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: Saturday November 23, 2019
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 24, 2019
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

Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K

Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K
Date: Thursday November 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon and 5k
Run Size: 10,000

The Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K attracts thousands of runners and walkers eager to share in the holiday spirit and give thanks for their health and fitness. Held every Thanksgiving, runners take to the streets to challenge themselves before heading home to feast. Starting at Turner Field, runners will have the opportunity to explore the local communities on courses that take them throughout the surrounding neighborhoods.

> Learn more about the Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K

Tryptophan Half Marathon

Tryptophan Half Marathon

Date: Thursday November 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k
Run Size: 1,500

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 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: Half Marathon, 15k, 10k and 5k
Run Size: 1,000

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

Turkey Trot of South Atlanta

Date: November 28, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Distance: 1mi, 5k, 10k
Run Size: 1,000

This growing family tradition has become South Atlanta's largest Thanksgiving Day Race. Join runners from California, Florida, and other states for a time that nicely blends the elements of fun and challenge.

> Learn more about the Turkey Trot of South Atlanta

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Date: Thursday November 28, 2019
Time: 8 a.m.
Distance: 5k
Run Size: 500

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

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 Oct 08, 2019