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Bank of Ocean City Bethany-Fenwick Turkey Trot

Thu November 28, 2024 Bethany Beach, DE 19930 US Directions


2 Mile Run/Walk Turkey Trot

$30 9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST Price increases after October 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Bank of Ocean City Bethany-Fenwick Turkey Trot

2024 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Downtown Bethany Beach


  • The course will be a 2 mile loop around Bethany with a boardwalk finish!
  • All proceeds go to the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company and other local charities. 


**Formerly the Fenwick Island Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Run/Walk**  

  • 2 mile untimed Run/Walk "Fun Run" around downtown Bethany Beach.  The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company is the beneficiary of this event.
  • Long sleeve event shirts included in your registration fee(shirts will need to be picked up event morning. We do not ship shirts. 
  • Pies given Overall Male and Female winner. 
  • Dress up in your best Thanksgiving costumes! Pies for Best Individual, Best Family and Best Pet Costumes!
  • Let's keep this Thanksgiving tradition alive and have fun!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Nov. 27th

4:00pm-5:30pm    Packet Pick Up. Pick Up your Shirt & Bib @ Harvest Tide Steakhouse, 98 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE

Thursday, Nov. 28th

7:30am-8:45am      Run Day Packet Pick Up (not advised). Pick up your Shirt & Bib at the Bethany Beach Bandstand beginning at 7:30am. Please make all attempts to come to the early pick up. The run will start at 9am whether you have your Shirt & Bib or not. 

8am-10:30am  DJ Rupe & Cascading Carlos interactive juggling show on the bandstand. 

8:45am               Pre-Race announcements.

9am                   2 Mile Run/Walk Start begins. Garfield Pkwy & Atlantic Ave. Directly behind Bandstand.

**All shirts for those registered must be picked up race morning at packet pick up. We do not ship or hold event shirts that were not picked up event morning. 

Just Announced! Cascading Carlos

Cascading Carlos interactive juggling show will be going on throughout the event. Kids will not want to miss!

Dogs, Strollers & Headphones


All dogs must be on a 6ft leash or shorter with the owner in control of the other end at all times. Absolutely NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES. Owners must be responsible for control of their dog at all times. Owners must clean up after their dog(s) if they relieve themselves in public or private property. 

Owners and participants will take personal responsibility for their dog and assume all responsibility for any legal claims that may arise from the actions of their dog.  Under no circumstance should young children (age 12 year old or younger) be allowed to participate in the event handling a dog.


If you choose to run with a baby jogger or stroller, you must seed yourself toward the back of the starting corral and behind all other runners.  It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves. 


The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Bethany-Fenwick Turkey Trot encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of The Bethany-Fenwick Turkey Trot.

We believe your race experience and those around you will be greatly enhanced by leaving the headphones at home or in the car. Running headphone-free allows opportunities to develop camaraderie with your fellow runners and to enjoy everything the race has to offer. Plus, volunteers and spectators will be on course cheering you on and providing directions to help get you to the finish line.

Runner safety has always been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our event. Please be mindful of the other participants and respect the race personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable race for everyone.

Event Shirt

2023 commemorative Long Sleeve Shirt included. If the event shirt size desired is available when you register, then you will be guaranteed one. Shirts will become very limited as we approach the event date. Register Early to be guaranteed.


Neighbors in Need Food Pantry

As always, the Bethany-Fenwick Turkey Trot is an official "Drop Off" event for the Neighbors in Need Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items to the Packet Pick Up on Wednesday and the event on Thursday morning.

In addition to this event, you can alway drop off at Bethany Area Realty, 778 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach. Adjacent to the Wawa. Thank you!

Awards & Contests

The tradition continues with...

Pies for the Overall Male & Female

Best Costume Contest for Individual, Family and Best Pet Costume!


Course Map


Bethany Beach Bandstand
99 Garfield Pkwy
Bethany Beach, DE US 19930

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