South Asheville Turkey Trot Logo 2021

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5k

presented by Hunter Subaru


Thursday, November 24, 2022



The 4th annual South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns to Biltmore Park Town Square for the 2022 edition.

Make plans to bring your family and friends and join in on the fun. Awesome race swag includes a comfy t-shirt, goody bag and a unique finisher medal that sparkles AND spins!

Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. Join us at Biltmore Park Town Square and enjoy some fresh air and exercise before gathering around the table for your Thanksgiving feast! You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition.

This year’s race is limited to only 1,500 in-person participants.

The race is located in Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville, North Carolina. The entire race is run throughout the Town Square and the surrounding neighborhoods within Biltmore Park, and the course is USATF Certified!

There is plenty of parking near the start and finish. Bring your entire family and celebrate Thanksgiving with us for this holiday, annual tradition.

Race Details

In Person 5K
Start Time: 9am mass start

Virtual 5K: Want to be part of the annual event, but not able to participate in person? Join us anytime from anywhere for the Virtual 5k. Submit your time online and receive the awesome race shirt (free until deadline) and medal in the mail. 

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

We strongly encourage competitive runners looking for a fast time to be in the front of the line-up at the start.  

In Person Race is capped at 1,500 participants. 

Course Type: This 5K is a fully marked course, on pavement with rolling to moderate inclines and hills. 

Stroller friendly? Yes, but please start at the back of the pack. 

Dogs allowed? We love our furry friends, but due to the nature of this race and the congestion in and around the start/finish areas, please leave your pets at home.   

Free shirt deadline

• Sunday, November 6th at midnight. After this date the shirts are $15 for purchase, in limited sizes and quantities.


DONATIONS will be accepted during registration for Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, our non-profit partner. 

What you get with your registration

• A one-of-a-kind - Trot then Turkey comfy Turkey Trot race shirt
• A unique, commemorative Finisher Medal that sparkles AND spins!
• Hunter Subaru Goody bag, stocked full of surprises!
•  A professionally chip-timed race on a USATF certified and fully-marked course! Results are posted online LIVE throughout the race.
• A moderately rolling course throughout Biltmore Park Town Square and the Biltmore Park neighborhood. This is the only running event permitted in Biltmore Park!
• A beautiful and scenic fall route in Western North Carolina.

• Complete your 5k run anytime, anywhere and submit your results on the Race Roster page.
• A unique Turkey Trot Finisher Medal that sparkles AND spins!
• A one-of-a-kind Trot then Turkey comfy Turkey Trot race shirt
• Results can be submitted up until Sunday, November 27th at midnight to count towards prizes and awards. 



This race is part of the Holiday Hustle!

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, we’ve extended the Holiday Hustle deadline to December 1st! Sign up for each of the three events listed below and you will be automatically added to the series and receive the medal!

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 is Tuesday, November 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!


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View Photos from the Event here! You can also upload YOUR race photos for others to view. 


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

The South Asheville Turkey Trot course is USATF Certified!


The course cutoff for all participants will be 10:30am.

Parking Map is HERE


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Trot then Turkey and cozy up with this new favorite Turkey Trot comfy race t-shirt! The Free tee deadline is Sunday, November 6th at midnight. After this date shirts are $15 for purchase online, in limited sizes and quantities. We cannot guarantee that we will have extra shirts for sale on race day, so get one when you register online!

South Asheville Turkey Trot Medal


Sparkle and shimmer at your Thanksgiving dinner table with the 2022 South Asheville Turkey Trot finisher medal. This year the limited edition medal is not only full of glitter and shine to commemorate your special annual tradition, but it also spins!  The first 1,500 participants to sign up are guaranteed a finisher medal.



Snuggle up in one of our new, cozy, Run Local hoodies! Available for purchase during your registration or through the Race Store.


Don’t miss your opportunity to grab one of these super soft, super comfy, long sleeve Run Local shirts! These are high quality, Bella + Canvas shirts in a poly/cotton/rayon blend. Available for purchase during your registration or through the Race Store.


Snag one of our brand new, super soft, super comfy, long sleeve RUN AVL shirts! These are high quality, Bella + Canvas shirts in a poly/cotton/rayon blend. Available for purchase during your registration or through the Race Store


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, throw on all your turkey swag and show up to kick off your holiday with this fun annual tradition as you gobble and trot your way through Biltmore Park! You know you love a little friendly competition with friends & family!

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)



Participants who choose the virtual option can run the Turkey Trot 5K on their own time! Virtual participants will have access to the course information for the event so they can have a ‘self-serve’ event experience on the same courses as the in-person participants. Or, they can come up with their own courses anywhere that they live!

Virtual 5K Event Highlights:

• All Virtual participants will receive a Commemorative Turkey Trot 5k finisher medal that sparkles AND spins, and a 2022 Commemorative Turkey Trot Race Shirt - Trot then Turkey FOR FREE (until free shirt deadline)!

