The GYM Race Series

The GYM Race Series RRCa Certified Race Director Jessica Diaz


All races in The GYM Race Series are created and organized by
Jessica Diaz
RRCA Race Director
RRCA Running Coach Level 1

For more information or inquiries:
Office: (252) 424-3107
Mobile: (252) 646-9131 Please leave voicemail or send text message and I will respond ASAP.


All volunteers in any of The GYM Race Series events receive a complimentary registration to one other event.
For more information email Race Director Jessica Diaz.

Crystal Coast Indoor Triathlon

Crystal Coast Indoor Triathlon

This is an indoor triathlon at The “GYM” Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness. This triathlon is for fun – every participant is a winner! The Triathlon consists of a 20-minute swim in our indoor pool, followed by a 20-minute indoor cycle class, and finally a 20-minute run on our Cybex Treadmills. This can be a great first multi-sport event for a beginner looking to step into the world of triathlons. For the established Triathlete, it could make a perfect brick workout in your training.

If you need more… try the NEW Iron Wave 50-minute swim, 50-minute cycle, followed by a 50-minute run starting in the pool at 10:30am. During this Iron Wave laps will be counted and  mileage will be recorded. Athletes must win 2/3 or 3/3 events to earn the first place medal. There can be only one winner of the IRON WAVE!

This event will take place on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 with the first wave starting at 8:00 am. Each wave will only contain 8 participants, two athletes per lane. Participants will be able to enter a wave of their choosing during registration.

Registration opens Friday, November 25th, 2022 at 12:00pm and is set to close on race morning at 8:00am (Saturday, February 25, 2023). Register early for the best deal! Registration Price will increase incrementally leading up to the event. Spots are limited, so don’t wait to register!

Packet pickup will be available Friday, February 24th, 2022 from 12:00pm until 7:30pm at The GYM Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness at the Front Desk. Race day packet pickup will also be available at the Front Desk starting at 7:00 am through ten-minutes before your wave start. Participants will receive a swag bag containing a complimentary souvenir, as well as other race and promotional materials.

The Pool Area, Basketball Court, and a set of Treadmills will be marked off with race tape and closed to gym members during the event. There will be volunteers at each station to direct participants, answer questions, and signal the start and finish of the wave.

***Donations made to this event benefit local High School Swim Teams.*** 


CC OCR (Cape Carteret Obstacle Course Race)


This obstacle course will be set up for all fitness levels. Register solo or come enjoy the challenge and excitement with friends and family by joining as a team! Participants will traverse through approx. 2-miles of running or walking including 10 endurance and strength testing obstacles long the way. Have no fear, there will be passable options for all fitness levels at every obstacle! If a participant is unable to pass an obstacle, they will be required to do 50 reps of a body weight exercise upon the direction of a course official.

This is NOT a timed event. Teams will start in heats to encourage social distancing as well as prevent bottlenecking in the course. Expect to get muddy and wet at this event!

***Race Shirts guaranteed for participants that registered prior to May 16, 2020.***

Participants looking to join The GYM Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness will have their orientation fee waived if they sign up for a membership at this event.

A portion of the proceeds and all donations will fund the opening of Emergency Field hospitals through Samaritan’s Purse. To donate directly to the effort in Ukraine, please do so by clicking the following link: Samaritan’s Purse Ukraine


Turkey Trot

Get your costumes ready and get your flock together to enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving morning together. Walk, run, or strut 5k or 1 mile on a course through beautiful Star Hill area. This is NOT a timed event. It is just plain fun, family, and community. Flock Registration is a good way to get the whole family active on Thanksgiving morning and burn calories for the rest of the day! Register as a flock and your flock will be entered to win best dressed flock at the race!

The course is flat and fast 5k or a 1 mile out-and-back through Star Hill.

Check the new 5k route on the RunGo App by clicking the following link: Turkey Trot 2021 5k

The first 300 participants to register are guaranteed one of our famous race shirts. Participants have said that they do this event solely for this shirt. The shirt is a bright orange long-sleeved moisture wicking shirt with our Turkey Trot race logo on the front and our local sponsors on the back.

Not ready to race with the crowd yet? Check out our VIRTUAL options. Stay home and run, pick up your swag and race shirt via our contactless packet pick up protocol. 

1st male to cross the 5k finish line wins a pumpkin pie!Turkey Trot for the Trial
1st female to cross the 5k finish line wins a pumpkin pie!
Best dressed flock wins a pumpkin pie!
Best dressed Turkey wins a…..
Yes, (you guessed it) A PUMPKIN PIE!!

Packet Pick Up will begin Monday, November 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm and will close Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm. Pick up will be available during staffed hours. We encourage participants to take advantage of contactless packet pick up by calling The GYM prior to pick up.

Start/Finish Area is located at The GYM Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness 300 Taylor Notion Road Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Registration will close Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 12:00 pm.

Race morning registration & packet pickup will be available starting at 7:00am – 7:45am. Increased Registration cost for Race Day. (5k – Single $40.00; Flock $150.00) (1 mi – Single $35.00; Flock $125.00) ***SHIRTS NOT GUARANTEED WITH RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS***
***cash , check or credit cards accepted***

A volunteer will be available race morning to help with late registration and packet pickup from 7:00am until 7:45am.
Online registration is encouraged.
To reduce front desk traffic, packet pick up will be available the entire week of the event. Please call ahead for contactless packet pick up.
Participants are NOT required to wear a mask while running the race.
Aid Station will be set up halfway through the course.

Cape Carteret Trail
A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit the completion of The Cape Carteret Trail, a 3.1 mile loop asphalt that will welcome walkers, runners, and cyclists of all skill levels and abilities. The goal is to link area neighborhoods, businesses, schools, public services, recreation, and nature areas. The trail project will include exercise areas, gardens, nature trails, wooded areas, and numerous memorial benches.

Any donations made through this page will go directly to the Cape Carteret Trail.


Coming soon…

A Croatan Trail Race
A Dog Run
Outdoor Triathlon

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