Wilmington Roadrunner’s 2017 Turkey Trot coming to the Carolina Beach State Park

By / Running News / Wednesday, 01 November 2017 04:00

Benefit’s to benefit the Carolina Beach State Park

The Wilmington Road Runner’s Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 25th in the Carolina Beach State Park. The Race will begin at 9:00AM and will start in the Carolina Beach State Park’s Marina Parking Lot. To get to the Carolina Beach Stat Park Follow Highway 421 South from Wilmington across Snow’s Cut Bridge into Carolina Beach. Turn right at second light onto Dow Road. Turn right approximately 2/10 mile into Carolina Beach State Park. Follow road to marina parking. Park in designated spaces only.
The Wilmington Road Runners have had a long-standing unsaid partnership with the Carolina Beach State Park as they have donated proceeds from their Annual Turkey Trot to better the Park since the race began. A lot of the proceeds got to the trials maintenance as well as educationally pieces on display in the Carolina Beach State Park’s Visitors Center.  
The 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 -rately measured by the Wilmington Roadrunners.
The Entrée Fee is $30 by November 14th which includes all you can eat hot breakfast buffet. TECH TEE $35.00 after November 14th . Additional break-fast tickets are available for $9.00/person.
Early Registration & Packet Pick Up: Tuesday, November 21st from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Omega Sports, Hanover Center, Oleander Drive (Wilmington, NC). Registrants will receive a 10% discount on most store items during this period. Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, November 25, 7 - 8:30 a.m. at Carolina Beach State Park Visitors Center. Carolina Beach, NC. All Packets must be picked up at this Venue prior to entering the state park. Additional meal tickets will be available for purchase at $9 per person. Registration close promptly at 8:30AM. No jog strollers please. Parking and Race Shuttle: Parking at Carolina Beach State Park Marina (race start) is limited and available 1st come 1st serve. Overflow parking will be at Carolina Beach Recreation Center parking lot. Participants will be shuttled to race start, via passenger vans. Continuous shuttle breakfast/awards ceremony and from awards to parking areas.
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 categories 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 Masters. Large age groups may be awarded more awards. No specific walk awards are given, however walkers may qualify for awards based on finish times.
The Wilmington Road Runners Club, with proceeds from this event, is partnering with Carolina Beach State Park to continue a discretionary fund for the park. Administered by the Wilmington Roadrunners Club, it will help support park projects, such as trail maintenance and upgrades, nature programs, and any other uses to be determined by Park Staff for special purchases not met by its allocated budget. The 2014 Sponsors for this event are: Omega Sports, BaySixUSA.com, Golden Sands Motel, Rent-A-Johns and Harris Teeter. For more information on the race or for sponsorships information contact race director Nick Parker at Omega Sports (910)762-7212 or contact him by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Join with the Wilmington Roadrunners Club and help us enhance and promote this valuable resource that is Carolina Beach State Park!


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