We are proud to say that for years the proceeds from our Turkey Trot benefit MANNA FoodBank. In 2021, over 2,000 runners helped create 16,000 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!

2022 Race Information

Registration Info:

Register through RunSignup HERE. Online registration ends 11/22/2022 at 12:00PM EST. In-person registration will be available 11/23 from 3-6PM at First Baptist Church (detailed directions below under "Pacet Pickup" section), AND race-day morning 11/24 at Pack Square Park from 7AM-8:15AM.


Turkey Trot 5K: Now through 10/31/22 price is $40.00 + $3.32 SignUp fee

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

Start Time:

Turkey Trot starts at 9:15AM. Gobble Wobble 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:30AM. There will be a race-day warmup stretch circle led by MADabolic Asheville at 8:45AM at the race start line.

Race Day Parking:

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.

Course Description:

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.

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.

Fall 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 🎃


If you’re interested in volunteering for our 2022 Turkey Trot race, please fill out this form.


Interested in being a sponsor for the 2022 race? Email jusrunningavl.staff@gmail.com to for more information.

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


Citizen Times 2019

Packet Pickup:

Wednesday November 23rd from 3PM - 6PM at a NEW LOCATION - First Baptist Church in Asheville using their Atrium entrance. The address is 5 Oak Street, Asheville. When arriving, race participants need to enter off of Charlotte St - not Oak St or Woodfin St. Photos of Charlotte Street entrance below.

Packet pickup will also happen November 24th (day of the race) starting at 7AM at Pack Square Park.