2021 South Asheville Turkey Trot Event Guide

2021 South Asheville Turkey Trot Event Guide

We can’t wait to see you at the

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

2021 Trick or Trail 5k Results

2021 Trick or Trail 5k Results

Congrats Runners! You ran through the dark Dupont trails tonight! Thanks for joining us for the annual Trick or Trail 5K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is such a unique and fun night-time running experience and ya’ll are what makes it such an awesome, fun event! This year the race was a fundraiser for the Friends of Dupont. 


Awards categories are here.   Results are here!



Trick or Trail 5k Sponsors
2021 Trick or Trail 5k | Event Guide

2021 Trick or Trail 5k | Event Guide

We are so excited for another thrilling, halloween-themed, Trick or Trail 5K presented by Hunter Subaru. The race is such a unique and fun night-time running experience! It is a fundraiser for the Friends of Dupont, so give their volunteers lots of air high-fives out on the course and say hello and ask them how you can get involved with their non-profit organization.

Here is what you need to know for the race on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 at Dupont State Forest: 

Important Info

  • No strollers allowed due to the roots and gravel

  • Sorry no dogs allowed to take place during this run! They are a tripping hazard for this event. 

  • Dress up! It’s Halloween season and the theme this year is ‘Classic Disney.’ Costume contest prizes will be given for the following categories: Funniest, Overall Kids and Disney
  • There is construction happening on Sky Valley Road and the road is down to one lane. Leave yourself plenty of time to get to the race.

Parking at Trick or Trail 

There is plenty of parking at Guion Farms and overflow parking available at the race hub - start/finish area. Click HERE for directions. The address is: 3045 Sky Valley Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739.  You will see parking/race signs and volunteers directing you to the parking areas.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place starting at 6pm at the idaph and First Bank tent near the picnic shelter. There is no packet pickup before event day. We will also be handing out free glow necklaces, bracelets when you check in!

Race Start Course

This is a mass start race at 7:15pm. We have limited the field to 150 participants this year. All runners will start together at 7:15pm. We will not allow ‘late’ starts for this race.


The route is very simple and easy to navigate in the dark. The race is on non-technical wide service roads and double track trails, making it a perfect race for all abilities of runners, joggers and walkers. The course is marked impeccably with signs and course markings and volunteers will be along the way, so runners can easily find their way. 

  • We have one water station on the course this year. Green Moose Fuel will be at the water station at Buck Forest Road and Thomas Cemetary intersection at approx mile 1.25. There will be water and Green Moose Fuel!

The 5k Course is run entirely through the wooded Dupont State Forest. Start Buck Forest Road, Continue on Buck Forest Road for approx. 1.25 miles, Left onto Thomas Cemetery, Stay on Thomas Cemetery until approx. mile 2.75, then Turn Right onto Buck Forest Road to Finish. 


Trick or Trail Map and Cue Sheet HERE

No strollers allowed due to the roots and gravel.

Sorry no dogs allowed to take place during this run! They are a tripping hazard for this event.

Post Race Happenings
  • Halloween wouldn’t be a holiday without candy! At the finish pick up your color changing, Run Local cup filled with candy!
  • Vote for your favorite Disney themed costume
  • Yummy soup provided by the Hendersonville Community Co-op
  • Settle in by the warming fire and make yourself a s’more!
  • Awards ceremony will take place shortly after all have finished at approximately 8:30pm at the picnic shelter.

Costume Contest

Each year the race has a fun theme, which is a great chance for kids, youth and kids-at-heart to have their own fun at a Halloween themed event and break in costumes early! “We all grew up watching the classic Disney movies, so this year it’s time to embrace your favorite Classic Disney character and get dressed in Disney style,” said Kirkwood. Costumes are highly encouraged, and awesome prizes will be given out for the best ones that tie into this year’s theme.


Awards categories are here.   Results can be found here during and after the race.


We look forward to Saturday and seeing you all!


Trick or Trail 5k Sponsors
2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k | Registration is now open!

2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon & 10k | Registration is now open!

2nd Annual Jump off Rock Half Marathon & 10k


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Beautiful, Fast, Fun & Spectator Friendly Event

An endurance running event like none other, the 2nd Annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru, is one of the fastest half marathon races in the south and runs “downhill to downtown.” The half marathon has been named the most scenic, downhill half marathon in the Southeast. 

The point-to-point, half marathon begins at Jump off Rock, a national landmark and the Town of Laurel Park’s highest peak, and finishes in the heart of downtown Hendersonville on Main Street. This gently downhill and scenic 13.1 mile course is not only fast, it also has breathtaking views. Half Marathoners wind their way downhill through the beautiful back-roads of Laurel Park then on historic city streets and around Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake before heading into downtown Hendersonville. The point-to-point race and the scenic course are sure to bring PRs and mountain memories to last a lifetime.

10k runners start their race at the base of the Town of Laurel Park at the Hendersonville Family YMCA. They join in on the half marathon route at about the half-way point with half marathoners. The 10k route is moderately flat with a couple gentle rollers. The 10k runners will run on historic city streets, around the Hendersonville’s Osceola Lake and back to downtown Hendersonville. Both races finish at the same location in Historic Downtown Hendersonville on Main Street.

All finishers receive a custom-designed finisher medal and a Brooks Dri-Fit, techincal race shirt. 

*New* for 2022 – 10k Cash prizes for the overall top three, male/female winners & two ‘in the pack’ participants!



Jump off Rock Half Marathon and 10k

What Your Race Entry Includes

  • A first-class running experience in the late spring in Western North Carolina!
  • Brooks Dri-Fit, Tech running shirt
  • Hunter Subaru Goody Bag, filled with goodies
  • A unique, custom-designed, commemorative finisher medal 
  • A well-supported race with rolling starts to enhance the participant experience from start-to-finish. 
  • A scenic, fast, downhill half marathon course and a moderately flat, 10k route in the heart of Hendersonville, NC.
  • Free shuttle ticket included with race entry. Optional Shuttle ride to half marathon or 10k start line (these are 2 separate locations). 
  • Free parking available for race participants at the Dogwood Parking lot in downtown Hendersonville. 
  • Course fully-marked with route signs and course markings on the road. 
  • Course preview video and course maps to get you prepped for race day. 
  • Chip-timing for accurate, live results
  • Access to our community of runners in our Strava Group. 
  • Spectator friendly courses.
  • One-of-a-kind Prizes made locally 
  • Access for our participants to attend the world-class, Hendersonville Farmers Market happening a few blocks away from the finish line. The Farmers Market offers farm fresh foods, crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more
  • Live Music at the Finish