Get Basted Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, Half

3645 Coal Mountain Dr.
Cumming, GA 30028

Running > Half Marathon, 10k, 5k

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Event Description

The Five Star Turkey Trot is back for 2023~
If you crossed one of our Finish Lines from 12/22 - 11/14/2023, you qualify to run (1) in-person Turkey Trot for free! (See race details for more info.)



Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot time & we'd love for you to run with us!   This will be the "2nd helpings" of our Turkey Trots!

We are excited to bring back our Turkey Trot events for 2024!~  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's just $21($25 on Race Day), in-person or virtual.
Back for 2024
5K, 10K, 15K or Half Marathon Distances
Virtual 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon available for only $21($25 on Race Day).
Swag available for purchase:  Awesome Shirts $20, 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, 2023 - Nov. 13, 2024, 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.)

Everything will be the same as Thanksgiving...but we're letting you race on Sunday, November 24th in Cumming, GA!



Event details and schedule

Entry Fee & Registration

If you crossed under our Finish Line with us between Dec 2023 & November 13, 2024, 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 2023 does not qualify.  **Please register for just (1) Turkey Trot event.  Duplicate registrations will be removed.  If you need to make changes, please email

All races start at 8:00 AM.

If you haven't, join us for just $21($25 on Race Day), 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($25 on Race Day)!  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.

Event Beneficiary

The Testicular Cancer Society is committed to raising awareness and education for the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-35 and provide support for fighters, survivors, and caregivers.
Our support programs are designed to help those affected by testicular cancer navigate the best path forward and unite via community. Whether it is connecting those newly diagnosed to testicular cancer experts or to peer survivors our goal is to assure each individual has the most positive outcomes for decades of their survivorship. 
Our goal is to be the resource on testicular cancer, to raise awareness and save lives.

Sigma Nu Fraternity at University of North Georgia will be volunteering at the Get Basted Turkey Trot and collecting donations for their philanthropy, Testicular Cancer Society.


Bib Mailing & Early Packet Pickup

Bib Mail Out:

For $5.00 (non-refundable) you can have your bib mailed straight to your front door. We'll be sending them out starting Monday's November 1st.  You can sleep in a few extra minutes on race morning...just show up with enough time to get your swag and then get in the start corral.   Available until 11/5.  

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!


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! We have a great lightweight PVC finisher for you this year!

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, Top 3 Senior Masters M/F, and Top 3 Grand Masters 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.


Long sleeve cotton ($20), and we'll be getting hoodies ($25) too this year!

Just pick out what you want during registration!

Events will be capped at 500 so register early!



It's a great course; fairly flat, but it's North Georgia, so NOTHING is completely flat. 
It's a 5K loop!

Event will be electronically- timed.

Click HERE for Course Map



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 Get Basted 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 be safe!

Step 4


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

Step 5

Submit your results directly on, Event website, Results

You can submit your race time HERE on the Results page anytime until 11/24/2023 11:59 PM.

Step 6

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


Groups & Teams

Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or random strangers, and put a team together.  Running in costume is more F-U-N, especially with Family & Friends!!~


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 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.


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Event Schedule

November 5

  • Last day to guarantee shirt size

November 24

  • 6:30 AM - Check in opens & Race Day Registration
  • 8:00 AM...Race Start

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