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Northwestern Trojan Turkey Trot

Sat November 23, 2024 Rock Hill, SC 29732 US Directions


Northwestern Turkey Trot 5K

$20 9:30AM EST - 10:30AM EST Price increases after May 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Northwestern Turkey Trot Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

$5 9:00AM EST - 9:30AM EST Registration ends November 20, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


2503 W Main St
Rock Hill, SC US 29732


Results for the 2023 Trojan Turkey Trot have been posted! 

NEW FOR 2024!

  • We will reroute the 1 Mile Fun Run so that it shares the same start and finish as the 5K
  • We are going to have an alumni division for Northwestern graduates. We will have awards for the overall male and female finishers in the alumni division. Depending on how many entries we have we may go up to 3 deep in the overall awards.

Race Information

The Northwestern Turkey Trot is a fundraiser to benefit The Northwestern Cross Country team and The Trojan Club. The Trojan Club supports hundreds of student-athletes in all sports at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, SC.

Race Description

Both the 5K and the 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Northwestern High School’s Cross Country Course. The course is run primarily on grass and covers parts of the ATC, Northwestern, and Rawlinson Road Middle School. The 1 Mile Fun Run will roughly cover the first mile of the course. For 2024, we will reroute the course slightly so the fun run will share the same start/finish as the 5K. 

The 5K race is for all ages and will be chip timed. Results will be posted on RunSignUp following the event.

The 1 Mile Fun Run is designed for kids 12 and under who are not quite ready to tackle a 5K. Parents wishing to run with their kid(s) do not have to register unless they would like a race shirt. 

Start time for the 5k is at 9:30am. We will have a water station on the course were runners can access water just past the mile and about the 1.75 mile point. 

Start time for the fun run is at 9:00am. Parents wishing to accompany their kids on the fun run do not need to register unless you want a shirt. You may run with your child for free. 


Top 3 males and top 3 females in the 5K will receive awards. The overall male and female winners names will be included on a plaque that will be displayed in the Athletic Office. Age group awards will be given to the top 3 in the following categories for the 5K: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-99.

All finishers of the kids 1 mile fun run will receive a medal as they cross the finish line. 

Location and Course Map

The address for Northwestern High School is 2503 W Main St, Rock Hill, SC 29732. Turn into the entrance at the stoplight between The ATC and Northwestern High School. Follow the entrance road to the end and turn right into the parking lot to park. Follow the covered walkway behind Northwestern to the start line. Packet pickup will be in the rear of the school near the start/finish line. See course and facility map below.   

Course Map (Map of the 5K course. The 1 Mile Fun Run will start at the same location as the 5K and cover roughly the 1st mile of the 5K course)

Map of Event Venue (Map of the Event Venue. Shows Parking, bathrooms, start/finish lines, registration and check in)

Race Day Expo

We will provide some snacks and water for after the race. In addition, several of our sponsors and vendors will have booths set up in the expo area near the finish line. The Charlotte Running Company will be on hand selling shirts, hoodies, Goodrs, spikes, etc. We will have sponsors on site as well as a food truck. We will announce those as soon as they are confirmed. 


5K runners that register by November 10th will receive a t-shirt. Runners that register after that date will receive a shirt while supplies last. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt to runners that register after the November 5th deadline. 

Registration Information

Online registration ends on Wednesday November 20th. Race day registration will take place from 8:00am-8:45am.

Packet pickup and late/race day registration

Early packet pickup and late registration will take place at the Charlotte Running Company in Riverwalk on Friday November 22nd from 2:30pm until 6:30pm. 

Race day registration and packet pickup will take place from 8am to 8:45am.

We can accept credit card, cash or check for registrations taking place on the morning of the race and cash or check on the Friday before the race. 

Make checks out to the Northwestern Trojan Club. 

Canned Food Drive

The Trojan Council and Beta Club are sponsoring a school-wide canned food drive to help our community heading into the holiday season. Please bring nonperishable food items such as canned vegetables, boxes of pasta, and packages of tuna to help support our community. 


Special Thanks to our Sponsors!








Thank you to our sponsors!Thank you to our sponsors!






Dennis Harrington

State Farm




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