Turkey Trot

The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting the 11th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 23, 2023. 

What: Hendersonville’s Turkey Trot is a fun and family-friendly opportunity to exercise and keep active. It is a non-sanctioned event.

Where: The 5k course begins in front of City Hall at Fifth Avenue East and King Street, travels through downtown, and ends back at City Hall.

When: The 5k starts at 8:30 a.m. at City Hall on Thursday, November 23rd. Walkers and runners should plan to be off the course by 10:30 a.m.

*Registration for the 2023 Turkey Trot is now closed.*

Unregistered community members are still invited to come out and do the race for fun.

Packet Pickup:

Race packets may be picked up on November 21st and 22nd from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall,160 Sixth Avenue East.
Packets not picked up by 9 a.m. on race day will be redistributed. 

Other Event Details: 

Four prizes will be awarded for those pre-registered: farthest traveled, first male, first female, and a mystery time prize. 

The event will take place rain or shine, sleet, or snow!  

Course Description

The Turkey Trot starts near the intersection of 5th Avenue East and King Street in front of City Hall. Participants proceed south on Main Street, right on Barnwell Street, right on Washington Street, left on 4th Avenue, right on Valley Street, loop through Oakdale Cemetery, return to 5th Avenue via Ehringhaus Street, and return to City Hall on 5th Ave West.

View the Course Map

For more information, contact Lu Ann Welter at (828) 233-3204.