33rd Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Participate in-person on Thanksgiving Day or continue with a TWIST on tradition from anywhere you choose!


Gather your Flock – family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to participate in this year’s Lynchburg Turkey Trot experience – then you choose: in-person or from wherever you are near or far.

No matter which option you choose, every registration comes with everything you need to compete – or add on some merchandise to make your run more festive including: 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt, Finisher Medal, Official Race Bib, Race App and 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot commemorative flare.



Get ready to lace up your shoes, put on your 2021 commemorative shirt and get ready to earn your second helping.

Participating in-person on Thanksgiving morning? Then we will see you at the start line on November 25.

Participating on your own? Pick a date November 20-28 and use our race timing app to track your 5K progress, log your official time, and see where you stack up against all the other virtual running turkeys!

  1. Register for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot, recruit family/friends/co-workers to participate alongside you. Every registration FEEDS two families in our community this Thanksgiving.
  2. Choose to participate in-person on Thanksgiving morning November 25 OR plan to run or walk without the crowds on a date of your choosing November 20-28.
  3. Get your commemorative event gear mailed straight to your door or stop by our drive-thru packet pick up!
  4. Participating on your own? Select a day from November 20 – November 28 to conquer your 5K. Use our race app or watch to keep track of your distance and finish time. After completing the 5K, submit your results to the leader board and print off your finisher certificate.
  5. Participating in-person on Thanksgiving morning? Join us at the start line on Langhorne Road. Race begins at 8am. Official race times will be timed by the race chip on your bib and posted online.
  6. Have that extra helping of turkey (or pie)!
FIRST 500 turkeys registered will receive this Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking cap FREE!

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Stay tuned – the 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot shirt reveal coming this September! Follow us on Facebook to see the reveal –

Lynchburg Turkey Trot event on Facebook – invite your flock to join!


All boxes come pre-stuffed with everything you need to make the 2021 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 2021.

Standard registration (virtual or in-person) – $34 FEEDS 2 families this Thanksgiving ($17/meal)

  • 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Use of race app to track results, and to follow the community fun
  • Commemorative 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot flare (surprises ahead!)

Youth registration – $10

  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Commemorative 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot flare (surprises ahead!)

*youth shirts can be added on in the registration process for an additional $10

There will be NO price increase on any registration – but the first 500 people to register receive Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking cap for free!

Guaranteed shipped to your door deadline – November 1

Guaranteed shirt deadline – November 15

  • 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, past Turkey Trot shirts)
  • Shipping – have the race packet shipped right to your door (shipping cut off is November 1) Shipping cost is per address flat fee of $15.
  • Donation – feed more families this Thanksgiving — $17 per thanksgiving meal



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).


  • 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)
    $15 flat shipping fee to one address
  • 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 11/20 (3pm – 6pm) / Wed 11/25 (3pm – 6pm)

Two women running in the Turkey Trot


This will be an important Thanksgiving for families in our community — and they will need your help.

The Lynchburg Turkey Trot is more than a tradition – every registration feeds TWO families a Thanksgiving meal. HumanKind is seeing some of the highest needs during these pandemic months and there is no doubt in our mind that this may be the most important Thanksgiving we’ve seen yet.

All proceeds from the Lynchburg Turkey Trot will provide Thanksgiving meals for local families, collect and fill the Emergency Household pantry, continue to provide resources and services to bridge the gap for families weathering this storm and support the ongoing programs at HumanKind including maternal health, foster care, mental health, early childhood, and services for adults with developmental disabilities.

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Have questions?

With change, we know there will be questions. If you have a question about our 2020 event, check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you need more information – contact our team by clicking here: Lynchburg Turkey Trot Team.

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 • Woods Rogers PLC, Awards & Finisher Medal Sponsor • Fleet Laboratories • Robinson, Farmer, Cox • Ramsey Cabinets • Rehab Associates of Central VA • Southside Electric • Watts Petroleum

About the Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Choose your date in 2021 between November 20-28 or join us in-person,
November 25, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day


The Lynchburg Turkey Trot is a family fun run and walk and all proceeds of this fundraising race support the programs and services of HumanKind. It is the largest 5K in the area drawing nearly 3,000 participants each year.

The race was originally started in 1988 by Don Lucy who grew up at the Presbyterian Homes (now known as HumanKind) as a way to give back and help raise funds and awareness for individuals, children and families across Virginia.




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