City of Hendersonville 10th Annual 5k Turkey Trot

The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will host its annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 24, 2022. This year marks the Turkey Trot’s 10th Anniversary, alongside the City of Hendersonville’s 175th Anniversary. The 5k is a run/walk event open to all ages, all fitness levels, and all family members!   

The Hendersonville Turkey Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall at Fifth Avenue East and King Street. The course travels through downtown and ends back at City Hall. Walkers and runners should plan to be off the course by 10:30 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine, sleet, or snow!    

The entry fee is $13 which includes a short sleeve t-shirt. Event organizers have highlighted a different Hendersonville building with each year’s t-shirt design, increasing the number of turkeys each Thanksgiving. The 10th Anniversary shirt will be a throwback to the inaugural year.  

Registrations received by November 7th at 5 p.m. will be guaranteed their preferred t-shirt size. Volunteers are needed and will receive a free t-shirt.   

Race packets may be picked up on November 22nd and 23rd from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the City Hall lobby located at 160 Sixth Avenue East. Packets not picked up by 9 a.m. on race day will be redistributed.  

The Turkey Trot is a non-sanctioned event – we’re here for fun and exercise and costumes are encouraged. Four prizes will be awarded for those pre-registered: farthest traveled, first male, first female, and a mystery time prize.  

Before sitting down to your Thanksgiving meal bring the family, bring the kids, and bring the dog to the 10th Annual Hendersonville Turkey Trot!  

Visit www.hendersonvillenc.gov/turkeytrot to register for the event as a participant or volunteer.  

For more information, contact Lu Ann Welter at (828) 233-3204 or at lwelter@hvlnc.gov.