Listed as one of the 30 Best Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots in America, the Charlotte Turkey Trot has been a local family tradition for the past 32 years.
Starting and finishing at the SouthPark Mall, the largest road race (9,000+) in North Carolina is a homecoming destination for extended families, old classmates, and a place to meet and celebrate with neighbors. The community comes together to kick-off the holiday season with a healthy morning run/walk before heading home to celebrate Thanksgiving with food and family.
Race founders Danny and Lesa White cultivated the family and community atmosphere of the Charlotte Turkey Trot for 31 years and are responsible for building a great local tradition. In 2020 the event transitioned to a new local ownership team that (despite the challenges of COVID-19) built on their efforts by continuing the tradition with a successful “virtual” Turkey Trot event featuring 1,500 participants.
Thanksgiving 2021 gave us the opportunity to return to a live, in-person event, and on a clear and beautiful Thanksgiving Day morning we did just that with almost 8,000 participants coming together to continue this wonderful Charlotte tradition. Our sights are set on 2022, when we hope to achieve the largest Turkey Trot in the event’s long history.
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A COMMITMENT TO THE CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY
Additionally, the event works with the following organizations:
Charity is at the core of the Charlotte Turkey Trot. 20% of all sponsorship revenue is a direct donation to charity. Samaritan’s Feet is the lead beneficiary with the proceeds from the event providing shoes for children in the Charlotte region through a school “shoe locker” program.
Ally Community Runners - Over 200 “scholarship registrations” as part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
CMPD Holiday Toy Drive - Providing holiday joy to less fortunate families in Charlotte.
Running Works - Providing wellness initiatives, life skill development and social support with the goal of improving the health and well-being of individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty.
For information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact David Jessey, email@example.com.
8K RUN | 5K RUN | HARRIS TEETER 1MILE RUN | TOT TROT
We offer a mailing option but will also do multiple days of in-person packet pick-up near SouthPark Mall - more details to follow. Stay tuned.
All registrations are final once payment is submitted. By registering to participate in this event, you acknowledge that you have read and fully understand the terms and conditions of the participation agreement and agree to the liability waiver.
Race details, including pricing, registration periods, event schedule, course maps and award categories will all be updated once registration is open in July. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted on our Facebook page @charlotteturkeytrot.