Turkey Trot logo 2014 SHIRT FINAL

November 27th, 2014

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Watch here for important information:

This year, we have waived the late fee increase and will maintain the $15/student and $20/adult price for the remainder of the registration time.

Race photos and results will be in the Sunday edition of the Johnson City Press.

Weather permitting, there will be aerial photography taken during the race for future promotions.

Construction will be taking place on State of Franklin Road between Roan Street and Buffalo. For your safety, we ask all participants to stay within the coned areas. The City of Johnson City will ensure that this location will be safe but we need everyone to follow the safety guidelines within this section of the course.

You can go here to see the race results.

Runners / Walkers

For competitive runners and recreational walkers, click here.

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The Turkey Trot is excited to offer a competitive and fitness level wheelchair division this year.

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The Turkey Trot encourages participation by our schools. For more information, click here.

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Thanksgiving Day - November 27, 2014 at 8:30am


Start: Legion Street Parks & Recreation Area (Runners - starting line on State of Franklin Rd; Walkers on Legion Street.)

Finish: Legion Street with post race event at Memorial Park Community Center’s Courtyard

TIME: Race begins at 8:30 a.m



Four ways to register:


Online (preferred)


By mail:

JC Turkey Trot
P.O.Box #44
Johnson City, TN 37605-0044



City of Johnson City
Municipal & Safety Building/Water & Tax Payment Office
601 E. Main Street

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM


Late registration walk-in:

Only on the following dates:
Nov. 25 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

* No race day registration

Memorial Park
Community Center
510 Bert Street, Johnson City

All registrants under the age of 18 must have parental consent.


Road Closings

East Main Street - from Bert Street to State of Franklin Road. This section will re-open once the race has cleared Legion Street/East Main Street/State of Franklin Road intersection.

State of Franklin Road - from East Main Street/Legion Street intersection to Watauga intersection from approximately 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

​Legion Street - from East Main Street/State of Franklin Road to Orleans Street from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.

Watch for parking directions as you move into the Turkey Trot area.​

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$20/ entrant
  • Register by 11/21/14


$15/ entrant
  • 18 yrs & under
  • Register by 11/21/14


$20/ entrant
  • Register after 11/21/14


$15/ entrant
  • 18 yrs & under
  • Register after 11/21/14



Answers to the most frequently asked questions.


You can register in 3 ways this year:

1. Online (preferred)

2. Mail In

3. Walk In

Where do I mail my registration packet?

Mail your registration packet to:

JC Turkey Trot
P.O. Box # 44
Johnson City, TN 37605 - 0044

Is there an early registration discount?


Register on or Before: Friday November 21, 2014 (Midnight).

Early Registered participants are guaranteed a long sleeve T-Shirt, but size may not be available at late pick-up.

Where can I go for walk-in registrations?

You can register at:

City of Johnson City
Municipal & Safety Building/Water & Tax Payment Office
601 E. Main Street

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM

Is there a family discount?

Family Discount registrations must be received by midnight November 21, 2014

Families with 5 or more family members living in the SAME household will receive a $20 discount. A registration form must be completed for each family member or register on-line.

Can I register late?

You can register via walk-in.

November 25th, 10am - 8pm
November 26th, 10am - 8pm


Memorial Park Community Center
510 Bert Street,
Johnson City, TN

You cannot register on race day.

When can I pick up my packet?

You can pick up your packet on the following days:

November 25th, 10am - 8pm
November 26th, 10am - 8pm


Memorial Park Community Center
510 Bert Street,
Johnson City, TN

No packet pick-up on race day.

Who do I make my check payable to?

Please make checks payable to:

City of Johnson City

Is the course certified?

Yes! The course is a USATF Certified 5K Course.

What awards will be presented?

Trophies awarded to male and female competitive / runners only in the following categories:

Overall (top 3), Top Masters, Top Grand Masters

Age groups (top 3): Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 - 74, 75-79 and 80 and over.

Medallions will be presented to all runners and walkers who complete the race.

What is your policy on dogs?

Canine participants are welcome and must be well socialized and on a leash. Dogs will follow runners/walkers at the back of the pack. Dogs are NOT allowed in the competitive division. All dog owners are responsible to clean up after their dogs. Plastic bags will be available at check-in. BECAUSE OF TRIPPING HAZARDS, RETRACTABLE LEASHES ARE PROHIBITED. All canine participants will receive a special Turkey Trot neck scarf.

Can I bring my child in a stroller?

The Turkey Trot has grown in size beyond our imagination. Because of the size of the crowd, we must ask for all stroller participants to line up in the back of the non competitive staging area. This is for your child's safety and to prevent tripping hazards for other participants. Thank you.


Thank you for making the 2014 Turkey Trot possible.


Contact us with any questions, concerns, or comments.

Contact Us

Karen Hubbs (423) 946-0519 – Race Director
Jenny Brock: (423) 791-1262 – Turkey Trot Chairman


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