Thu November 24, 2022 Martinsburg, WV 25403 US Directions

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

8:00AM EST
Open to ages 13 and under.

Kids' Fun Run - Sweet Potato Sprint

7:45AM 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 7:00 AM – 8:00 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 7:00 AM – 8:00 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.

Race course subject to change.

Race Contact Info

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