Listed as one of the 30 Best Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots in America, the Charlotte Turkey Trot celebrates its 35th year in 2023!
Join us on Thanksgiving Day morning and choose from several fun options to participate including an 8K Run, a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk and a Tot Trot. 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 for the official Charlotte kick-off to the holiday season!
Registration will go live on August 15th, 2023. A new event t-shirt and medal will be revealed at that time along with multiple event upgrades to the start and finish line areas and post-race festival. Event details (including pricing) will be updated prior to registration kick-off in August.
THANKS FOR GIVING
A COMMITMENT TO OUR COMMUNITY
Charity is at the core of the Charlotte Turkey Trot. 20% of all sponsorship revenue is a direct donation to charity. During the last 3 years Samaritan’s Feet, as the lead beneficiary has received funding for six (6) school “shoe locker” programs. Each of the six (6) schools received a year’s supply of shoes to provide children in need.
In addition, both Running Works and CMPD Explorers Holiday Toy Drive are official beneficiaries of donations. Furthermore, as part of our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, 119 students from local Title 1 schools participated in the Community Runners program receiving complimentary event registration and hospitality. Additionally, we donated all extra Harris Teeter-provided food to Second Harvest Food Bank and 500 T-shirts were provided to Project Outpour for their use in helping the homeless in Charlotte.
A 2023 COMMUNITY OUTREACH - LEAD BENEFICIARIES
CMPD Explorers Holiday Toy Drive - A $15,000 donation commitment to purchase toys for Charlotte area children. Additionally, the event will become a Thanksgiving week drop-off location for the toy drive. Working with our 10,000 participation and event sponsors to provide truckloads of toys to kids in need.
Running Works - A $15,000 donation commitment is being made to support their work with the Charlotte area homeless, impoverished and marginalized with housing, transportation, mental health, and recovery services.
Event details, including pricing, registration periods, event schedule, course maps and award categories will all be updated in August.
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.