Join us this Thanksgiving, Thursday November 24, for our
3rd Annual Silver Creek Turkey Trot 5K


Enjoy running or walking 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 400ft gain and loss will make you earn your Thanksgiving feast!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all proceeds from the run will benefit the Freedom High School Choral Arts Program. This 100% self-funded program has a rich history of providing choral music excellence in Burke County and surrounding areas within the State of North Carolina. Their mission is to reach diverse audiences through informed, artistic performance. Their vision is to provide young people with the skills necessary to have a lifelong experience with singing as well as succeed in society through commitment, teamwork, leadership, self-expression and lasting friendships. The program consists of four choral ensembles, including Concert Choir, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Chamber Singers. With your generous support of their program, you become a stakeholder in their mission and vision, thus providing school-age children of all backgrounds with access to a joyful, meaningful and lasting education in music and life skills.

Your entry includes a race T-shirt.

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each gender and age division.

This event will be professionally chip-timed by GateCity Race Timing! Results will be posted live as participants cross the finish line. Results will be “official” once the event is over.

Packet Pick-Up

Early packet pick-up will be available on Wednesday, November 23, from 6pm to 7:30pm here at Silver Creek Golf Club. In-person registration will also be available during this time, while there are spots available.

Race day packet pick-up and registration will also be available. You must pick up your packet or register no later than 8:30am on race day. We will not be able to guarantee that shirts will be available at that time.

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 to organize this 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, send us a message.