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What is the Lynchburg Turkey Trot?
The Lynchburg Turkey Trot is a family fun run and walk and all proceeds of this fundraising race support the programs and services of HumanKind. It is the largest 5K in the area drawing nearly 3,000 participants each year.
The race was originally started in 1988 by Don Lucy who grew up at the Presbyterian Homes (now known as HumanKind) as a way to give back and help raise funds and awareness for individuals, children and families across Virginia.
Is my Lynchburg Turkey Trot registration Tax-deductible?
Because your registration fee covers the cost of your entry, shirt and bib – i.e. service and goods, the registration is not tax deductible. If you make a direct donation over and above the cost of registration – that amount would be deductible.
What is a “twist on tradition”?
An opportunity for you to get creative as an individual or with a group! Participants can run or walk from anywhere on a date of their choosing between November 21 – November 28. This flexibility allows participation for when families are able to gather. Wear your race shirt, pin your race bib on, wear some fun holiday gear run or walk and then show off your finisher medal! We can’t wait to see your pictures!!
So it’s a “twist on tradition” but is there swag?
YES! Race registration includes a long-sleeve race shirt, race bib, finisher medal and some other turkey flare! Want even more cool stuff? Consider becoming a fundraiser and receive some neat incentives the more you raise!
Are there awards for this race?
Everyone who registers to run/walk will receive a 2020 commemorative finisher medal.
I have a large group. Is there a discount?
This year we are excited to provide the optional “Friends and Family” pack (or Framily as we like to call it) where you can receive a discount for groups of 4 or 5 individuals or an even bigger discount for groups of 6 - 10 individuals.
Will there be a price increase this year?
Nope - registration will remain the same.
Will there be a packet pick up this year?
Yes, we will be holding a drive thru packet pick up event on two different dates:
Friday November 20th *Available to those registrations dated on or before November 11, 2020
12pm - 6pm
150 Linden Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503
Wednesday November 25th * Available to ALL registrations
12pm - 6pm
150 Linden Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24503
Do I have to attend packet pick up to get my race items?
Not at all, you can choose to have your items shipped directly to you.
When will my items ship?
Race packets will be shipped starting the week of November 9th. In order to guarantee receiving race items by November 21st (the start of race week) you must be registered for the race by November 11th. All shipping requests received November 12th will ship but aren't guaranteed by Thanksgiving day. We will continue to ship packets as requested but they could arrive AFTER Thanksgiving. PLEASE NOTE - you do NOT need your race packet to participate -- you only need to upload your time, or download our app to track your progress. The race packet includes a shirt and swag items to add to the fun of the event!
Can I get a Refund?
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please know that proceeds from this race benefit the programs of HumanKind, which provide a broad range of services that foster the social, mental and financial well-being of families and individuals. With a focus on empowering people of all backgrounds and abilities, HumanKind helps equip people to build better lives for themselves and their families. These programs serve thousands of people in Lynchburg and across Virginia each year!
When and how do I submit my race results?
Your results can be submitted anytime between November 21st - November 29th. Those registered for the 5K run or 5K walk have a number of options for submitting an event time.
1. RACE JOY APP - Participants can experience a virtual run in a whole new way while using the RACE JOY APP. Download the app from the Apple Store or Google+, Open the App and search for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot, Use the app during your participation to record your distance and receive inspirational "cheers" along they way. When you finish, your performance will upload directly from the RACE JOY APP to our results page.
2. Visit our "Results" page (November 21st - November 29th) and follow the prompts to manually upload your participation and/or time to your appropriate event.
3. Those that opted into "text" messaging will receive a text message with instructions on how to report your result via text message.
Is it required that I report my finish time?
Yes. A participant can just "note" their participation and not report a time using the same methods (RACE JOY APP, text msg, or manual upload) as reporting an actual time.
Where and When will the results be posted?
Race results will be posted on the HUMANKIND website, and on the RunSignUp Results page HERE.
How can I volunteer?
While volunteering may look different this year we would love your help. Please contact us HERE.