We are now entering our 9th year of the Turkey Strut 5K! Besides being a great event, the Turkey Strut collects food for Second Harvest Food Bank. All participants are asked to bring at least 3 canned goods. A portion of your entry fee also goes to this great cause. You can learn more about them by visiting them online.
Last year was our first year at the bigger and better location, Winston-Salem’s very own W-S Fairgrounds. It worked out beautifully and was our best year yet. Parking is plenty and the course is better.
The Turkey Strut 5K takes place on Thanksgiving Day morning. It features a USATF Certified 5K course and a 1 mile fun run/walk. Finally, you don’t have to sit around the house all day waiting for the turkey to finish baking. Place that turkey in the oven and come join the fun at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Be sure to register early; this event sells out every year!
The race will begin at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds off Deacon Blvd just across the street from BB&T Field/Stadium. With the incredible year to year growth of this event we have designed the new course to accommodate the participants and families. The course runs near BB&T Field/Stadium, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the Deacon Baseball field stadium. Given that the course is USATF Certified, final run times will go toward state and national records.
Bring your family and out-of-town guests for a great start to the Thanksgiving morning. Strollers and dogs are welcome to join the fun!
The awards are very unique for this event. Turkeys will be given to the Top 3 Overall Male & Female and Top 3 Overall Masters Male & Female.
All participants in the 5K will receive Long Sleeve Dry-Fit T-shirts, 1 mile fun run participants have the option to purchase a shirt during registration. Finisher Medals for Every Participant (both the 5K and 1 mile fun run) this year!
- $22.00 September 1 – 30
- $27.00 October 1 – 31
- $30.00 November 1 – Race Day
- $10.00 NO SHIRT – September 1 – Race Day
- $20.00 WITH SHIRT – September 1 – Race Day
Wednesday, November 23
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
@ Fleet Feet Sports
278 Harvey Street (next to LA Fitness on Stratford Road)
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Thursday, November 24
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
@ Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum/Winston-Salem Fairgrounds
2825 University Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC 27105
- 7:30am: Race Day Registration Opens/Packet Pick Up
- 8:30am: Registration Closes
- 8:30am: Fun Run Starts
- 9:00am: 5K Starts
- 10:00am: Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)
Participants will be allowed to park at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum/Winston-Salem Fairgrounds (Gate 1). There is enough parking for more than 3,000+ people, so bring the whole family and spectators!
Top 3 in each of the following categories:
- Top 3 M/F Overall
- Top 3 M/F Overall Masters
- Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 0-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+