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Lynchburg Turkey Trot – participate in-person on Thanksgiving Day or continue with a TWIST on tradition from anywhere you choose!

Traditions are important – and as we have all learned, so is the ability to adapt and evolve. The year 2020 taught us so much – and now for 2021 we are so excited to offer both a classic Thanksgiving Day run AND continue delivering cheer, holiday family fun, and spreading community spirit right to the doorstep. Thank you for helping us keep the Lynchburg Turkey Trot tradition alive for so many families in a pandemic year – both in spirit and participation to feed families in need.

Let’s keep our community tradition alive and well – together we will share our LOVE for Lynchburg – our neighbors, our families, and our community as a whole. Join us this Thanksgiving to celebrate all we have to be thankful for.

But the Lynchburg Turkey Trot is more than a tradition – every registration feeds TWO families a Thanksgiving meal. HumanKind is still seeing high needs as families are striving to get back on their feet. There is no doubt in our mind that this Thanksgiving is an important time to help families in need. 

Here’s how it works...Register and choose to be in-person or virtual, get your gear mailed to you or at the drive-thru packet pick up, join us on Thanksgiving morning or select a day of your choice to run or walk on a course of your choosing or treadmill, use our race app to keep track, submit your results to be added to the virtual leaderboard, and don’t forget to wear your turkey swag!

Use #LYHTurkeyTrot when sharing your photos!

RACE 4 FREE
REFER FRIENDS & FAMILY - RACE 4 FREE
1.  Register yourself for this year's event.
2.  Share your unique referral URL with friends and family
3.  Have your entry fee automatically refunded when 10 or more register using you referral URL.
Gobble, gobble, gobble
FRIENDS & FAMILY SPECIAL PRICING
Friends, Family, “Framily”, neighbors, or group – however you gather – Run, Gobble and Give Thanks together.  

Register 4 Or More Family Members To Receive Discounted Pricing (Applied At Check Out).
Packet Pick-Up
ATTENTION: 
NO RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP. PACKETS, BIB NUMBERS, AND REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE RACE DAY 11/25.
"IN PERSON" REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY 11/24, 6PM.

Drive-thru Packet Pickup Prior to Race Day
    
Participants are encouraged to pickup their event packet on the campus of Humankind. This is a "drive up" packet pickup. Stay tuned for more details as event day approaches.

Friday November 19, 2021
12:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M.
Humankind Campus
1903 HumanKind Way
Lynchburg, VA 24503


Wednesday November 24, 2021
12:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M.
Humankind Campus
1903 HumanKind Way
Lynchburg, VA 24503

You can also choose to have your packet mailed to you during registration for an additional fee of $15 per address.
Race packets will be shipped starting the week of 10/25/21. In order to guarantee receiving race items by the start of race week you must be registered for the race by 11/10/21. All shipping requests received after 11/22/21 will ship during the week of 11/29/21. 
 
Race Info

STROLLERS / PETS
On our Lynchburg course in-person -- strollers are welcome! For all virtual participants, strollers are of course allowed and BONUS -- you can participate with your favorite furry friend! 

T-SHIRTS
Event T-shirts are guaranteed to those that register on or before November 15. Registrations received November 16 through race day will have shirts available on a first-come basis at packet pick-up. Race shirt reveal coming soon! Stay tuned for the reveal on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/humankindva. 

FINISHER MEDALS
Finisher Medals will be given to all who register for the 33rd Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot.

Parking

There are several parking options for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot -- please make sure you know which parking lots will be CLOSED for the duration of the race and which ones will be open. Due to road closures the parking lots that fall inside the course will not open until the police department reopens the roads at 9:30 AM. THANKS TO SUPPORTIVE LOCAL BUSINESSES, WE HAVE GREAT PARKING OPTIONS FOR 2021!

Parking options:

CLOSED 7:30 - 9:30 AM

  • EC Glass High School (from Murrell & Langhorne Road)
  • Plaza Shopping Center - all parking lots

OPEN - accessible before & during the race

  • EC Glass High School - accessible from Memorial Avenue only 
  • Pearson Cancer Center
  • Bank of America 
  • Southern Provisions
  • Lynchburg Wholesale Floral
  • Dollar General - please park away from the entrance, they are open on Thanksgiving morning
  • WSET-13 (behind the station)
  • Hurt & Proffitt
  • St. Clair Eye
  • CVS on Langhorne Rd, please park away from the entrance, they are open on Thanksgiving morning
  • La Caretta
RACEJOY - Use our App Race Day!

Experience the Lynchburg Turkey Trot like never before while using the RaceJoy App. Know your distance, speed, pace, and receive encouraging, motivational, cheers along the way. You can even upload your time to our Results Page directly from the RaceJoy App.

Download the RaceJoy App to your phone for free HERE

RaceJoy

Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind - 5K Run & Walk.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.

Send-a-Cheer

  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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NEW for 2021
Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking capThe first 500 people to register will receive our 2021 Lynchburg Turkey Trot stocking cap for FREE! Say WHAT?!

Yes, it's true! Register today and get your free stocking cap in your race bag.

Miss out on this incredible turkey-certified offer? Don't worry -- we will have stocking caps for purchase after we hit the 500 mark ;-)

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.humankind.org/turkeytrot.

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