Thank You for participating in the 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot
You made sure families in need had a meal this Thanksgiving and beyond!
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What an amazing Thanksgiving!

Lynchburg Turkey Trot – 5K

YOU are a record breaker – and were part of a historic community who participated in the 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot In-Person and with a TWIST. Thank you for your participation and for stepping out on a holiday morning proving that as a community we are STRONGER TOGETHER.

With your support and Thanksgiving meal donations, we were able to feed families in need—right in the midst of a pandemic — this Thanksgiving and will be able to provide wrap-around services to families across the region as they strive to build a better foundation for life. None of this could happen without you. Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving and warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season! Stay well and be safe!

Save the Date – Thanksgiving November 24, 2022 
Make sure you share your trot photos and hashtag #LYHTurkeyTrot and check out our community of trotters here.

Photos from home and afar!


2021 Results are in! Check them out here.

Have no fear!! All awards and packets are available to pick up at Riverside Runners (2480 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA 24503) through Thursday, December 23! Stop by and pick up your well-deserved award or swag bag!

Riverside Runners Store Hours:
MON – FRI 11-6
SAT 10-6

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Welcome Home! We invite you to explore our city full of history and breathtaking views. This is Lynchburg.

Has it been a while since you visited the Hill City? Hope you can make a trip to visit soon. Check out our Visitor’s Corner, sponsored by the Start/Finish Line Sponsor, Opportunity Lynchburg!

Top reasons to LOVE Lynchburg, things to do, places to visit while you are in town…find them here in our Visitor’s Corner!


Special thank you to our generous and faithful sponsors who make this annual tradition possible:

Piedmont Community Health Plan, Course Sponsor • Opportunity Lynchburg, Start/Finish Sponsor • Wells Fargo, Photo Sponsor • Centra, Packet Pick-Up Sponsor • Berglund Toyota, Hydration Sponsor • Dodson Pest Control, Hydration Sponsor • WSET-13, Press Box Sponsor • Karl Miller Realty, Volunteer Sponsor • Woods Rogers PLC, Awards & Finisher Medal Sponsor • Fleet Laboratories • Robinson, Farmer, Cox • Central Virginia Community College • Campbell Insurance • Virginia Talk Radio Network • Bank of the James • Coleman-Adams • Construction Financial Designs • Moore's Electrical • Ramsey Cabinets • Rehab Associates of Central VA • Southside Electric • Watts Petroleum


Thank you to our generous and supportive corporate partners who help make this event possible. We are grateful for your ongoing support helping us raise vital funds and awareness for our mission.

Join other area business leaders as they celebrate the important work that happens every day to build a stronger community.

2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot Sponsors

About the Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Save the Date
November 24, 2022 – Thanksgiving Day

Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! If you’ve never participated before, we encourage you to join us this Thanksgiving and make it a family tradition!

You’ll also be giving “thanks” by helping individuals and families throughout our community! Proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, which provide a broad range of services that foster the social, mental and financial well-being of families and individuals. With a focus on empowering people of all backgrounds and abilities, HumanKind helps equip people to build better lives for themselves and their families. These programs serve thousands of people in Lynchburg and across Virginia each year!

In 2022, the Lynchburg Turkey Trot will celebrate 34 years of running together on Thanksgiving Day. All proceeds benefit HumanKind and provide Thanksgiving meals to local families.

For more information, please contact:
Maria Hayden | TMC Program Director & Development Operations Manager
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