Early Bird Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon 2019

Sat November 23, 2019 Kennesaw, GA US 30144 Directions
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://fivestarturkeytrot.com.

200 Chastain Meadows Ct
Kennesaw, GA US 30144

Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot Time! 

This is the EARLY BIRD RACE...Saturday 11/23/2019 in Kennesaw.

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, 2018 - Nov. 22, 2019 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any 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 23 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.


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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 12/1/2018 - 11/22/2019 then your entry fee is FREE.

Packet Pick Up
1. Bib Mail Out...for $2.50 (Non-refundable) you can have your bib mailed straight to your front door. We'll be sending them out on Monday before race week, 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. Not available after 11/14.

2. Early Packet pickup: There will be two locations for Early Packet Pickup:
Thursday, November 21st  from 4 PM - 8 PM
Moe's Southwest Grill
3636 Dallas Hwy
Marietta, GA 30064


Thursday, November 21st  from 4 PM - 8 PM
Orangetheory FItness
200 Parkbrooke Dr #140
Woodstock, GA 30189


Friday, November 22nd from 11 AM - 6:30 PM
Road Runner Sports
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd Space 160
Marietta, GA 30068  
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

We have two Event beneficiaries for this year.  They will be The Place of Forsyth & The Atlanta Multiple Sclerosis Center.


The Place of Forsyth will be collecting unwrapped gifts on Race Day!  Each year, hundreds of parents struggle to make the holidays special for their families! Help bring holiday joy and the spirit of the season to those in need by contributing to the 5th Annual The Place Holiday House.  The Place Holiday House is a special place where parents can shop for gifts for their children at no cost. Last year gifts were provided for approximately 2,064 children, ages infant through 18. Items should be unwrapped and in new condition with the exception of good condition bicycles and gaming systems (please no iTunes gift cards or stuffed animals). For information on how you, your family, your work, or your place of worship can get involved, please visit www.theplaceofforsyth.org/holidayhouse.  If you have any questions, please contact Naomi at HolidayHouse@theplaceofforsyth.org or call 770-887-1098.

MS is something that is close to our hearts here at Five Star NTP, so our other beneficiary will also 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 17  11:59 PM - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt

November 21    4PM - 8PM - Early Packet Pickup @ Moe's Marietta

                         4PM - 8PM - Early Packet Pickup @ Orangetheory Fitness Woodstock

November 23    6:30 AM - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens
November 23    8:00 AM - All Races Start


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