The Running of the Turkeys is a 5k race held every Thanksgiving morning in the beautiful historic district of York, SC. You run through the quaint business district,  past magnificent Victorian homes, down tree lined streets, and up a hill or two!

Proceeds go to the local charity P.A.T.H., which provides food donations and monetary assistance to the greater part of Western York County.  In 2018, we also began sharing race proceeds with the Wesley United Methodist Grace and Mercy Soup Kitchen in York.  We are elated about this new partnership and all of the good it will bring to our community.  In 2020, we announced the a portion of the race proceeds would also benefit the newly formed York School District One Education Foundation.

The race is co-hosted by First Presbyterian Church and Trinity Methodist Church of York with partnerships with the City of York and York County businesses and families that help sponsor the race and make it possible.

We’d love for you to join us this Thanksgiving as we reconnect for our in-person race and give thanks and give back to our community!

Gobble, Gobble,

The Turkey Team

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  1. Mayor Eddie Lee

     /  October 7, 2019

    Since this is the 10th anniversary of the Running of the Turkeys in Downtown York, I mentioned to Elizabeth that we should celebrate this wonderful event in a very special way. What do you think? Mayor Eddie Lee


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