Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind - 5K Run & Walk

Thu November 28, 2019 Lynchburg, VA US 24501 Directions

5K Run

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

5k Walk

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

Assisted Participant 5K

7:55AM EST - 10:00AM EST

5k Youth (12 & under)

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST


8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind sponsored by Wells Fargo. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! If you’ve never been before, we encourage you to join us this Thanksgiving and make it a family tradition!

You’ll also be giving “thanks” by helping individuals and families throughout our community! Proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, which provide a broad range of services that foster the social, mental and financial well-being of families and individuals. With a focus on empowering people of all backgrounds and abilities, HumanKind helps equip people to build better lives for themselves and their families. These programs serve thousands of people in Lynchburg and across Virginia each year!

Your Turkey Trot registration guarantees you a spot at our start line. Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entry fees cannot be applied to future races or events and/or transferred to another person.


Course Map

The START/FINISH line will be on Langhorne Road in front of E.C. Glass High School.

- Start/Finish at Langhorne Road and 3rd Street
- Langhorne Rd (START in same direction as 10 Miler)
- TURN LEFT onto Murrell Road
- TURN LEFT onto Lakeside Drive
- TURN LEFT onto Plaza thoroughfare toward Judith Street
- TURN RIGHT onto Judith Street
- TURN RIGHT onto Alleghany Avenue
- TURN RIGHT onto Lakeside Drive
- FOLLOW LEFT onto Murrell Road
- TURN LEFT onto Langhorne Rd
- U-TURN on Langhorne Rd at the Bank of America
- FINISH at Langhorne Road and 3rd Street

2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA US 24501
Packet Pick-Up

Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets on Wednesday to avoid congestion on race day. Bib numbers will be assigned to participants at Packet Pickup. If you cannot attend packet pick up during the times listed below, please arrange to have someone else pick your packet up for you. Packets will be unavailable after 7:30AM on race day, so please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, November 27
10:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.
E.C. Glass High School Lobby
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Thursday, November 28:
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
E.C. Glass High School Lobby
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Race Info

Strollers are allowed on the course but must begin the race in the back of the line so as to not interfere with runners. In addition, children riding in strollers must remain in their strollers at all times while on the course for safety reasons. Animals are NOT allowed on the course.

Event T-shirts are guaranteed to those that register on or before November 15. Registrations received November 16 through race day will have shirts available on a first-come basis at packet pick-up.

Finisher Medals will be given to all that finish the 31st Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot.

Awards will be presented to the following on race day:
Overall Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Male Masters (over 40): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Female Masters (over 40): 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Awards will be available for pick-up for these age groups (male and female):
1-12, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

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There are several parking options for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot -- please make sure you know which parking lots will be CLOSED for the duration of the race and which ones will be open. Due to road closures the parking lots that fall inside the course will not open until the police department reopens the roads at 9:30 AM. THANKS TO SUPPORTIVE LOCAL BUSINESSES, WE HAVE GREAT PARKING OPTIONS FOR 2019!

Parking options:

CLOSED 7:30 - 9:30 AM

  • EC Glass High School (from Murrell & Langhorne Road)
  • Plaza Shopping Center - all parking lots

OPEN - accessible before & during the race

  • EC Glass High School - accessible from Memorial Avenue only 
  • Pearson Cancer Center
  • Bank of America 
  • Southern Provisions
  • Lynchburg Wholesale Floral
  • Dollar General - please park away from the entrance, they are open on Thanksgiving morning
  • WSET-13 (behind the station)
  • Hurt & Proffitt
  • St. Clair Eye
  • CVS on Langhorne Rd, please park away from the entrance, they are open on Thanksgiving morning
  • La Caretta

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