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2023 Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot

Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot

Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot is Nov. 18

Event provides grants for teachers & college scholarships for students

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education will host its 16th Annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 18, in downtown Statesboro, to support innovation grants for teachers and college scholarships for local REACH Georgia scholars.

Participants can pre-register online at or on the Foundation's website. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. on the Bulloch County Courthouse Square. Walk or run as an individual or form a team of five or more people. Participants are encouraged to wear team-themed t-shirts or Thanksgiving costumes. All registered participants receive a gift bag. The first 300 registered participants receive a t-shirt. 

Event Schedule
The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a mascot dash with mascots from local businesses. Next, children 12 years of age and younger can take part in the fun run, and the main 5K event for all ages begins at 9 a.m. in front of City Hall. An awards ceremony for top finishers from each of the age divisions is at 11 a.m. at the Courthouse Square.

  • 8:30 a.m. Mascot Run – Free
  • 8:45 a.m. 12 & Under Fun Run – $15
  • 9:00 a.m. 5K Turkey Trot – $30 or $25 per person for teams of five or more
  • 11:00 a.m. Awards presentations

About the Race
Set in the heart of downtown Statesboro's historic retail and residential neighborhoods, it’s fun for the whole family, and the race route is the perfect fall setting. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Wagons, strollers and even family-friendly canines on leashes are welcome. 

Why we trot
The Statesboro Turkey Trot 5K is a major fundraising event for the Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education. The event is held annually in downtown Statesboro on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Events like this coupled with year-round giving opportunities raise funds for innovative grant projects for Bulloch County students and teachers, and it provides funding for the school system's REACH Georgia Scholars program, Teacher of the Year program, and the STAR Student/Teacher program for public and private school students.

The Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 corporation, so donations are tax deductible. It is governed by a board of trustees, and it is supported by generous corporate donations from local businesses and industries, a payroll deduction program with Bulloch County Schools' employees, and fundraising events like the Turkey Trot 5K.  Please consider joining our efforts today with a tax deductible contribution or attend one of our fundraising events.  To learn more, contact 912-212-8530 or visit

Thank you for your support
The Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot would not be possible without the support of its local corporate and individual sponsors and its more than 300 turkey trotters.  Thank you for your support of local public education, classroom teachers, and students.