Turkey Trot

The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting the 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 25, 2021. 

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 25th. Walkers and runners should plan to be off the course by 10:30 a.m.

Registration: Registration is now closed. You may still show up to the race as an unregistered entry to enjoy the event. 

Race packets may be picked up on November 23rd and 24th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the City Hall lobby located at 160 Sixth Avenue East or at the race.

Other Event Details: Three prizes will be given prior to the start of the 5k for those pre-registered: oldest participant, farthest traveled, and the family with the most participants. 

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

Attendees are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations in place at the time of the event.


map of turkey trot race

 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. 



2021 Shirt

This year's design features the building at 101 S. Main Street. This two-story coursed ashlar stone commercial structure was built by Colonel Valentine Ripley around 1848. It is believed to be the oldest surviving structure on Main Street!

turkey trot shirt