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Turkey Trot

Thu November 23, 2023 Cape Carteret, NC 28584 US Directions
Register early for the best price!


Fun Costume Event

5k Fun Run

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
Fun Costume Event

1 Mile Fun Run

8:15AM EST - 10:00AM EST

5k Flock

8:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST

1 Mile Flock

8:15AM EST - 10:00AM EST


300 Taylor Notion Rd.
Cape Carteret, NC US 28584


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 the 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 the best dressed flock at the race! 

The course is flat and fast 5k or a 1 mile out-and-back through Star Hill. (Depending on the completion of the trail... will we be able to run it this year?! Wait and see...) 

The first 250 participants to register are guaranteed one of our famous race shirts, max 2 per flock. Participants have said that they do this event solely for this shirt. The shirt is a black 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 5k finish line wins a pumpkin pie!
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!!

We will call participants when the packets are ready.  Pick-up will be available during staffed hours. 

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

Registration will close on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 6:00 pm.

Any registrations after Tuesday, November 21 can pick up race packets on Wednesday, November 22 ***SHIRTS ARE OUT OF STOCK, NEW REGISTRANTS WILL BE GIVE OTHER ITEMS IN COMPENSATION ***
*** Cash, check, or credit cards accepted***

Water and Aid Stations will be set up throughout the course. 

Cape Carteret Trail
A portion of the proceeds from this event benefits 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. 


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2023 Race Start

Fun and festive start to the Turkey Trot for the Trail in Cape Carteret, NC on Thanksgiving Day 2023. Gym Manager Deanna McElmon featured as Race Turkey.


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