Hendersonville, NC is hosting its 10th annual Turkey Trot, a 5k held on Thanksgiving Day by the wellness committee. Walk or run, the event starts and ends at City Hall at 8:30 a.m. with all participants expected to be off the course by 10:30 a.m. Turkey Trot is a family-friendly event! All ages are welcome to come and get active. Whether it rains, snows, or sleets, Turkey Trot will go on.
If you would like to participate in the Turkey Trot, you have to register. There is an application fee of $13.00 that includes a short-sleeved t-shirt. If you want to be guaranteed your shirt size, register by 5:00 p.m. on November 5th. Make sure to pick up your race packet before 9:00 a.m. on race day. Packets will be available at the City Hall lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on November 22nd and 23rd, or before 9:00 a.m. on race day. At 9:00 a.m. on race day, packets that have not been claimed with be redistributed.
The Turkey Trot is only possible with volunteers! If you are interested in the event but are not sure about the course, the wellness committee would love for you to volunteer. Volunteers will be needed from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and get a free t-shirt. Volunteers will work the check-in table, pass out water, and direct runners and walkers at key points along the course.
Turkey Trot starts in front of City Hall near the intersection of 5th Avenue East and King Street. Participants will continue south on Main Street, right on Barnwell Street, another right on Washington Street, left on 4th Avenue, right on Valley Street, a loop through Oakdale Cemetery, then return to 5th Avenue from Ehringhaus Street, and back to City Hall on 5th Avenue West.
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Turkey Trot will have prizes! Prizes are for pre-registered individuals, one for the farthest traveled, the first male, the first female, and a mystery time prize. Register and show up to find out what fun prizes the wellness committee has!
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