Location:   395 E Main St, 

                    Buford, GA 30518

Entry Fees


Super Early Bird: through 6/14

  • 5K...$25 (includes guaranteed race shirt in your size if you register by 8/30)
  • 5K - No Swag...$20  (same great event, no shirt)
  • Virtual 5K...$25

Early Bird: 6/15-7/14

  • 5K...$27 (includes guaranteed race shirt in your size if you register by 8/30)
  • 5K - No Swag...$22 (same great event, no shirt)
  • Virtual 5K...$27

Regular Registration: 7/15 - 9/6
5K...$30 (includes guaranteed race shirt in your size if you register by 8/30)
5K - No Swag...$25 (same great event, no shirt)

Virtual 5K:  7/15 - 9/5...$30

Race Day Registration:


5K - No Swag...$30

We're working hard getting sponsors and raising money.  If you can help us by becoming one of our Fundraisers, we'll refund your registration fee when you raise $200.  Just use your fundraising page and collect pledges & donations. 

Race day registrations are welcome for $5 more (shirts will be available while supplies last).

Virtual 5K
Can't make it out to the event site on race day? 
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?

or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"

Then the virtual race is for you.

Here's how it works:
1. Register for the Virtual division & Start Training
2. The day before the race you'll receive instructions & a link to submit your race time
3. Submit your race time by end of race day
4. Monday after the race, results (Virtual division) will be posted online
5. Monday after the race, you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures.
6. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts & medals and put them in the mail.

Awards in the following categories:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master M/F
  • Overall Grand Master
  • Overall Senior Master
  • Top 3 in all the usual 5 year age groups 10 & Under - 75+

Groups & Teams
Yes, you can bring your friends, so grab people you know (or don't know).  Share your morning and have a great time!

Five Star 5K Championships & Turkey Trot

Free Entry into the Turkey Trot or Early Bird Races
All participants will be eligible for free entry into one of the 2019 Five Star Turkey Trots ...check out the website for more details: 

Five Star 5K Championships
Top finishers will earn a spot in the Five Star 5K championships to be held on January 5, 2020. 
Check out the web page.

Event Courtesy Policy & Refund 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. 

All registrations are final...we're sorry, but there are no transfers, deferments, or refunds.

​​Event Schedule
August 30   11:59 PM - Last day to register for guaranteed shirt in your size
September 7   7:00 AM - Race day check in
September 7   8:00 AM - Race Start

Event Beneficiary:

Proceeds from the race go to the Jeremy Nelson Foundation, which gives scholarships to Buford High School Students.

Date:  Saturday September 7, 2019

Time:  8:00 am Race Start

Jeremy Nelson Helping Hearts 5K

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