Raleigh Turkey Trot

Raleigh, NC

2020 has been a challenging year, and we are probably all thankful that it is winding down. 

Whether we are able to gather with our families or not, we will all be together - at least in spirit.

Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving Dinner and help fight Multiple Sclerosis at the Triangle area's favorite Thanksgiving event - the VIRTUAL Raleigh Turkey Trot.

2nd SHIRT PICKUP:  For those who missed shirt pickup, we will have a 2nd pickup on Sunday at Fleet Feet Morrisville.  Details will be posted soon.

The Raleigh Turkey Trot is Presented by

Raleigh Turkey Trot
has become a tradition.  During "normal" years, more than 3,000 people from 30+ states gather on Thanksgiving morning for the 8K Race and Kids' Dash.

Given the COVID-19 restrictions and the cancellation of all events in Raleigh through year-end, this year's event will be a virtual race.  Choose from 8K, 5K, 1 Mile and 100 yard Kids' Dash distances.  Run any time between Monday, November 23 and Sunday November 29.  Run wherever you choose. 

Run & Win:  All runners with finish times in the results will be entered into a drawing for one of 6 $50 Fleet Feet Sports Raleigh gift cards!


What is a virtual race?

You choose where to run.  You choose when to run - any time between Monday Nov 23 and Sunday Nov 29.  You choose your distance - 8K, 5K, 1 Mile or 100-yard Kids' Dash. 

Simply complete your walk/run and submit your time.  If your family will be together on Thanksgiving, you can run together - or you can run (together or individually) any other day that week.

How it works:

There are 2 parts to a virtual race:  1) run and  2) submit your time to the online results.

Use our free "IYR Virtual" mobile app to track, measure, and time your run.  The app will notify you when you have completed your distance and prompt you to upload your time into the online results.  You can even add a selfie/photo to your online results. 

If you don't want to use the app, run your distance and record your time any way you want.  Use an app like MapMyRun or Strava or use your watch.  After your run find your name in the online results, click the "Update Time" button, and enter your time.

Race Shirts & Registration Prices:

  • Registration fees for the 5K & 8K:
    • Through Oct 31:  $23
    • Nov 1 - Nov 22:   $26
    • Nov 23 - Nov 29:  $29
  • Registration fees for the 1 Mile: 
    • Through Oct 31:  $20
    • Nov 1 - Nov 22:   $23
    • Nov 23 - Nov 29:  $26
  • Registration for the 100-yard Kids' Dash is FREE
ALL SHIRTS ARE SOLD OUT.  All registrations by November 15th for the 8K, 5K and 1 Mile races include a commemorative 2020 Raleigh Turkey Trot t-shirt.  You may choose to pick up the shirt in person at our shirt pickup event (Sunday Nov 22 in Raleigh) or you can pay $7.50 to have the shirt shipped to you after the race.
Family/Group RATE:  Registrations totaling $100 or more in a single order automatically receive a 20% discount by using the promo code FriendsAndFamily.  Register the entire family all at once with the promo code and SAVE 20%.

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 23, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020


12:00 AM

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