Runners at the 2022 Turkey Trot. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Island’s Thanksgiving Eighth Annual 5K Turkey Trot will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, at 1718 Brewing Ocracoke.

Registration will end at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 16. Price is $35 for in person or virtual running.

To sign up, visit online at:

This is a fun, relaxed race, but is timed.  All participants will receive a shirt and a medal. 

Start your morning off by taking a run, walk or stroll through Ocracoke Village, celebrate your finish with friends and then head off to enjoy your Thanksgiving feasts. 

All proceeds will be donated to a fund to replace the floor in the Ocracoke School gym, said Angie Todd, tournament director and Hyde County Board of Education chair.

From massive flooding from Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, the school was destroyed. Rebuilding was completed this year and reopened for students in August.

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