• Upload Results to event results page on Race Roster by Sunday, November 27th at midnight

• Download finisher completion certificates

• The overall top male and female virtual winners will win an awesome prize mailed to them! 


Biltmore Park Town Square is humming with life! This vibrant town center in Asheville, NC, is filled with locally owned boutiques, kids’ shops, and national retailers including LOFT, REI, Athleta, Orvis and Barnes & Noble. The area hosts free summer concerts and a weekly tailgate farmers’ market, while locals gather at casual restaurants and taverns, some with patio seating. 

Here, a short walk connects you to exciting shops, lively restaurants, cafés and gathering spots, spas and health clubs, as well as a range of dynamic businesses and employers. A state-of-the-art upscale YMCA, the Regal Biltmore Grande Stadium 15 movie theater, and the luxurious Hilton Asheville are just a few of the other reasons why Biltmore Park Town Square is quickly becoming the place to be in Asheville. If you have questions about Biltmore Park Town Square click here or call 828.210.1660.



The Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park has graciously offered a discounted rate of $159.00 for South Asheville Turkey Trot participants. This rate will include a 10% discount voucher for a lunch or dinner in the Hilton’s Fork Lore restaurant.  (This discount would not apply to the Thanksgiving Brunch.) 

The room rate is applicable from Wednesday, 11/23/22 through check-out on Sunday, 11/27/22.

CLICK HERE for the direct booking link to receive the special rate. 


In-person Packet Pick-up will take place the day before the event in Biltmore Park Town Square. Or have your race shirt and bib shipped! Select this shipping option during online registration.

Pre-event Packet Pickup: Wednesday, November 23rd from Noon-3pm at The Trot Shop, 8 Town Square Blvd, Suite #110, Asheville, NC in Biltmore Park Town Square in Biltmore Park.

Day-of packet pickup will take place at the same location on the morning of the event from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM. If you cannot make it to either of the packet pickup sessions, you can purchase the pre-event shipping option during registration, or from the Race Store.

You can have a friend or family member pick up your race packet. 

Note: All participants must be parked no later than 8:30am on Race day.



Overall Awards:

Turkeys from Luella’s BBQ for the overall male/female winners!

Fleet Feet Asheville Gift Certificates:

  • Top 3 overall finishers (male/female)
  • 1st Place Overall Masters finishers (male/female)

Age Group Awards:

Pint glasses from Thirsty Monk Asheville:

  • Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers (male/female) for the following age groups:
    • 9 and under
    • 10-14
    • 15-19
    • 20-24
    • 25-29
    • 30-34
    • 35-39
    • 40-44
    • 45-49
    • 50-54
    • 55-59
    • 60-64
    • 65-69
    • 70-74
    • 75-79
    • 80+


Top male and Top Female overall receive a prize!

Awards Ceremony 

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

Unable to stay for the awards ceremony?  Awards can be picked up locally at Fleet Feet Asheville after the event starting on Friday, November 25, 2022, after 3pm. Out of town winners can have their prizes mailed for a $10 shipping and handling fee.  


Did you register to participate in-person but can’t make it on race day? You don’t have to miss out! You can transfer your registration to the virtual event at any point before the start of the race. In the virtual event, you’ll run anywhere you like, post your results, and have your swag mailed to you after the event. 

TRANSFERS: All participants can transfer into the virtual version of their event up until the start of the event. Email support@idaph.net to request the transfer. There will be no refunds for the price difference between events. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10 (starting Monday, November 21st)

REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safely for you and everyone in our community in attendance. We are incurring the expenses for production well before the day of the event, and we will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself has to be cancelled due to a change in the status of the pandemic, weather, an act of god, or other unforeseen circumstance.

CANCELLATION: In the event of an unforeseen circumstance, such as an emergency, an act of god, not receiving approval of final event permits, or change in pandemic status resulting in the inability to have the in-person event, we reserve the right to cancel the event and automatically convert all in-person registrations to the virtual option. Should this occur, your swag will be mailed to you for free.


We are honored to support Sheep Dog Impact Assistance again at this year’s event.  Sheep Dog will use the funds from the race for various program needs. Including purchasing and providing care packages for First Responders on Christmas Eve plus providing Christmas meals and gifts for Veteran and First Responder kids and families. In addition, funds will be allocated to send veterans and first responders that are struggling with PTSD to a dedicated program for additional support and resources. Donate directly to Sheep Dog when you register online. Let’s make this holiday season a giving season.


Want to be part of the Turkey Trot festivities, but not up to running in the race? We can always use amazing volunteers to help with various items leading up to and at the race! Volunteers will get a Trot then Turky race shirt.  

Volunteer at Biltmore Park Turkey Trot


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