Join Partners for Active Living for the 16th Annual United Community Bank Turkey Day 8K in downtown Spartanburg on Thanksgiving morning!

Partners for Active Living hosts the 16th Annual United Community Bank Turkey Day 8K, a community run/walk on Thanksgiving morning in downtown Spartanburg. Since 2005, this event has become a tradition that encourages residents and visitors to balance healthy lifestyles with holiday festivities!

In light of COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions at the event this year. All participants must pre-register online; you will not be able to register on the day of the event. There are a limited number of spots available, and once filled, online registration will end. The registration fee requires a *$10 donation towards active living and healthy eating initiatives in Spartanburg County.

The race begins at Spring and Main Streets and will be a rolling start for all participants (i.e. when you arrive, you begin immediately). Participants should arrive between 6:30- 8:00 am to run/walk the course and then leave when finished to avoid any crowding. Masks will be required before the start and after the finish of the race. For increased safety measures, and in order to follow SC Dept of Commerce Regulations, we do not have the ability to offer toilers on site. Water will be available for participants at the finish line. 

We will still sell our Turkey Day shirts and for this year only, our coveted Turkey Day socks! Both items must be picked up before the event, with locations and times TBD; there will be no on-site shirt or sock pick up. There will be no Turkey Day bibs this year.

We are very excited to offer this in person event to our community and appreciate all participants following the guidelines to ensure their safety and the safety of others. If COVID-19 numbers increase in the coming weeks, PAL reserves the right to cancel the event and will be in touch with all registrants.

*If you are unable to pay the registration fee, contact Lindsey Graham at for scholarship information


Don't want to attend the in-person event? Not to worry, we have a virtual option!



November 26, 2020  


6:30- 8:00 am  


$10 donation to active living and healthy eating initiatives in Spartanburg County



Main & Spring Streets in downtown Spartanburg      



Long-sleeve event shirts are available for $20- picture coming!  


Custom Sock Guy Turkey Day socks are for sale for THIS YEAR ONLY! $10


We could not pull off this event without our amazing sponsors! From donations to in-kind marketing to Spartanburg City Police time given, we are grateful to each and every organization who is involved in this wonderful community event.

Interested in becoming a 2020 sponsor: email