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2023 Turkey Day Events

Thanksgiving Day

8am Start (All Races)
  • 8k Run
  • 5k Fun Run & Walk
  • 2023 Course Maps will be available later this fall.  Here’s 2022 to give you an idea:  2022 Course Maps
  • 2023 Road Closure Notice will be published in November.  Here’s 2022: 2022 Road Closures
2023 Start Times
  • 8:00 am – 8k RUN start
  • 8:30 am – 5k Fun Run & Walk start
TENTATIVE 2023 Start & Finish Lines: Not final
  • Start Line – 300 E. McBee Ave and Spring Street
  • Finish Line – Parking Lot of 300 E. McBee Ave., located in between the intersections with E. Court and E. McBee (by the old bank teller windows).
  • Finish Area – Post Race Food & Water sponsored by Publix

Overall & Age Group Awards

Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will be based on gun time. Age Group Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group will be based on chip time. The Top 3 Age Group Finishers will receive an 2022 Turkey Day Run Boco Truckers Hat.

ALL awards will be available for in-store pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports Greenville starting November 26th during regular store hours. Their address is 635 Augusta St., Greenville SC 29605.

8k RUN Cash Awards: $100, $75, $50

5k Fun Run Cash Awards: $75, $50, $35

The Race Shirt

We’re using the same exact shirt as the 2018, 2020, 2021 rand 2022 race shirt. Different color. Adult shirts are long sleeve and super soft blend. The youth shirts are long sleeve technical youth shirts. Based on runner feedback, THE SHIRTS RUN SMALL – ORDER A SIZE UP. You can find a fit guide by clicking here.


Finishers Medals & Age Group Awards

All age division awards are by chip time. The AG Award is a Boco Running Hat. Male, AG’s are Female and Non-Binary: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


Packet Pick-Up & In Person Registration

REMOTE – staffed by Fleet Feet – Monday & Tuesday 11/20 – 11/21 from 10am-7pm sharp.

Wednesday, November 22nd – 10am to 6pm

Thursday, November 23rd – Race Day – 6:30am – 7:45am

In person registration is available on Wednesday during packet pick-up and Thursday until 7:30am.

TreesUpstate’s Energy Saving Trees, presented by Duke Energy

There will be a limited number of trees available first come first served, while supplies last. Learn more about this program.

Costume Contest Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Greenville

One of our favorite things about this race have been the costumes! We love seeing all of the pilgrims and turkeys and creative fall motifs.

To enter the contest, post a picture to social media on Thanksgiving Day. So we know who you are, remember to post the picture with your assigned bib # to social media and tag us @treesupstateturkeyday8k

The 1/4 Mile Tot Trot – Sorry, not this year.

For anyone who has seen the organized chaos of a flash mob of toddlers running with us on Thanksgiving Morning…you know social distancing isn’t going to happen. For everyone else, please take our word on it. We will bring back this caped event as soon as it is safe to do so.


City of Greenville lots are FREE PARKING on Thanksgiving Day.

Policies & Refunds

This event is Rain or Shine.


Will there be an awards ceremony?

No. All awards can be picked up at Fleet Feet starting on Friday during regular business hours.

Can I bring my dog?

Please leave Fido at home.  If you bring Fido, they must be on a leash and please start at the back.

Can I wear headphones?

Doesn’t bother us. Stay safe out there.

Do I need to register my child who will be riding in a stroller or running jogger?


Does this race benefit a nonprofit?

Yes. It’s benefits TreesUpstate. We’re a nonprofit. Thanks for running with us.

Are strollers allowed?

Yes, on both courses.

Can someone else pick-up my race packet?

Yes, please. It’s actually a huge help when someone picks up lots of race packets. It keeps the lines shorter. If possible, have your bib numbers written down. No ID is required at packet pick-up.

Will you send out bib numbers before packet pick-up to save time?

Bib numbers will be assigned at packet pick-up now that that technology is available to speed the process up.

Where do I find the results?

A link will be emailed to you.

I made a mistake on my registration. Can I email you about a change?

Yes. Email us at

2009–2021 Race Results