What is the Turkey Day 5K?
The Turkey Day 5K is a fun, festive holiday event the whole family can enjoy together…a tradition in the making! And all for a great cause. Race options include a Competitive 5K, Recreational 5K and a 1M Fun Run/Walk. Competitive runners will appreciate the relatively flat course with paved trails; recreational runners and walkers will enjoy the beauty of the parks. Thanksgiving themed costumes, decorated wagons, strollers and baby joggers are encouraged. Well socialized dogs are welcome on a 6’ or shorter leash…no retractable leashes will be permitted.
Why support the Turkey Day 5K?
Over 20,000 dogs and cats enter NC shelters every month - that's over 240,000 homeless animals each year. Although most of them are healthy and adoptable, 44% never make it out alive. The TeddyRox Foundation raises much needed funds to provide shelters and rescues with supplies and lifesaving resources to ensure North Carolina's homeless animals get the help and ultimately the loving homes they deserve. This is why we created the Turkey Day 5K.