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Asheville Citizens-Times Turkey Trot 5k – November 24, 2016 – Pack Square – Asheville NC


Over 2,000 runners are expected to be at the starting line on Thanksgiving morning for this popular Asheville Turkey Day tradition.  The 5k race is in it’s 16th year and will start and finish at Pack Square and take you on a footrace through downtown Asheville!  Part of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA Foodbank.


I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving without an Asheville Turkey Trot. What a way to start the holiday season and a long weekend.  We all know that the course involves a relatively easy start, with the exception of that mild climb at the end of Central.  But then at about mile two it is ‘HELLO’ – a big ascent.  So let’s all suck it up, have fun, and commiserate afterwards.  Look strong at the end; people will be watching.


The 16th Annual Asheville CItizen-Times Turkey Trot 5K and Gobble Wobble 1 Mile Fun Run presented by Jus’ Running is Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 24, 2016. Part of the proceeds will be donated to MANNA FoodBank. This year’s event will start and finish at Pack Square Park.


Pack Square Park
Address for GPS: 121 College Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Turkey Trot 5k starts at 9:15 AM.

Gobble Wobble 1 mile  begins at 8:30 AM.


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