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, 2017 - Nov. 17, 2018 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any of the races.
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...LOCATIONS TBA
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've always working towards the goal of collecting non perishable food at Thanksgiving, this year representatives from Lambert High School's Blessings in a Backpack student organization will be on hand Thanksgiving morning to collect your food donations.
Yes...we'll have finisher awards, and you'll be able to get one it you want one.
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. 5K
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
Course & Pacing
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.
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.
There's loads of benefits when you come out with a group...
One of which is the Team Check In Box. When you join a team you'll have the option to have your bib, shirt, and any other goodies put into a team box. The first member just picks up the box, and hands everything out to all the participants. No lines! It's quick & easy.
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 & Refund 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.
Entry Fees & Registration
We have a number of distances to choose from:
5K 10K 15K Half Marathon 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.
If you've raced with us between 12/1/2017 - 11/17/2018 then your entry fee is FREE.
We have several Bib/Packet pickup options available for you.
1. Bib Mail Out...for $2 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. We're working on confirming a location for an early packet pickup. Once we do...this will be your chance to get your swag before the race.
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.
Event Schedule November 18 11:59 PM EST - Registration deadline for guaranteed shirt November 22 6:30 AM EST - Race Day Check In & Registration Opens November 22 8:00 AM EST - All Races Start