A Bountiful Tradition: The Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K

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Before gathering with friends and friends, join the iFIT Community for a special Thanksgiving morning run. Gear up and meet iFIT Trainer Richard Biglia in North Carolina for the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K! As a local tradition for over 30 years, you’ll join the many residents of Queen City and their families for this run, where you’ll get heaps of cityscape views. Along the way, Richard will touch on all that he’s grateful for this holiday, so come ready to soak up the good vibes!

NEW! iFIT Community Virtual 5K Option

We’re thrilled to launch the iFIT Community Virtual 5K Option for the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K! We’ve partnered with the organizers of this event to bring you something the iFIT family has been asking for. 

When you sign up for this paid option, you can participate along with your iFIT Community on your equipment or mobile device and earn the exclusive Turkey Trot medal. After the race, you’ll be able to redeem the medal. This option has limited availability, so make like the early bird and click here to register before 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

This option is for US members only. For more details, see the #FAQ section below.

Meet iFIT Trainer Richard Biglia

With a background in musical theater, iFIT Trainer Richard Biglia is no stranger to the stage. He’s performed at The LA Phil and the Hollywood Bowl, to name a few of his accolades. Richard began working out to add to his dance training but quickly realized he had a passion for health and fitness. He dove headfirst into exercise and became an NASM Certified Personal Trainer to share his fitness journey and inspire others to break a sweat. Today, Richard is passionate about helping others get their muscles moving and achieve their goals, both in fitness and in life. 

How it works

On Thursday, November 24 at 9:10 a.m. ET, you’ll join iFIT Trainer Richard Biglia on your iFIT-enabled treadmill, elliptical, or through the iFIT app on your smartphone or tablet.

Take on the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K however you’d like. Push for a new PR or walk it out for a lighthearted morning in the city. It’s up to you! After finishing the race, you’ll receive your digital reward in your Trophy Case.

Joining the Live Race

Schedule the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K on your iFIT-enabled treadmill, elliptical, or the iFIT app on your smartphone or tablet. On race day, access the race on the home screen or in your calendar.  To join the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K from your home screen, see the “Latest from iFIT” section. Check out this blog to learn more about Live Event scheduling.

Join at least 10 minutes ahead of the starting time and scan the QR code to ask Richard questions about fitness, nutrition, or anything else!

Train for the 5K

Check out North Carolina’s Queen City ahead of the race with this Google Maps workout. See what the route has in store and earn a workout toward your 2022 milestones!

Digital reward

Race bib

Download and print your race bib

From your iFIT Community

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iFIT Community Virtual Options FAQs

What is the iFIT Community Virtual 5K Option?
We are excited to partner with event organizers and offer our members the opportunity to purchase medals for select Live Events. The medals are distributed by the event organizers, so be sure to check out the Live Events Calendar about other events offering this option.

Does the medal come with my entry?
Yes. The cost for this option is $20, which includes the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K medal. You are not required to submit your timing or proof of completion to claim this reward.

When will I get my medal?
All medals will be sent after the event by the CPI Security Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K event organizers. You can expect to receive your medal by Thursday, December 15, 2022.

What if I have specific questions about the medal after the race?
For questions about race medals, please contact the Charlotte Turkey Trot 5K team here

Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFIT assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article. Always follow the safety precautions included in the owner’s manual of your fitness equipment.

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