atlanta beltline logo-01.png

Early Bird Turkey Trot

11/22/21, 1:00 PM

200 Chastain Meadows Ct
Kennesaw, GA US 30144

2021 Details Coming Soon
Register Individual
Get Directions


Race Information

We are THANKFUL for YOU so for 2020, we  are letting EVERYONE run for FREE!!  We know that most everyone has lost  some registration fees on races (not necessarily with us), and may have  had some financial struggles as well due to the pandemic.  So to help  everyone stay active & help out in our way, we're offering our  Turkey Trots for FREE in 2020.
Due to COVID-19, we will only have the 5K Distance LIVE on Race Day.  All distances will be available Virtual.

Event will be electronically-timed &  capped.  We will have 5 wave start times so please choose your wave  start time for social distancing.

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, 2019 - Nov. 14,  2020 you've earned yourself a FREE 5K spot in any of the live races.  (Please note that running the Turkey Trot last year does not qualify for  a free entry.)
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, live or virtual.
New for 2020
5K distance only for live events
Virtual 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon available for only $17.
Swag available for purchase:  Awesome Shirts $15, Hoodies $20 & Finisher Cards available for just $5!

MS is something that is close to our hearts here at Five Star NTP, so this event will benefit The MS Center of Atlanta.

You can join in by either making a donation, or becoming a fundraiser  yourself.  Anyone who raises $200 or more will be refunded their entry  fee, and anyone who raises $500 or more will also receive a coupon for  $25 off any future race event.


Event Schedule

November 15     11:59 PM - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt

November 21    6:30 AM - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens
November 21    8:00 AM - 5K Race Start


We are THANKFUL for YOU so for 2020, we are letting EVERYONE run for FREE!!  We will only have the 5K distance available at our LIVE events!

Event will be capped so sign up now & reserve your wave!

No On-site Race Day Registration available, but you may register on your phone, until the wave is full.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering any other distances live.

We will have all distances available VIRTUAL for only $17!  Run your  distance of 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon to earn your turkey!

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Register Individual

Race Partners


If you don't see anything, that means this race is partner-less!

Course Information

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!

Event will be electronically- timed.

Awards and Goodies

Finisher Awards...
Yes...we'll have finisher cards and you'll be able to get one it you want one for just $7!

There will be no Awards Ceremony.  You may request to have your medal mailed to you, if you placed, just pay S&H.

Overall Awards
We'll have awards for the Top 3 finishers M/F and the Top 3 Masters Finishers M/F.

We 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 electronic-Time.

We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($15), Long sleeve cotton ($15),  and we'll be getting hoodies ($20) too this year. Finisher Cards will be  available for $7 (no time).

Just pick out what you want, and we'll get you squared away.

Events will be capped at 400 per wave so register early!

Tshirt images-10.png

Virtual Race

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause 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.


New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:


Step 1

  • Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!


Step 2

  • Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!


Step 3

  • Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!


Step 4

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)


Step 5

  • Submit your results online


Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Submit your virtual time

Event Courtesy and Weather Policy

Our events are designed to be fun 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. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.


Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.


Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.


No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

Event Emails

4 Week Out Email
3 Week Out Email
2 Week Out Email
1 Week Out Email
Last Minute Email
Register For emails