Description: Run this beautiful 5K course through the historic fishing village before your big Thanksgiving feast! The proceeds from this race support the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund (HIYEF). During the 2022-2023 school year, HIYEF provided more than $55,000 back to our two Cape Hatteras Schools. HIYEF provides funding for educational and enrichment opportunities for our Hatteras Island students.
Water is provided on the course. This is not a timed race; it is a family fun event, if you want to know your time please wear a watch or make sure you look at the clock at the finish line. This is a non-refundable charity event. Race is rain or shine but will be canceled for safety reasons in the event of severe weather. Slower runners and walkers should start at the back of the corral. Leashed dogs and strollers are welcome; we just ask that you begin at the back of the crowd for safety purposes. Please note that bikes, e-bikes, scooters or skates are permitted on the race course.
Register early to avoid price increase!
Surfin' Turkey 5k Pricing:
Individual: $35.00 (+$3.00 sign up fee) Price includes swag bag, T-shirt, and post-race celebration with pancakes and Carolina Brewery beer (for racers 21 and older.)
On and after 11/1/2023*
Individual: $40.00 (+$3.00 sign up fee)
On-site Registration: $45. We are PAPERLESS which means we will have volunteers available to assist you to use our QR code to sign up with your phone.
Puppy Drum (1/4 mile) Fun Run for children age 10 and under
Children 10 and under: Free for run or walk, and post-race breakfast, NO T-SHIRT. We will have children's t-shirts available for purchase onsite. Please consider a food pantry donation of 2+ cans per runner.
Extra T-shirts may be purchased for $20.00 depending upon availability.
Packet-Pick-Up and On-site Registration: On-site registration will be available during Packet Pickup at the Hatteras Village Civic Center on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 4pm to 6pm and on the morning of the race between 7am and 7:30am. Packets may be picked up either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning before the race. If you do not register online, we will not be able to guarantee a shirt as part of your race packet. Race bags will include coupons and swag from local businesses.
Parking: There will be limited race day parking on site. Additional on-street parking available nearby.
Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy
Non-refundable charity event. Race is rain or shine but will be canceled for safety reasons in the event of severe weather.
Recognition: The top three males, females and children under 16 will receive special recognition. This is a family fun event. If you want to know your time, wear a watch or make sure you look at the clock at the finish line.
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. Visit the Donation Page to make a donation!