New Bern, NC, USA
23 Nov, 2023 (Thu)


40 yd, 5 km, 10 km

About the event

16th Annual Turkey Trot 5K & 10K

Gobble, Gobble!
Join TWIN RIVERS YMCA for our 16th Annual Turkey Trot 5K and 10K on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Taberna Golf and Country Club (401 Taberna Way New Bern, NC).  Our 5K route is perfect for families, strollers, and leashed dogs and will be open to timed and untimed runners and walkers.  The 10K is geared towards the competitive runner and is open to timed runners only.  Participants can also complete the 10k or 5K at any location between November 23rd and November 25th by choosing the virtual option!  You can choose to run or jog in your neighborhood or at a park. If you want to get creative, you could even hike, walk your dog, or use your treadmill to complete the race.


5K: $33 (by October 31st)
      $38 (beginning November 1st)
      $40 (RACE DAY – November 23th)

10K: $38 (by October 31st)
         $43 (beginning November 1st)
         $45 (RACE DAY – November 23th)  

Kid’s Dash: $16
Children 12 and under will race the 40 yard dash and give it all they can!
All Kid’s Dash participants will receive a t-shirt and medal.

Virtual 10k & 5k: $33 (by October 31st)
                   $38 (beginning November 1st)
                   $40 (RACE DAY – November 23th-25th)

Sign up for the virtual race and we will have the t-shirt available for pick-up at the YMCA or select to have it shipped to you.

**Transaction fees are included in price.  -Cotton Long Sleeve T-shirts included with race entry unless selecting a tech (dry-fit) shirt, to which there is an add on charge of $8.00.  -T-shirts included. Limited quantity available.  **Sizes only guaranteed if you register by October 20th.  NO REFUNDS, NO TRANSFERS


Packet Pickup:
Monday, November 20th, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday, November 21st, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up:
At Taberna Country Club
10K: 6:00-7:30 AM (10K starts at 7:45 AM)
5K: 6:00 - 7:45 AM (5K starts at 8:00 AM)
Kid’s Dash: 6:00-8:30 AM (Kid’s Dash starts at 9:15 AM)
Awards (10K/5K): 8:45 AM


Awards will be given to the top overall 3 male & 3 female finishers for each race, 5k & 10k. (in person and virtual)

Awards will also be given to the top (3) male and (3) female in each of the following categories (in person):
Age Groups (5K): 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over, top (3) overall dog jog and top (3) overall stroller run.
Age Groups (10K): 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over
Best Dressed

Kid’s Dash: All participants will receive a medal.


Event Day Information:
· Questions? You may visit our registration table or approach anyone in a bright yellow volunteer shirt.
· Parking is free. Parking will be available in the Subdivision of Taberna.
· Dog owners – all dogs must be on a fixed / non-retractable leash, and owners are required to pick up after their dogs throughout the duration of the event. Poop bags and trash cans will be available and dog water stations will be available along the route.

Don't run? You can still be a part of the race by volunteering. We need numerous volunteers to help with various tasks. See where you can help on the Volunteers Tab, or contact Marissa Zinni at [email protected] or 252-638-8799

TWIN RIVERS YMCA is a non-profit organization strengthening the foundations of our community. 100% of race proceeds support our Annual Campaign, giving members of our community an opportunity for financial assistance towards programs such as swim lessons, Summer Day Camp, and YMCA memberships.

Races offered by this event

Virtual 10k

Virtual race
23-25 Nov, 2023 (Thu - Sat) - 00:00
10 km

Virtual 5k

Virtual race
23-25 Nov, 2023 (Thu - Sat) - 00:00
5 km


23 Nov, 2023 (Thu) - 07:45
10 km
On site


23 Nov, 2023 (Thu) - 08:00
5 km
On site

Kids Dash

23 Nov, 2023 (Thu) - 09:15
40 yd
On site


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