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SOUTH ASHEVILLE TURKEY TROT

Presented by Hunter Subaru


A Thanksgiving Tradition in the heart of South Asheville


NOVEMBER 28, 2024

The South Asheville Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving tradition that brings together local residents and visitors alike for a morning of festive fun and fitness. Nestled in the picturesque backdrop of Biltmore Park in Asheville, NC, this event combines the spirit of the holiday season with a healthy dose of community camaraderie. Participants of all ages gather to run, walk, or trot while showcasing their enthusiasm and holiday-themed costumes. Whether you're a seasoned runner or simply looking to burn off some pre-Thanksgiving calories, the South Asheville Turkey Trot is a heartwarming way to kick off the holiday season.

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 28, 2024

Permit pending government approvals  | Race date & course subject to change

why you'll love this race:

  • A free, one-of-a-kind comfy Turkey Trot race shirt ($20 after November 3)
  • Get some bling! A sparkly, commemorative finisher medal to celebrate your accomplishment.
  • A Hunter Subaru Goody bag, stocked full of goodies
  • A professionally chip-timed race on a USATF certified, fully marked course!
  • A unique course in Biltmore Park Town square and the surrounding neighborhood. This is the only running event permitted in this neighborhood!
  • A scenic route with cheering spectators and very little vehicle traffic
  • Awards for the overall and top finishers in each age group
  • Prizes for the most creative costume/outfit
  • A virtual option is available for runners & walkers who are not available to participate in-person

What our runners are saying...

"Finisher medals were sweet. Kids said it's the coolest one they've ever received."
"Thanks for creating fun, organized and professional events. The entire iDAPH team is amazing!"
"Always an organized run, friendly faces and a positive atmosphere!!"
"Well-marked course, friendly people all over, easy parking and a beautiful residential route. See you next year!"
"Loved everything. Sure did like that cupcake after finishing :)"
"GREAT JOB with the porta-johns... so many races skimp on this!"

    The Course

    The course starts and ends in Asheville’s esteemed Biltmore Park Town Square. Runners and walkers will traverse through neighborhood streets where residents and guests cheer them on along the course. There are a few moderate hills but nothing out of the ordinary for this area. Participants love the quiet streets that have little to no vehicle traffic making for a very family-friendly course. The cutoff time for all participants is 10:30am, allowing an hour and a half for everyone to finish.

    5K  |  3.1 Miles

    Start Time
    9:00 AM

    Course Cutoff
    10:30 AM

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    USATF sanctioned and certified

    Complete the Series!

    The Holiday Hustle Series allows you to experience the thrill of running three amazing Asheville-area locations and commit to staying fit this holiday season!

    South Asheville Turkey Trot | Biltmore Park Town Square | Nov 28
    Ugly Sweater Run | The Riveter | Dec 7
    New Year’s Resolution Run | Downtown Asheville | Jan 1

    Traveling this holiday season? You can still participate virtually!

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    Our Presenting Partner

    This event would not be possible without the generous support of Hunter Subaru. Since 1940, the Hunter Automotive Group has been a locally owned and operated business in Western North Carolina. It is their mission to improve the quality of life for their employees, customers, and the surrounding community. We are grateful for their participation and admire the uplifting attitude they bring to our event.

    Our Community Partner

    All signature iDaph events partner with local organizations to help advance their mission. Supporting these causes strengthens our community bonds by addressing the unique challenges and needs within our area. It ensures that resources are allocated where they can have the most direct and tangible impact, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment among residents.

    It is the mission, duty and purpose of iDream Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities for Western North Carolina youth and adults who are unable to pay for sporting event fees, coaching, travel expenses and/or equipment to train for and/or participate in our WNC sporting events. This tax-exempt non-profit provides needs-based scholarships. The amounts to be gifted are determined on a case-by-case basis through a criteria-selection process.

    In addition, we will assist in fueling the growth for local running, cycling and multi-sport champions, teams, clubs, locally owned stores and communities in Western North Carolina by providing resource and financial support when conducting our key activities.

    WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

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    An Authentic Mountain Destination

    If you're not from here, you're going to love visiting here. Experience the thrill of running or cycling amidst the breathtaking beauty of Western North Carolina, where the rugged mountains and pristine landscapes set the stage for an unforgettable adventure. We invite you to make our event your ultimate destination race. Our Visitor’s Guide features lodging options, airport info, and the inside scoop on what to see and do while you’re here.

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