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Thu November 28, 2024 Johns Creek, GA 30024 US Directions
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The Five Star Turkey Trot is back for 2024. If you crossed one of our Finish Lines from 1/1/24 -11/14/2024, you qualify to run (1) in-person Turkey Trot for free!
Countdown to Race Day



$0 - $21 8:00AM EST
Events: 5K 5K-Racer this year


$0 - $21 8:00AM EST
Events: 10K 10K-Racer this year


$0 - $21 8:00AM EST
Events: 15K 15K-Racer this year

Half Marathon

$0 - $21 8:00AM EST
Events: Half Marathon Half Marathon-Racer this year

Virtual Races

$21 8:00AM EST
Events: Virtual 5K Virtual 10K Virtual 15K Virtual Half Marathon

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


3835 Johns Creek Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA US 30024



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 ONE FREE 5K spot in any (1) 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 $21, 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 for Race Day).
Swag available for purchase:  Awesome Shirts $22, Hoodies $27 & Finisher Medal available for just $7.50!


Special Olympics Georgia mission is to change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities and to transform lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


The Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot is now accepting sponsors. With a crowd of nearly 2,500 athletes and spectators, your company/organization will want to be a part of this annual holiday event.

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.

RACE DAY:  $25

Bib Mailing


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

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 the first two Monday’s in November, and you can sleep in a few extra minutes on race morning.  You just need to show up with enough time to get your swag then get in the start corral.  Available until 11/8.

Race Day Pickup:

We strongly recommend to come to an early packet pickup to save time on race morning and not have to wait out in the cold. 

Packet pickup will open at 6:30 AM on race morning. Be sure to arrive closer to 6:30AM AM than 8:00 AM so you have enough time to get to the Start.

Early Packet Pick Up Information


We HIGHLY RECOMMEND you come to early packet pick up; especially if you've ordered a shirt or finisher medal!  You get to sleep late race morning, and you're guaranteed to receive your swag.  If you wait until race morning, you will have to wait in line, and run the risk of not receiving your swag.  

Course & Timing

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

Click HERE for Half Course Map

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 light weight PVC medal for you this year!

We'll have an Awards Ceremony!  If you can't stay, & you end up placing, you may request to have your medal mailed to you, just pay S&H.  Shipping link will go out in the Results email.

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

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.

Awesome shirt options!  Make sure you get your commemorative long sleeve or hoodie!  Once they're gone, they're gone!

  • Long Sleeves for $20
  • Hoodies for $25

Groups & Teams

Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or club members, and put a team together to come out, dress up and have a good 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 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  #fivestarturkeytrot

Step 5

Submit your results directly on, Event website, Results

You can submit your race time HERE on the Results page anytime until end of Race Day.

Step 6

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

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

November 6

  • Last day to order shirts

November 28

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


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To



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