Thursday, November 24, 2016


8:30 a.m.

The Loop

Gene Floyd Drive

Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480



Run Wilmington’s Biggest Thanksgiving Day Celebration!

Burn off those pre-Thanksgiving calories with the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot presented by The Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. This race is fun for the whole family with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. You can run or walk either race distance. The course is along The Loop, which is flat and fast taking you through Wrightsville Beach.

About the Cause

Habitat for Humanity

Cape Fear Habitat has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families of all faiths in need of affordable housing a key part of their own housing solution. Cape Fear Habitat works with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership – so that families can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford. Since 1987, Cape Fear Habitat has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing with more than 189 hardworking families in New Hanover and Pender counties. Proceeds raised from the Turkey Trot help build more homes in the Cape Fear area. As a part of the 2016 Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity was able to help build a home this year!


Schedule Of Events

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Dick’s Sporting Goods
6810 Parker Farm Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405
2:00 – 7:00 p.m.  – Packet Pickup & On-site Registration
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Seawater Lane
Wrightsville Beach, NC
7:00 a.m. – On-site Registration Opens
8:15 a.m. – Registration Closes
8:30 a.m. – 5K Starts
8:35 a.m. – 1 Mile Run/Walk Starts
9:30 a.m. – Awards Start (This time is approximate)
Parking will be available at Wrightsville Beach parking lots and event fields.

Race Swag

The Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot shirts are custom-made by Without Limits!

Shirts are guaranteed to those who register by the cutoff date of November 2, 2016.

Shirts are unisex and available in adult sizes S-XXL, as well as Youth

Distance Offered


1 Mile Run/Walk  –  UNTIMED

Participants may choose to run or walk the course. The course is stroller friendly.

Start Times

8:30 a.m. – 5K Race Starts

8:35 a.m. – 1 Mile Run/Walk Starts

Please plan to be at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt.

5K Awards

Top 3 Overall Males and Females
Top 3 Male and Female Masters (40-49)
Top 3 Male and Female Grand Masters (50+)
Best Individual Costume
Best Team Spirit/Costume
Biggest Team
Fastest Team
Top 3 in Age Groups: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
For the Kids: All little ones who participate will receive a participant ribbon.

Course Info


This course starts and finishes at the Wrightsville Beach Park. Participants will run along the beautiful Loop at Wrightsville Beach. You will pass through downtown Wrightsville Beach and along the serene salt water marshes.

Parking Info

Bluewater Grill Parking Lot  |  Redix Parking Lot  |  Town of Wrightsville Beach Public Parking including parking near Tennis Courts  |  Grassy Field next to Seawater Lane (to the left of start and registration area)  |  Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church  |  Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church  |  Banks Channel Pub & Grille Parking Lot

Contributing Sponsors

Holiday Inn Resort

The Whalen Team of
Keller Williams Realty

Medac Urgent Care

Redix, Inc.

Sunrise Broadcasting LLC

Pat Holsten – American Security Mortgage

Jelly Beans Family Skate Center

Jernigan Homes

The Cooper Family

Law Office of Jeffrey W. Porter, PC

Logan Homes

RE/MAX Essential

SDI Construction

Port City Java

Steve & Louise Coggins

Wilmington Health

Eye Spy Home Inspections

Back in Motion Chiropractic and Massage


Online registration closes at 8:00 PM on November 22, 2016
There is a (6% +$1.25) online credit card processing fee.


Children 5 years of age or younger are FREE (without T-Shirt).
Child may receive shirt if paid for during on-line registration ($11.00).
Group discounts for 4 or more individuals.
Shirt orders are only guaranteed to participants who sign up by November 3, 2016 – We will order more shirts, but quantities are not guaranteed to participants who do not register by November 3.

Family and group discounts (20% off) are provided by selecting 4 entries and putting the word ‘Family’ in the promo coupon box. You may have more than four entries, but you must at least have 4.

FAQ & GUIDELINES Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds: Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee): More than 60 days from event: Full Refund Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund Less than two weeks from event: No Refund Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.

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