Location: Lynchburg, VA US 24501 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only, Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
5k Walk
8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
Assisted Participant 5K
7:55AM EST - 10:00AM EST
5k Youth (12 & under)
8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

HumanKind's 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K sponsored by Wells Fargo helps children, adults and families succeed. Proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance, which provide or promote:

Residential Care
Early Childhood Development
Mental Health Services
Economic Empowerment
Safe and Healthy Living

These programs serve thousands of people in Lynchburg and across Virginia each year! Being a part of our Turkey Trot is a great way to kick off your Thanksgiving holiday. Not only are you helping a great cause, but the energetic atmosphere of this event is guaranteed fun! It’s not surprising to see runners dressed up as pilgrims, Indians or turkeys. People of all ages – from wee ones in jogging strollers to those in their 90s – have come out to be a part of this family-friendly event. Each year we try to add a new, entertaining element. There’s even music to keep your motivated on the course! If you’ve never been before, we encourage you to join us this Thanksgiving and make it a family tradition!

Your Turkey Trot registration guarantees you a spot at our start line. Entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Entry fees cannot be applied to future races or events and/or transferred to another person.


Course Map

Due to construction in Downtown Lynchburg, we have a new Turkey Trot Course for 2016! The START/FINISH line will be on Langhorne Road in front of E.C. Glass High School.

- Start/Finish at Langhorne Road and 3rd Street
- Langhorne Rd (START in same direction as 10 Miler)
- TURN LEFT onto Murrell Road
- TURN LEFT onto Lakeside Drive
- TURN LEFT onto Plaza thoroughfare toward Judith Street
- TURN RIGHT onto Judith Street
- TURN RIGHT onto Alleghany Avenue
- TURN RIGHT onto Lakeside Drive
- FOLLOW LEFT onto Murrell Road
- TURN LEFT onto Langhorne Rd
- TURN SHARPLY RIGHT into the Bank of America parking lot
- TURN RIGHT, THEN LEFT to get back onto Langhorne Road
- FINISH at Langhorne Road and 3rd Street

2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA US 24501
Packet Pick-Up

Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets on Wednesday to avoid congestion on race day. Bib numbers will be assigned to participants at Packet Pickup. If you cannot attend packet pick up during the times listed below, please arrange to have someone else pick your packet up for you. Packets will be unavailable after 7:30AM on race day, so please plan accordingly.

Wednesday, November 23rd
12:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M.
E.C. Glass High School Lobby
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Thursday, November 24th:
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
E.C. Glass High School Lobby
2111 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24501

Race Info

Strollers are allowed on the course but must begin the race in the back of the line so as to not interfere with runners. In addition, children riding in strollers must remain in their strollers at all times while on the course for safety reasons. Animals are not allowed on the course.

Event T-shirts are guaranteed to those that register on or before November 16, 2016. Registrations received November 17th through November 20th will have shirts available on a first-come basis at packet pick-up.

Finisher Medals will be given to all that finish the The 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K.

Awards will be presented to the following on race day:
Overall Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Overall Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Male Masters (over 40): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Female Masters (over 40): 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Awards will be available for pick-up for these age groups (male and female):
1-12, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Race Contact Info

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