Raleigh Turkey Trot

Raleigh, NC

2025 Raleigh Turkey Trot
The Triangle's favorite Thanksgiving morning event

Registration Price
  • 8K Race: Same prices as 2023!
    • Through August 31:  $29
    • Sept 1 - Oct 31:  $33
    • Nov 1 - Nov 17:   $36
    • Nov 18 - Nov 27:  $42
    • Race Day Registration (if not sold out):  $50
  • Kids Dash (age 7 & Under):  $7
No price increase over 2023!  We all know that the prices of everything have been going up.  Events costs are no different.  Our costs for police, shirts, portajohns, insurance, cones and barricades, race bibs, etc have increased significantly.  To keep Raleigh Turkey Trot the biggest area family Thanksgiving morning celebration, we are holding the line on registration prices.

To further help families celebrate together on Thanksgiving morning, we are offering a Family/Group RATE.  Registrations totaling $110 or more in a single order receive a 20% discount by using the promo code FriendsAndFamily.  Register the entire family all at once with the promo code and SAVE 20%.

There are no refunds or deferrals.  If you cannot attend we can change you to the Virtual 8K or you can transfer your bib to another runner.  Transfer may only be done in person at advanced check-in on Saturday 11/18 & Sunday 11/19 from noon - 4 PM at Ridgewood Shopping Center.  There is a $10 transfer fee and the replacement runner must register online.  (We will send a special transfer promo code for the new runner to use.)  There are no transfers after November 23.

Dogs are NOT permitted on the course.  Our event insurance does not permit dogs.  In addition, a couple of years ago a runner brought a dog and another runner tripped over the dog and fell.  The race is large and the course is crowded.  Even a well-behaved dog is dangerous.

Strollers/baby joggers are permitted, but we ask those running with them to start toward the back and prioritize safety over speed.

Road Closures & Detours

Be aware that construction on I-440 (Raleigh Beltline) has the Wade Avenue and Hillsborough Street exits closed on the OUTER Beltline.  If you are coming to Meredith (race parking) from North Raleigh you will need to allow extra time and plan an alternate route.  You could exit the Beltline at Lake Boone Trail. 

Be aware that the southernmost block of Ridge Road is closed (between Wade Ave and Leonard Street) will be closed on race morning for start line setup.

Here are last year's shirts.
Watch for the 2024 shirt to be announced during September!

The women's is a very nice Bella Canvas long-sleeve shirt (heather gray)  The men's/unisex shirt is a Gildan "Ultra Cotton" heavyweight long-sleeve shirt color olive.

An important note about shirts:  Your shirt must be picked up at advanced check-in (Nov 18 & 19) or on race morning.  If your shirt is not picked up prior to the race it will be given to another runner.  Shirts will not be shipped or given out after race day!

8K Awards

Fleet Feet Sports of Raleigh is providing gift cards for the awards:

Top 3 Overall M&F, Top 3 Masters M&F (age 40+)
Top 3 M&F in these age groups:  14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+


Parking for ALL race participants is at Meredith College.  Please use the Faircloth Rd entrance.  Note that 1 block of Ridge Rd from Wade Ave to Leonard St is CLOSED for the race start. 

- Driving on I-440:  Exit at Wade Avenue East (toward downtown Raleigh) then take 1st right onto Faircloth St.  Parking is on the right.
- Driving from Ridge Rd:  Ridge Rd does not connect to Wade due to road closure for the start.  Take Dixie Trail east.  Turn right onto Wade Ave then left onto Faircloth St.  Parkins is on the right.
- Drive from Hillsborough St:  Turn north on Faircloth St.  Parking is on the left.

Schedule of Events:

- Advanced Check-In:  Saturday 11/18 & Sunday 11/19 from Noon-4 pm at Ridgewood Shopping Center.  You may pick up bibs for others or have a friend or family member pick up yours.
- Race Day: 
   o 6:30 AM  Parking opens at Meredith College opens
   o 6:45-8:15 AM  Race Day Check-In (in the old Fleet Feet location to the right of Whole Foods)
   o 8:15 AM Gather for 8K on Ridge Road (between Wade Ave and Leonard)
   o 8:30 AM  8K Race start
   o 9:20 AM Awards Ceremony
   o 9:35 Kids gather near the Ridge Rd entrance to the shopping center.  Kids Dash starts as last runners finish.

Course Map:

Volunteers Needed:  Raleigh Turkey Trot benefits the National MS Society and volunteers receive MS Bike or MS Walk fundraising credit.  CLICK HERE to volunteer.

Advanced Check-In:  

Save time on Thanksgiving morning by attending advanced check-in on Saturday & Sunday, November 18-19 th from 1-4 pm in Ridgewood Shopping Center.  

The Raleigh Turkey Trot is Presented by

The Raleigh Turkey Trot benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  You may make an additional donation to help fight MS as your register.  Thank you!
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When & Where

Nov 28, 2024


8:00 AM

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