Sat November 21 - Sun November 29 Lynchburg, VA 24501 US
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Lynchburg Turkey Trot -- with a "virtual" twist on tradition

In the year that has been 2020 – we’re re-imagining what our annual community tradition will look like by delivering cheer, holiday family fun, and spreading community spirit right to your doorstep. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we’ve made plans to deliver this tradition in a whole new way.

The Lynchburg Turkey Trot 5K is still the beloved event it has always been, and this year instead of having a mass gathering event, participants can run or walk from anywhere on a date of their choosing between November 21 – November 28. Introducing...the Virtual Lynchburg Turkey Trot 5K.

Please remember, the Lynchburg Turkey Trot is more than just a tradition – every registration feeds TWO families a Thanksgiving meal. Your support allows his to happen. HumanKind is seeing some of the highest needs during these pandemic months and there is no doubt in our mind that this may be the most important Thanksgiving we’ve seen yet.

So, here’s how it works...Register, get your gear mailed to you or at the drive-thru packet pick up, select a day of your choice to run or walk on a course of your choosing or treadmill, use our race app to keep track, submit your results to be added to the virtual leader board, and don’t forget to wear your turkey swag!

Use #LYHTurkeyTrot when sharing your photos!


You VOTED on this year's shirt! THANK YOU! 

The 2020 Lynchburg Turkey Trot shirt has been revealed. Register now through November 15 to be guaranteed this year's race shirt!

1.  Register yourself for this year's event.
2.  Share your unique referral URL with friends and family
3.  Have your entry fee automatically refunded when 10 or more register using you referral URL.
Gobble, gobble, gobble
Friends, Family, “Framily”, neighbors, or group – however you gather – Run, Gobble and Give Thanks together.  

Register 4 Or More Family Members To Receive Discounted Pricing (Applied At Check Out).
Packet Pick-Up
New for 2020, Drive-thru Packet Pickup!

Participants are encouraged to pickup their event packet on the campus of Humankind. This is a "drive up" packet pickup. Stay tuned for more details as event day approaches.

Friday November 20  *Available to those registrations dated on or before November 11, 2020
12:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M.
Humankind Campus
150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503

Wednesday November 25  *Available to ALL those that have registered
12:00 P.M - 6:00 P.M.
Humankind Campus
150 Linden Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24503

We are also pleased to mail packets, for an additional fee of $10.00, to those registered by November 11th. This is available for addresses in the United States and selected by participants during registration.

Become An Individual Fundraiser - Race for FREE
Make a difference by becoming an individual fundraiser!  Did you know that $17 provides a Thanksgiving meal for a family?
Raise $100.00 and earn a pair of Turkey Trot socks!
Raise $250.00 and earn Turkey Trot socks AND....have your entry fee refunded!
Raise $500.00 and earn Turkey Trot socks,  your entry fee refunded, and... "Run for LYH" Hoodie!
Raise $1,000.00 and earn Turkey Trot socks,  your entry fee refunded, and... "Run for LYH" Hoodie!
RACEJOY - Use our App Race Day!

Experience the Lynchburg Turkey Trot like never before while using the RaceJoy App. Know your distance, speed, pace, and receive encouraging, motivational, cheers along the way. You can even upload your time to our Results Page directly from the RaceJoy App.

Download the RaceJoy App to your phone for free HERE

Virtual Event Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Virtual Event, click the button below.

Virtual Event Website

Additional Virtual Event information can be found at


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind - 5K Run & Walk (Virtual).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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