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The 2020 “Virtual” 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk for Bleeding Disorders

We would like to give a huge shout out to everyone for helping us all raise $37,603.90, or 75% of our goal! Thank you to everyone envolved!!! We will return to Saluda Shoals park on November 6, 2021 and look forward to having you join us again.

November 7, 2020

Run / Walk Start: 10:00 am

9:00 am Morning ZOOM gathering, announcements, and more!

To Join the 5K Turkey Trot on November 7th and enjoy all the live events, you will need to register here so we can send you reminders and updates. You will receive an email with the meeting invite number and password. We will be live streaming on Facebook too so you and your friends can watch this live event anywhere. It’s going to be a blast!


View our Sponsors on our fundraising page here!

The Turkey Trot is the Chapter’s annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. It is held in November each year during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Hosted by Hemophilia of South Carolina, the Turkey Trot is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser.

Why We Run / Walk

Bleeding Disorders are rare, and those affected are often left unprepared to adjust to the diagnosis.  We serve the entire state of South Carolina with several hundreds families and individuals in South Carolina affected by hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease (vWD), genetic platelet disorders, and other very rare bleeding disorders. The funds we raise from this event helps to provide education and supportive services, and direct financial aid to our 375+ families, including over 900 individuals.  Proceeds also fund our advocacy initiatives protecting access to healthcare and quality treatment, and research for a cure. We work in collaboration with our treatment centers and the staff that care for our community members. As South Carolina’s leading resource for adults, children, and families affected by bleeding disorders, HSC maintains a close relationship with our community. We provide them the opportunity to network with other families experiencing the same situations, seeking guidance and emotional support, for an often anxiety-ridden and frightening diagnosis. We support our families from the initial diagnosis throughout their lifetime. We are a tight-knit community family.

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2015 HSC Turkey Trot Logo

Date, Time, Location

November 7, 2020

9:00 am – opening announcements

10:00 am – race start

Location: You name your course!


Registration includes: A race bib and more!


Everyone is free to join us, raise funds, and support awareness!

How to Register

Click here to register and form teams and learn more!

 More about registering Flyer!

Run/Walk Distance

5K (3.1 mile)
Short Track: Less than a mile

Or run/walk your own way! Get out and be active and let us know your distance or what you accomplished. 

How You Can Help

Visit our fundraiser page and view all our sponsors!

Where to Stay and Trot Venue for 2021

Come for the weekend and book your stay at our Hosting Hotel.

Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison

Hyatt Place

1130 Kinley Road
Irmo, South Carolina, 29063

Website and Reservations




What’s With The Red Tie Around The Turkey’s Neck?

“The Bleeding Disorders National Symbol”

The color red is a powerful color. It conveys strength, leadership, courage, determination, empathy, and love – qualities that could also be used to describe the bleeding disorders community. For individuals affected, growing up with a bleeding disorder can be a very isolating experience because of a common lack of awareness and understanding of the disorder. The RED TIE is designed to start a conversation about inheritable bleeding disorders. The red tie symbolizes the blood ties that bind our community. There are more than 3 million Americans diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or rare factor deficiencies, all of which prevent the blood from clotting normally.




The Trot Stuffing

Walk/Run as an individual, or form a Walk/Run team. Participate in memory or honor of a loved one.

Be the “Top Fundraising Individual or Team”, become the “Largest Team Walking”.

With every step we take, we will make a difference in the lives of those affected by a bleeding disorder! Join us and register today.

Wear your best turkey or team costume and enter our costume parade contest!


5K Turkey Trot Photos

2018 Turkey Trot Video