TreesUpstate Turkey Day 8k / 5k

Tue November 26 - Thu November 28, 2019 Greenville, SC US 29601 Directions

8k Run

$26 11/28 8:05AM EST - 9:40AM EST Price increases after October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

5k Fun Run & Walk

$24 11/28 8:05AM EST - 10:00AM EST Price increases after October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT
Includes a Toddler Superhero Cape and a race bib.

1/4 Mile Tot Trot

$10 11/28 7:45AM EST - 8:05AM EST Registration ends November 28, 2019 at 7:30am EST
Includes a Race Shirt. Shifts Available


$0 11/26 - 11/28 11:30AM EST - 1:00PM EST Registration ends November 25, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

945 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC US 29601

2019 Turkey Day 8k and 5k


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

Start Times:

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

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

8:05 am - 5k Start time.  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
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 and Age Division Awards
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
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:  

During check-out, you have the option to purchase:

  • short sleeve tri-blend race shirt (youth, women, and mens sizes)
  • long sleeve premium blend race shirt (adult sizes)
  • hooded sweatshirt (adult sizes)

Packet Pick-Up & Packet Pick-up Registration

  • Tuesday 11/26 and Wednesday 11/27 12pm to 6pm
  • Locations: TBA

Race Day Packet Pick-Up: 7am to 8am 

  • Location TBA

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

  • Location TBA

The 8k Race Course - USATF Certified 8k 

The 5k course is not certified.  We get as close as we can.  A map of the course will be posted as soon as it's approved by the City.

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 availablity and sizes are not gauranteed after 10/28/2019.  We will order our shorts 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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