Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot

Sat November 18, 2023 Statesboro, GA 30458 US Directions



$30 8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after November 4, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


$25 8:30AM EST - 11:00AM EST Price increases after November 4, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT


$15 8:30AM EST - 9:00AM EST Registration ends November 18, 2023 at 8:45am EST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Bulloch County Courthouse Square, E Main Street
Statesboro, GA US 30458


The Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot is an annual fundraising event for the Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education. All proceeds are used to provide innovation grants to teachers and college scholarships for Bulloch County's REACH Georgia Scholars. Proceeds also help fund the Bulloch County Teacher of the Year program and the Bulloch County STAR Student/Teacher Recognition Banquet for public and private schools.

Thank you for your participation. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of teachers and students.

We encourage you to register as an individual or gather friends and co-workers and register as a team of five or more people to receive a discount. Also, you can also register children 12 years old and younger for the Fun Run, which is a 100-yard dash prior to the main race. 


Online registration for the race will officially close on November 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Interested persons may still register on event day, Nov. 18, beginning at 8 a.m. Look for the registration table on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square.  T-shirts are limited, so participants are encouraged to register by November 4, 2023 to guarantee a t-shirt.

Event Schedule

The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 100-yard dash with local business mascots. Next, children 12 years of age and younger can register for the fun run, and the main 5K event for all ages begins at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall. An awards ceremony for top finishers from each of the age divisions is at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse Square.

  • 8:30 a.m. Mascot Run – Free
  • 8:45 a.m. 12 & Under Fun Run – $15
  • 9:00 a.m. 5K Turkey Trot – $30 or $25 per person for teams of five or more
  • 11:00 a.m. Awards presentations

All registered participants receive a gift bag. The first 300 registered participants receive a t-shirt. Pre-register by Nov. 4 to guarantee your preferred size. Participants are encouraged to wear team-themed t-shirts and Thanksgiving costumes.

Sponsorships & Gift Bag Donations

Sponsorship and gift bag opportunities are also available. Contact 912.212.8530

Race Route

Set in the heart of downtown Statesboro's historic retail and residential neighborhoods, it’s fun for the whole family. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Wagons, strollers and even family-friendly canines on leashes are welcome. Walk as an individual or form a team.

Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public School Education, which is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, hosts the event each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The Foundation is managed by a 12-member board of trustees who meets monthly. 

Since 2006, the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education has funded more than 270 innovative classroom teacher grants totaling nearly $340,000 to provide learning experiences for Bulloch County children.

The Foundation gives individuals, businesses, industries and civic organizations a way to invest in local education programs that benefit public, charter, private and home-schooled students. The Foundation’s two major fundraising campaigns are the Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot, donations, and Bulloch County Schools’ Payroll deduction option for employees.

The Foundation funds Bulloch County School’s annual participation in the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program with a $7,500 annual contribution. As a result, five graduating REACH scholars each receive a $20K - $30K scholarship for college in addition to the HOPE scholarship.

The Foundation is the local underwriting sponsor for the Professional Association of GA Educator’s STAR Student/Teacher program. The Foundation’s financial support makes this program possible locally for Bulloch County’s public, private and charter schools.
The Foundation is also one of the main corporate sponsors for Bulloch County Schools’ Teacher of the Year program. The Foundation annually provides a $1,000 grant to the district’s teacher of the year.

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