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.
Packet pickup will be held on Saturday 11/23 and Sunday 11/24 from noon - 5 pm in Ridgewood Shopping Center.
Can't make it to packet pickup the weekend before the race? Have a friend or family member pick up your packet.
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!
New for 2019: After 10 years, we are retiring our turkey and introducing our NEW turkey on our 2019 long-sleeve gender-specific tech shirt! 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.
Reasons to go ahead and register now:
- The event SOLD OUT each of the past 8 years!
- The shirts will sell out - be sure to register in time to get your preferred style/size!
- Get the best registration price - fees go up as we get closer to Thanksgiving.
- You'll be helping fight Multiple Sclerosis by contributing to our race charity, the National MS Society.
- 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: $34
- Nov 17 - Nov 27: $36 (or until regular registration fills)
- Charity slots (after regular registration fills): $50
- Race Day Charity Slots: $60
- Kids Dash:
- Through Oct 31: $5
- Nov 1-Nov 27: $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%.
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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