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2015 Turkey Trot 5K & "Gobble Wobble" Family Fun Mile

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Join us for the fifth annual Turkey Trot, featuring a race for every age and ability! Choose from the 5K (professionally timed but walker-friendly), the Family Fun Mile, the Tot Trot, or the Diaper Dash!

  • Fundraiser
When Nov 28, 2015
from 08:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Waterfront Park, Elizabeth City
Contact Name
Contact Phone 252-338-5658
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Burn off that pumpkin pie and create a tradition of giving back to the community this holiday season at the Third Annual Kids First Turkey Trot! The event features a race for every age and ability, so bring the whole family!

Online registration is available through Run the East through Wednesday, November 25th. You can also register in person at Packet Pickup on Friday, November 27th from 4-6pm at Planet Fitness of Elizabeth City (1831 W. Ehringhaus St.) OR on race morning starting at 8am.

Diaper Dash: Open to infants of crawling age. “Heats” will be instituted if necessary, and the top three dashers will win goodie bags!

Tot Trot: For children under age 5, this event will consist of an untimed, just-for-fun lap around Waterfront Park. All participants will receive a small prize.

Schedule of Events:
5K Packet Pick-Up & Registration: 8:00-8:45am
5K Start: 9:00am
5K Awards: 9:45am
Gobble Wobble, Tot Trot, & Diaper Dash Registration/Check-in: 9:30-10:00am
Diaper Dash Start: 10:00am
Tot Trot Start: 10:10am
“Gobble Wobble” Family Fun Mile Start: 10:15am


T-shirts are guaranteed to preregistered 5K participants only. A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase on race day for $10.

Awards: will be given to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers overall and in the following age categories: under 18, 18-29, 30-44, 45-59, and 60+. All children who complete the “Gobble Wobble” Family Fun Mile will receive a prize.

Timing: 5K scoring provided by Run The East. Results will be posted shortly after the last finishers, and online at

Safety Information:
♦ This event is rain or shine, please dress accordingly. Light layers are recommended.
♦ Well-behaved dogs on leash are permitted.
♦ Strollers are permitted.
♦ Headphones are strongly discouraged for your safety.
♦ Children must be accompanied on the course by an adult at all times.

Course: Both courses begin on Water St. The 5K is a USATF-certified, partially shaded, flat course that loops through the Riverside Ave. area. The“ Gobble Wobble” is an out-and-back course. The “Diaper Dash” & “Tot Trot” take place inside Waterfront Park. Click here to view a course map.

Parking: is available at Charles Creek Park, as well as the public parking lot between Church and Ehringhaus Streets. Parking will not be available within Waterfront Park as the road is closed for runners' safety. Please do not use the Museum of the Albemarle parking lot. 


VOLUNTEERS are needed to help with set-up, registration, course officials, race timing, and more. Click here to view a schedule and to sign-up to volunteer. Contact Courtney Cottrell at 252-338-5658 or at with any questions.