Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Turkey Trot will be virtual. More details coming soon. 



With a record-breaking 2500 participants, Turkey Trot 2019 was a huge success! See photos from the morning on our Facebook page (taken by Rachel Veale and Paul King) and on the Citizen Times website.


With 18 consecutive Turkey Trot’s under their watch, it would be an understatement to say that Jus’ Running knows what they are doing when it comes to putting together a successful race. Starting in downtown Asheville, the rolling 5k course takes participants through the historic neighborhood roads of North Asheville before heading back to the Finish in the center of downtown. This race provides an opportunity for Asheville residents and their families to start Thanksgiving Day off in a healthy, environmentally-friendly, fun, and safe manner. In addition, this race of over 2,200 participants allows us the means to raise funds for MANNA FoodBank. Last year alone we donated over 18,400 meals to MANNA FoodBank!


Online Registration


Online Registration is CLOSED!

See below for in-person registration information:


Early Registration online closes at 7:00pm on Monday, November 25. In-person registration can be done:

Wednesday November 27th at Brookstone Church (283 Merrimon Ave) from 4-7pm  

Thursday November 28th at Pack Square Park from 7-8:30am

Check or cash or card for in-person registration.

Make checks payable to:

Jus’ Running 523 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC     28804


Turkey Trot 5K:

  • $35 Nov. 1st thru Race Day

Long sleeve shirts are guaranteed to the first 1800 5K runners/walkers registered. 

One-Mile Gobble Wobble Fun Run:

  • $15 thru Race Day

Short-sleeve shirts are guaranteed to the first 125 “gobblers.”

Entry fee is non-refundable. 






      Race Information

      RACE DAY: November 28, 2019

      One-Mile Gobble Wobble Fun Run Start Time – 8:30 am

      Turkey Trot 5k Start Time – 9:15 am

      Both races will start in front of the YMCA on Woodfin Ave. and will end at Pack Square Park. 


      Phone: 828.252.7867



      Nov. 27th at Brookstone Church (formerly Merrimon Ave. Baptist Church) at 283 Merrimon Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, November 27th and on Race Day November 28th at Pack Square Park from 7-8:30AM.

      5K Awards

      • 1st Three Overall Men & Women
      • 1st Place Masters Men & Women
      • Top Three in Age Groups

      ** Due to insurance regulations, NO PETS are allowed on course.** 

      Costume Contest Awards:

      New for 2019! Costume awards will be presented immediately preceding the 5K Award Presentation. 

      • Best Individual Costume
      • Best Group Costume


      We are proud to say that for years the proceeds from our Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble events benefit MANNA FoodBank. In 2018, over 2,200 runners helped create 18,400 meals for MANNA during the holiday season. By registering for our event below, you help give back to our community. Together, we can help increase food security and fight hunger for our neighbors in Western North Carolina!

      2018 Turkey Trot Race Results




      Friends and Supporters of Asheville’s Turkey Trot

      Victor G. Dostrow, M.D., Asheville Podiatry Associates 

      Gobble Wobble Sponsors