TreesUpstate Turkey Day 8k / 5k

Tue November 26 - Thu November 28 Greenville, SC US 29601 Directions
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945 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC US 29601

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TreesUpstate is a 501 c3 founded in 2005.  This is our annual fundraiser.  100% of the funds raised are used to plant and care for trees in parks, schools, and neighborhoods.  For more information, visit our website and check out our 2018 Annual Report.

2019 Turkey Day 8k and 5k


8k Run (USATF Certified 8k Course) 
5k Fun Run & Walk
1/4 Mile Tot Trot

Updated Start Times for the 2019 Race Courses:

7:45 am - 1/4 mile Tot Trot start.

8:05 am - 8k start.  Runners will be corralled by pace.  

8:20 am - 5k start.  Runners will be corralled by pace.  

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 turkey's and creative fall motif's.  The winner will get a prize as they cross the finish line.

FREE Trees:

Sponsored by Duke Energy    
TreesUpstate will be giving away 1,100 FREE trees at packet pick-up this year. 1,000 Eastern Red Cedars and 100 Holly trees will be available on a first come first serve basis.

8k Cash Purse (Gun Time)
Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in the 8K will receive cash awards!  1st Place, $100.  2nd Place, $75.  3rd Place, $50. 

5k Cash Purse (Gun Time)
The Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female in the 5K will receive cash awards too! 1st Place, $50. 2nd Place, $35. 3rd Place, $25. 

8k and 5k Age Division Awards - (Age Division Awards WILL BE BY CHIP TIME)
The Top 3 Males and Females in both the 8k and 5k will receive an award.  The age groups are: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

The Race Shirt:  

Based on runner feedback you have the option to:  get a long sleeve high quality super amazing long sleeve shirt, hoodie, or youth short sleeve shirt at wholesale cost.

Packet Pick-Up & Packet Pick-up Registration

Tuesday 11/26 (12pm to 6pm)

  • Location: Fleet Feet at 635 Augusta Street, Greenville

Wednesday 11/27 (12pm to 6pm)

  • Location: Fluor Field at the West End 945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29605 (Field Street entrance)

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: 7am to 8am 

  • Location: Fluor Field at the West End 945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29605 (Field Street entrance)

Race Day Registration:  6:30am to 7:30am

  • Location: 945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29605

The 8k Race Course - USATF Certified 8k 

The 5k course is not certified.  We get as close as we can.  

The 8k Run

The 8k course will only be closed to traffic for 80 minutes.  The course will close and open back up for traffic after 80 minutes.  
If you do not think you can complete an 8k in 80 minutes or less, please register for the 5k.

The 5k Fun Run & WALK 

The 5k is a Family Fun Run & Walk designed for walkers, families with kids who can't quite run an 8k yet, and runners who prefer to run a 5k.

The 1/4 Mile Tot Trot - A caped event!

This event is designed for toddlers and very young children. We recommend 5 years or younger to be the perfect age for this event!  This year. all tot trot registrants will get superhero capes.


City of Greenville lots are FREE PARKING on Thanksgiving Day.  


Volunteers are Needed:  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11/26, 11/27, 11/28 with shifts available 

Race Day Volunteers can pick up their race day assignment at packet pick-up on Tuesday or Wednesday so you can head straight out to your spot on Thursday Morning.


This event is Rain or Shine.  No refunds or make-up date will be provided.

T-shirt availability and sizes are not guaranteed after 10/28/2019.  We will order our shirts on 10/28/2019. As we sell out of sizes, that will not be available as an option to select.


Are strollers allowed? Yes, on both courses.

Are dogs allowed?  Some people and kids are afraid of dogs.  And some dogs growl and snap at other dogs. Best to keep your dog home.

Can someone else pick-up my race packet?  Yes, please.  It's actually a huge help when someone picks up lots of race packets.  It keeps the lines shorter.  If possible, have your bib numbers written down.  No ID is required at packet pick-up.  

Will you send out bib numbers before packet pick-up to save time?  Yes.  Bib assignments are also being assigned automatically as you register.

Where do I find the results?  Results are live and can be accessed as soon as you cross the finish line.

I made a mistake on my registration?  Can I email you about a change?  Yes.  You can login and make updates and/or add on a race shirt purchase.  Email if you have any problems.

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