2019 will mark the 31st Anniversary of the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot, one of Charlotte's longest-running events, and one of the largest events in North Carolina. The race has become an Annual Thanksgiving Day Tradition for over 10,000+ participants, representing families and friends across generations. It’s a happy and healthy way to start off one of the best days of the year!

Thanks to the ongoing support of our participants and sponsors, we’ve got something for everyone to join in on! And, as always, our commitment to maintaining a first-class event all-around is our highest priority.

Please note that this year's TOTAL event participation will be capped at 15,000 participants. Please register early to avoid disappointment!

Custom Medals to all FINISHERS!

Registration and Packet Pickup

Registration & Packet pick up will be at Race headquarters tent located in South Park Mall -Dillards Parking deck on Morrison. Times are Tuesday (Nov. 26) 1 pm to 7 pm and Wed (Nov.27) 11 am to 6 pm.

Register at RACESONLINE Now!


Register at Active Now!

We’re excited to offer a promotional room rate via a hotel partner – The Doubletree Suites at SouthPark. Click HERE to book a room for only (TBD)?, only yards from the start and finish lines!

Check out what the 31ST Annual Charlotte SouthPark Turkey Trot has to offer!

  • "TUFF TURKEY CHALLENGE"- run both 8k & 5k!
  • T-Shirts and medallions to 26.2 yd Tot Trot Participants (Youth size only)
  • All Finishers in 1 Mile, 5K, and 8K will receive a unique Finisher's Medallion
  • All 5K participants will receive an Official time, Chip Time & Awards for 5k
  • Costume Contest!!!! Special Awards to the best costumes!
  • Custom TECH Shirts available.
  • 2 Days for Registration and Packet Pick-up , Nov. 26 (Tues) from 1pm to 7pm and Nov. 27 (Wed) 11 am to 6pm , In the Race Headquarters Tent in the Southpark Mall Parking lot (Dillards Parking Lot).

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Distance Start Time Start Location
1 Mile Fun Run 8:00am Starts on Morrison
8k Run (4.97mi)
8:30am Starts on Morrison
5K Walk/Run (3.1mi) 9:30am Starts on Morrison
Tot Trot
10:30am SouthPark Mall in Front of Dillards


This year's event will be limited to the first 15,000 registrants,
so register early to avoid disappointment!