The 4th Annual Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th. Come join us for this fun and festive 5K on one of the biggest running holidays of the year. Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country! Turkey Trots are a great way to start the day. You’ll share miles and smiles with your family and friends as part of this fun, annual tradition.
We can’t wait to see you at the
South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K p/b Hunter Subaru!
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.
#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!
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.
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- Holiday program - for helping Sheep Dog families in need with a Christmas meal and donations towards children’s gifts
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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.
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)
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
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!
The 3rd Annual South Asheville Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th, 2020 for an in-person event at Fletcher Park near Asheville. The event will follow socially-distance protocols and have limited in person registration available. Join us for this fun tradition and festive 5K that winds through beautiful Fletcher Park, which offers a flat and fast course.
Thank you to all the participants that came out to the 2nd Annual Biltmore Park Turkey Trot! We had 1100 people register for the race today, which is more than double our numbers from last year!
Congratulations to our Overall Male and Female winners along with all the finishers today!
A huge thank you to Biltmore Park Town Square for all of their support and assistance, and for having such an amazing venue! Also thank you Sheep Dog Impact Assistance WNC - you were all super helpful during the event. We also loved the coffee by Bare Bones Brew Haus, and the turkey prizes from Luella’s Bar-B-Que South Asheville were a hit! Thank you The Fresh Market for donating all of our swag bags and gift baskets, and Ingles for providing snacks and food. Check out these amazing race photos by Bren Photography. CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS