Community and Business

The High Country’s Largest 5K Returns Thanksgiving Day.

It's the 9th annual High Country Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving morning, Thursday November 28, on the Boone Greenway Trail at the Clawson-Burnley Park entrance, and benefits Hospitality House of Northwest N.C.

The race will kick off at 9:00 a.m., with the Fun Run/Walk, for casual runners, joggers and walkers following fifteen minutes later.

Since 2011, the High Country Turkey Trot has raised over $200,000 and close to 8,500 pounds of food to support the mission of Hospitality House of Northwest North Carolina.

Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items – canned goods, boxed goods, dry goods – for donation to the Hospitality House Bread of Life Hunger Relief programs which served over 150,000 meals last year in the Community Kitchen and Food Pantry.

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