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Silver Creek Turkey Trot 5K

Thu November 23, 2023 Morganton, NC 28655 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EST


4241 Plantation Drive
4241 Plantation Drive
Morganton, NC US 28655


Join us this Thanksgiving, Thursday November 23, for our 4th Annual Silver Creek Turkey Trot 5K!

Enjoy running on our cart paths that wind through the tranquility and beautiful mountain views of the Silver Creek golf course. The race may be only 3.1 miles long, but don’t be fooled: The hills with 400 ft gain and loss will make you earn your Thanksgiving feast!


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all proceeds from the run will benefit the Meeting Place Mission. This 100% self-funded program has a long history of helping local people escape homelessness through providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and rapid rehousing along with continual case management to ensure success. Over the past 7 years the success rate of people housed has been greater than 95%. Once families or individuals complete the programs at the Meeting Place Mission, they become successful contributing members of the community. The Mission’s goal is to give everyone willing to put in the work a successful opportunity for permanent housing. 


This event will be professionally chip-timed by GateCity Race Timing! Event results will be posted on-site and online in real-time and will be updating as participants cross the finish line. Results will be "official" once the event is over.

Event Awards & Categories

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each gender and age division as well as to the overall winners, male and female.

The age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Packet Pickup


All packets must be picked up on race morning. My apologies for any inconvenience this causes!

Race day packet pick-up and registration starts at 7:30am. You must pick up your packet or register no later than 8:30am on race day. 

Race Contact Info

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Start/Finish Area Map

You won't have any trouble finding your way around the start/finish area, but for those who like to be prepared, here's a map!

Cancellations and Refunds

Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and stay safe without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their health.

Here are our options for registered participants who can’t make it to the race:

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT: You can transfer your registration to another participant for a $10 fee before November 22nd at midnight. After that date, you can switch your registration to the virtual event.

SWITCH REGISTRATION FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free at any point before the race.

REFUNDS: Due to the expenses we are incurring this close to the race, we are unfortunately unable to give refunds.

CANCELLATION: If we have to cancel the event for any reason, all ‘in person’ event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual event.

For help transferring your registration to another person or to the virtual event, please contact us!



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