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We’re back in person for 2021! And we’re so excited to don our turkey costumes and be downtown.
2021 TURKEY DAY EVENTS | Thanksgiving Day | 8am Start (All Races)
8k Run (USATF Certified Course)
5k Fun Run & Walk
7:30am – Pre Race Yoga & Stretching with Southern Om on the Greenville Drive Concourse
8:00 am – 8k and 5k mass start
Start Line – Near the corner of Augusta St and S. Main Street, on Augusta Street
Finish Line – S. Markley near the Greenville Drive Stadium
Post Race Food & Water sponsored by Publix at the Greenville Drive Stadium
Course Maps & Turns - click here to view
A Safe Return to Racing
The race will look a little different this year to ensure a safe return to racing. As of now, these are the biggest changes:
No 1/4 mile Tot Trot this year for social distancing (hopefully we can bring this caped event for toddlers back next year).
If you prefer, if you register before 10/22 @ 11:59 EST you can pay for shipping and your race shirt and bib will be mailed to you.
This past year we’ve all learned to be flexible. We have no idea what the fall may bring and what modifications and changes will be required to keep everyone safe per the Governor of SC, the CDC and SCDHEC. We will keep you updated.
Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the 8k and 5k will be based on gun time.
8k Cash Awards: $100, $75, $50
5k Cash Awards: $75, $50, $35
Age Group Awards
Age Group Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group will be based on chip time.
The Top 3 Age Group Finishers will receive a custom Boco Truckers Hat.
ALL awards will be available for in-store pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports Greenville starting November 26th during regular store hours. Their address is 635 Augusta St., Greenville SC 29605.
10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 30-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 70-75, 75-80, 80+
The Race Shirt
We're using the same exact shirt as the 2018 and 2020 race shirt. Different color. Adult shirts are long sleeve and super soft blend. The youth shirts are long sleeve technical youth shirts. Based on runner feedback, THE SHIRTS RUN SMALL - ORDER A SIZE UP. You can find a fit guide by clicking here.
Packet Pick-Up & In Person Registration
West End Events at Fluor Field (Greenville Drive Stadium)
S. Main Street Entrance
Wednesday, November 24th - 10am to 6pm
Thursday, November 25th - Race Day - 6:30am - 7:45am
In person registration is available on Wednesday during packet pick-up and Thursday until 7:30am.
Optional - Update on Shipping & Bibs - Click here
Register by 10/22/2021 11:59pm EST to have your race shirt and race bib mailed to you with enough time to receive it on or before Monday 11/22/2021.
We are not responsible for USPS losing your race shirt.
If your shirt and race bib do not arrive, we'll make a new race bib for you at packet pick-up and we'll give you a new race shirt if we have that size available.
TreesUpstate's Energy Saving Trees, presented by Duke Energy
There will be a limited number of trees available first come first served, while supplies last. Learn more about this program.
Costume Contest Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Greenville
One of our favorite things about this race have been the costumes! We love seeing all of the pilgrims and turkeys and creative fall motifs.
To enter the contest, post a picture to social media on Thanksgiving Day. So we know who you are, remember to post the picture with your assigned bib # to social media and tag us @treesupstateturkeyday8k
Will there be an awards ceremony? No. All awards can be picked up at Fleet Feet starting on Friday during regular business hours.
Can I bring my dog? Please leave Fido at home.
Can I wear headphones? Doesn't bother us. Stay safe out there.
Do I need to register my child who will be riding in a stroller or running jogger? No.
Does this race benefit a nonprofit? Yes. It's benefitsTreesUpstate. We're a nonprofit. Thanks for running with us :)
This years adult race shirt is the same shirt we used in 2018 and 2020. It's available in mens, women's, and youth sizes.
Based on runner feedback, the adult shirts run a size small. Especially the women's shirts. So you may want to order a size up. We hear more about the women's shirts and the unisex Large and XL being a size off compared to unisex Small and Medium which most people are good with.
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