Atlanta Turkey Trot Guide

The Thanksgiving weekend Turkey Trot is a running community tradition! 

It's a great way to start off this wonderful holiday and feel just fine about going back for seconds at the dinner table. Enjoy some fresh air while you take on a physical challenge and connect with the community at these running events. You will have an extra bounce in your step when you return home and spend quality time with friends and family watching football and feasting on delicious turkey, stuffing, cranberries and more. 

We have two things for you in this article

1 - A list of Turkey Trots happening around the Atlanta area you might want to check out.

2 - The RunGuides Atlanta Turkey Trot map to help you find Turkey Trots near you

Five Star Early Bird Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Date: November 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon

Gobble Gobble... It's Turkey Trot Time! This is the early bird race in Kennesaw. Created as a way to give back to the community who support the Five star series this is the same exact race course as the Five Star Thanksgiving day races but one week early. A flat 5K loop allows runners to run with friends and family for as many laps as they signed up for.

> Learn more about the Five Star Early Bird Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Five Star Get Basted Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Date: Saturday November 21, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 5K, 10K, 15K and Half Marathon

This will be the "2nd helpings" of the Five Star Turkey Trots! This is the same exact race course as the Five Star Early Bird. A flat 5K loop allows runners to run with friends and family for as many laps as they signed up for.

> Learn more about the Five Star Get Basted Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Tryptophan Half Marathon

Tryptophan Half Marathon

Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k

The Tryptophan Half Marathon has become a North Georgia tradition to begin your Thanksgiving Day festivities. All proceeds from this event benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

> Learn More about the Tryptophan Half Marathon

Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon, 15k, 10k and 5k

This exciting Thanksgiving Day race is fun for the whole family. A flat 5K loop allows runners to run with friends and family for as many laps as they signed up for. Four loops add up to the Half marathon for those seeking the longest distance. There is plenty of entertainment along the way, so runners don't have to worry about getting bored.

> Learn more about the Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday November 25, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.
Distance: 5k

You will need to head up north for this race. The Blue Ridge Turkey Trot takes place in Downtown Blue Ridge on Thanksgiving Day. This race is for the whole family and all abilities, from walkers to the serious competitor are welcome. Since it is only 5k you will have plenty of time to be home to put the turkey in the oven!

> Learn more about the Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot Team Challenge

Turkey Trot Team Challenge

Date: November 18 - 25, 2021
Distance: As far as your team can go!

During the Turkey Trot team challenge your team of 1 – 4 people will work together to see how far you can move as a team during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. 

Every 13.1 miles (21.1km) that your team covers earns you entires into a draw to win prizes.

> Learn more about the Turkey Trot Team Challenge

Looking for More Races?

For the complete list of Turkey Trots and other races happening in and around Atlanta go to www.runguides.com/atlanta/runs

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Published on Nov 10, 2021