Calabash Turkey Trot

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    Nov. 28 2019

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    Race Details

    NEW!  You can sign up for multiple races: 10K, 5K & 1 Mile with our adjusted start times.  You will earn extra bling and have more fun!

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    Check out the new finisher medals for 2019.  They increase in size from 3" to 6" and new this year is the #UltimateFeastChallenge medal.  If you run all three races starting with the 10K at 7am, the 5K at 8:30 and the 1 Mile at 9:15; you'll earn the 4th challenge medal that's 6" tall and spins.

    Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Calabash Turkey Trot which is Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019.  Offering a 10K, 5K, Mashed Potato Miler PLUS the ability to run ALL three which we call the Ultimate Feast Challenge.  New this year we are offering a special Challenge Medal for those that complete all three distances. Prize Categories include Top 3 Overall Female/Male, Top 3 Masters Female/Male , Every 5 Year Age Groups and BEST COSTUME!  Serving Pumpkin Pie at the finishline you can't ask for a better way to start out your Thanksgiving Day!  

    10K Start - 7:00 am

    5K Start - 8:30 am

    1 Mile Start - 9:30 am

    Awards at 10:00 am


    About your favorite Turkey Trot route!
    1) Flat and fast!
    2) This will be a closed course on the main road (Beach Dr.) and partially open on back roads.  We will have officers, traffic control and volunteers all over the course to keep you safe.
    3) Start will be on River Rd and the Finish on Oak St. 

    Printable PDF Maps:  1 Mile  -  5K  -  10K

    Packet Pickup will be on Wednesday 11/27 from 3pm - 7pm at the Elks Lodge in Calabash, NC.  CLICK HERE or use the address:  937 Carter Dr SW, Calabash, NC 28467)  Please come pickup your packet on Wednesday if at all possible.

    Need directions to the Start/Finish Line –Click Here


    I would recommend contacting the local chamber of commerce.  Days Inn in Shallotte (10-15 minute drive to start) has great rates for runners as well as flexible check-out.  (910) 241-0031  Please let them know you're coming for the race to get the best rate!


    We are working hard to secure extra parking for this years event!  Please check back soon for updated information.



    Military, Students & Teachers – Yes!
    Are you a member of a race club or group – contact us for club discounts.
    Use our contact form please – click here


    Strollers & Handicap Accessible

    Absolutely! All of our races are stroller friendly and handicap accessible. We offer a special start for offical racing chariots and we ask all other strollers to start in the very back.  Our races are completely on roads, however you do share some of the roads with controlled traffic.


    Register Offline

    We really prefer for you to register online if at all possible – it’s quick and easy with the link at the top of the page.


    Can I walk?

    Yes! Our 1 Mile and 5K races have no time limit and our 10K time limit is 1 hour and 45 minutes (16 min miles) – plenty of time to walk most of the course if you’d like.


    Can I register for more than 1 race at the Turkey Trot?

    Yes!  When you click on "Register" you will notice that you can sign up for all three races if you'd like and earn all of the medals!


    Age Restrictions

    We have no age restrictions however we do ask for parent or guardian signatures on all minors under 18 years of age.


    Course Support

    There are 2 water stops along the 10K course and 1 along the 5K course.  We will have a truck monitoring the route with water and acting as a “SAG” wagon.  We will have many volunteers along the course to help with directions as well as waterstop support from a local non-profit we support.  Signage is marked on the ground, directional signs on the side of the road, overhead signs and a biker will lead both courses.  You’re going to LOVE running a Coastal Race Productions event!


    Registration Policy

    Please visit our General FAQ page and read about all of our registration policies. 

    Ok runners, time to get your butt in gear and conquer this course. If you're looking for a training plan, a group run at the coast or someone to help tailor a coaching program for you and be your accountability partner in your journey?  Jump on over to RunCRP to learn more!


    Volunteers are loved by all!  We would be thrilled to have you join our race day team.  Waterstops, cheer stations, handing out our HUGE medals, amoung many other things.  We rely on some key non-profits that we partner with locally but we could always use some extra support.  If you're interested in volunteering with us, please Register Here online.




    Calabash Turkey Trot Records:

    Male:  Benjamin Kassel  34:09  (2019)
    Female:  Anna Armfield  40:48  (2019)

    Male:  Grayson Jenkins  16:48  (2017)
    Female:  Annie Zeberkiewicz  18:55  (2019)

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