Charlotte Turkey Trot

November 248:00 am - 10:00 am
South Park Mall, 4325 Barclay Downs Dr, Charlotte, NC, 28209 + Google Map

Listed as one of the 30 Best Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots in America, the Charlotte Turkey Trot has been a local family tradition for the past 33 years.

Starting and finishing at the SouthPark Mall, the largest road race (9,000+) in North Carolina is a homecoming destination for extended families, old classmates, and a place to meet and celebrate with neighbors. The community comes together to kick-off the holiday season with a healthy morning run/walk before heading home to celebrate Thanksgiving with food and family.

Race founders Danny and Lesa White cultivated the family and community atmosphere of the Charlotte Turkey Trot for 31 years and are responsible for building a great local tradition. In 2020 the event transitioned to a new local ownership team that (despite the challenges of COVID-19) built on their efforts by continuing the tradition with a successful “virtual” Turkey Trot event featuring 1,500 participants.

Thanksgiving 2021 gave us the opportunity to return to a live, in-person event, and on a clear and beautiful Thanksgiving Day morning we did just that with almost 8,000 participants coming together to continue this wonderful Charlotte tradition. Our sights are set on 2022, when we hope to achieve the largest Turkey Trot in the event’s long history.

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