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Goldsboro Family YMCA Turkey Trot

Thu November 23 - Mon November 27 Goldsboro, NC 27534 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


5K- Timed

11/23 7:30AM EST

5K- Untimed

11/23 7:30AM EST

5K- Ghost Runner

11/23 - 11/27 12:00PM EST - 11:59AM EST

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

11/23 8:15AM EST


1105 Parkway Drive
Goldsboro, NC US 27534


Join us for our 18th Annual Goldsboro YMCA Turkey Trot. Come start your Thanksgiving Day off right by supporting this benefit run/walk. Proceeds from this event will provide support to our community outreach programs here at the Goldsboro Family YMCA.  

For this year's Turkey Trot, we will be offering both an in person option for the 5k and fun run, as well as, a virtual option for the 10k/5k/fun run. The virtual option allows participants to run wherever they may be from 11/23 -11/27 and submit results online to Run the East.

The 5K event will start around 7:30 am on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd and the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will start around 8:15am. What a great way to spend Thanksgiving morning with family and friends! Once you cross the finish line, we welcome you to cheer on the other participants. This year, awards will be announced via social media and mailed to the overall top three male and female for the 5k at a later date.

**Please note that T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register before November 5th and sizes are based on availability from our vendor.

**T-shirts for virtual participants will be shipped via Run the East when you select the additional shipping fee.

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 Goldsboro Family YMCA Turkey Trot.

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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5K Course Map

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Virtual Race FAQs

What is a virtual run?

A virtual race is an event where you sign up and participate on a course of your choosing (or a treadmill). This is a great opportunity to work towards your running goals, stay healthy, and support a great cause!

The event will feature a leaderboard so you can still see how you stack up against your fellow competitors!

Where do I run?

You can run at a course of your choosing, including on a treadmill. 

When do I run?

You can run (or walk) anytime on November 23-27, 2023.

Will this race be timed?

The virtual run will not be officially timed, but by using the RaceJoy app, you can receive a GPS-based time which will automatically submit your time for you. There will be an online leaderboard showing everyone's times.

How do I post my results?

The easiest way is to use RaceJoy during the race! If you choose not to use RaceJoy, then you can visit the results page and click the "Submit Virtual Results" link at the top of the page.




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