November 26, 2009

November 28, 2009 Turkey Troty to Benefit Carolina Beach State Park

The Wilmington Roadrunners Board has decided that this year’s Turkey Trot 4 mile Trail Run/Walk on November 28th, which along with the Seaside Shuffle, are the only 2 Club “owned” races, will be partnering with Carolina Beach State Park to establish a discretionary fund for the Park and administered by the WRRC, to help support Park projects such as trail maintenance and upgrades, nature programs, and any other uses to be determined by Park Staff for special purchases not met by its allocated budget.

This endeavor will be funded with proceeds from the race, half of the profits will be returned to the Club treasury for its needs, and the other half will be designated for Carolina Beach State Park. The Park staff has allowed the WRRC and other organizations to use its facilities for many running/walking events for more than 30 years. With the Turkey Trot we will be in a position to give back to “our” Park, which, at least can serve as an overdue thanks for allowing us to benefit from it so many times in the past. Last years Race Directors, Dan and Alice Salottolo report that the race profited over $3000 thanks to participation from our sponsors and the hearty souls who came out despite cold and rain.

This race is unique to this area, in that its course is challenging and different, in that it is run almost entirely in the woods. Additionally, runners will receive a short sleeve Tech T Shirt this year and, as usual, a full course catered breakfast! Walkers are also encouraged to participate and family members not running or walking can purchase breakfast tickets to enjoy with everyone else. This is a great family event, particularly, with good weather.

Entry forms will be available in most of the usual places around town, or for information you can call Race Director Nick Parker at Omega Sports, 762-7212 ( or Dan Salottolo at (

Early registration is encouraged and don’t forget to bring family members for breakfast in the Park. Join with the Wilmington Roadrunners Club and help us enhance and promote this valuable resource that is Carolina Beach State Park!!

The race will be held Saturday, November 28th, beginning at the Marina Parking lot at the Carolina Beach State Park in Carolina Beach. The entry fee is $35.00 and includes an all you can eat hot breakfast buffet--additional breakfast tickets are available for $9.00 a person. Race day registration and packet pick-up will be Saturday, November 28th from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center.
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