Raleigh Turkey Trot

Raleigh, NC

2021 Raleigh Turkey Trot Update


Raleigh Turkey Trot has become a tradition. The Triangle's favorite Thanksgiving morning event returns for 2021 with some changes due to COVID restrictions.  (The event will still benefits the National MS Society and volunteers receive MS Bike or MS Walk fundraising credit.)

Meredith College denied our request to host parking on campus due to COVID.  We have worked with the City of Raleigh and various potential venues to find an alternative location.   We just received approval to hold the race at NC State University's Centennial Campus.  The race start/finish is near the corner of Campus Shore Drive and Main Campus Drive in Raleigh.

There are some changes to this year's event driven by the pandemic and by limitations of the new venue and course. The race will be 5K (rather than 8K) and will use our COVID "Safer Time Trial Style" race format.  This format has proved popular with runners who appreciate that we found a way for them to feel safer coming out to run real in-person races throughout the pandemic.  Using this format will help to make this Thanksgiving safer for you and your family.  (We expect to return to our traditional location and course next year.)

There will still be a Kids Dash (age 7 & Under) at 9:45 AM.  We suggest that families with Kids in the Dash sign up for either the 8:30 - 9:00 AM or 10:00 to 10:30 Arrival Time Window.

5K registration includes a long-sleeve soft-blend race shirt.  Register by Nov 7th to be guaranteed a shirt.  Shirts may available after that date until sizes sell out.



How the "Safer Time Trial Style" Raleigh Turkey Trot works:
  • When registering you selected a 30-minute "Arrival Time Window".  To meet Centennial Campus requirements there is a limit to the number of runners per 30-minute window.
  • Arrive any time during your 30-minute Arrival Time Window.
  • If you attended packet pickup the weekend before the race and have your race bib you may head straight to the start line to queue up to start.  If you do not yet have your bib head to the Check-In area on the brick quad in front of the MRC building at the corner of Campus Shore Drive and Main Campus Drive.  Get your bib and race shirt and then head to the start.
  • You may start individually or in small groups of family/friends - it's up to you.  Our Race Official will let you know when you can start when you reach the front of the start line.
  • When you finish your race grab a bottled water and head home to watch the LIVE results online and in the ItsYourRace mobile app.  Since this is a time-trial style race rankings can continue to change until all runners have finished the race.  Awards will be mailed out.

Registration Fees: 

Due to the course limiations, the 2021 Raleigh Turkey Trot is limited to just 900 runners.  Registration will close on Wednesday Nov Register soon so you don't miss out.  There will be no Thanksgiving Day registrations.  

  • 8K Race:
    • Through August 31:  $33
    • Sept 1 - Oct 31:  $37
    • Nov 1 - Nov 24:  $42
    • No Race Day Registration
  • Kids Dash (age 7 & Under):  $6  (includes finisher's medal)

Family/Group RATE:  Registrations totaling $100 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%.


Advanced Check-In:

Save time on Thanksgiving morning by attending advanced check-in on Saturday, November 20th at Fleet Feet Sports in Ridgewood Shopping Center (time TBA).  You may pick up bibs for others or have a friend or family member pick up yours.


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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Nov 25, 2021

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12:00 AM

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