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Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot

2022 Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot 

The Bulloch County Foundation for Public Education will host its 15th Annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 19, in downtown Statesboro, to provide grants for classroom teachers' innovative projects and college scholarships for the school district's REACH Georgia scholars.


Participants can pre-register online here. 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. 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. Pre-register by Nov. 4 to guarantee your preferred size.

Event Schedule

The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with a 100-yard dash with local business mascots. Next, children 12 years of age and younger can register for 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. 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, Teacher of the Year, and Star Student/Teacher programs. Learn more on the Foundation's main page.

The Foundation 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.

Thank you for your support

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

Corporate Sponsors

Upcoming Dates

Turkey Trot

15th Annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot
November 19, 2022 
Pre-Register online here

Event Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - Race day registration
  • 8:30 a.m. - Mascot race
  • 8:45 a.m. - Fun Run for ages 12 and under
  • 9:00 a.m. - Main 5K Race for all ages
  • 11:00 a.m. - Awards Ceremony