Join us downtown for the Blue Ridge, Georgia Turkey Trot Race/Walk Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd! The race is for the whole family and all abilities from walkers to the serious competitor. Don’t worry you will be home in time to put the turkey in the oven! Now let’s get trotting!
When & Where Is The Race?
Frequently Asked Questions
Shirt and Race Number
You will receive your bib number and shirt at registration on race day. Even if you have preregistered please arrive at 7am to ensure everyone is ready to run. Onsite registrations will receive a shirt as supplies last.
Racers 10 years and under who do not want a shirt or bib number can run for free only if accompanied by an adult registered racer. If they want a shirt and bib number regular registration cost applies.
There are several places to park downtown. Here are a few good options that is not far walking distance to the start/finish line:
First Baptist of Blue Ridge has two parking lots on both sides of the street. Use Church Street to get to the race.
907 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513.
In or around A Taste of Amish
2460 E First St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
There is also an empty building on the corner that has some parking.
Cross the road to East Main Street and walk toward downtown and you won’t be far from the start/finish line.
Awards and Results
We will have award metals for the top three male and female finishers at the race. All results will be posted on our website within 48 hours of the race.
What do I bring?
If you registered online all you need to do is show up with a canned food item for Good Samaritans food pantry. Your bib number will be waiting at the pre-registered table.
If you did not register online bring $30 cash or check and a canned food item for our Good Samaritan’s food pantry. You will receive a bib number at the onsite registration table.
Water and other post race snacks will be provided.
1) Online registration $25 – Will close Tuesday, Nov. 21st
2) Onsite registration $30 and opens at 7am (Accepting cash, check or major credit or debit cards)
We will run rain, shine, cold or very cold… However if the race is cancelled due to severe weather we will send out an email blast to all runners and post on our website. In this rare case we will not reschedule and no refunds or rain checks will be given.
Where Does The Race Start?
The race will start in front of the downtown Blue Ridge children’s park On East Main and Church Street. Click here for directions.
Giving BackWe are supporting Mountain Area Christian Academy with a portion of our proceeds going to organizations that are close to the school's heart. Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Cure Childhood Cancer.
I am a proud mom, business owner, and runner-in-process. This race is all about fun, family and community and frankly that is what I live for! Whether you walk, run or a little of both you will be happier for participating in the Blue Ridge Turkey Trot. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that make this day possible. Now let’s get trotting!
I was born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains. I was 13 when I was saved. I am 16 years old and a junior Mountain Area Christian Academy. I spend most of my time on a court or field of some type for volleyball, basketball and the occasional soccer season. I have volunteered and participated in the Blue Ride annual turkey trot since 2012. I am very excited to be the 2017/18 student director, I am looking forward to this year’s turkey trot more than ever, and hope to see you all there! Go Vols!