Gold Sponsors

Surfin' Turkey 5k 

9th Annual "Virtual"

Trotting Together

When: Thanksgiving Weekend

 November 26 -  November 29

Thank you to our Title Sponsor

The 9th Annual “Surfin’ Turkey: Trotting Together“,
will be gearing up to kick off  November 26th-29th.
“Together” we will persevere the pandemic!
“Together” we will choose health and wellness over stress!
“Together” we will raise funds to support the students of Hatteras Island! 
Please join our efforts to make this our best year yet for the students of Hatteras Island. We can’t wait to “Trot Together” with you November 2020! 

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Wherever you are!  If you are on Hatteras Island we encourage you to run our USATF Certified Course in Hatteras Village. Our traditional Surfin' Turkey course, as you have known it in previous years, will be marked and decorated for you to run as an individual or as a Rafter Group.  We invite you and your family to dress up and to take a finisher photo at our provided backdrop located at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. 


Not on Hatteras this year?

You can run, walk, or jog on the road, trail, at the gym, or on a treadmill.  You get to run the race, at your own pace, submit your finish time online and all for a good cause! All proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF). HIYEF provides funding for educational opportunities and enrichment for the students on Hatteras Island.


Registration: $25.00 (+$3.00 sign up fee)

Registration includes a t-shirt and access to the RaceJoy app to track and time your run.



-Top Three Rafter Costumes, to be judged by the most “LIKES” on HIYEF FB Page 

-Top Three Rafters that raise the most money for the cause 

-Top 3 Females (You much use the Racejoy App during your run to log and submit your times)

-Top 3 Males (You much use the Racejoy App during your run to log and submit your times)

-Top 3 Under 16 (You much use the Racejoy App during your run to log and submit your times)


Virtual Race Details:  The Surfin' Turkey is a family fun event! If you choose to upload your times and track your race, please download the RaceJoy app.  Run the Surfin’ Turkey between Thursday, November 26th and Sunday, November 29th virtually or on our local, certified, decorated course in Hatteras Village. If you decide to dress festive or participate in a Rafter group, email your costume photos to with the subject “Surfin' Turkey” by Sunday, November 29th at 7pm to be entered into our contest.  Costume photos will be posted that night.  Photos with the most LIKES on HIYEF FB page by Tuesday, December 1 at 5 pm will win.  Winners will be announced on our FB page and will receive a prize. 


In-Person Packet-Pick-Up:

There will be a drive-thru packet pickup at the Hatteras Village Civic Center (56658 NC Hwy 12 Hatteras, NC 27943) on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, from 4pm to 6pm. Only participants registered before Midnight - 11:59AM on Sunday 11/1/20, will be guaranteed their selected shirt size if they choose on-site packet pickup.  


Mailed Packets:

For participants who choose to have the packet mailed, all participants registered before Midnight - 11:59AM on Sunday 11/1/20, will receive their t-shirt before Thanksgiving Day.  If you register after 11/1/20, we CANNOT guarantee that your t-shirt will arrive before Thanksgiving Day.  


Additional T-shirts may be purchased for $20.00 depending upon availability


Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy:

This is a non-refundable charity event.  There will be no refunds or transfers.


Can't participate? You can still help!

We greatly appreciate any donations made to our cause.  DONATE TODAY

Gold Sponsors 

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Bronze Sponsors 

Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund


Mailing Address: POBox 750

                               Avon, NC 27915

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