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Upcoming Events

Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Youth 1 Mile Fun Run @ The Hickory Foundation YMCA
Nov 23 @ 8:30 am
Hickory YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Youth 1 Mile Fun Run @ The Hickory Foundation YMCA | Hickory | North Carolina | United States

Your participation in the 19th Annual YMCA of Catawba Valley’s Turkey Trot 5/10K Run/Walk and Youth Fun Run will help support kids and families in Catawba County by helping to make YMCA programs and services accessible to those who would otherwise be able to afford the full cost of services. This family fun day is hosted by the YMCA of Catawba Valley.


Saturday – October 28th:  Last day of early registration

Thursday – November 21st 3-6 PM: GROUP Packet Pick Up. Contact person must pick up all the packets at this time in the Teen Center.

Friday – November 22nd 3-6 PM: INDIVIDUAL packet pick up in the Teen Center.

Saturday – November 23rd 7-8 AM: Race Day Registration


Race Day Schedule:

7:00 – 8:00  Onsite registration and packet pick-up.

8:30 START Youth Fun Run [Ages 4 to 12] [Outdoor Track] The Fun Run is Free. However we do ask that you register.

9:00 START 10k Run/Walk [In front of YMCA]

9:05 START 5k Run/Walk [In front of YMCA]

11:00 AWARDS Ceremony [CO Miller Teen Center]

Age Groups & Awards:

Turkey to the Top Overall Male & Female 5 & 10K Winners

Trophies to the Top Three Overall Male & Female 5K & 10K Winners

Awards to the Top Three Male & Female Age Group Winners:

9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 +

Cherokee 5K Turkey Strut @ Bryson City: Kituwah Mound
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm

Hosted by Cherokee Choices, this year’s 5K run offers something for everyone, from seasoned runners to new runners and walkers, too! With Age Groups (and Awards!) 8 & Under, 9-12, & 13-15 you know this is a real family fun event.

Come out and enjoy a beautiful course that starts and finishes at the Kituwah Mound. Cool shirts, great awards, and a great cause: all proceeds [100%] benefit a local charity.

12 Noon start. Day of race registration will be available from 10:30 until 11:30 AM.

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AWARD Categories:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female

Top 3 Male & Female in the following Age Groups: 8 & Under, 9-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-50, 51-60, and 61+

Gobble on the Green 5K @ The Village Green Commons
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am
Gobble on the Green 5K @ The Village Green Commons | Cashiers | North Carolina | United States

The turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time…so many reasons to love about Thanksgiving!  Did we mention pie?  Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to the holiday.  This year The Village Green is adding to that offering with a 5K turkey trot and 1 Mile Fun Run – the Gobble On the Green.  The Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 a.m. with the Fun Run starting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 28 at The Village Green Commons in beautiful Cashiers, NC.

Early bird registration for Gobble On the Green 5K is $25 including a race t-shirt through November 10.  Late registration, including race day, is $30 with a t-shirt while supplies last. A One-mile Fun Run for children ages 5-10 years beginning at 9:30 a.m.  While the Fun Run is FREE – we would ask that the kids register online or on Race Day. T-shirts may be purchased separately.  In addition to age group awards, prizes will be given for the most creative and holiday festive race attire.  To register as a race participant, visit runsignup.com/GobbleontheGreen5K.  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@casheirsgreen) for ongoing race information and special promotions.

Make plans now to Gobble On the Green before your feast and do the Turkey Day wobble!

Girls on the Run of WNC 5K – Fall @ Asheville Outlets
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
Girls on the Run of WNC 5K - Fall @ Asheville Outlets

Chase your dreams and celebrate all girls being joyful, healthy, and confident at the Great Beginnings & Great Smiles Girls on the Run of WNC Fall 5K run and walk! It is family-friendly and open to the public. The 5K will be chip timed by Event Mercenaries, Inc.  Runners and walkers of all ages and paces are encouraged to run or walk. 

Join hundreds of girls in grades 3-8 from throughout Western North Carolina, who have trained with volunteer coaches for the past 10 weeks, to participate in their celebratory end-of-season 5K. The Girls on the Run program combines running with lessons about important topics such as preventing bullying and processing emotions.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls on the Run of WNC scholarship fund, which aims to make the non-profit’s program accessible to all girls in the community, regardless of their ability to pay the program fee.


All participants who register by Thursday, November 7, 2019 are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt at Runner Check-In. For registrations received after November 7th, t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

11:00 AM | 5K START