Early Bird Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon

200 Chastain Meadows Court
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Running > 10k, 5k, Half Marathon

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Event Description

For you Early Birds! The Five Star Turkey Trot is back for 2022~ Run early!
If you crossed one of our Finish Lines from 12/21 - 11/14/2022, you qualify to run (1) in-person Turkey Trot for free! (See race details for more info.)

This is the EARLY BIRD RACE...Saturday 11/19/2021 in Kennesaw.

We are excited to bring back our Turkey Trot events for 2021!~  Guidelines will be the same as prior, please note the specific dates in order to qualify for a complimentary race 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 $21, in-person or virtual.
New for 2021
5K, 10K, 15K or Half Marathon Distances
Virtual 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon available for only $21.
Swag available for purchase:  Awesome Shirts $17, Hoodies $25 & Finisher Medals available for just $7.50!

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, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2022, you've earned yourself a FREE 5K spot in ONE of the in-person 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 as Thanksgiving Day, but we're letting you race on Saturday November 20th in Marietta/Kennesaw, if you want to.


*If you are feeling sick, please stay home.  We ask you not to congregate, and to maintain a safe distance from each other accordingly.

Event details and schedule

Entry Fee & Registration

If you crossed under our Finish Line with us between Dec 2020 & November 14, 2021, you earned yourself a FREE Turkey Trot entry!   Shirts & Finisher Medals are available for purchase.  

All participants qualify for Overall/Age Group awards!  *Running the Turkey Trot in 2021 does not qualify.  **Please register for just (1) Turkey Trot event.  Duplicate registrations will be removed.  If you need to make changes, please email Nancy@fivestarntp.com.

All races start at 8:00 AM.

If you haven't, join us for just $21, with shirt options & finisher medal available for purchase! All participants qualify for Overall/Age Group awards! 

We will have all distances available VIRTUAL for only $21!  Run your distance of 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon to earn your turkey!  Awesome shirt options & finisher medal for purchase.  All virtual participants will qualify for Age Group awards in the Virtual events.

Bib Mailing & Packet Pickup (Additional Early Packet Pickup Info COMING SOON)
Bib Mail Out:
For $3.00 (Non-refundable) you can have your bib mailed straight to your front door. We'll be sending them out on Mondays starting November 1st. 
You can sleep in a few extra minutes on race morning...just show up with enough time to get in the start corral. Once you finish, you can pick up your shirt and any goodies that might also be included. Not available after 11/13.
Race Day Pickup:
Check in opens at 6:30 am on race morning. Be sure to arrive closer to 6:30 am than 8:00 am so you can get to the Start line in time!



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

Still want to participate or support the cause? Or, maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then, the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

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 Early Bird Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K or Half Marathon!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  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


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #earlybirdturkeytrot #fivestarturkeytrot

Step 5

Submit your results directly on RunSignUp.com, Event website, Results

You can submit your race time HERE on the Results page anytime from 11/14/2021 until 11/19/2021 11:59 PM.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE on the RunSignUp Event Page, or your Profile Monday after the Event Date.


Event Beneficiary

MS is something that is close to our hearts here at Five Star NTP, so our beneficiary will 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.


Awards & Goodies

Finisher Medals...
Yes...we'll have finisher medals, and you'll be able to get one if you want one for just $7.50!

All participants qualify for Overall & Age Group Awards.  We'll have an Awards Ceremony after the race.  If you don't stay, or miss hearing your name, you may request to have your award shipped, just pay S&H.

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 electronic-timing.

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 Electronic-Time.


Course & Timing

It's a great course...The course is flat!...but it's North Georgia, so NOTHING is completely flat.
It's a 5K loop, short & sweet to start your day!

Each distance, thereafter, will be loops. 

Course map 


Shirts & Goodies

We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($17), Long sleeve cotton ($17), and we'll be getting hoodies ($25) too this year. Finisher medals will be $7.50, so get yours to remember your run!

Just pick out what you want, & pay for it during checkout.

Event Parking

Please check the link below to see where parking is NOT permitted for the Early Bird Turkey Trot; you may park anywhere else.

Thank you!



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 www.fivestarntp.com for a complete explanation as to how the spots are allocated.


Event Courtesy & Refund 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 Schedule

November 7

  • Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt

November 19

  • 6:30 AM - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens
  • 8:00 AM - All Races Start

Event Location & Accomodations

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