Thanksgiving Day | 8:00 AM Start

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind sponsored by Wells Fargo. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! If you’ve never been 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!

Your Turkey Trot registration guarantees you a spot at our start line. Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entry fees cannot be applied to future races or events and/or transferred to another person.

Price will increase on registration on September 3, November 1, and November 27.

2019 Lynchburg Turkey Trot race shirt has been revealed:

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

Are you in town visiting family? Returning home for the holidays? Welcome to the Hill City! 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!


Fill the Household Pantry for the Winter

Children and families across the area will depend on food and household pantries this holiday season and through the winter. Help fill HumanKind’s Household Pantry by bringing donations from our most needed wish list!

For every 5 items YOU bring, we will give you a Lynchburg Turkey Trot tote helping you carry your load and remind you of your kindness you have shown helping others.

Donations will be accepted at Packet Pick-up on Wednesday, November 27 and on Race Day, November 28! Not only will you help fill the pantry at HumanKind, but we will also share with other food pantries in need! We believe we are stronger as a community when we work together.

Check out a list of our most needed items by clicking the link below.

Special Thanks to our Household Pantry Sponsor, The News and Advance for partnering with us in this effort!

HOUSEHOLD Pantry Items to donate


Not a runner? That’s okay! You can sign up to volunteer instead. 




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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.

2019 Lynchburg Turkey Trot Sponsors


Don’t wait to register in person. Do it online with our fast, safe and easy registration form. 



For more information, please contact:
Ruth Blanks | Director of Special Events & Volunteers
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