Thu November 23, 2023 Martinsburg, WV 25403 US Directions


Timed 5k, all ages

($15: Ages 0 - 13)
8:30AM EST Price increases after November 10, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Kids 5K for Free! (Non-timed and no shirt)

$0 8:30AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:30am EST
Open to ages 13 and under.

Kids' Fun Run - Sweet Potato Sprint

$0 8:15AM EST Registration ends November 23, 2023 at 8:15am EST
Open to ages 10 and under.


3274 Hedgesville Rd
Martinsburg, WV US 25403


What better way to start your Thanksgiving Day will a little morning run/walk? Come out for the JRTI Turkey Trot 5k. All ages welcome! The 5k will be on the property of James Rumsey Technical Institute and include trail, grass, and pavement that is mostly flat with some gentle hills.  Give Thanks, Give Back by bringing a donation for the local backpack programs.  Donations will be collected in the registration area and distributed to local backpack programs to be distributed with the holiday backpacks.  Any proceeds from the event will be used for youth focused initiatives.  

Show your Turkey Trot spirit! Come out in festive attire!  

Race will be run rain or shine!


Overall Top 1 Man and Woman *overall winners will be excluded from age group recognition
14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+


Early Registration Fee by November 10
$30 with a long sleeve t-shirt   

Registration Fee after November 10
$40 with no guarantee of a t-shirt

Register at James Rumsey 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM or online until 30 minutes before the race. 
$40 with no guarantee of a t-shirt

Packet pickup will only take place on Race Morning at JRTI 7:15 AM – 8:15 AM

Kids' Fun Run

Children ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the Sweet Potato Sprint hosted by United Way of the Eastern Panhandle. Registration is free and begins at 7:00 a.m. The race will be at 7:45 a.m. Race length is less than 1/4 mile.  All Sweet Potato Sprint participants will receive a finisher’s medal and children’s book.

Race Day Donations


All paying runners and walkers will be electronically timed by Insight Timing Services.  Onsite results will be available online via your mobile device.


Are baby joggers/strollers allowed?

Strollers welcome, terrain is 90% on the road. There is a flat grassy area with a short area with switchbacks going down a grassy slope.  The course has been revamped since 2022, it should be more stroller friendly.

Are dogs permitted?

Yes, dogs are permitted on a short leash, just be sure to clean up their waste.

Course Map

Race course subject to change.

Race Contact Info

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