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Course & Pacing

It's a great course...The course is fairly flat...but it's North Georgia, so NOTHING is completely flat.

It's a 5K loop, so if you're running with your friends who want to run further, you'll be able to run together for the first part, and they'll take off and finish up on their own.

The further you go, the more loops you'll do. We'll have loads of entertainment along the way, so you won't event realize it's multiple laps. You'll need to finish in 3 hours (we'll keep the clock going till the last finisher comes in, but the police & aid stations will be leaving). That's a 13:45 avg pace.

Shirts & Goodies

We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($15), Long sleeve cotton ($15), and we'll be getting hoodies ($20) too this year.  Just pick out what you want, and we'll get you squared away.

Groups & Teams

Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or random strangers and put a team together. You'll get a discount & a chance to get some great pictures if you all dress the same.  Discount will be reflected at checkout (everyone must register at same time)

10+...Saves 10%

20+...Saves 15%

50+...Saves 25%

Event Cap

It is our goal to NOT put an event cap in place...however, about 1 month prior we will need to order finisher medals. At that point, we will not be able to guarantee finisher awards to registrations coming afterwards. SO...Register early.

Five Star Championships

This is one of the last chances to earn a spot in the 5K/10K championships, and it's a big group that will earn spots.  Check out for a complete explanation as to how the spots are allocated.

Event Courtesy Policy

Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

This is the sponsor pricing. You get both the Early Bird on Nov. 18 and the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day.

Please contact if you would like a full sponsor booklet mailed to you.


The course runs on Chastain Meadows Pkwy between Earnest Barrett Pkwy and   Chastain Rds.

Check-in will be at 200 Chastain Meadows Court, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Early Packet Pickup:

Academy Sports

1580 Crater Lake Dr.

Kennesaw, GA 30152

  • 11/15...   Thursday 4-7 pm BIBS ONLY
  • 11/16...   Friday 1-7 pm Bibs & Swag


Finisher Awards...

Yes...we'll have finisher awards, and you'll be able to get one it you want one.

Overall Awards

Each race (5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon) will have awards for the Top 3 finishers M/F and the Top 3 Masters Finishers M/F.  These awards will be based on Gun Time.

Age Group Awards

Each race will have awards to the top 3 in each of the normal 5 year age groups (10 & under - 75+).  These awards will be based on Chip Time.

Finish Line & Awards Ceremony

We'll have plenty of goodies to start your day off right. We're even working on getting some vendors to come out if you want to do some early shopping. As for the awards ceremony, it's Thanksgiving, and in the interest of time, we'll be doing awards as follows.

Overalls -- 8:45 am
Age Groups -- 9:15 am

Overalls -- 9:00 am
Age Groups -- 9:30 am

 Overalls -- 9:25 am
 Age Groups -- 9:45 am

Half Marathon
 Overalls -- 10:00 am
 Age Groups -- 10:30 am

The Story:

Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2011 we decided that we wanted to give back to all the participants who came out to race with us over the course of the year. Thanksgiving morning seemed to be the perfect time, and giving them a FREE race would be the perfect way to say thanks. We're continuing that tradition...If you've crossed under our finish line in any race from Dec. 1,  - Nov. 16, 2018 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any of the races.

If you haven't crossed under our finish line this year...that's OK too...You can still come out and join's just $17.

Event Beneficiary -- Blessings in a Backpack

We are conducting food drives at both the Early Bird Turkey Trot and the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot.

Please bring your non-perishable food items on the morning of your race between 6:30 am and 7:45 am.

Representatives from Lambert High School's Blessings in a Backpack student organization will be on hand at the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to collect your donations. Blessings in a Backpack is a organization that focuses on feeding elementary age children on the weekends.  The Cumming location is completely student led.


Thurs 11/15...Early Packet Pickup...BIBS ONLY

  •   4-7 pm - Academy Sports Kennesaw

Fri 11/16...Early Packet Pickup

  •   1-7 pm -  Academy Sports Kennesaw...SWAG & Bibs
  •   2-6 pm -  Road Runner Sports Marietta (Johnson Ferry Rd)...BIBS ONLY

Sat 11/17...Race Morning

   6:30 am...Check in opens & registration

   8:00 am...All Races Start

   11:00 am...Race Course Closes

Volunteer for this race
earn a FREE Five Star race!

Early Bird Turkey Trot

8:00 am

Saturday November 17, 2018

Kennesaw, GA

200 Chastain Meadows Court, Kennesaw, GA
**All Races start promptly at  8:00 AM. Please arrive early enough before the race start to check in and register.  We don't want to start the race without you!! **

Registration Fees

FREE if you've raced with us between 12/1/2015-12/19/2017

If you haven't...No worries...

Mar 13 - Nov 23 Current Price $17.00

Mar 13 - Nov 23 Current Price $17.00

Mar 13 - Nov 23 Current Price $17.00

Half Marathon
Mar 13 - Nov 23 Current Price $17.00

Race Day Registration Price: $20