South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K

The 3rd Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th, 2020 for an in-person event at Biltmore Park in Asheville, North Carolina.  The event will follow socially-distance protocols and have limited in person registration available. Join us for this fun traidition and festive 5K that winds through beautiful Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood in South Asheville.

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot course is a USATF certified 5k. The route will begin and end in Biltmore Park in South Asheville and run through Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood. 

Everything you need to know for Biltmore Park Turkey Trot

Everything you need to know for Biltmore Park Turkey Trot


Bren Photography has done it again! View our 2019 Race Photos and purchase your favorites!

Make great holiday gifts!

Hooray! We have reached a RECORD 1,000 registered participants.

All finisher medals have been spoken for by these pre-registered runners. Any participant registered after 6:15 PM on 11/26, will not be guaranteed to receive a finisher medal when they cross the line. Any leftover medals from participant NO SHOWS will be available around 10:15 AM at the packet pickup area on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you for joining the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot!

We are thankful you’re here! Thank you for signing up for the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot. We have a record number of participants this year and we can’t wait to celebrate our Thanksgiving morning with so many runners and walkers!

Please take a moment to read through our blog! It has important information regarding the event.


There will be no late starts for this event, so please arrive on time!  

Packet Pick-Up and Locations

Pre-event packet pickup: Wednesday, November 27th

TIME: 3:30-5:30 pm

Location: 8 Town Square Blvd. Suite 160 (next door to Fleet Feet on the right)

Race Day Packet Pick- Up: Thursday, November 28th

TIME: 7:30am- 8:45am (Packet Pick-up will end promptly at 8:45am to ensure a smooth race start)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are picking up BIBS for multiple people, please let them know that you have them know to avoid confusion. 

Race starts promptly at 9am in Biltmore Park Town Square. Please have your bib visible throughout the run to ensure accurate timing.

Awards Ceremony at approximately 10:15 am

Yoga and Massage Get a Massage after the Race! Enjoy a massage (donations accepted) from Yoga and Massage after your run and get super relaxed before enjoying your Thanksgiving festivities! Location: Same spot as Packet Pickup!


The overall winners of this year’s Turkey Trot will be given a Luella’s BBQ smoked turkey!

There will also be a Most Spirited Family & Friends Award, AND a Fresh Market Middle Pack Runner Award.

Route with Cue Sheet

Please click here for the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot GPS Route and Cue Sheet.


Course, Parking and Race Hub Map

Please check out the Biltmore Park Town Square Map for information on parking, portajons, packet pick-up, race start and finish locations. 

We are excited to have Bare Bones Brew Haus at our Turkey Trot this year! Bare Bones will be bringing the best locally roasted coffees in this beautifully crafted European-style cart. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a hot brew before or after the event! 

Don’t forget to smile for the camera!Bren PHotography logo

Bren Photography is our photographer for this event! Be sure to flash her and her crew a big smile when you see them.


Fleet Feet Coupon

Need some racing gear? You can use your race bib for 15% off at the Fleet Feet Asheville store Wednesday and Thursday this week!

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