Raleigh Turkey Trot @ Ridgewood

Raleigh, NC

Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving Dinner and help fight Multiple Sclerosis at the Triangle area's favorite Thanksgiving event - the Raleigh Turkey Trot @ Ridgewood.
Each year more than 3,000 people from 30+ states gather on Thanksgiving morning for the Raleigh Turkey Trot @ Ridgewood.

The race takes place at at Ridgewood Shopping Center at Wade Avenue and Ridge Road in Raleigh.

The event includes an 8K Race/Run plus a 100-yard Kids' Dash (age 7 & Under).  Kids can also decorate the finish chute with sidewalk chalk while the runners are out on the course!

Registration is capped at 3,000 and there are already 2,500+ people registered.  Registration will likely fill by the weekend.

New for 2018:  A New shirt with a New design!  It's a long-sleeve, gender-specific tech shirt, but with a FRESH TWIST!  Watch for details.  We have had men and women try on the shirt, and they indicate that they fit true-to-size.  You should have good luck ordering the size t-shirt you usually wear.  We have ordered 3,000 shirts.  Once your style/size is sold out, we cannot reorder. Register early to ensure that you get your choice of style/size.


What else is new for 2018?  Finisher Medals!  For the first time we have Raleigh Turkey Trot medals!


Reasons to go ahead and register now:

  • Registration is 80% full.  The event SOLD OUT each of the past 7 years - don't miss out!
  • You know you're gonna do it, so register NOW to beat the registration price increases and save!  Why wait to pay more?
  • Be guaranteed a great long-sleeve tech shirt - shirts are only available until your style/size is sold out.  Once your size has sold out it will not longer be offered when registering, so you can be sure that if you select a shirt you will get it!

Registration Prices:
  • 8K Race:  Includes our amazing NEW long-sleeve gender-specific tech shirt until your style/size has sold out.  (We cannot re-order these shirts.)
    • Through August 31:  $28
    • Sept1 - Oct 31:  $30
    • Nov 1 - Nov 16:  $33
    • Nov 17 - Nov 21:  $36
    • Race Day:  $50 (unless the event is sold out)
    • Charity slots (after regular registration fills):  $50
  • Kids Dash:
    • Through Oct 31:  $5
    • Nov 1-Nov 21:  $7
    • Race Day:  $10
    • NOTE:  Kids Race does not fill.  Even when registrations close for the 8K, kids can still be registered.
  • Family/Group RATE:  Registrations totaling $100 or more in a single order automatically receive a 15% discount by using the promo code FriendsAndFamily.  Register the entire family all at once with the promo code and SAVE 15%.
Packet pickup will be held on Saturday 11/17 and Sunday 11/18 from noon - 5 pm in Ridgewood Shopping Center.  Please park in the lower lot near the Wade Avenue shopping center entrance. 

Can't make it to packet pickup the weekend before the race?  Have a friend or family member pick up your packet.

Race Day Parking is a Meredith College just across the street from Ridgewood Shopping Center.  Please enter from Faircloth Rd.

The Ridgewood Turkey Trot benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society


  • Strollers and baby joggers are not permitted for insurance reasons.  
  • No dogs.  We love logs, too, but our insurance does not permit any dogs on the course.
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When & Where

Nov 22, 2018


8:00 AM

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