Race Day: Thursday November 24, 2016

The 8th Annual Earlysville Turkey Trot 5K & Kids Half Mile Run starts and finishes on the grounds of the Rivanna Community Church at 601 Earlysville Green., Earlysville, VA 22936 just 15 Minutes Northwest of Charlottesville, VA. Located at the 3-way intersection of Earlysville Rd, Reas Ford Rd., and Earlysville Forest Dr, this event benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Online Registration is now CLOSED but on site registration is still available. Please scroll down below the pricing tabs for race information on how to register on site at Wednesday or Thursday’s Packet Pickup. Please don’t forget to bring cash or check to register on site. Thank you!









Youth 5k Turkey Trot

6 - 14 yrs
  • $20 Early Bird lowest price thru 10/2!
  • $30 10/3 – 11/6
  • $35 11/7 – race day.

Kids Half Mile

4 - 12 yrs
  • $8 until online registration closes on 11/22/16.
  • $10 at packet pickup Kid’s Fun Run
  • *includes bib number, finisher medal and finish times

Race Information

Earlysville Turkey Trot 5k & Kid’s Half Miler

REGISTER ONLINE HERE – Online Registration is now closed. Please see below how to register on site today or tomorrow morning.

Race Date

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 (Thanksgiving Morning)

Start Times

8:30 AM – Kid’s Half Miler (12yrs & Under)

9:00 AM – 5k Turkey Trot (6yrs and up)

Race Venue Address

Rivanna Community Church, 601 Earlysville Green., Earlysville, VA 22936

Packet Pick-up and On Site Registration

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd – 1:30-6:00pm – Blue Ridge Cyclery North Hollymead (Target) Town Center, 257-B Connor Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22911  * Please note that Charlottesville Multisports handles all race packets and they will not be available before 1:30pm or after 6:00pm.

Thursday, Nov. 24th – 7:30-8:15am at Race Venue – Rivanna Community Church, 601 Earlysville Green, Earlysville, VA 22936  *Avoid race morning lines by picking up your number and t-shirt at the Wednesday packet pickup. Please bring cash or check if you plan to register on site.

Walkers and Strollers Welcome!

The Earlysville 5k Turkey Trot welcomes and encourages walkers and those with baby joggers. Enjoy a beautiful scenic walk through the small town of Earlysville and one of it’s runner friendly neighborhoods on Thanksgiving morning. All walkers and runners must be able to complete the 3.1 miles by 10:15 AM. Please refrain from bringing any skateboards, inline or roller skates, or bicycles on the race course. Walkers, Baby strollers and Baby joggers will be allowed to race from the back of the pack.

Race Amenities

Chip Timing – The race will be chip timed. Results will be posted on-site after completion of the race and online results will be posted after the race.

Prizes or Awards – will be awarded to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female, Masters (50 and over) and 5yr Age Groups. There will also be 3 Whole Food’s tasty pies awarded for the Top 3 Thanksgiving Themed Costumes. Other gift certificates and prizes will also be randomly given out. Stick around for the awards! If you have to leave before the awards, please arrange to have a friend pick it up for you.

T-Shirts – All 5k runners pre-registered prior to 11/7/16 will receive a guaranteed t-shirt. We cannot guarantee late sign ups a t-shirt since estimating accurate late registrations two weeks in advance is a lucky guess at best. Register early! No t-shirts or awards will be mailed.

NO Dogs, please!

We LOVE dogs but are very sorry to say that NO Dogs will be allowed on the race premises or course.

Race Beneficiary Food Bank logo

The Earlysville 5k Turkey Trot and Half Mile Kids Run benefits the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Please help this worthy cause by bringing either a non-glass container of Almond Butter, Peanut Butter or Tuna Fish to packet pickup. These items are the most in need with even more emphasis on nutrient dense protein such as almond butter this year. Cash donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are also very helpful. As little as $1.00 will provide 4 meals. Donate $10-$100 and supply 40-400 meals! It is easy to donate cash during the online registration process. Just click on the Register Now button above to register for the race and donate cash to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

For more info on the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank please visit:


Earlysville Turkey Trot Registration is Limited

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