THE EVENT

2018 will mark the 30th 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!

Race Direction

Race & Technical Director - Danny White, RMS Sports - rmssports@aol.com

Marketing and Media Director - Scott Dvorak, Charlotte Running Co. - scott@charlotterunning.com

Business Development & Sponsorships Director - Neil Howard - neil.howard@teamvelocity.com

Social Media, Volunteer Co-Ordinator & Sponsorship Sales - Bryan Paschal - bpaschal@paschalevents.com


THE INFO

Event Registration

The race will be capped at 15,000 participants!

Participants can register one of two ways:


IMPORTANT! Online registration and CRC store online registration will CLOSE at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th.


2. MAIL-IN: registration forms, along with check (RMSSports) and money order to: RMSSports
Mail to:

Charlotte Turkey Trot
c/o RMS Sports
P.O. Box 1498
Marion, SC 29571
(must be postmarked by November 15th)

Checks made out to RMS Sports

NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 11/18. But you can register "In person" at ("Race Headquarters Tent " at Southpark Mall in front of Dillards Parking Lot ) Tues, 1pm- 7pm and Wed, 11am - 6 pm.

A separate entry form is required for each person entering the Charlotte Turkey Trot. All fees are non-refundable. Make checks payable to RMSSports. T-Shirts are ONLY guaranteed to preregistered (by 11/18) participants of the 8K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, and then on a first-come, first-serve basis until quantities are gone.

Tot Trot participants will receive a medal. & New this year Youth size Tshirts!

Registered participants can make changes to their registration up until November 18th. After that changes can be made at packet pickup on Tuesday, November 20 or Wednesday, November 21 but there will be a $10 fee. There will be no changes allowed on race day.


T-SHIRTS

For the second year in a row, the Charlotte South Park Turkey Trot is pleased to offer participants the option of getting a regular 100% Cotton long-sleeve T-shirt, OR (for an additional $15) a high quality technical long-sleeve T-shirt (a $30 value).

(will have Tech Shirt pic soon!)



PRICING

registration fees:

Distance Up to 7/31 8/1-9/14 9/15 – 10/15 10/16-11/11 11/12 – 11/18 Late Reg/Packet Pickup Race Day
8K Run
(4.97mi)
$30 Online
$35 Mail-in
$33 Online
$38 Mail-in
$35 Online
$40 Mail-in
$40 Online
$43 Mail-in
$43 Online ONLY $45 CLOSED
5K Run/Walk
(3.1mi)
$30 Online
$35 Mail-in
$33 Online
$38 Mail-in
$35 Online
$40 Mail-in
$40 Online
$43 Mail-in
$40 Online ONLY $40 CLOSED
"TUFF TURKEY CHALLENGE"

Run Both 8K & 5K

$50 Online

$60 Mail-in

$56 Online

$66 Mail-In

$60 Online

$70 Mail-in

$70 Online

$75 Mail-in

$75 Online ONLY! $75 CLOSED
1 Mile Fun Run $28 Online
$30 Mail-in
$30 Online
$33 Mail-in
$33 Online
$35 Mail-in
$35 Online
$38 Mail-in
$35 Online ONLY $35 CLOSED
Tot Trot
(26.2yds)
$10 $10 $10 $10 $12 $12 $12


TOT TROT: New this year all children receive youth size tshirts and finishers medals. Children ages walking through 6 years old will run a children’s marathon distance of 26.2 yards beginning at 10 a.m. Children will compete within their own age divisions.

YOUTH DISCOUNT: $5 OFF ALL YOUTH UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE FOR THE 8K, 5K , 1 MILE .


RACE WEEK SCHEDULE

Packet Pick-up & Late Registration

Tuesday, November 20, 1 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday, November 21, 11 am to 6pm

Race Headquarters at South Park Mall in front of Dillards Parking Deck in a big tent.

Race Day - Thursday, November 22, starting at 6:30am
Race Headquarters at Southpark Mall in Front of Dillards Parking Deck in a big Tent

Schedule of events:

RACE TIME SCHEDULE - RACE DAY

8:00 am- 1 Mile Fun Run
8:30am- 8k Run
9:30 am-5K Run/Walk
10:30 am – Tot Trot
10:30 am – Awards Ceremony

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOGS AT HOME!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Race Day Registration will only be available if the race has not reached its limit.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

RACE DAY PARKING Available in multiple open lots at the SouthPark Mall. Please DO NOT PARK at the Doubletree Hotel or Marriott hotels! Hotel parking is for hotel guests only. Thanks!

OUR CHARITABLE PARTNERS

A portion of race proceeds from the Charlotte Turkey Trot goes to, Church Charities, Church Youth Ministry., Local Schools for the Youth, Homeless Shelter and Boy Scouts and other Local charities.

THE COURSE

Course Description and Runner Support
Our course starts on Morrison ,beside the DoubleTree Hotel and Dillards,next to Southpark Mall and finishes in the SouthPark Mall in front of Dillards Parking Deck. Participants will enjoy a safe and scenic run through South Charlotte. For a detailed course map, please visit our website. Water stops will be positioned on the course. Portable restrooms will be stationed at the Start/Finish line area and at the midway point of the 8K.

TIMING

Chronotrack timing will be used for the 8K & 5K events. Chronotrack uses the most advanced technology using timing chips (B-tags) on the bib#, allowing for fast and accurate timing.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY

Our official race photographer is Carolina Snapshot. Pictures will be available at www.carolinasnapshot.com within 4 days of the event.

RUNNER AWARDS

8K & 5k awards ceremony will be held for the top 3 Male and Female Overall winners and the top Male and Female Masters winners. Age group awards will also be given in the 8K & 5k. There will be no duplication of awards.

Finisher's Medals will be given to all Finishers!

New this year 5K AWARDS!!!!!!

Picture TBA

COSTUME CONTEST

All participants can participate in the costume contest. We will have judges checking out all costumes during the event. Please come and Have a Great Time and wear an Awesome Costume!

RESULTS

Race results will be posted during the event online and as soon as possible at the post-race site and on the web at www.charlotteturkeytrot.com and www.rmssports.com/run.html. If you you have questions, call the RACE HOTLINE–704-377-8786 or visit www.charlotteturkeytrot.com or email rmssports@aol.com.


hotel information

The Doubletree Suites at SouthPark is once again our event hotel. Located only yards from the start and finish lines, the Doubletree offers a convenient location for Thanksgiving weekend activities for you and your extended family. Rooms are $132+tax per night. Click HERE to book yours.


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