Join us downtown for the Blue Ridge, Georgia Turkey Trot Race/Walk Thanksgiving Day, November 21st! 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?
This year there will two options for the Annual Blue Ridge Turkey Trot. We will be offering a live in-person race with social distancing measures put in place as well as a virtual event for those that want to participate but not ready for an in-person gathering.
TSHIRT will be given to participants in both events.
Overall and age group awards will be given to runners in the live event.
The virtual 5k will start on November 21st and run through November 29th. You can run your 5k ANYWHERE anytime you like during this time. Once you complete your run submit your results manually or utilize RaceJoy for a fun interactive experience. Information will be sent out prior to the race start regarding results submission. Please make sure NOT to OPT out for emails for this event. You will be receiving valuable information leading up to the Virtual Event. Also, make sure your mailing address is correct. For those who don’t pick up their Tshirt in person, they will be mailed to the address in your Runsignup account. Please make sure your mailing address is correct.
Our live event will be held on Thanksgiving morning in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge beginning at 8:00 a.m. We promise to have you home in time to get your turkey in the oven. Guaranteed Tshirts and preferred sizing for all runners registered by Nov 12. Awards will be given to overall and age group winners.
RACEJOY: We are utilizing RaceJoy for the Virtual Event and for the Live Event. Download this free interactive app to your mobile device so you and your friends and family can track your success and send your cheers along your run. You can also post results for the virtual event directly from the app.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
- 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 3pm-6pm or the day of the race starting at 7am
Where Does The Race Start?
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 have been a student at Mountain Area Christian Academy since 2012 and my family and I have been associated with the Blue Ridge Turkey Trot ever since! The Turkey Trot has been an annual tradition in my family for years and I hope you all choose to make it a part of your thanksgiving as well! I am very excited to be this year’s student director and I hope to see you all there!