Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot Time & we'd love for you to celebrate our 10th Turkey Trot Anniversary with us!
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 spot in any of the races. (Please note that running the Turkey Trot last year doe 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 us...it's just $17.
New for 2018
We've spent a lot of time looking at every aspect of the event, and we've made some changes to make everything run even better.
Easy Options for registration...Choose what you want to take home.
Early packet pickup for Thanksgiving Day race...We've got a couple. See page for more info.
New electronic race day registration...everyone is put into the timing software as they register.
Hoodies...in addition to a long sleeve tech OR cotton shirt...you can take home a hoodie.
Start/Finish and course modification. We're going to be in the same area, but we'll be set up a little different so there won't be any crossing the course to get to your car.
We'll be counting and timing your laps.
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.
November 15 11:59 PM - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt
November 26 6:30 AM - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens
November 26 8:00 AM - All Races Start
We have a number of distances to choose from:
Virtual 5K (race when & where you want)
Virtual 10K (race when & where you want)
Virtual 15K (race when & where you want)
Virtual Half Marathon (race when & where you want)
All the events are $17.
Race Day is just $20.
If you've raced with us between 12/1/2019 - 11/14/2020 then your entry fee is FREE. Note, running last year's Turkey Trot does not count towards a free entry.
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)
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), Llng sleeve cotton ($15), and hoodies ($20) 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. To keep things moving during the awards ceremony we will follow the schedule below:
Overalls -- 8:45 am
Age Groups -- 9:15 am
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 Weather 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.