Apparently, Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest running days of the year! I mean I guess if you want to burn some calories before you consume them it makes sense! I’m very proud of you. (However, no day is a running day for me personally). But if you are then good news. This Thanksgiving the 34th annual CPI Security Charlotte Turkey Trot will place at SouthPark Mall. 8,000 runners are expected to participate in 8K, 5K, 1 Mile, and Tot Trot events (I might could handle that one!). This makes the Charlotte North Carolina version of the Turkey Trot the largest community running event in the state. Wow!
And it’s not just about the running. Sponsor CPI will be onsite Thanksgiving morning with a prize wheel and “Big Red Chair” photo op. Other partners for the event include Novant Health, ALLY, Pridemore/Compass, Harris Teeter, and Ficken Lincoln. These sponsors will host onsite amenities and have post-race giveaways for participants. These include fruit, water, snacks, coffee and hot chocolate, beer sampling, a costume contest, great music, and much more!
“Our event is all about family, community, and tradition,” states David Jessey, one of the Event Directors. “And we’re grateful to have CPI Security and a blue-chip roster of partners who are really helping us to elevate the event day experience for participants.” 20% of all sponsorship will go directly to charities. Samaritan’s Feet is the lead beneficiary with the proceeds from the event providing shoes for children in the Charlotte region. Additionally, the event is promoting the annual CMPD Toy Drive and encouraging participants to donate toys onsite for boys and girls 14 and under.
Register For The Charlotte North Carolina Turkey Trot
Event registration is open through Wednesday, November 23rd. Events start and finish at SouthPark Mall beginning at 8:00AM with the 1 Mile followed by the 8K at 8:10 AM and the 5K at 9:10 AM.
To register and for all up-to-date event information visit www.cltturkeytrot.com.
2022 Ultimate List Of Holiday Events In The Charlotte North Carolina Area
Thanksgiving is next week means it’s almost time for Christmas! I can already hear the chiming of the jingle bells and Mariah Carey belting ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. In fact, the Queen City Christmas events are already in full swing! We are starting quickly. And with so many different events from parades to festivals to concerts to shopping and lights, it can be overwhelming. But we are here to help you make plans to get everything done this holiday season. Below you’ll find the ultimate list of Holiday events in the Charlotte area. Many are free and family oriented. Some are adults only. And some require tickets. But all offer a fun chance to get in the spirit of the season. After all, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Here is the order in which you will find events:
- Lights Displays and Major Events
- Train Rides
- Ice Skating
- Tree Lightings
- Holiday Shows, Performances, and Concerts
- Christmas Shows, Shopping, Craft Shows, Bazaars
- Town & Neighborhood Christmas Festivals
- Holiday 5Ks
**This list will be continuously updated throughout the holiday season**
Have an event you’d like included on this list? Email full info to Melanie.Day@bbgi.com.
The Ultimate List of Holiday Events In The Charlotte Area