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2021 Race Results

 We’re back in person for 2021!  And we’re so excited to don our turkey costumes and be downtown.  

2021 Events – Race Course: Downtown Greenville SC / Cleveland Park / Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

2021 TURKEY DAY EVENTS | Thanksgiving Day | 8am Start (All Races)

NEW Start Times:

  • 7:30am – Pre Race Yoga & Stretching with Southern Om on the Greenville Drive Concourse
  • 8:00 am – 8k and 5k mass start

Courses have been approved and will be posted soon!

  • Start Line – Near the corner of Augusta St and S. Main Street, on Augusta Street
  • Finish Line – S. Markley near the Greenville Drive Stadium
  • Post Race Food & Water sponsored by Publix at the Greenville Drive Stadium

A Safe Return to Racing

The race will look a little different this year to ensure a safe return to racing.  As of now, these are the biggest changes:

  • No 1/4 mile Tot Trot this year for social distancing (hopefully we can bring this caped event for toddlers back next year).
  • If you prefer, if you register before 10/22 @ 11:59 EST you can pay for shipping and your race shirt and bib will be mailed to you.

This past year we’ve all learned to be flexible.  We have no idea what the fall may bring and what modifications and changes will be required to keep everyone safe per the Governor of SC, the CDC and SCDHEC.  We will keep you updated. 

Overall & Age Group Awards 

Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will be based on gun time.  Age Group Awards for the top 3 finishers in each age group will be based on chip time.  The Top 3 Age Group Finishers will receive an award. 

ALL awards will be available for in-store pick-up at Fleet Feet Sports Greenville starting November 26th during regular store hours.  Their address is 635 Augusta St., Greenville SC 29605.

8k Cash Awards: $100, $75, $50

5k Cash Awards: $75, $50, $35

Three Age Group Categories

All age division awards are by chip time.  Male, Female and Non-Binary: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 30-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60, 61-65, 66-70, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.

The Race Shirt 

We’re using the same exact shirt as the 2018 and 2020 race shirt.  Different color.  Adult shirts are long sleeve and super soft blend.  The youth shirts are long sleeve technical youth shirts. Based on runner feedback, THE SHIRTS RUN SMALL – ORDER A SIZE UP.    You can find a fit guide by clicking here.

Packet Pick-Up & In Person Registration 

West End Events at Fluor Field (Greenville Drive Stadium)
S. Main Street Entrance

Wednesday, November 24th – 10am to 6pm 
Thursday, November 25th – Race Day – 6:30am – 7:45am

In person registration is available on Wednesday during packet pick-up and Thursday until 7:30am.

Optional – Update if you chose this option

Register by 10/22/2021 11:59pm EST to have your race shirt and race bib mailed to you with enough time to receive it on or before Monday 11/22/2021.   

We are not responsible for USPS losing your race shirt. 
If your shirt and race bib do not arrive, we’ll make a new race bib for you at packet pick-up and we’ll give you a new race shirt if we have that size available. 

TreesUpstate’s Energy Saving Trees, presented by Duke Energy

There will be a limited number of trees available first come first served, while supplies last.  Learn more about this program. 

Costume Contest Sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Greenville

One of our favorite things about this race have been the costumes!  We love seeing all of the pilgrims and turkeys and creative fall motifs.  

To enter the contest, post a picture to social media on Thanksgiving Day.  So we know who you are, remember to post the picture with your assigned bib # to social media and tag us @treesupstateturkeyday8k

The 1/4 Mile Tot Trot – Sorry, not this year.

For anyone who has seen the organized chaos of a flash mob of toddlers running with us on Thanksgiving Morning…you know social distancing isn’t going to happen.  For everyone else, please take our word on it.  We will bring back this caped event as soon as it is safe to do so.


City of Greenville lots are FREE PARKING on Thanksgiving Day.  


This event is Rain or Shine. 


Will there be an awards ceremony? No.  All awards can be picked up at Fleet Feet starting on Friday during regular business hours.

Can I bring my dog? Please leave Fido at home.

Can I wear headphones?  Doesn’t bother us.  Stay safe out there.

Do I need to register my child who will be riding in a stroller or running jogger? No.  

Does this race benefit a nonprofit?  Yes.  It’s benefits TreesUpstate.  We’re a nonprofit.  Thanks for running with us 🙂

Are strollers allowed? Yes, on both courses.

Can someone else pick-up my race packet?  Yes, please.  It’s actually a huge help when someone picks up lots of race packets.  It keeps the lines shorter.  If possible, have your bib numbers written down.  No ID is required at packet pick-up.  

Will you send out bib numbers before packet pick-up to save time?  Yes.

Where do I find the results?  A link will be emailed to you.

I made a mistake on my registration?  Can I email you about a change?  Yes.  Email us at racedirector@treesgreenville.org

2009-2021 Race Results:

2021 Overall

2020 Overall – Virtual 

2019 Overall