23rd Asheville Turkey Trot will be November 23, 2023

Check out drone footage from our 2022 event:

video footage captured by Curve Theory


Online registration will open on April 15, 2023 on RunSignUp and will end 11/21/2023 at 12:00PM (noon) EST. Packet Pickup location is TBD.


Results from 2022 are here


Turkey Trot 5K: Now through 11/21/23 price is $40.00 + $3.32 RunSignUp fee.

Gobble Wobble 1 Mile Fun Run: $20.00 + $2.16 RunSignUp fee.

Start Time

Turkey Trot starts at 9:15AM. Gobble Wobble 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30AM.


5K Awards:

1st Three Overall Men and Women 

1st Place Masters Men and Women 

Top Three in Age Groups:

9 & Under 30-34 60-64

10-12 35-39 65-69

13-15 40-44 70-74

16-18 45-49 75 & over

19-24 50-54

25-29 55-59

Costume Contest:

Prizes for the top best dressed costumes! Awards and criteria TBD.


Metered parking is free downtown on Thanksgiving Day. Parking garages are not free. We suggest parking on any of the streets near the Woodfin St YMCA or Pack Square Park: College St, Woodfin St, Oak St, Walnut St., or any of the surrounding streets.

From the Timing Company

1. Please have your bib displayed clearly on your front and visible at the Start and Finish lines.

2. Don't wrinkle or fold the chip on the back of your bib.

3. Chip times will be there for your own personal information but Gun time will determine awards. Therefore line up at the start line in the appropriate pace group for a safer and fairer event for all involved. 


If you’re interested in volunteering for our 2023 Turkey Trot race, please fill out this form.


This renowned Asheville race starts at the island on Woodfin St in front of the YMCA (30 Woodfin St Asheville, NC 28801) and will take you through the historic neighborhood of Montford before ending at Pack Square Park (80 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801). No pets or dogs allowed on the course, please, due to the congestion in and around the start/finish line. The course is not completely closed so this is for safety purposes. Strollers are welcome, and will be asked to start at the back of the pack. Faster folks in front, walkers in back.

Turn-by-turn course description:

Race Beneficiary

We are proud to say that for years the proceeds from our Turkey Trot benefit MANNA FoodBank. In 2022, over 2,000 runners helped create 24,000 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!


The Turkey Trot course has the stamp of approval from USA Track & Field!

Photo Booth

Keep your eyes peeled for a fall photo scene set up at Packet Pickup and on Race Day for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Tag Jus' Running on social media so we can see your fall photos 🎃