The Turkey Trot is a 4 Mile trail run/walk through Carolina Beach State Park. Proceeds go towards a discretionalry fund for the park. Administered by the Wilmington Roadrunners Club, it helps support park projects such as trail maintenance and upgrades, nature programs and any other uses to be determined by Park Statff, or special purchaces not met by its allocated budget. All you can eat, Hot Breakfast Buffet provided.
COURSE: Race begins at Carolina Beach State Park Marina. Runners will proceed on paved road and then enter well marked trails through pine forest and over wooden footbridges. Footing is generally good with occasional sand, roots, and limb hazards. Water is available at the start and finish. The course has been designed and accurately measured by the Wilmington Roadrunners. DAY OF RACE PACKET PICK UP: Carolina Beach Recreation Center on Highway 421 behind Federal Point History Center. From 7:00 am to 8:30 am. ALL PACKETS MUST BE RETRIEVED AT THIS VENUE PRIOR TO ENTERING THE STATE PARK. Additonal meal tickets can be purchased for $9/person at that time.EARLY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK UP: Tuesday November 20th from 9 am to 6 pm at Omega Sports, Hanover Center, Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC. Registrants receive a 10% discount on most store items during this period. AWARDS: First male and female finishers receive two night oceanfront accommodations at the Golden Sands Hotel, Carolina Beach. Age group awards will recognize 3 deep in men's and women's catagories as follows: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. Larger age groups may be awarded more deeply. No specific walk awards are given, however walkers may qualify for awards based on finish time.PARKING: Parking at Carolina Beach State Park Marina is limited, so overflow parking will be at Carolina Beach Recreation Cener Parking Lot. Participants will be shuttled to the start via passenger vans. Continuous shuttle service will also be provided from race finish to breakfast/awards ceremony and from the awards back to the parking area. PARKING IN THE MARINA AREA CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER 8:45am.