9th Annual Surfin' Turkey 5K: Trotting Together (Virtual)

Thu November 26 - Sun November 29 Anytown, NC 27943 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Additional race information can be found at http://www.hatterasyouth.com/.

Anytown, NC US 27943

The 9th Annual “Surfin’ Turkey 5k: Trotting Together“,
will be gearing up to kick off  November 26th-29th.
“Together” we will persevere the pandemic!
“Together” we will choose health and wellness over stress!
“Together” we will raise funds to support the students of Hatteras Island! 
Please join our efforts to make this our best year yet for the students of Hatteras Island. We can’t wait to “Trot Together” with you November 2020! 

All participants registered before Midnight - 11:59 AM on Sunday 11/1/20 will receive their t-shirt before Thanksgiving day. We will order extras for those participants who register after the deadline, but you may not receive your t-shirt before Thanksgiving.



Wherever you are!  If you are on Hatteras Island we encourage you to run our USATF Certified Course in Hatteras Village. Our traditional Surfin' Turkey course, as you have known it in previous years, will be marked and decorated for you to run as an individual or as a Rafter Group.  We invite you and your family to dress up and to take a finisher photo at our provided backdrop located at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. 

Not on Hatteras this year?

You can run, walk, or jog on the road, trail, at the gym, or on a treadmill.  You get to run the race, at your own pace, submit your finish time online and all for a good cause! All proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment for the students on Hatteras Island.


$25.00 (+$3.00 sign up fee)
Registration includes a t-shirt and access to the RaceJoy app to track and time your run.


-Top Three Rafter Costumes, to be judged by the most “LIKES” on HIYEF FB Page 

-Top Three Rafters that raise the most money for the cause 

Virtual Race Details:  

The Surfin' Turkey is a family fun event! If you choose to upload your times and track your race, please download the RaceJoy app.  Run the Surfin’ Turkey between Thursday, November 26th and Sunday, November 29th virtually or on our local, certified, decorated course in Hatteras Village. If you decide to dress festive or participate in a Rafter group, email your costume photos to hatterasyouth@gmail.com with the subject “Surfin' Turkey” by Sunday, November 29th at 7pm to be entered into our contest.  Costume photos will be posted that night.  Photos with the most LIKES on HIYEF FB page by Tuesday, December 1 at 5 pm will win.  Winners will be announced on our FB page and will receive a prize. 

In-Person Packet-Pick-Up:

There will be a drive-thru packet pickup at the Hatteras Village Civic Center on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, from 4pm to 6pm. Only participants registered before Midnight - 11:59AM on Sunday 11/1/20, will be guaranteed their selected shirt size if they choose on-site packet pickup.  

Mailed Packets:

For participants who choose to have the packet mailed, all participants registered before Midnight - 11:59AM on Sunday 11/1/20, will receive their t-shirt before Thanksgiving Day.  If you register after 11/1/20, we CANNOT guarantee that your t-shirt will arrive before Thanksgiving Day.  

Additional T-shirts may be purchased for $20.00 depending upon availability

Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy:

This is a non-refundable charity event.  There will be no refunds or transfers.

Can't participate? You can still help!

We greatly appreciate any donations made to our cause. Visit the Donation Page to make a donation!

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 9th Annual Surfin' Turkey 5K: Trotting Together (Virtual).

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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