Turkey Trot at Bill Moore Community Park
November 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
South Asheville Turkey Trot 5k registration is now open!
The in-person 5K running event has been moved to Fletcher Park and will offer a safe and family-friendly environment
Location: Fletcher Park (Bill Moore Park is formerly known as Fletcher Park and is located at 85 Howard Gap Road in Fletcher, NC).
There is also a virtual option, where the events can be run anywhere.
Start Times: 8:00am until 10:00am, Rolling, Pre-assigned Wave Starts
iDaph Events is excited to announce that the Turkey Trot will take place this year as a live, in-person 5K running event. The event will take place in Fletcher Park on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. This is the only in-person, chip-timed, Turkey Trot 5k running event taking place in the Asheville area this year.
This is the 3rd Annual Turkey Trot in South Asheville, designed and produced by iDaph Events, and it will offer a great way for families and friends to get their “run on” before sitting down for a Thanksgiving feast. This festive 5K, which typically takes place at Biltmore Park Town Square, is being moved for the 2020 race to Fletcher Park due to COVID-19.
“In order to provide a safe, responsible race for our community, we need to have an extended duration to start participants so that there is not a mass start with a large group of runners,” says Race Director Daphne Kirkwood. “We have hosted other socially-distanced and safe events with this rolling, start format at Fletcher Park this summer. These races have been successful at providing a safe racing experience. It made sense to move the event this year to Fletcher Park and we are ecstatic to be able to offer a small, safe Turkey Trot 5k in 2020.”
The race will be capped at 300, and socially distancing guidelines will be put in place throughout the race to provide a fun and safe running environment for local runners, walkers and families.
“Turkey trots are the biggest running events of the year, and we are grateful we can provide a traditional Thanksgiving event at Fletcher Park,” says Kirkwood. “The course will be flat and fast, so participants that have joined us the past two years will get to experience a completely different scenic and beautiful run on Greenways and paths throughout the park.”
About Fletcher Park
Fletcher Community Park is recognized as one of the best family parks in Western North Carolina. Park patrons have access to miles of scenic walking trails, Cane Creek, and countless other amenities, including a bike path, disc golf, picnic tables, birding, and a playground that is now open to the public. There are also public restrooms next to the parking lot, and a few porta-potties available at the start of the course.
About the 5K Course
The 5K course is run on paved Greenways and paths and on packed-dirt roads that follow along Cane Creek and Hoopers Creek throughout the entirety of Fletcher Park. There are scenic views of the creeks and distant mountains.
Wave Start format
The run starts between the hours of 8am and 10am, and there will be wave starts of 50 participants in each wave. The six wave starts have a maximum of 50 participants in each wave. Runners must sign up for a wave start time when registering. When registering, you will select a wave start that will be a 19 minute window. You can show up and begin your race at any point during that time frame. Again, each wave is limited to 50 participants, so your desired start time may be fully booked as we get nearer to race day. We strongly encourage fast runners to sign up in one of the first waves! Please Note: The course time limit is 11:00 AM.
Every participant gets a 2020 Commemorative South Asheville Turkey Trot finisher medal that spins, and a custom designed, super cozy, South Asheville Turkey Trot t-shirt.
Virtual 5K Option
Participants who choose the virtual option can run the Turkey Trot 5K on their own time! Virtual participants will have access to the course information for the event so they can have a ‘self-serve’ event experience on the same courses as the in-person participants. Or, they can come up with their own courses anywhere that they live!
Virtual Event Highlights:
• All Virtual participants will receive a Commemorative medal. Opportunity to add-on a t-shirt! Both items will be shipped for free!
• Download the official playlist and jam to it on your course
• Download Personalized Bib
• Upload Results to event results page
• Download finisher completion certificates
• Access to our Strava Club for this event
• The top 5 male and female finishers will win an awesome prize!