When & Where

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Loop
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


5K Run  –  TIMED
1 Mile Fun Run  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:30 AM  –  5K Race Start
8:45 AM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Start

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5K race if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5K race line up at the back of the starting area.

About the Race

This Thanksgiving come out in support of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to Burn Calories & Build Homes! Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity assists families in the Cape Fear region towards the purchase of a Habitat Home through an affordable mortgage. For the past several years, the WB Turkey Trot has raised enough funds to build an entire house for a local family to purchase on terms they can afford. In fact, Brittani, the Habitat Future Homeowner who will be building and purchasing the Turkey Trot house (sponsored through the funds raised at the 2016 Turkey Trot) is breaking ground on July 15! Be sure to stay tuned for updates on the progress of this house build.

You can help us reach even more local families by registering for the race, becoming a race fundraiser, making an additional donation, or by doing all three! By creating a fundraising page (this is done during the registration process), you will have the chance at winning our Top Fundraiser prize — a “Weekend Getaway” at the Blockade Runner Resort! Thank you for supporting Cape Fear Habitat’s vision where everyone has a decent place to live.

About the Cause

It is Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s 30th Anniversary this year who are celebrating the more than 188 families they have served since its founding in 1987. Cape Fear Habitat builds affordable homes in Pender and New Hanover Counties and believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. Habitat is able to accomplish this mission by working with volunteers and donors who invest time and money – so that families can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford. Additionally, for the past several years, the WB Turkey Trot has raised enough funds to build an entire house for a local family to purchase on terms they can afford. Cape Fear Habitat welcomes families of all faiths in need of affordable housing.


5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Male & Female
•Top 3 Male and Female Masters (40-49)
•Top 3 Male and Female Grand Masters (50+)
•Top 3 Male and Female in Age Groups:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
•Best Individual Costumes
•Best Team Spirit/Costume
•Biggest Team
•Fastest Team

For all Kids:
All little ones who participate will receive a participant ribbon.

2016 Race Shirt

Race Swag

Participants who register by Tuesday, October 24, 2017 will be guaranteed a race shirt. The shirts are available in Youth XS-L and Adult Unisex XS-XXXL cut sizes. The Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot shirts are custom-made by Without Limits!

 Be sure to claim your shirt today!

About the Course

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.

5K Course Map

Schedule & Parking Info


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2  –  7  PM   –  Packet Pickup & Registration

Wrightsville Beach Park
3 Bob Sawyer Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Loop
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

7:00 am  –  Registration Opens
8:15 am  –  Registration Closes
8:30 am  –  5K Starts
8:45 am  –  1 Mile Run/Walk Starts
9:30 am  –  Awards (Time Approximate)

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pickup listed above. For those who wish to register in-person, you may do so at any packet pickup listed above.


Parking is available first come first serve and can be found in the Grassy field next to Seawater Lane (left of start and registration area), the Town of Wrightsville Beach Public Parking including parking near Tennis Courts, and further parking options will be available and are TBA.

Get Updates About the Event

Join the Event on Facebook!

Want to Volunteer?

Find out more here!

Additional Information

The “gates” open at 7AM for registration. Make sure you stop by the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity tent to learn more about the great work this organization is doing in the local community and meet local Habitat homeowners and hear their stories. There will also be other vendors present for participants to visit as well as coffee and water to get fueled up before the race!

Have Questions About the Event or Want to Sponsor?

Email Us!


Event Pricing

5k individual, early bird (prior to July 31, 2017)   $35
5k individual (Aug 1 to Nov 21, 2017)   $40
5k individual (Nov 22 and 23, 2017)   $45

1 Mile Fun Run
1 mile walk/fun run, early bird (prior to July 31, 2017)   $20
1 mile walk/fun run (Aug 1 to Nov 21, 2017)   $25
1 mile walk/fun run (Nov 22 and 23)   $30


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.

There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

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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