Join us downtown for the Blue Ridge, Georgia Turkey Trot Race/Walk Thanksgiving Day, November 24th!

The race is for the whole family and all abilities from walkers to serious competitors.

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?


Thursday, November 24th, 2022

Registration Opens 7am

Race Begins Promptly at 8am

Online Registration Open Until The Race Begins

Shirt Pick Up:

If you are local or will be local on Wednesday, November 23rd, we will have a shirt pick up in the downtown Children’s park area from 12pm-3pm. You may also pick-up your shirt the day of the race.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

We also have first place trophies for 10 year age brackets for male and female placers. Over winner will be judged by gun time and 10 year age brackets will be judged by chip time
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.

You can now register online anytime before the race begins until the morning of the race at 7:55am
We encourage you to register online before you come, if you can, to save time in the line.
  • The registration price is $30 until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
  • Price will be $35 after Tuesday
  • Shirts are first come first serve for anyone who registers after Monday, so please arrive Thursday at 7am to ensure you receive a shirt
  • Packet pick up is at the race location on Wednesday before the race from 12pm-3pm or the day of the race starting at 7am
We accept card, cash or check on packet pick up day and the day of the race
Cancelation Policy
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 Back

We are supporting Mountain Area Christian Academy with a portion of our proceeds going to organizations that are close to the school's heart.

Our Team

Cherie Wasit

Cherie Wasit


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!

Annalyse Kiernan

Annalyse Kiernan

Student Director

I have attended Mountain Area Christian Academy since I was in pre-school, and love it! I currently serve as Vice President of the Student Government Association at my school, and I am also working at Chick-fil-A in Blairsville. Both of these roles have taught me so much about management, working as a team, and how to serve the community. The Turkey trot is such a fun tradition and I am so excited to help serve alongside Ms. Cherie Wasit to make this year’s Thanksgiving wonderful!

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