2019 will mark the 31st Anniversary of the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot, one of Charlotte's longest-running events, and one of the largest events in North Carolina. The race has become an Annual Thanksgiving Day Tradition for over 10,000+ participants, representing families and friends across generations. It’s a happy and healthy way to start off one of the best days of the year!
Thanks to the ongoing support of our participants and sponsors, we’ve got something for everyone to join in on! And, as always, our commitment to maintaining a first-class event all-around is our highest priority.
Please note that this year's TOTAL event participation will be capped at 15,000 participants. Please register early to avoid disappointment!
Race ,Technical Director & Owner - Danny & Lesa White, RMS Sports - firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Development & Sponsorships Director - Neil Howard - email@example.com
Social Media, Volunteer Co-Ordinator & Sponsorship Sales - Bryan Paschal - firstname.lastname@example.org
The race will be capped at 15,000 participants!
IMPORTANT! Online registration and CRC store online registration will CLOSE at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 23th.
Charlotte Turkey Trot
c/o RMS Sports
P.O. Box 1498
Marion, SC 29571
(must be postmarked by November 18th)
NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11/24. But you can register "In person" at ("Race Headquarters Tent " at Southpark Mall in front of Dillards Parking Lot ) Tues, 1pm- 7pm and Wed, 11am - 6 pm.
A separate entry form is required for each person entering the Charlotte Turkey Trot. All fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to RMSSports.
T-Shirts are ONLY guaranteed to preregistered (by 11/24) participants of the 8K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, and then on a first-come, first-serve basis until quantities are gone.
Tot Trot participants will receive a medal. & Youth size T-shirts!
Registered participants can make changes to their registration up until November 24th. After that changes can be made at packet pickup on Tuesday, November 26 or Wednesday, November 27 but there will be a $10 fee. There will be no changes allowed on race day.
For the second year in a row, the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot is pleased to offer participants the option of getting a regular 100% Cotton long-sleeve T-shirt, OR (for an additional $15) a high quality technical long-sleeve T-shirt (a $30 value).
(will have Tech Shirt pic soon!)
|Distance||Up to 7/31||8/1-9/14||9/15 – 10/15||10/16-11/17||11/18 – 11/24||Late Reg/Packet Pickup||Race Day|
|8K Run |
|$30 Online |
|$35 Online |
|$43 Online ONLY||$45||CLOSED|
|5K Run/Walk |
|$30 Online |
|$35 Online |
|$40 Online ONLY||$40||CLOSED|
"TUFF TURKEY CHALLENGE"
Run Both 8K & 5K
|$75 Online ONLY!||$75||CLOSED|
|1 Mile Fun Run||$28 Online |
|$33 Online |
|$35 Online ONLY||$35||CLOSED|
|Tot Trot |
TOT TROT: New this year all children receive youth size tshirts and finishers medals. Children ages walking through 6 years old will run a children’s marathon distance of 26.2 yards beginning at 10 a.m. Children will compete within their own age divisions.
YOUTH DISCOUNT: $5 OFF ALL YOUTH UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE FOR THE 8K, 5K , 1 MILE .
RACE WEEK SCHEDULE
PACKET PICK-UP & LATE REGISTRATION
Tuesday, November 26, 1 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday, November 27, 11am to 6pm
Race Headquarters at South Park Mall in front of Dillards Parking Deck in a big tent.
Race Day - Thursday, November 28, starting at 6:30am
Race Headquarters at Southpark Mall in Front of Dillards Parking Deck in a big Tent
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
RACE TIME SCHEDULE - RACE DAY
8:00 am- 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30am- 8k Run
9:30 am-5K Run/Walk
10:30 am – Tot Trot
10:30 am – Awards Ceremony
PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Day Registration will only be available if the race has not reached its limit.
PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
RACE DAY PARKING Available in multiple open lots at the SouthPark Mall. Please DO NOT PARK at the Doubletree Hotel or Marriott hotels! Hotel parking is for hotel guests only. Thanks!
OUR CHARITABLE PARTNERS
A portion of race proceeds from the Charlotte Turkey Trot goes to, Church Charities, Church Youth Ministry., Local Schools for the Youth, Homeless Shelter and Boy Scouts and other Local charities.
Course Description and Runner Support
Our course starts on Morrison ,beside the DoubleTree Hotel and Dillards,next to Southpark Mall and finishes in the SouthPark Mall in front of Dillards Parking Deck. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run through South Charlotte. For a detailed course map, please visit our website. Water stops will be positioned on the course. Portable restrooms will be stationed at the Start/Finish line area and at the midway point of the 8K.
Chronotrack timing will be used for the 8K & 5K events. Chronotrack uses the most advanced technology using timing chips (B-tags) on the bib#, allowing for fast and accurate timing.
Awards Ceremony will be held for the top 3 Male and Female Overall winners and the top Male and Female Masters winners. Age group awards will also be given in the 8K & 5k. There will be no duplication of awards.
Finisher's Medals will be given to all Finishers!
Race results will be posted during the event online and as soon as possible at the post-race site and on the web at www.charlotteturkeytrot.com and www.rmssports.com/run.html. If you have questions, send email email@example.com.
The Doubletree Suites at SouthPark is once again our event hotel. Located only yards from the start and finish lines, the Doubletree offers a convenient location for Thanksgiving weekend activities for you and your extended family. Rooms are $132+tax per night. Click HERE to book yours.