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TreesUpstate Turkey Day Run

Thu November 23, 2023 Greenville, SC 29601 US



15th Annual TreesUpstate Turkey Day Run

Presented by Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas

Race Registration Includes a Long Sleeve Shirt & a 15th Annual Commemorative Finishers Medal

Thanksgiving Day | Events & Start Times

Thursday 11/23/2023 | 8k RUN Starts @ 8am

Thursday 11/23/2023 | 5k Fun Run & Walk Starts @ 8:30am

Costume Contest Sponsored by Fleet Feet Greenville

To enter the contest - take a photo with your bib and post it to instagram @fleetfeetgreenville

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.  Winners get great swag from Fleet Feet Sports of Greenville. 

Course Maps & Turns

Click Here - The start line is on E. McBee near S. Main Street.  The course splits in Falls Park.  Courses merge at the Peace Center. 


Click here for Race E-Packet

Packet Pick-Up | REMOTE Packet Pick-Up | Registration 

November 20th and November 21st at Fleet Feet Sports Greenville

  • Fleet Feet Sports Greenville is hosting packet pick-up on Monday 11/20 & Tuesday 11/21 at their store located at 635 Augusta Street during regular business hours.
  • A special thanks to Fleet Feet for supporting this race every year since 2009!  

Wednesday November 22nd and Thursday November 23rd @ Yee-Haw Brewing Company

  • Yee-Haw Brewing, 307 E. McBee Ave., Greenville SC 29601
  • Wednesday, November 22nd | 10am to 6pm
  • Race Day Thursday, November 23rd | 6:30am - Race Start


  • Online Registration will be open until the race starts.  
  • All events are $30 until 9/1, $35 until 11/1, and then $40.
  • In person registration is available on Wednesday during packet pick-up and Thursday morning until 7:30am.

Overall Awards 

Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place female and male 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 age division award is a Turkey Day Run elite Boco Running Hat.  They are already at Fleet Feet Sports on Augusta Street ready for you to have a speedy race.  They can be picked up starting Friday 11/24 during their regular business hours. 

Award Pickup Address

All awards will be available for in-store pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports Greenville starting November 24th during regular store hours.  Their address is 635 Augusta St., Greenville SC 29605.  Check their website for store hours.  

Age Groups 

9 and under, 10-14, 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+

2023 Race Shirt - we ordered 5500 race shirts for you!

We're using the same exact shirt as the 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 race shirt.  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.

Downtown Greenville Packet Pick-up Options - Near the Start & Finish Line.

  • Wednesday, November 22nd - 10am to 6pm
  • Thursday, November 23rd - Race Day - 6:30am - 8:15am. Please note start times.  8k starts at 8am.  5k starts at 8:30am.

Online registration will be open until the race starts.  In person registration is available on Wednesday during packet pick-up and Thursday until 7:30am.


TreesUpstate Energy Saving Trees, presented by Duke Energy - There will be a limited number of trees available first come first served available on Wednesday & Thursday during packet pick-up.  Trees will not be at Fleet Feet due to space and watering needs.  This giveaway is while supplies last.  Learn more about this program. 

Parking - Free in City of GVL Garages on Thanksgiving Day

We strongly recommend you have a parking plan for Thanksgiving Morning. Look at course maps and road closures to help you make your plan.  The best parking maps and info are here.  Please note: there are private parking garages and they are not free.  Only City of Greenville Garages.


What is TreesUpstate? We are a 501 (c)(3) founded in 2005.  Here's a link to our 2022 Annual Report.

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? If you bring your FRIENDLY dog, they need to be on a leash, please start in the back, and stay away from people who look like they don't like dogs.  Give people and other animals space.  Bring a bag in case your dog uses the restroom along the way.  Dogs aggressive towards other dogs are NOT allowed.  

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!

2023 Race Shirt

Finishers Medal

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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