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

Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot Time & we'd love for you to celebrate our 10th Turkey Trot Anniversary with us! 


This is the EARLY BIRD RACE...Saturday 11/21/2020 in Kennesaw.


Due to COVID19, we will only have the 5K Distance available Race Day.

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 ONE 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 21st in Marietta/Kennesaw if you want to.


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.

Event details and schedule

Entry Fee & Registration

We have a number of distances to choose from:
Half Marathon
All the events are $17.

Race Day ...$20

We have Virtual options as well for those of you who will be out of town or just can't make it!

BUT...If you've raced with us between 12/1/2019 - 11/14/2020 then your entry fee is FREE.

Packet Pick Up
1. 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 coral. Once you finish, you can pick up your shirt and any goodies that might also be included. Not available after 11/14.

2. Early Packet pickup: There will be two locations for Early Packet Pickup:  TBA
3. Race Day Pickup...Check in opens at 6:30 am on race morning. Be sure to arrive closer to 7:00 am than 8:00 am. We'll get you your bib, and then after you cross the finish line you can get your shirt and any goodies.


Virtual Race Option

Can't make it out or won't be in town?

Still want to participate and have a shot at an award?  

Still want to support the cause?  or 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. Run anytime between now and the end of race day and use the link to submit your time.

3. Submit your race time by end of Sunday

4. The Monday 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.

6. Monday after the race we'll package up all the T-shirts, any medals, and put them in the mail.  


Click Here to Enter Your Virtual Time


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

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 Gun Time.
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 Chip Time.
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.

5K awards
Overalls -- 8:45 am
Age Groups -- 9:15 am

10K awards
Overalls -- 9:00 am
Age Groups -- 9:30 am

15K awards
Overalls -- 9:25 am
Age Groups -- 9:45 am

Half Marathon awards
Overalls -- 10:00 am
Age Groups -- 10:30 am





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, so if you're running with your friends who want to run further, you'll be able to run together for the first part, and they'll take off and finish up on their own.
The further you go, the more loops you'll do. 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.

Shirts & Goodies

We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($15), Long sleeve cotton ($15), and we'll be getting hoodies ($20) too this year. Just pick out what you want, and we'll get you squared away.

Event Cap
It is our goal to NOT put an event cap in place...however, about 1 month prior we will need to order finisher medals. At that point, we will not be able to guarantee finisher awards to registrations coming afterwards. SO...Register early.

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 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.

All registrations are final.  There are no refunds, transfers, or deferrals.


Event Schedule

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

November           4PM - 8PM - Early Packet Pickup @ TBA

                          4PM - 8PM - Early Packet Pickup @TBA

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





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