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

Sat November 21, 2020 Kennesaw, GA 30144 US Directions
Race Website

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

200 Chastain Meadows Ct
Kennesaw, GA US 30144

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

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.  

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 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 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, click the button below.

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!

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!

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:  

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

Thursday, Nov. 19th from 3 PM - 7 PM @ Road Runner Sports 1311 Johnson Ferry Rd 160, Marietta GA 30068

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. 
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 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 Early Bird 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 #EarlyBirdTurkeyTrot

Step 5

Submit your results online at: Early Bird Turkey Trot Time Input

You can submit your race time anytime anytime until 11/21/2020 11:59 PM..

Step 6

View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

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 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
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 electronic-timing.

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 Electronic-Time.

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, short & sweet to start your day!

Event will be electronically-timed & capped at 500 participants.  We will do a staggered start for social distancing.


Shirts & Goodies

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 $7 so get yours to remember your run!

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

Event will be capped at 500 so register early!

Event Parking

Please check the link below to see where parking is NOT permitted for the Early Bird Turkey Trot; you may park anywhere else.

Thank you!


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

November 19       3 PM - 7 PM - Early Packet Pickup @ Road Runner Sports Marietta

November 20      4 PM - 7 PM - Early Packet Pickup @ Wild Wing Cafe, Cumming

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


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