Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot

Wrightsville Beach, NC
November 26

When & Where

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
– or –
Race virtually November 25th – 29th


5K – VIRTUAL has Limited Spots Available
1 Mile  –  IN PERSON is SOLD OUT

Start Times

1) When you arrive, get in line.
2) Follow the line until it’s your turn to GO!

7:45 AM (full), 8:00 AM (full), 8:10 AM (full), 8:15 AM (full), 8:25 AM, 8:30 AM (full), 8:40 AM (full), 8:45 AM (full), 8:55 AM (full), 9:00 AM (full), 9:15 AM (full), 9:25 AM (full), 9:30 AM (full), 9:35 AM (full)

2020 W.B. Turkey Trot Photos

2020 W.B. Turkey Trot Results



– Download the App called “IYR VIRTUAL” on your phone.  IYR has several apps, so be sure to download the one called IYR VIRTUAL. The App is not required, but makes uploading your results automatic.

– Once you open the App, you will be asked for your name and email address to find your registration record.  You will need to use the email address associated with your registration profile. If someone else’s email address was used for your registration profile, you will need to use that email.


– Run or walk the distance you registered for at any time and anywhere between November 25 and November 29.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TIME (read before you run)

Option 1: Run with the IYR Virtual App, and let it record your finish time. The App will track your run, tell you when you finish the race, and automatically upload your finish time to the race results.

1) When you’re ready to run, open the IYR Virtual App using the email address associated with your registration record.

2) Search for the name of the race.

3) Click on “Tracker” and then on “Ready for My Race”

4) You will be prompted to enable Background Location in your Settings.  Make sure this background setting is set to ALWAYS, and NOT Only When Using.  The ALWAYS setting ensures that if the phone goes to sleep, or you play music, the App will still track your run.  Following your race, simply go to Settings, find IYR Virtual, and turn off Background Location.

Option 2: Use the IYR Virtual App to Manually Upload your results from your Garmin, GPS, or Strava to the IYR Virtual App after your race.  After your race, open the App, find the race, click on Tracker, then Upload Results.

 Option 3: Upload a picture of your results through a Google From. Use the following link to send us a picture of your results.  Your results will not post automatically online like those using the IYR Virtual App, as we have to upload these results manually. SUBMIT RESULTS HERE – Link Coming Soon!


– Be sure to take pictures of your run/walk and share them with us.  We will be creating a Facebook album.  SUMBIT PICTURES HERE – Link Coming Soon!

Who doesn’t want to burn some calories in support of building homes before eating your Turkey dinner?! Join the festivities this Thanksgiving at the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot.  Come dress in your finest Turkey costume and support a great cause while enjoying a 5K or 1 Mile around a beautiful beach town.

About the Cause

The Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot raises money for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

5K Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+

Other Awards
• Best Individual Costume
• Best Team Costume / Spirit

Awards will be available for pickup at Fleet Feet Wilmington.

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY


Race Swag

SHIRTS: Guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 2, 2020. The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex XS-XXL cut sizes.

HOODIES: Help Habitat raise more money by purchasing a hooded sweatshirt during your registration for $45 + tax. The hoodies are available in Adult XS – 3XL.

MEDALS: Participants will receive a finisher medal!

Run the Loop at Wrightsville Beach!

This race course is also stroller and wheelchair friendly!
However, dogs are not allowed on this course so please leave them at home or with a non-running spectator.

Schedule & Parking Info

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

2 PM – 7 PM – Packet Pickup


Virtual Participants: Race packets must be picked up at packet pickup, or your packet will be mailed if you purchased the mail option.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

The Turkey Trot will utilize rolling start times.
1. Pick your desired start time when registering.
2. When you arrive, hop in line for the Race Start.
3. When you get to the Start, it’s your turn to GO!

7:45 AM (wave full)
8:00 AM (wave full)
8:10 AM (wave full)
8:15 AM (wave full)
8:25 AM (wave full)
8:30 AM (wave full)
8:40 AM (wave full)
8:45 AM (wave full)
8:55 AM (wave full)
9:00 AM (wave full)
9:15 AM (wave full)
9:25 AM (wave full)
9:30 AM (wave full)
9:35 AM (wave full)


Race Day Parking

Parking will be available first come, first serve at these locations: Wrightsville Beach Museum, Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex & Park, Redix Parking Lots, Wrightsville Beach Baptist, Wrightsville United Methodist, US Post Office.
Important: The grass lots used in pervious years near the start line will not be open for parking this year.

Want to Sponsor the Event?

Want to be a Volunteer?


In Person 5K Race

In Person 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Virtual Race
Limited Spots Available

All registrations are subject to a credit card processing fee.

Virtual Participants: If you live out of town or would prefer to not attend the designated packet pickup,
you can have your packet mailed directly to you for an additional shipping fee.


Mile Marker Sponsor

Community Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors


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.

Refunds: 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.