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Gobble Gobble...It's Turkey Trot Time!
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 races. (Please note that running the Turkey Trot last year doe 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 us...it's just $17.
New for 2018
We've spent a lot of time looking at every aspect of the event, and we've made some changes to make everything run even better.
Easy Options for registration...Choose what you want to take home.
Early packet pickup for Thanksgiving Day race...We've got a couple. See page for more info.
New electronic race day registration...everyone is put into the timing software as they register.
Hoodies...in addition to a long sleeve tech OR cotton shirt...you can take home a hoodie.
Start/Finish and course modification. We're going to be in the same area, but we'll be set up a little different so there won't be any crossing the course to get to your car.
We'll be counting and timing your laps.
We have a number of distances to choose from:
Virtual 5K (race when & where you want)
Virtual 10K (race when & where you want)
Virtual 15K (race when & where you want)
Virtual Half Marathon (race when & where you want)
All the events are $17.
Race Day is just $20.
If you've raced with us between 12/1/2018 - 11/22/2019 then your entry fee is FREE.
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 this event will also benefit 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.
It's a great course...The course is fairly 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.
Yes...we'll have finisher medals, and you'll be able to get one it you want one for just $7!
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.
Grab your buddies, co-workers, family, or random strangers and put a team together to come out, dress up and have a good time!
Best dressed team will win a prize!
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.
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.
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.
We'll have plenty of goodies to start your day off right. We're even working on getting some vendors to come out so stay tuned. 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
Overalls -- 10:00 am
Age Groups -- 10:30 am
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.
We have several Bib/Packet pickup options available for you.
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 Thursday the week before, 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.
2. Early Packet pickup.
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.
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.
Thursday Nov 21 4 PM - 8 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ Moe's Marietta
4 PM - 8 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ Orangetheory Fitness Woodstock
Friday Nov 22 11 AM - 3 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ Road Runner Sports Marietta
Saturday Nov 23...4 PM - 8 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ Moe's Cumming
4 PM - 8 PM...Early Packet Pickup @ Moe's Dawsonville
Tuesday Nov 26 11 AM - 6:30 PM...Early Packet PIckup @ Road Runner Sports Peachtree Corners
Wednesday Nov 27 11 AM - 5:30 PM...Early Packet PIckup @ Road Runner Sports Peachtree Corners
November 24 11:59 PM - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt
November 28 6:30 AM - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens
November 28 8:00 AM - All Races Start