Gather your friends and family for the 20th Annual Asheville Turkey Trot!

This year’s race will be virtual due to COVID-19. We will miss seeing your smiling faces, and want everyone to stay safe!  The virtual nature of this year’s event will allow for participants to join from wherever they desire and create the route of their choosing! Additionally, participants will be given a full three week period during which they can complete the route. More details below.

Online Registration

Registration Info:

  • $30 “All-Inclusive Long Sleeve Shirt plus Gator” Registration includes a technical long sleeve and a custom Asheville Turkey Trot Neck Gaiter / Buff 
  • $20 “Includes Gator” Registration includes race registration and a custom Asheville Turkey Trot Neck Gaiter/Buff
  • $10 “Bare Bones” Registration includes race registration and bragging rights 
  • Registration will be open until November 13, 2020

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Race Information

Timeline to Complete Race: November 14-December 6, 2020

Course Description:

  • Course is choose-your-own! An email address will be given to you upon registration to send your GPS tracking to.   
  • For those wanting to run the original course, Race officials will have the Turkey Trot 5k course marked from November 14th through December 6th.
  • Original course start is in front of the downtown Asheville YMCA on Woodfin St. The finish is off College St at the Buncombe County Court House.
  • Original course map can be found here

Costume Contest:

We will be judging photos for prizes (more info on this to come) so put on your Thanksgiving best and take photos of your race attire!

Register online HERE


      We are proud to say that for years the proceeds from our Turkey Trot benefit MANNA FoodBank. In 2019, over 2,400 runners helped create 18,400 meals for MANNA during the holiday season. By registering for our event, you help give back to our community. Together, we can help increase food security and fight hunger for our neighbors in Western North Carolina!

      2019 Turkey Trot Race Results

      Miss group events? Us, too. Reminisce with us and check out photos from 2019 Race Day morning on our Facebook page (taken by Rachel Veale and Paul King) and on the Citizen Times website.