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 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.

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot results are in!

The Biltmore Park Turkey Trot results are in!

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

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!

Fleet Feet Asheville logo

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Past iDaph Blogs

South Asheville Turkey Trot Pre-Event Guide

South Asheville Turkey Trot Pre-Event Guide

We can't wait to see you at the South Asheville Turkey Trot 5K! Here's what you need to know for Packet Pick-up and Race Day. We are thankful you're here! Thank you for signing up for the South Asheville Turkey Trot. We can't wait to celebrate our Thanksgiving morning...

Run All The Miles. Eat All The Turkey.

Run All The Miles. Eat All The Turkey.

Show of hands, who’s ready for the Inaugural South Asheville Turkey Trot? 

Thanksgiving is the largest running holiday with families all over the country getting together to share miles and smiles prior to their meal later in the day. We hope you will make this race part of your annual tradition. 

Join us on Thanksgiving morning South Asheville’s only Thanksgiving Day certified, USATF 5k. The route will begin and end in front of Fleet Feet Asheville and run through Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood. Want to do some course recon? Check out the course here.

And of course, who doesn’t love AWESOME swag? 

ALL pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt, personalized name on their race bib (if registered by 11.01.18), a SUPER COOL finisher medal upon completion, swag from vendor partners, raffle tickets, and post-race refreshments. 

 Place 1st in your age group at the South Asheville Turkey Trot and this sweet Winner, Winner! Turkey Dinner! hat is yours!

- Packet Pick- Up is Wednesday, November 21st from 4pm- 8pm at Fleet Feet Asheville.

- Race Day Registration is Thursday, November 22nd from 7:30 am- 8:45am (t-shirt is not guaranteed)

- Race Starts at 9am in front of Fleet Feet Asheville

The iDaph Events Team is excited to be a part of the Turkey Trot Registration and Finish Line experience!