Five Star Early Bird Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K/10K/15K/Half Marathon

Saturday 18th November 2017

The Tile Shop: 162 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Marietta, United States

Running, Distance running, 5K, Half marathon, 10K, 15K


  • Running/Walking-5K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running/Walking-10K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running/Walking-15K - Individual Age group/open
  • Running/Walking-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open


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


This is the EARLY BIRD RACE...Saturday 11/18/2017 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, 2016 - Nov. 25, 2017 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any of the races.


NEW THIS YEAR...Early bird race.  Everything will be the same...but we're letting you race on Saturday November 19 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's just $17.

Event details and schedule

**Active Registration closes on Thursday Morning 11/16.  You can still register online via the five Star website, at early packet pickup, and at the race site on Saturday morning.


T-shirt options are also expanded on the Five Star Website.


This is the Early Bird Event...If you're going to be out of town on Thanksgiving morning, and still want to participate in a great Thanksgving event...this is it!


This is part of our annual give back to the running community for being so supportive over the course of the past year.


Event Beneficiary


Blessings in a Backup is our primary beneficiary for the event.  In addition to monatary donations we will be collecting non-perishable food items at the Early Bird Turkey Trot. Please bring your food drive donations on Nov. 18 only between 6:30 am -7:45 am.



Finisher Awards...

Yes...we'll have finisher awards, and you'll be able to get one it you want one.

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 Thanksgiving, and in the interest of time, we'll be doing awards as follows.



Overalls -- 8:45 am

Age Groups -- 9:15 am


Overalls -- 9:00 am

Age Groups -- 9:30 am


 Overalls -- 9:25 am

 Age Groups -- 9:45 am

Half Marathon

 Overalls -- 10:00 am

 Age Groups -- 10:30 am

Course & Pacing


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.

Groups & Teams


Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or random strangers and put a team together. You'll get a discount & a chance to get some great pictures if you all dress the same.


10+...Saves 10%

20+...Saves 15%

50+...Saves 25%

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 for a complete expanation 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 deferals.

Organised by

Five Star NTP

59 Highway 9 South, Dawsonville

Phone: 770-633-5511

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