Get your costumes ready and get your flock together to enjoy a beautiful Thanksgiving morning together. Walk, run, or strut 3.5 miles 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 3.5 miles loop course or a 1 mile out-and-back through Star Hill.
New this year! All participants, including everyone in your flock, will receive 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.
1st male to cross the finish line wins a pumpkin pie!
1st female to cross the 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 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm and will close Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm. 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
This event may need to be capped in number of participants due to the current pandemic guidelines. We will provide more information has that race gets closer regarding the plans and protocols in place to make this a safe fun, family event in 2020.
Registration will open Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm and will close Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm.
Race Day Registration will NOT be available this year. Please register online prior to close, no exceptions.
***cash , check or credit cards accepted***
OUR PLANNED CoVID-19 EVENT PROTOCOL
There will be no race day registration this year.
If you choose to register at The GYM’s front desk instead of online, we ask that you please wear a mask.
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.
There will be refreshment table or aid stations this year, please bring your own water, gatorade, or gels.
There is a possibility that the start will be done in waves and that the event will be capped to keep participants low.
About the cause
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.
To show your support for the completion of the trail, join us on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Cape Carteret Town Hall for a public hearing on the bond referendum. You can also donate through the race website as well.
This is our 5th annual Turkey Trot for the Trail.