Biltmore Park

Turkey Trot

Thursday, Nov. 26th, 2020

THANK YOU BILTMORE PARK TOWN SQUARE!

A big thank you to the ongoing support from our community, Biltmore Park Town Square, and our many other sponsors. Our highest priority is our commitment to hosting a first-class event all around.

** Strollers are permitted. ** Dogs are not allowed on the course **

LIMITED RACE MEDALS AVAILABLE!

All participants registered by November 10th at midnight are guaranteed to receive a one-of-a-kind finisher medal upon completion! WE STILL HAVE MEDALS AVAILABLE! Sign up now to get yours! Up to 1,000 participants.

GET A REFUND BY REFERRING FRIENDS!

When you register yourself, you will receive a custom registration link that you can send to your friends and family. Every time someone registers using that link, you’ll receive $3 back! (Limited to 4 referrals) 

Biltmore Park Turkey Trot returns to South Asheville on Thanksgiving Day.

The 3rd Annual Biltmore Park Turkey Trot returns on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th at 9am. Come join us for this fun and festive 5K that winds through beautiful Biltmore Park Town Square and the surrounding neighborhood in South Asheville.

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.

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

Race starts promptly at 9am in Biltmore Park Town Square

DISCOUNTED PRICING

NEW FOR 2019!

We are offering the following discount pricing for this year’s race. Each discount will automatically apply to your cart if you qualify.

 –  Ages 10 and under: Register at any point for $20 

- Ages 11 - 16: Register at any point for $23

- Family Pack (3 or more registrants): When you register 3 or more participants, each person will receive a $3 discount. (Limited to 6 participants)

RACE INFO

Pre-event packet pickup:

Wednesday, November 27th 

8 Town Square Blvd. Suite 160 (next door to Fleet Feet on the RIGHT side)

3:30 to 5:30 Nov. 27th

Race Day Packet Pick- Up and on-site Registration:

Thursday, November 28th from 7:30am- 8:45am

Race starts promptly at 9am in Biltmore Park Town Square

Awards Ceremony: Approximately 10:15 am

PRIZES AND AWARDS

All finishers pre-registered by November 10th at midnight are guaranteed a 2019 Biltmore Park Turkey Trot 5k Finisher Medal.

Overall - Male/Female: Top 3
Overall Winners (1st place male/female) will receive a turkey from Luella’s BBQ!

Master’s - Male/Female: Top 3

Age Group:
Male/Female, Top 3 in each category
9 and Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-59, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and up

Thank you Thirsty Monk for providing these beautiful pint glasses for our overall and age group award winners! 

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Come and volunteer with us at the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot! Hand out awards, cheer on racers, help at packet pick-up or help set up and break down! Volunteers receive race awesome race swag, a free t-shirt, a discounted entry fee and a whole lot of kudos. 

RACE SHIRTS

All participants will receive a 50/50 poly-blend long sleeve shirt when they register by November 1st. After that date, shirts will be available for purchase online in limited sizes/quantities for $10.

OUR CHARITY PARTNER

About Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

SDIA is simply a desire to help people who need it, when they need it. SDIA was founded by a military professional, and somewhat in the spirit of a Marine Corps Quick Reaction Force — a small, flexible and reactive relief force focused on responding to need in a timely and effective manner.

Frequently Asked Questions

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

There will be NO refunds for this event. Entries are non-transferable. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions. If the event is rescheduled due to the weather or ‘”Acts of God”, registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year or for another upcoming idaph event. In the event of cancellation due to “Acts of God,” registration fees are NOT refundable or transferable for the following year. Expenses for the event have been incurred and are paid up-front regardless if the event takes place or not. In the event of a natural disaster or “Act of God” that would prohibit the event from taking place, the event will not be re-scheduled, it would be canceled.​

Award categories & prizes

All finishers pre-registered by November 10th at midnight are guaranteed a 2019 Biltmore Park Turkey Trot 5k Finisher Medal.

Overall - Male/Female: Top 3
Overall Winners (1st place male/female) will receive a turkey from Luella’s BBQ!

Master’s - Male/Female: Top 3

Age Group:
Male/Female, Top 3 in each category
9 and Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-59, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and up

RACE ROUTE

Click here for the Race Route for the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot. 

RACE CONTACT INFO

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at support@idaph.net

START/FINISH

The start and finish for this event will be in Biltmore Park Town Square.

PARKING

There is ample parking available in the Biltmore Park Town Square parking garages and street parking. 

FAQ's

Is the Turkey Trot certified?

Yes, the Biltmore Park Turkey Trot course is a USATF certified 5k.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, strollers are allowed.

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry, but no dogs are not allowed in this race. 

 

Thank you Biltmore Park Turkey Trot Sponsors! 

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