awesome new RUN AVL long sleeve shirts, Free to Run tank tops and shirts, water bottles, decals, magnets and so much more! Bring some cash or a credit card and start checking off your gift list! Race entries also make FANTASTIC gifts for your runner friends and family members. When you register for an event you can buy a registration as a gift for someone else, too, when you register! While supplies last. Purchase yours online HERE before race day to guarantee your size!


Holiday Hustle Series!

The Ugly Sweater Run is the 2nd event in the Holiday Hustle series! The deadline to join the series has been extended to December 1st! It’s not too late to join in!

Need a little extra motivation to keep running during the holiday season? Join us for our newest running series: the Holiday Hustle!


Participants can join us either in-person or virtually (or a combo of both) for these three races:

And will get an awesome ‘Holiday Hustle’ medal on New Year’s Day! To enter the Holiday Hustle series, just sign up for each of the three events listed above and you will be automatically added. The deadline to register for the three races in the series to get the medal has been extended to December 1st, 2022. There’s no better way to get through the holidays than crushing goals and winning extra bling!


Stay connected by joining the Holiday Hustle Facebook Group HERE!


Ugly Sweater Run Sponsors

2022 South Asheville Turkey Trot Event Guide

2022 South Asheville Turkey Trot Event Guide

South Asheville Turkey Trot


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.

Race updates are posted daily to the South Asheville Turkey Trot Facebook Page, the iDaph Events Facebook page and Instagram page. Follow along to keep up-to-date. 



5K - 9:00 am (mass start)

Race Location: 

8 Town Square Blvd, Biltmore Park Town Square, Asheville, NC


The start and finish line are in two separate locations. They are on the same street on the 8 Town Square Blvd block. The start line is near Fleet Feet Asheville. The finish line is located near the Trot Shop by Coldwell Banker. 

Please note: THE COURSE IS CLOSED AT 10:30AM.


Parking is available in all the parking decks in Biltmore Park Town Square. There is NO Parking available at the start and finish line. Nearby Handicap parking is available near Athleta, LOFT and Barnes and Noble. 

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


Portajons are located near Clean Juice, close to the finish line. 


#1 In-person Pre-event Packet Pick-up will take place the day before the event close to Fleet Feet Asheville in Biltmore Park Town Square.

Check your Hunter Subaru goody bag for exclusive discount cards and coupons to be used at shops Biltmore Park Town Square - Smallcakes, Reuter YMCA, Fleet Feet and more!!!

Date: Wednesday, November 23rd from NOON-3pm.

Location: Trot Shop: 8 Town Square Blvd Suite #110, Asheville, NC 28803

#2 Race Day Packet Pick-up: Thursday, November 24th from 7:30-8:30am. There is no packet pickup available after 8:30am on race day. 

Location: Trot Shop: 8 Town Square Blvd Suite #110, Asheville, NC 28803

Race Merchandise is available for purchase in the Trot Shop on Wednesday during packet pickup hours and on Thursday after the race. 

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


Have a friend or family member that is not registered and is planning to wait to sign up? Participants must register online on Race Roster for the race. We encourage participants to sign up in the comfort of their home on their computer, ipad, or phone prior to showing up for the race. To eliminate contact there are no paper forms or ipads available to use to complete to sign-up at packet pickup on race day.  We expect the race to be sold out by race day!

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 Time: PROMPTLY at 9am

We encourage competitive runners, in contention to win overall and in your age group to line up at the front of the starting line. Overall winner times are based on gun-time. Age group participant times are based on chip-time. So when you cross the timing mat is when your race time will start and when you cross the timing mat at the finish, your time will stop. Runners will not be able to start late. 

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


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.


PAY ATTENTION! Follow the signs with arrows and the course markings.  Do not just ‘follow’ the person in front of youif they are not paying attention and go the wrong direction you will too! It is up to YOU to know the course and the route you are running.  Please be courteous and give high fives and thumbs up to your fellow runners and volunteers out on the course.   

Post race snacks and water will be available near the finish line. 

- Fresh Market bananas

- Allen Tate / Beverly Hanks bottled water

- Smallcakes mini cupcakes


Massages by Yoga and Massage and Injury Screenings provided by Vitalee PT. 


Visit with Sheep Dog Impact Assistance + Esco Insurance Agency + YogaSix at the race finish!



Online results will be available LIVE throughout the race 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! 

Check out the awards categories for this year’s events HERE.  The Awards Ceremony will take place near the finish line at approximately 10:15am. 

If you are an award winner but can’t stay afterwards, you can pick it up at Fleet Feet Asheville starting Friday, November 25th at 3pm or have your prize shipped directly to you by purchasing the option for $10 in the Race Store.

The week after the race, we will post race photos HERE.

*While we plan to take as many photos as we can. WE cannot guarantee that we will capture everyone in a race photo. If you would like to make sure you have a picture from race day, take a selfie in front of the Turkey Trot photo backdrop and/or have a family/friend take photos for you!*

In it for the fun and not to win the race? The South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru features a “Best Dressed Turkey” Contest each year!


The Best Dressed in turkey-themed costumes and attire for all award categories will receive a special turkey-themed prize and the Best Dressed Overall Male Gobbler and Female Hen will also receive a free entry to next year’s race! Get the family together, grab all your turkey swag and show up to kick off this fun, annual holiday tradition as you gobble and waddle your way through Biltmore Park!

Award Categories:

Best Dressed Turkey Group

Best Dressed Turkey Gobbler (male)

Best Dressed Turkey Hen (female)

Best Dressed Turkey Jake (juvenile male)

Best Dressed Turkey Jenny (juvenile female)



Spectators are welcome!  This is a spectator friendly race from start to finish. 

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance 

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


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

South Asheville Turkey Trot sponsors