- Published on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:43
- Written by Super User
The Wilmington Road Runner’s Turkey Trot will be held Saturday, November 30th 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.
For years the Wilmington RoadRunners Turkey Trot has benefited the Carolina Beach State Park going into education exhibits, trail improvements and other Educational Tools. The State Park is greatly of the help that RoadRunners also provide by helping clean and maintain trails before the race and after the race is over. Future money will go to more Educational tools for local students and visitors, various park projects, trail maintenance and upgrades, nature programs and any other uses determined by the Park Staff for special purposes not met by its allocated budget. 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 15th which includes all you can eat hot breakfast buffet. TECH TEE $35.00 after November 15th. Additional break-fast tickets are available for $9.00/person.
Early Registration & Packet Pick Up: Tuesday, November 26th 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. Registration will also be available at the Battle-ship ? Marathon race exposition (Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at the Battleship NorthCarolina Auditorium). Registration is also available at active.com. Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up: Saturday, November 30, 7 - 8:30 a.m. at Carolina Beach Recreation Center. Carolina Beach, NC. (Follow directions to Carolina Beach. After crossing Snow’s Cut Bridge proceed straight through the 2nd light. The Recreation Center will be approximately 100 yards on your right behind Federal Point History Center.) 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 2012 Sponsors for this event are: Omega Sports, BaySixUSA.com, Golden Sands Motel, and Harris Teeter.