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!

    We always do fun shirts and medals for our races.  This year for the Calabash Turkey Trot, we're going to have a 5" 10K medal, 4" 5K medal and a 3" Mashed Potato Miler medal.   All with a similar themed turkey so if you run them all, you can proudly display your set together.  The shirt design will also include a cute turkey and using the same style soft tri-blend shirt you've loved at our other races.

    The 4th annual Calabash Turkey Trot and has something for everyone from a brand new 10k to the 5K and the "Mashed Potato 1 Miler" with all paces welcome! We have all new certified routes for the 10K & 5K courses and will start and finish down by the waterway on River Rd.  Prize categories will include age group awards every 5 years and BEST COSTUME so join in the fun!  We will also have a drop box available for canned goods for our local food bank.  Join us for whats sure to be a new family tradition!

    10K Start - 7:00 am

    5K Start - 8:30 am

    1 Mile Start - 9:15 am

    Awards at 9:30 am

    Pumpkin Pie and warm beverages are served around the finish line while waiting for the age group awards.  Even though everyone gets a cool medal, we also like to recognize age group winners with a trophy (every 5 yr, Male/Female, 5K & 10K) Plus an extra category or two just for fun!

    A little 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/Finish for all races will be down on River Rd. Click Here for directions.


    Packet Pickup will be on Wednesday 11/21 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!


    There is ample parking around the start/finish line and we will have volunteers assisting you on where to park.  Please come extra early to get parked especially if you are needing to pick up your packet.



    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. 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

    We have a No Refund policy and any changes to registrations must be made at least 30 days prior to race date.

    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 use our contact form by clicking here.