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Turkey Trot 5K & 2M Walk Benefiting United Way of Bartow County

Sat November 23, 2024 Cartersville, GA 30120 US Directions


Turkey Trot 5K

$30 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration ends November 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Turkey Trot 5K - Youth Rate (Under 18)

$25 9:00AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration ends November 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 18 and under.

Turkey Trot 2M Health Walk

$25 9:05AM EST - 11:00AM EST Registration ends November 17, 2024 at 11:59pm EST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Sam Smith Park
1155 Douthit Ferry Rd.
Cartersville, GA US 30120


It’s once again time to lace up your shoes and get ready to set a personal Turkey Day record in the annual running of the United Way Turkey Trot benefitting the United Way of Bartow County! One of Cartersville’s favorite Thanksgiving week events returns again on Saturday, November 23rd. 2024!  This year’s event will once again be held at Sam Smith Park just outside downtown Cartersville, GA.  Race Day Registration will begin @ 8:00 AM with the 5K Turkey Trot taking off at 9:00 AM.  AND…Come and Win your TURKEY!!!!  ALL AGE GROUP WINNERS GET A BIRD! 

Come enjoy this fast, scenic route encircling Cartersville's Sam Smith Park.  This race is a CERTIFIED 5K COURSE. (Certification # GA18041WC) and thus can be used as a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier!!

Race Registration:
On-Line race registration runs until 11:59 PM, Sunday evening, November 17th. You must register by this date to guarantee your T-shirt size and lock in at the reduced rate!
Race Day Registration Rate:  $40 5K / $35 2M.

Race Start-Finish & Race Day Parking:
*Both the Start and Finish Line(s) will be located at the entrance to the Sam Smith Soccer Complex, behind Carterville Middle School (off of Milner Road just past the intersection of Milner Rd. and Walnut Grove Rd.)  

*There is PLENTY of Event Parking within the Cartersville Soccer Complex/Ric Mason Fields parking lot off of Milner Rd.   

Click here for Google Maps location of Parking:  Cartersville Soccer Complex

Race Route: 
Please see 5K Route Map Below. 

Race Day Schedule of Events:
*7:45 AM Race Day Registration 
*8:55 AM Pre-Race Announcements
*9:00 AM 5K Race Start Time
*9:05 2 Mile Health Walk Start Time
*10:00 AM Awards Presentation 

Pre-Race Packet Pick-up for those pre-registered:
Pre-Race Packet Pick-up will be held Friday, November 22nd. From 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the United Way of Bartow County Office, located at 320 W. Cherokee St., Suite 109, Cartersville, GA 30120.

Awards will be given to the following: 
*Top 3 Overall Male and Top 3 Overall Female Winners
*Top Masters Male and Top Masters Female Winners
*Top 3 Male & Female in the following Age Categories: 10-Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over

Remember...the WINNER of each AGE GROUP wins a frozen turkey!!

Please note, this is a rain or shine event.

Come Join the Party and Win a Turkey! 


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5K Race Route


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