Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon

Thu November 26, 2020 Johns Creek, GA 30024 US Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

3835 Johns Creek Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA US 30024
We are THANKFUL for YOU so for 2020, we are letting EVERYONE run for FREE!!  We know that most everyone has lost some registration fees on races (not necessarily with us), and may have had some financial struggles as well due to the pandemic.  So to help everyone stay active & help out in our way, we're offering our Turkey Trots for FREE in 2020.
Due to COVID-19, we will only have the 5K Distance LIVE on Race Day.  All distances will be available Virtual.

Event will be electronically-timed & capped.  We will have 5 wave start times so please choose your wave start time for social distancing.

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 5K spot in any of the live races. (Please note that running the Turkey Trot last year does 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's just $17, live or virtual.
New for 2020
5K distance only for live events
Virtual 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon available for only $17.
Swag available for purchase:  Awesome Shirts $15, Hoodies $20 & Finisher Cards available for just $7!

*If you are feeling sick, please stay home.  Face coverings will be needed for Packet Pickup, Check-in & Race Start; they are not required while running.  We ask you not to congregate and to maintain a safe distance from each other accordingly.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
Entry Fee & Registration

We are THANKFUL for YOU so for 2020, we are letting EVERYONE run for FREE!!  We will only have the 5K distance available at our LIVE events! 

Event will be capped so sign up now & reserve your wave!

No On-site Race Day Registration available, but you may register on your phone, until the wave is full.

Due to COVID-19, we will not be offering any other distances live.

We will have all distances available VIRTUAL for only $17!  Run your distance of 5K, 10K, 15K, or Half Marathon to earn your turkey!

Bib Mailing & Packet Pickup

We have several Bib/Packet pickup options available for you.

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 Thursday the week before, and 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.

2. Early Packet pickup.  

*Face covering/mask will be needed for packet pickups for the safety of our Team.  If you are feeling sick, please stay home.

(BIBS ONLY) Thursday, Nov. 19th from 3 PM - 7 PM
@ Road Runner Sports 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd 160, Marietta GA 30068
(BIBS ONLY) Friday, Nov. 20th from 4 PM - 7 PM @ Wild Wing Cafe  410 Peachtree Pkwy #242, Cumming GA 30041 
Dine in or Take Out & save 1/2 off an appetizer.  Wild Wings Cafe will donate 10% of proceeds collected. 
(BIBS ONLY) Saturday, Nov. 21st from 1 PM - 4 PM
@ Cherry Street Brewpub  6640 Town Square Ste 510, Alpharetta GA 30005
Dine in or take out and save %10 off your food!


Tuesday, Nov. 24th from 3 PM - 7 PM 
@ Road Runner Sports 5275 Peachtree Pkway Ste 108, Norcross GA  30092

 Wednesday, Nov. 25th from 4 PM - 7 PM 
@ Cherry Street Brewpub  6640 Town Square Ste 510, Alpharetta GA 30005
Dine in or take out and save %10 off your food!

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.

Event Beneficiary

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


Course & Timing

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

Event will be electronically- timed.


Awards & Goodies

Finisher Cards...
Yes...we'll have finisher cards and you'll be able to get one it you want one for just $7!

There will be no Awards Ceremony.  You may request to have your medal mailed to you, if you placed, just pay S&H.

Overall Awards
We'll have awards for the Top 3 finishers M/F and the Top 3 Masters Finishers M/F. 

We 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.

Groups & Teams

Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or random strangers and put a team together to come out, dress up and have a good time!


Virtual Running - How it works

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

Still want to participate and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then the virtual race is for you.

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 Five Star Turkey Trot!

Step 2

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 #FiveStarTurkeyTrot

Step 5

Submit your results online at: Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Time Input

You can submit your race time anytime anytime until 11/26/2020 11:59 PM..

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.


We'll have Long sleeve tech shirts ($15), Long sleeve cotton ($15), and we'll be getting hoodies ($20) too this year. Finisher Cards will be available for $7 (no time).

Just pick out what you want, and we'll get you squared away.

Events will be capped at 400 per wave so register early!

Finish Line & Awards Ceremony

There will be no Awards Ceremony after the event due to social distancing.  

We will have Overalls & Age Group Awards that you may request to have mailed, just pay S&H.

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 Policy & 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

Thursday Nov      4 PM - 8PM...Early Packet Pickup @ TBA

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

Friday Nov    11 AM - 3 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ TBA

Saturday Nov  ...4 PM - 8 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ TBA

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

Tuesday Nov  11 AM - 6:30 PM...Early Packet PIckup @ TBA

Wednesday Nov 11 AM - 5:30 PM...Early Packet PIckup @ TBA

November 15   11:59 PM - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt
November 26     6:30 AM - Race Day Check In Opens
November 26    7:30 AM - Wave Start

                          8:00 AM - Wave Start

                          8:30 AM - Wave Start

                          9:00 AM - Wave Start

                          9:30 AM - Wave Start


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