Registration for the 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot with a twist on tradition is now OPEN
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YOUR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRADITION

Lynchburg Turkey Trot – 5K

In the year that has been 2020 – we’re reimagining what our classic community tradition will look like by delivering cheer, holiday family fun, and spreading community spirit right to the doorstep. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve made plans to deliver this tradition in a whole new way.

The Lynchburg Turkey Trot 5K is still the beloved event it has always been, and this year instead of having a mass gathering event, participants can run or walk from anywhere on a date of their choosing between November 21 – November 28.

How does this work?

Gather your flock – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to participate in this year’s unique Lynchburg Turkey Trot experience – wherever you are near or far.

Every registration comes with everything you need to compete – or add on some merchandise to make your race more festive including:

  • 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Official Race Bib
  • Race App to track your progress
  • 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot commemorative flare (watch out surprises ahead!)

Lace up your shoes, put on your 2020 commemorative shirt and get ready to earn your second helping.

Use our race timing app to track your 5K progress, log your official time, and see where you stack up against all the other running turkeys!

  1. Register for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot, recruit family/friends/co-workers to participate alongside you. Plan to run or walk without the crowds on a date of your choosing.
  2. Get your commemorative event gear mailed straight to your door or stop by our drive-thru packet pick up!
  3. Select a day from November 21 – November 28 to conquer your 5K. 
  4. Use our race app or watch to keep track of your distance and finish time.
  5. After completing the 5K, submit your results to the leader board and print off your finisher certificate.
FIRST 500 PEOPLE TO REGISTER RECEIVE A LYNCHBURG TURKEY TROT NECK GAITER FOR FREE!

Our Turkey Gaiter is both fashion and function!  Keeps you safe, keeps you warm – a must-have this time of year! 

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YOU VOTED — THE 2020 SHIRT REVEALED!

Thank YOU for VOTING on the 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot shirt design! This year’s shirt is the extra gravy on top because YOU chose it! Get registered now to beat the shirt deadline on November 15.

GATHER your Flock – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to participate in this year’s unique Lynchburg Turkey Trot experience – wherever you are near or far. LEARN MORE & REGISTER HERE

REGISTER + GET YOUR SHIRT

GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE + NO PRICE INCREASE ON ANY REGISTRATION – but first 500 people to register receive Lynchburg Turkey Trot neck gaiter free!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION?

All boxes come pre-stuffed with everything you need to make the 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot a year to remember. Filled with swag, surprises and an extra serving of fun, this race packet is your ticket to competing with us in 2020.

Standard registration – $34 FEEDS 2 families this Thanksgiving ($17/meal)

  • 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Use of race app to track results, and to follow the community fun
  • Commemorative 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot flare (surprises ahead!)

Youth registration – $10

  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Commemorative 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot flare (surprises ahead!)

*youth shirts can be added on in the registration process for an additional cost.

NEW for 2020 – GROUP PRicing!

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Guaranteed shipped to your door deadline – November 11

Guaranteed shirt deadline – November 15

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD ON?
  • Turkey Trot Merchandise – check out all the festive fun you can add here in the TT store. Can be added on to your registration.
  • Lynchburg Turkey Trot youth shirt
  • Lynchburg Turkey Trot gear (socks, neck gaiter, 2018 shirts)
  • Shipping – have the race packet shipped right to your door (shipping cut off is November 10)
  • Donation – feed more families this Thanksgiving — $17 per thanksgiving meal
 
FRIENDS, FAMILY, “FRAMILY”, GROUP

Friends, Family, “Framily”, neighbors, or group – however you gather – Run, Gobble and Give Thanks together.  Register 4 Or More Family Members To Receive Discounted Pricing (Applied At Check-Out).

 
PACKET PICK UP – Options
  • Have your packet SHIPPED!
    During the registration process, you have the option to have your race packet shipped – ship for just you or the whole flock (shipping charges additional)
  • Drive-thru Packet Pick-Up
    Stay socially distant in your car and drive-thru to pick up your packet!

    Location: HumanKind (150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503)
    Friday, November, 20 (12pm – 6pm)
    Wednesday, November 25 (12pm – 6pm)

Questions?
With change, we know there will be questions. If you have a question about our 2020 event, check out our FAQs. If you need more information - contact our team!
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FAQ’s

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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!

VISITOR’S CORNER

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

Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor • Piedmont Community Health Plan, Course Sponsor • Opportunity Lynchburg, Start/Finish Sponsor • Berglund Toyota • Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates • Fleet Laboratories • Dodson Pest Control • Ramsey Cabinets • Rehab Associates of Central Virginia• Schewel Furniture • Southside Electric • Watts Petroleum • Woods Rogers

Sponsors

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.

2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot Sponsors

About the Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Choose your date in 2020 November 21-28
November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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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 2020, the Lynchburg Turkey Trot will celebrate 32 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 Supervisor & Development Operations Coordinator
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RACE RESULTS 2019