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South Asheville Turkey Trot Logo 2021

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5k

presented by Hunter Subaru

 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

BILTMORE PARK TOWN SQUARE, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

 

The South Asheville Turkey Trot presented by Hunter Subaru returns to Biltmore Park Town Square for the 2021 edition. Due to the pandemic in 2020, the event moved to Fletcher, North Carolina.

Race Director, Daphne Kirkwood said, “We are so excited to be able to return to Biltmore Park Town Square in South Asheville on the most popular running holiday in the United States. We can’t wait to welcome back our community and visitors to WNC for the Thanksgiving Holiday. This will be like the largest family reunion ever!”

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!

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.

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 Times: 9am-9:15am - rolling 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 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.  fast runners to sign up for the first wave!

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 7th at midnight. After this date the shirts are $10 for purchase, in limited sizes and quantities.

WE EXPECT THIS EVENT TO SELL OUT BEFORE RACE DAY! 

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 - Run. Eat. Nap. Turkey Trot Shirt
• A unique, commemorative Finisher Medal that sparkles!

• Hunter Subaru Goody bag, stocked full of surprises!

•  A chip-timed race | Results are posted online LIVE throughout the race. 
• A safe, rolling wave start race to allow for a better race experience, with less crowding and less stress to start with a mass start. 
• 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. 

VIRTUAL 5k

• Complete your 5k runs anytime, anywhere and submit your results on the Race Roster page. 
• A unique Turkey Trot Finisher Medal that sparkles.

• A one-of-a-kind - Run. Eat. Nap. Turkey Trot Shirt

• Results can be submitted up until Sunday, November 28th at midnight to count towards prizes and awards. 

 

 

STAY CONNECTED

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SOUTH TURKEY TROT PHOTO GALLERY

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

COURSE INFO

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.

CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL 5K ROUTE

Parking Map is HERE

SUPER AWESOME SWAG

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SOUTH ASHEVILLE TURKEY TROT 5K SHIRT

Run. Eat. Nap. and cozy up with this new favorite Turkey Trot t-shirt! The Free tee deadline is Sunday, November 8th at midnight. After this date shirts are $10 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

FINISHER MEDAL

Sparkle and shimmer at your Thanksgiving dinner table with the 2021 South Asheville Turkey Trot finisher medal. This year the limited edition medal, is full of glitter and shine to commemorate your special annual tradition.  The first 1,500 participants to sign up are guaranteed a finisher medal.

 

iDaph Events Run Local Hoodie

RUN LOCAL HOODIE

Snuggle up in one of these awesome Run Local hoodies! Available for purchase when you register.

iDaph Events Run Local Hoodie

RUN LOCAL BEANIE

Purchase one of these awesome Run Local beanies when you sign into Race Roster! You can sign in even after you register and still purchase a Run Local item with the Shop button.

VIRTUAL TURKEY TROT 5K

 

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 medal that sparkles and a 2021 Commemorative Turkey Trot Race Shirt - Run. Eat. Nap. FOR FREE!

• Upload Results to event results page on Race Roster by Sunday, November 28th at midnight

• Download finisher completion certificates

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

ABOUT BILTMORE PARK

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.

PACKET PICK-UP

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

Pre-event Packet Pickup: Wednesday, November 24th from Noon-3pm. 

Day of Packet Pickup in Biltmore Park Town Square from 7:30-8:30am.  If you cannot make it to the packet pickup session below, you can purchase the pre-event shipping option during registration, or from the race store.

Location for both packet pickups: 8 Town Square Blvd Suite #170, Asheville, NC 28803

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. 

AWARDS

 

Overall and age group awards 

Pint glasses from Thirsty Monk Asheville!

Fleet Feet Asheville Gift Certificates for Overall and Masters winners.

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

IN-PERSON EVENT AWARDS

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

VIRTUAL EVENT AWARDS

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 26, 2021. Out of town winners can have their prizes mailed for a $10 shipping and handling fee.  

DEFERRALS, TRANSFERS AND CANCELATION POLICIES

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home, stay safe, and join us next year without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their health.

Here are our options for registered participants who are unable to make it to the race:

SWITCH REGISTRATION FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free up until the week before the race. Transfers during the week of the event will cost $10.

REFUNDS: We have a small, but mighty team that is working on all the details to produce this event safe for you and everyone in our community in attendance. Due to the event taking place within such a short period of time, we are incurring the expenses for production already and will not be able to provide a refund to you should you want to cancel your registration, or if the event itself gets cancelled.

CANCELLATION: As we all know the pandemic changes things quickly! We ask that you be flexible and patient as we may have to adjust things for this event up until the event takes place. In the event that the U.S. or NC government declares a new stay-at-home order or places new restrictions on gatherings and we are not able to have the in person event, all ‘in person’ event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual event. If it gets switched to a virtual event, you will receive a $10 credit for the 2021 event and your swag mailed for free.

FEATURED NON-PROFIT PARTNER

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.

VOLUNTEER

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 Run. Eat. Nap race shirt.  

Volunteer at Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

EVENT GUIDE

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

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