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Five Star Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon
5K, 10K, Half Marathon
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
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
About This Activity
Come out on Thanksgiving morning for a great family event. We start, Finish, and run in Suwanee / Johns Creek in Forsyth County Georiga. Everything takes place just steps away from Alpharetta and Cumming. Easy in and easy out will make your before and after race easy. 5K, 10K, 15K, & Half Marathon all start at 8:00 am, and are all fairly flat. Chip timing for everyone, along with awards in all distances to the top 3 men & top 3 women, top 3 master's men & top 3 master's women, as well as the top 3 in all the usual 5 year age groups. Shirts & finisher medals are optional...so if you have plenty of those items, you can save a few dollars.
Event details and schedule
What is the Five Star Turkey Trot?:
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, 2014 - Nov. 25, 2015 you've earned yourself a FREE spot in any of the races.
New for 2015:
Easy options for registration and race day. Choose what you want to have to take home. Shirt (cotton or tech) & Finisher Medal are both optional. Everyone gets chip timed
We're getting together with just about every food bank in Forsyth county. We're asking that every runner bring a few non-perishable items along with them for collection Thanksgiving morning. OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT OVER 4000 LBS!
Thanksgiving Day... 6:30 am: Race day check-in & registration opens. 8:00 am...all races start. 11:00 am...Course officially closes, anyone left on the course will need to move to the sidewalks
--Custom Finisher awards to all participants who choose one. --Custom Male & Female Top 3 Overall, --Custom Masters top 3 overall male & female, --Age group awards 3 deep as follows: -5K...10 yrs & under - 75+; -10K & 15K...14 & Under - 75+ -Half Marathon: 19 & under - 75+
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, and getting everyone home to be with their families, all awards will be mailed out the following week.
Course & Pacing:
The course is fairly flat...it's North Georgia, so NOTHING is completely flat. It's a 5K loop, 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 be putting together something nice to go along with the long sleeve tech shirts, which are optional. You can opt out of a shirt and save yourself $15 if you want. It's your call.
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.
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.
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.