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Lynchburg Turkey Trot presented by Scott Insurance - 5K Run & Walk

Thu November 23 - Sun November 26 Lynchburg, VA 24501 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
This race is more than a tradition. Every registration feeds TWO families. Register today for the 35th Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot, presented by Scott Insurance.



11/23 8:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST


11/23 8:00AM EST - 10:30AM EST
Open to ages 12 and under.

Virtual 5k Youth (12 & under)

Open to ages 12 and under.


The 2023 Lynchburg Turkey Trot is NOW SOLD OUT. We have reached our capacity of 3,700 participants. Please consider joining us as a volunteer -- still get a long-sleeve shirt and get to share in the joy! Sign up to volunteer HERE ONLINE


In 2023, The Lynchburg Turkey Trot turns 35! Join the flock, shake your tailfeathers, and help us celebrate!

Participate in-person on Thanksgiving Day or continue with a TWIST on tradition from anywhere you choose!

Your Lynchburg Turkey Trot – Your Way. We believe that traditions are important – and as we have all learned, so is the ability to adapt and evolve. 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 so you can join in the fun from anywhere! Thank you for helping us keep the Lynchburg Turkey Trot growing – both in spirit and helping to feed families in need across our community. Let’s make history together this year and break records to help EVEN more people in our community!

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 and help a neighbor in need.

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!

Lynchburg Turkey Trot presented by Scott Insurance

Lynchburg Turkey Trot Stocking Cap

SOLD OUT! You asked -- and our Commemorative Stocking Cap is BACK this year!

This item is now SOLD OUT!


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).

Race Info

On our Lynchburg course in-person -- strollers are welcome! We ask that you leave your furry friends at home. Please do not bring your pets to our in-person event.

For all virtual participants, strollers are of course allowed and BONUS -- you can participate with your favorite furry friend! 

Event T-shirts come in adult unisex sizing and youth sizing options. Shirts are guaranteed to those that register on or before November 13. Registrations received November 14 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 

Finisher Medals will be given to all who register for the 35th Annual Lynchburg Turkey Trot.

Packet Pick-Up

Drive Thru Packet Pickup Prior to Race Day
Participants are encouraged to pickup their event packet prior to race day at one of the two packet pick up dates below. Stay tuned for more details as event day approaches.

Location: HumanKind Campus, 1903 HumanKind Way, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Entrance from VES Road ONLY, all other entrances are permanently closed.
Friday November 17, 2023
12:00 - 6:00 PM

Wednesday November 22, 2023
12:00 - 6:00 PM

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 10/30/23. In order to guarantee receiving race items by the start of race week you must be registered for the race by 11/8/23. All shipping requests received after 11/15/23 will ship during the week of 11/27/23. 



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 2023!

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 
  • More coming soon as we confirm with our neighboring businesses!!

PLEASE do NOT park at the following businesses that are open on Thanksgiving morning:

  • Hardees
  • McDonalds
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dollar General

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


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

Race Contact Info

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Race Website

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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 presented by Scott Insurance - 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.


  • 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.
View RaceJoy How-To



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