The 11th annual High Country Turkey Trot 5K, the largest 5K in the High Country with an average attendance around 1,200, will again be a virtual event this year.

The annual Thanksgiving Day race, benefitting Hospitality House of Northwest N.C., has been taking place on the Boone Greenway Trail since 2011.

Racers, runners and walkers can participate when they wish during ‘High Country Turkey Trot Week.’ November 19 through 25 and post pictures and times on Facebook.

Souvenir race bibs, commemorative t-shirts and a peer-to-peer fundraising contest are also part of the fundraiser.

Those unable to race or run are encouraged to visit and make a general donation to help Hospitality House meet the continued increase in demand and costs brought on by COVID-19.

You can learn more and register online at t, or call Todd Carter at 828.264.1237 ext. 6.

Learn more about Hospitality House online at