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FirstHealth Pinehurst Turkey Trot

Sat November 23, 2019
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Location: Pinehurst, NC US 28374 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
The Village Arboretum
Pinehurst Greenways
Pinehurst, NC US 28374

Become a part of the TRADITION!  Join us for the oldest and most scenic Turkey Trot in North Carolina!  Runners get the chance to trek through the beautiful streets and residential neighborhoods of the village of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region of central North Carolina at the First Health Pinehurst Turkey Trot 5K and one-mile race, which marks its 39th annual running in 2019.   

Come dressed in your finest Turkey attire and support a great cause while having fun! 

What you can expect at this years Turkey Trot: 

  • Custom Finisher Medals 
  • Long Sleeve Race Shirt *guaranted if registered by Nov. 1 
  • Awards for top Overall Male, Female, Masters Male and Female AND 3 Deep Age Group Awards
  • Awards for the Best Turkey attire
  • Super Gobbler Award
  • A celebration of Fall, Family, Friends and FUN! 





Do you know a SUPER GOBBLER?  Nominate someone that is running in any of the turkey trot races that you think deserves special recognition.  Weight loss, overcome obstacles, or just worked really hard and deserves a pat on the back.  Email your nominee and why to krysten@setupevents.com.  Several Super Gobbler awards will be given at the award ceremony. Super Gobblers receive a special award and a free entry into the following year's race.


The Pinehurst Turkey Trot  benefits Foundation of FirsthHeath.

The Foundation of FirstHealth is growing a legacy to last a lifetime. The legacy began eight decades ago with a wish and a vision for the future - where innovative thinking and generous community support could combine to plant a seed that continues to flourish and bloom.

The Foundation of FirstHealth is the catalyst for the philanthropy that has led FirstHealth of the Carolinas to become among the finest in the nation. We act as an umbrella of foundations serving throughout our system.


Gun start time vs chip time:  The race results will contain both a gun start time (the start time of the race) and a chip time (the time from when your timing chip crosses the start mat).  Times used for awards and reported to USATF are the GUN START TIMES, which is standard USATF practice.  This means that competetive runners should make sure to start as close to the front as possible.  Less competitive runners, walkers, and those with strollers should start at the back.

Headphones:  While headphones are no longer banned in USATF sanctioned races, they are discouraged.  If you choose to wear headphone, you will not be eligible for awards.  Please be considerate and safe.  You need to be able to hear safety officials, cars, and other participants.

Strollers:  Strollers are welcome!  Please be considerate if participating with a stroller by being aware of other participants and starting in the back of the group so that you will not be in the way of competitive runners.

Do I have to run?  Can I walk?  We welcome everyone at the Pinehurst Turkey Trot!  Runners, joggers, walkers, skippers, strutters, sidesteppers, etc!  Please be aware that because of limitations of course safety officials and volunteers we do have a cutoff time of 2 hours.  As long as you can cross the finish line within that time, then do it in whichever method you prefer!

T-shirts:  T-shirts are only guaranteed for participants who have registered by November 1st.  If you register after November 2nd  then you will not receive a t-shirt until after the race on a first come first serve basis.  We will not re-order shirts.  If you want a shirt be sure to register prior to November 2nd. 

Weather:  In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:

The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. 

Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.






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Event Time Price Details
The Turkey Trot 5K
9:00AM EST
Increases to $40 after the first 100 people register. (88 spots left)
Price increases after November 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
The Little Gobbler - 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30AM EST
Registration ends November 23, 2019 at 8:00am EST


Parking is available at the FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness, Village of Pinehurst Administrative Center on Magnolia, Rassie Wicker Park, Cannon Park, and Pinehurst Elementary.


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