Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot Time!
This is the EARLY BIRD RACE...Saturday 11/23/2019 in Kennesaw.
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, 2018 - Nov. 22, 2019 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any of the Turkey Trot races. (Please note the dates, running one of our Turkey Trots last year does not qualify for a free entry.)
BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR...THE Early Bird Race. Everything will be the same...but we're letting you race on Saturday November 23 in Marietta/Kennesaw if you want to.
THAT'S THIS RACE YOU ARE ABOUT TO REGISTER FOR!
If you haven't crossed under our finish line this year...that's OK too...You can still come out and join us...it's just $17.
We have two Event beneficiaries for this year. They will be The Place of Forsyth & The Atlanta Multiple Sclerosis Center.
The Place of Forsyth will be collecting unwrapped gifts on Race Day! Each year, hundreds of parents struggle to make the holidays special for their families! Help bring holiday joy and the spirit of the season to those in need by contributing to the 5th Annual The Place Holiday House. The Place Holiday House is a special place where parents can shop for gifts for their children at no cost. Last year gifts were provided for approximately 2,064 children, ages infant through 18. Items should be unwrapped and in new condition with the exception of good condition bicycles and gaming systems (please no iTunes gift cards or stuffed animals). For information on how you, your family, your work, or your place of worship can get involved, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Naomi at or call 770-887-1098.
MS is something that is close to our hearts here at Five Star NTP, so our other beneficiary will also be ..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.
Nov 17 11:59 PM: Deadline for guaranteed race shirt
Nov 23: Race Day!
6:30 AM - Race Day Pickup & Registration Opens
8:00 AM - All races start
Refer to the awards section for the award ceremony times
11:00 AM - Course close
FREE if you've raced with us between Dec 1, 2018 and Nov 22, 2019! All other racers can register for one low price no matter what distance you want to race!
5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon and all virtual options are only $17 through November 23.
Race day: $20
It's a fairly flat 5K loop course however it's North Georgia so NOTHING is completely flat. The 5K loop allows you to run with your family or friends for the shorter distances and then you can continue on for more laps. 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 for the Half Marathon distance.
Awards and Goodies
Finisher awards are available for any participating racer for just $7!
Overall awards in each of the following categories for each race (5K, 10K, 15K, and half marathon!
Top 3 finishers M/F
Top 3 Masters Finishers M/F
Top 3 in each 5 year age group (10 & Under through 75+)
We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($15), Long sleeve cotton ($15), and we'll be getting hoodies ($20) too this year. Just be sure to register by Nov 17 to guarantee your choice and size!
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 the week before 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 awards
Overalls -- 10:00 am
Age Groups -- 10:30 am
If your seeing this it means I work
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Want to support the cause?
Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?
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. The day after the race results (Virtual Runner division) will be posted online
5. Monday after the race you'll receive an email with a link to the results & any pictures and we will send your t-shirt and Medal!
Please Note: the virtual option is not available for triathlons, group, or treasure runs
Event Courtesy and 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.
Event will take place rain or shine (or snow). In the event of dangerous conditions, the event will cancel. In this case, there are no refunds.
All registrations are final...We're sorry, but there are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.