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Charlottesville Turkey Trot 5k

Thu November 28 - Sun December 1, 2024 Charlottesville, VA 22901 US Directions
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5k (Live)

$35 11/28 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration Opens September 1, 2024 at 12:00am EDT

5k (Virtual)

$35 Registration Opens September 1, 2024 at 12:00am EDT


Albemarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA US 22901


Come join us for the 2024 Charlottesville Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 28th at 9:00 am. The race conveniently starts and finishes next to Albemarle High School and the course is held on the surrounding neighborhood roads consisting of flat stretches and mild rolling hills with a total elevation gain of 133 feet. Ample parking will be available at Albemarle High School, Journey Middle School, and Greer Elementary.

Our race beneficiaries are the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry. Both provide critical food resources to those in need. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank services the Central Virginia area and is an affiliate of the national food bank, Feeding America. Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, located on the race route, is the largest distributor of food from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in the Charlottesville area. It exists to provide food assistance to families and individuals in need in Charlottesville and surrounding communities by providing free groceries up to two times a month. A third of visiting households come twice a month.

Race registration is $35 beginning Sept 1, then $40 on October 25, then $42 on November 25, and $48 after 6pm on November 27. Registration includes a soft technical race t-shirt comfortable for running or wearing casually while supplies last. Sign up by November 1 to guarantee a race shirt.

Sign up as an individual racer, or race as a team. Create teams within your work colleagues, family, neighbors or sports team and strive for the 4 fastest cumulative times on your team and bragging rights for the rest of the year!

Thanks to Blue Ridge Timing for providing chip timing for the Charlottesville Turkey Trot course and Connect Church for hosting packet pickup.

No Race Refunds or Deferrals!

No dogs on the race course.

Strollers will only be permitted in the final wave behind all runners and walkers. No exceptions.

Local Albemarle EMT medical services will be on site. We are grateful for their volunteer help and appreciate all those who will be helping to safely guide you throughout your race experience. 

We are grateful for all our wonderful sponsors, partners and volunteers for their genuine care and assistance in bringing our community together through the Charlottesville Turkey Trot. We couldn't do it without each of you.

Tuesday, Nov. 26 (3-6pm) at Connect Church, 2080 Lambs Rd, (across from Albemarle High School).

Wednesday, Nov. 27 (1-6pm) at Connect Church, 2080 Lambs Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901 

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP Avoid race morning lines by picking up your packet on Tuesday (3-6pm) or Wednesday (1-6pm) at Connect Church. If you need to pick up your race packet on race morning it will be open from 7:45am-8:30am at the race venue at Albemarle High School's main track entrance.

LATE REGISTRATION: Wed., Nov 27, 6pm thru Thurs., Nov. 28th 8:30am. Late registration price increases to $48. We recommend registering online before arriving at Packet Pickup to make your check-in faster.

Run your Turkey Trot 5k anywhere between 11/28/2023-12/1/2024 until 5:00pm. Sign up by Nov 1 to guarantee a t-shirt in your size. 

Race Updates: Like our Facebook page at CvilleTurkeyTrot and stay tuned to your race emails for any updates, changes or additional packet pickup instructions. 

What You'll Receive

- Official race entry
- Race T-shirt, perfect for running or to wear around casually
- Race Bib 
- Professionally timed event operations


Volunteer and receive a 50% race discount! Or recruit a volunteer on your behalf and receive a 50% discount off your race entry. Most volunteers find it fun and easy too.

We are seeking to fill a variety of volunteer positions including: packet pickup, parking, course marshals, finish line help, assisting with water coolers or post-race clean up.

There are approximately 25 volunteers needed before and after the race. Sign up early to volunteer to ensure you don't miss out on receiving the 50% discount. 

To sign up to volunteer or receive more info, please email: or


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