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2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot presented by Scott Insurance
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Lynchburg Turkey Trot turns 35!

Join the flock, shake your tailfeathers, and help us celebrate.

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

35th Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot presented by Scott Insurance

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: 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt, Finisher Medal, Official Race Bib, Race App and 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot commemorative flare.



Lynchburg Turkey Trot presented by Scott Insurance



Get ready to lace up your shoes, put on your 2023 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 23.

Participating on your own? Pick a date November 18-26 and use our race timing app or smart watch 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 23 OR plan to run or walk without the crowds on a date of your choosing November 18-26.
  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 18 – November 26 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 SHARP. 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)!

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

First 500 people to register will receive our 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking cap for FREE! Say WHAT?! Yes, it’s true! Register today and get your free stocking cap included in your race bag!


All boxes come pre-stuffed with everything you need to make the 2023 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 2023.

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

  • 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt
  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Use of race app to track results, and to follow the community fun
  • Commemorative 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot flare (surprises ahead!)

Youth registration – $10

  • Race Bib
  • Finisher Medal
  • Commemorative 2023 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 a 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking cap for free!

Guaranteed shipped to your door deadline – November 8

Guaranteed shirt deadline – November 13

Volunteer Opportunities 

Check out all our volunteer opportunities for this year’s Lynchburg Turkey Trot! This is a great way for you and your family to get involved and help out behind the scenes to make this the best race year yet!

How To Sign Up:

  • Review our calendar to view current volunteer opportunities
    • Click the event you would like to sign up for and hit the “register” button
    • From there, you will be redirected and prompted to our volunteer software, Civic Champs, to create a profile and complete sign-up.

If you are looking to register large groups, corporate service projects, or CSER/Community Service hours, please contact our Volunteer & Community Relations Specialist, Danielle Ulmer, directly for more information on how to get started.

Get Started and Register today!
GATHER your FLOCK - group discounts available!
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  • 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 stocking caps)
  • Shipping – have the race packet shipped right to your door (shipping cut off is November 8) 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
    Two dates to choose from – and you don’t even have to leave your car!

    Location: HumanKind Campus, 1903 HumanKind Way, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Entrance from VES Road ONLY, all other entrances are permanently closed.

    Friday, November 17 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM
    Wednesday, November 22 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM


These are challenging times – and this will be an important Thanksgiving. Families in our community will need your help.

The Lynchburg Turkey Trot is more than a tradition – every registration feeds TWO families a Thanksgiving meal. HumanKind is still seeing high needs following the pandemic as families strive to get back on their feet and find stability. There is no doubt in our mind that this will be an important Thanksgiving for families in need.

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 head start, parenting support, and services for adults with developmental disabilities.

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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, Lynchburg Economic Development & Tourism! LYH Loves You!

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

Scott Insurance is the Presenting Sponsor for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot!

Both organizations have been calling Lynchburg home for more than 100 years (HumanKind founded in 1903, Scott Insurance founded in 1864). This partnership brings a strong focus on serving people, caring for the community, and meeting the needs of the most vulnerable neighbors.

Save the date for this November to celebrate a beloved community tradition! Join Scott Insurance and HumanKind to share your LOVE for Lynchburg – neighbors in need, families, and the community as a whole.


Read the full announcement here: Scott Insurance Announced As Presenting Sponsor of the Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Learn more about our new presenting sponsor and community partner Scott Insurance!


Have questions?

If you have a question about our 2023 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:

Interested in sponsorship?
Contact us today to become of the Lynchburg Turkey Trot family.
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About the Lynchburg Turkey Trot

Choose your date in 2023 between November 18-26 or join us in-person,
November 23, 2023 – 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 more than 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.





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